My first time in Salvation Army
This past weekend I entered the Salvation Army for the first time. How I ended up there is quite an interesting story too. I was driving to a bookstore I was going to be performing at with my friends. They are in a small band and they asked me to sing harmonies and I said yes. It was my first time doing anything like that.
Okay, so back the story, I was driving to the place we would be playing at and I missed my turn. I kept trying to turn around, but every opportunity I had, a car was already in the middle lane turning the opposite way as me. Oh, and did I mention it was pitch black out too? So finally, I saw an opening and I turned into what I saw to be a parking lot. Well when I drove a bit further into the parking lot I saw the lights coming from the store that read Salvation Army.
I looked at the clock in my car and thought to myself, “Hmmm, I’ve got time, I’ll go in and look around.”
I walked into the store and instantly got excited as I saw the clothes were organized based on their color. I walked to the t-shirt section to start and began shopping. As my hands became more and more full with clothes (yes, I overlooked my very own tip from last week about grabbing a cart on the way in. I really need to learn!), my phone started ringing. I saw it was my husband calling. I thought, “Oh great, he is probably at the bookstore by now wondering where I am.”
I answered, “Hey, honey.”
“Hi! Where are you?” he replied.
“I’m almost there. I’ll see you when I get there.”
“Okay, how was your day?”
“Good. I will see you soon.”
“Are you busy or something?”
This was a dilemma, I did not want to admit to him just yet that I was bargain hunting for clothes. It would spark a long conversation about what store I was in, what I was looking for, etc. I wanted to try clothes on quickly and make it to the bookstore asap. So instead, I told him what had been true earlier when I was driving in the car.
“Yeah, I’m just practicing the music,” I said as my hands shuffled through the clothing rack.
“Oh, okay. See you soon.”
I felt a bit guilty about not telling him right away where I was, but I knew I would as soon as I saw him. Plus, I wanted to be quick about shopping and talking more on the phone would hinder that.
After trying on some clothes, I decided on these items:
White sweater dress
I have a weakness for sweater dresses. I think I have 3 now, but used to have 4. They are just so darn cute.
White, cropped, long-sleeved sweater:
I’ve been in need of a white long-sleeve sweater, since the summer actually. I get cold easily, so it’s always great to have long-sleeved sweater within reach.
Brand: Charlotte Russe
Dark, gray t-shirt
I figured this shirt could also go with the yellow skirt I found last week as well as a black skirt I have as well.
I had a lot of fun roaming through the store and picking out my purchases. Now I was off to the bookstore and would tell my husband right away where I had really been.
Once I got there and found him I greeted him with a hug and then said with a sheepish grin, “Um, Luke.”
“So when I said I was practicing music…well I had been earlier…but when I told you I was, I was actually at…Salvation Army.”
“I knew it!” He laughed.
“But it found ME. I didn’t even try to find that store. I was trying to turn around and all the sudden I was in the parking lot of Salvation Army. So I just had to go in and check it out.”
Photo Credit (main blog photo) / Flickr JonFlood