Today Kevin and I stopped by the thrift store again. We stayed until they closed, and it's a good thing that they closed, because I would have kept buying things. We ended up with seven candlesticks, two of them solid brass. They had an original price of $36 dollars each, and we got them for $2 each. We found a real leather, Eddie Bauer bag for $5, A $2 blue corduroy jacket for Ashley, and a couple of things for me too. I always browse the books, and today I got The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Which, unbelievably, I've never read), Charlie's Raven by Jean Craighead George, and a really nice volume of five Miss Marple mysteries by Agatha Christie. That one I am really excited about. Can you tell I love the thrift store?
Tonight was Kevin's birthday eve. It has become a sort of tradition with us older kids to always stay up until midnight and do something special on the night before our birthday.
Tonight Kevin and I watched four episodes of Get Smart. At about ten minutes before midnight we did a mad dash around the house counter clockwise, as his last act as a fifteen year old.
Once back inside, we had an alarm set on Kevin's phone to go off right at midnight, and got all ready with our orange juice glasses for the toast. At about thirty seconds until midnight Mom realized she didn't have her camera and ran to get it, despite our protests that she was going to miss the toast. She got back just in time. The alarm went off, we said "huzzah" and toasted, then Kevin and I put our glasses down and ran back outside. This time we ran clockwise, as his first act as a sixteen year old.