Lust, Lamps, Soccer and Irma

Image result for bronze buffet lamps  Yes, that is a lamp. I have been lusting after this lamp since I saw it on Pinterest. I needed wanted 2 of this tall buffet style lamp and I did not want to pay $200 for the joy of owning it. So yesterday I went in search of said lamp at a better price.

OU Boy had the entire day off and we had nothing earth shattering to do until the 4 year olds soccer practice at 6 p.m. We slurped down our tea and hit the road. For all of 5 minutes. Now that I can see things I couldn’t for a year, I’m always excited to point them all out to the driver and it apparently drives them nuts. As I said we were 5 minutes down the road and he turned to me and said,” Did you take your meds?” Well, no, I don’t take meds in the morning, just at bedtime. “Then I need to stop by the house and take some meds myself” was his reply!

So with everyone medicated we struck out to all the places you would generally find lamps and nothing under the $200 mark,  so I decided we would go to every thrift store in the area. And Lord Have Mercy at the final one there sat my lamps. Two of them! No shades but the exact lamps. I paid a grand total of $8 for both of them. It was really easy to find the shades, and now I have two lovely buffet lamps for under $20 each! Seriously one of these suckers was $209! The cheap skate in me was in Nirvana!

As I said it was the 4 year olds first soccer practice, which is basically 10 other 4 year olds carrying their balls around and tossing  them in the net, losing their shin guards every 5 minutes, looking at the clouds or in the case of ours, laid out on the blanket saying he just couldn’t go on with this. When Papa in all his wisdom tried to reason with him comparing soccer to golf, things got heated. ” But I love golf. And I hate soccer!” Do that in a whiney voice, okay? After bribing him with snacks, and telling him how hurt his Coach/Dad would be if his little boy wouldn’t play soccer,then it was my turn. ” Get your ass out there on that field right now or when you get home your Daddy is going to tear that ass up!” Boom! Done!

All in all by the end of practice, the kids were at least talking to each other and were keeping their balls on the ground. One little boy thought he was trying out for the NFL obviously. Everytime he kicked his ball in the net he did a very well thought out end zone dance. Go Lamont! There are girls on the team too. So we’ll see how this plays out on Thursday.

While we joke and are living our lives as normal ( okay that may have been a stretch to say normal) we are still keeping our prayer chains going for not only Texas, but all the people about to be smacked by Irma. Which includes my family. I was told by a Red Cross lady that they have so many supplies, but they need cash and people. These folks can’t just go back home. They need money for hotels, apartments, medications and transportation.

Also the fires in the western states are destroying lives and property. I’m just going to sit right here in the middle of Oklahoma and hope we don’t get some crazy tornado outbreak!

Be safe. Love each other. Do what you can.

6 thoughts on “Lust, Lamps, Soccer and Irma

  1. insearchofitall says:

    Be safe. Love each other. Do what you can. That sentence says it all! I so agree. It cost us a fortune to camp out for 10 days and travel hundreds of miles to find a safe place for my family and dog to stay while we waited for the evacuation to be lifted. No, insurance wasn’t called on. We saved that in case the house burned to the ground. Everyone, somewhere is struggling with something. The smoke here is horrendous but at least the fire isn’t on my block right now. Counting my blessings. My neighbor lost her back yard and had to move this year due to heavy rains. Tragedy brings out the worst in people and most often the good in them. More good than not. As for your lamps, Hurray on the successful find. Soccer for four and five year old kids? Hmmm.

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  2. walkercynthia says:

    Oh dear heavens, I’ve been doing so well at not thinking about our secondary storm season that’s coming, and you just HAD to remind me LOL I’ve got a friend in Oregon that I had to help figure out how to prepare to “bug out” in case evacuaction orders come down for her area.

    Now, I’m going to go have an anxiety attack thinking about secondary storm season. Because Harvey, Irma, jose, British Columbia/ Oregon/ los ángeles wildfires… well, none of that bodes well for tornado alley, does it?

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