Oh, friends!!! It was such a sight to behold this weekend!! In fact, I’m still grinning just thinking about it! What started as an innocent Saturday stroll to the local restaurant to enjoy a delicious lunch ended in my most random purchase of my entire life.
So there we were. My mom and I had just set out on the open road (read: sidewalk) for an early fall, I-don’t-know-what-season-this-is walk. The temperature was unnaturally hot for this time of year (hence, why I’m confused about exactly what season it is…), so I’m trying to get as many weekend walks in as I can. We walked up to this nearby restaurant and ate outside; isn’t there something so magical and peaceful about enjoying a refreshing Diet Coke alfresco?
Now, this is where things get a little, umm, extra — that means over-the-top or dramatic in young-people speak. In other words, if our outing were a movie, we’d be getting to the climactic car-chase scene. Anyway, my mom had to stop at Dollar General on the way home. You know I’m always up for some quality browsing, so I made my way up and down the aisles, admiring all the pretty baubles and festive fall decor.
And that’s when I spotted them. Two beautiful small statues.
Elsa and Sleepy.
They were peeking out from a shelf and were directly at my level, which, in my wheelchair, is usually that of a small child! Everything began to move in slow motion as I zoomed over to examine the treasures. I was utterly stunned at the serendipity of it all — how I just happened to be at the store that day, how the statues just happened to be on sale that day.
Fittingly, it all felt like a Disney miracle. Thank goodness for the lawn and garden sale at Dollar General, indeed!
Without hesitation, I scooped up Elsa and Sleepy and happily found my mother, who was, well, aghast that I was going to buy them. But, really, I’m not sure why she was so surprised. After all, I have an ever-growing figurine collection. Right now, it’s mostly comprised of various angel figures, so Elsa and Sleepy will round things out a bit. Plus, we all know how obsessed I am with Frozen and Sleepy is a funny nod to my sometimes-wild sleep schedule — the life of a freelance writer, right?
I’m so excited to have these new beauties take their rightful place in my collection. What a glorious day! What can I say? I’m a sucker for pretty baubles.
The moral of the story: I regret nothing. Absolutely nothing. Yes, this may be my most random purchase ever, but it’s an incredibly meaningful purchase. Maybe that makes all the difference? This could very well be the crowning glory of my entire life, and you know what? I don’t think that’s such a bad thing! Like I said, I’m a sucker for pretty baubles!
What sorts of things are you collecting these days, friends?? What favorite things nab those coveted spots on your shelves? And, what’s been your most random purchase to date?? Do tell… xoxo