I know I said I was going to post a birthday wish list,but I changed my mind. I decided to forego the wish list and have Ken and I buy sparingly for each other's birthdays,instead putting the most of the money we would have spent toward a trip to England. Ken has been saving ever since we got back the last time. He really enjoyed going home again, for the first time in over 30 years,and it just made him itchy to go again. I have given up on going,because we just can't afford for both of us to go. I've been trying to make some money for the trip, but I'm never going to have enough in time. Now it looks like Ken may not to get to go either. His work place was going to do a remodel and he was going to go while they were closed and he couldn't have been working anyway. Now they are saying the remodel might not happen for 3 or 4 months, which puts it farther into the expensive season. So it may not happen anyway,and if it does, I have more time to save money. But instead, I am going to see a friend in Texas at the end of the month. I haven't seen her since we went there when Emma was about 3 years old! No offense Emma, but that was quite a while ago! (24 years this summer.) Lisa, my friend is treating me to "An evening with John Cleese",where there will be a screening of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", and a talk by John Cleese, along with a question and answer session. Lisa and I have both always been huge Monty Python devotees,so it's the perfect thing for us to do! She's taking the week off,so we'll have lots of time to catch up on 24 years apart.
In the meantime,here's a doll I picked up yesterday. I had to take Ken to work so I could have the van to pick Ivy up later.She was demonstrating the clay wheel at school. So, when I dropped Ken off I stopped at Goodwill, which is in the same center.
This is Jenny, by Mattel.
|Red hair and brown eyes! Yay!|
She was from the series of large Kelly and friends dolls,made in the early 2000's. Ivy was obsessed with Kelly dolls when she was tiny, and she has one of the large Kellys.
She measures about 16" tall.
I got the chair at Goodwill yesterday too.
I actually have one of these Jenny dolls,and just bought this girl for her clothes.Once I got her home and was tidying her a bit for this post,I realized she has much better bangs than mine.
|They just need to be retrained to lay down.|
I'll be showing you some more Goodwill finds soon.