Above (assuming I did this correctly), you will see my brand new 99-cent reading glasses. Yesterday, my eye doctor informed me that I need stronger reading glasses. He suggested I just pick up a cheap pair at the drugstore. A cheap pair at the drugstore costs $12-20, on average, and y’all know I am cheaper than that.
Actually, the real story is this: I checked 3 drugstores and didn’t find any I liked enough to buy. Then, I dashed in to 99-cents only, and, lo and behold, was greeted with a rack full of reading glasses! At that price, I told myself, I didn’t even care if I liked them!
I was wrong. I cared. Luckily for me, I found this one cute pair. I was tempted to buy an extra pair or two, but I really do care. I am going to hold out for another pair I actually like.
In this picture, please note my very favourite mug, which was also a 99-cents only stores purchase, some years ago. In addition, you can catch just a glimpse of my 39-cent dress. Yes, I said 39-cents (really wish I could figure out how to type a danged “cents” symbol!). I purchased this super-cute knit dress at the Gap some weeks ago. It was on clearance, and then there was an extra percentage off, and then I got a further discount for using my Gap card…by the time I was finished, the dress had been reduced to $10.89 and I received a $10.50 discount. We were really there to pick up a few things for Justice, but I thought, at $10.89, the dress was kind of a steal, and I could use it as a pattern for more dresses. Well, I have to say, at $0.39, it was even more of a steal. I expected someone to stop me on the way out and confiscate it, but they didn’t, and now it is mine.