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Fun Finds from My Neighbor’s Garage Sale

We are holding a garage sale in the next couple of weeks. We will be looking for new owners for brand new and preloved clothes, toys, parenting and children’s books, Uniwide plates and a lot more. Going through each and every cabinet in the house is therapeutic. I feel so blessed and ashamed at the same time. Blessed because we have more than what we need. And ashamed because accumulating so much unnecessary stuff just isn’t right. I don’t think we will earn a lot from this sale but I am really excited. I look forward to seeing happy buyers who know they got a good deal. I look forward to seeing Aki wholeheartedly sell his beloved toys. This is one way of teaching him how to be entrepreneurial. And of course, I look forward to more storage space and less clutter in the house.

Here are some of the items I scored from a neighbor’s garage sale last October. I was supposed to blog about them last November but because of the Yolanda typhoon, I opted to delay this post.

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Jackets for 50 pesos. I got them for Ate Doring’s daughters.

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Rich Dad, Poor Dad and How to Kill a Mockingbird. Only 20 pesos per book.

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Scandalous shorts that I hardly wear. Hehe. Also 20 pesos per pair.

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Pieces of You Album by Jewel. This album has one of my favorite songs ever – You were Meant for Me.  Do you know this song? Anyone who has ever been brokenhearted can relate to this song. I can’t pick my favorite line because I love the whole song. In case you don’t know the lyrics, here it is

I hear the clock, it’s six a.m.
I feel so far from where I’ve been
I got my eggs I got my pancakes too
I got my maple syrup, everything but you.
I break the yolks, make a smiley face
I kinda like it in my brand new place
I wipe the spots off the mirror
Don’t leave the keys in the door
Never put wet towels on the floor anymore’ cause

[Chorus:]
Dreams last so long
even after you’re gone
I know you love me
And soon you will see
You were meant for me
And I was meant for you.

I called my momma, she was out for a walk
Consoled a cup of coffee but it didn’t wanna talk
So I picked up a paper, it was more bad news
More hearts being broken or people being used
Put on my coat in the pouring rain
I saw a movie it just wasn’t the same
‘Cause it was happy or I was sad
It made me miss you oh so bad ’cause

[Chorus]

I go about my business, I’m doing fine
Besides what would I say if I had you on the line
Same old story, not much to say
Hearts are broken, everyday.
I brush my teeth and put the cap back on
I know you hate it when I leave the light on
I pick a book up. Turn the sheets down.
And then I take a deep breath and a good look around
Put on my pjs and hop into bed
I’m half alive but I feel mostly dead
I try and tell myself it’ll be all right
I just shouldn’t think anymore tonight ’cause

[Chorus]

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