Tag: Goodwill

Rainy day

After we voted in a Wisconsin election, we went to Goodwill in Sheboygan. Karl dropped off a donation. I bought a few memoirs, and enjoy learning about history this way. Then to Walmart for some groceries, and a simple lunch at our kitchen table. We shop at many places in our area. Grey rainy day, and beautiful.

Images: AntiqueClipart.com

grey morning

grey morning
February settles here
for a time

Yesterday, Karl and I enjoyed a good meal at Sheboygan’s Family Restaurant, then we dropped off a donation at Goodwill. On to Festival Foods and Harbor Freight Tools, also in Sheboygan.

We are so very blessed by Oostburg, Cedar Grove, and other small towns – along with the city of Sheboygan.

Books

We went to Goodwill in Sheboygan this week.  I especially enjoy their books for sale.  One of the books I bought is the life-changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing, by marie kondo.  Translated from the Japanese by Cathy Hirano.  Just beginning to read.  One of my goals is to sort through my books, and give some away to thrift stores.  Some of the authors I read are Luci Shaw, Ann Voskamp, and Jan Karon – and many other good writers.  I also enjoy haiku books from small presses.  And I may donate some books back.

We have seen large bookstores close in our general area over the last years.  Now I often discover new-for-me books at thrift stores, and also libraries.  The combination of on-line places to buy books and local places is nice.

Last year we gave gift copies of Quiet Christmas Poetry to staff at thrift stores.  We enjoyed placing a few copies in the Little Free Library collections in our area.

As an additional note, we stopped at Caan’s in Sheboygan.  We saw an area of their greenhouse where they are growing new poinsettia plants.  So much work, which they enjoy.

Goodwill, Books, and Photos

We went to the Goodwill thrift store in Sheboygan yesterday (on Greenwing Drive).  I bought a book.  I love seeing books for sale in so many places.  This year or next, I plan to look through my books and see what I may be able to donate.  Our summers are short.  When we moved here, a neighbor said, “You learn to save some things for winter.”

Last year, we gave gift copies of Quiet Christmas Poetry to staff at thrift stores.

These are more of Karl’s photos from the Greenwing Drive retention ponds.

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