We are trying hard to stick to useful stuff, not just frivolous...like the giant ceramic walnut with a squirrel on top that I saw at a yard sale yesterday morning and left right where it was. (Kind of like this one.) (Now if I had seen this one instead, I might not have been able to leave it there.)
What did we bring home?
The Bible Book of Lists, by Joy MacKenzie and Shirley Bledsoe--looks very useful
The Story of the Church, by Walter Russell Bowie
The Sacred Journey: a memoir of early days, by Frederick Buechner
Little Women Living Classics kit--not a book, a "treasure chest" with embroidery stuff, a card game, map of Civil War battles and so on--just a couple of the paper dolls and a booklet of game instructions are missing (OK, that IS practical. Not that things are missing, but that there's a brand-new mini-embroidery set in there plus all the historical stuff.)
See Through History: Ancient Rome, by Simon James (an illustrated book with transparencies)
A big boxful of ribbon for $2
Some knit fabric that Ponytails bought--how cool is that? (It's something she wanted.)
About $50 worth of groceries from Giant Tiger--enough to hold us for awhile
A pair of lace-up runners for Crayons, also from Giant Tiger
Graph paper and page protectors for The Apprentice's fall term, also from Giant Tiger
And The Apprentice brought me home three free Family Circle magazines that the hair salon was cleaning out. I appreciated that very much.