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March 28th, 2008

Sabrina spent the entire morning yesterday longing to be outside. It was a lovely day and we ran errands for the majority of the afternoon – but she couldn’t wait to get going.

Please momma, can we go now?


How come the puppy gets to be outside and I’m stuck in here?


Okay, I have your purse, you get the keys. Let’s go.


Today we also ran around a bit. We happened upon a yard sale in a tony section of town. (Does everyone use the word tony to mean upscale? My husband swears I’ve made it up and decided it was because there was a rich guy named Tony in my neighborhood as a kid so our neighborhood started using the term. I tell him it just never made it into Pittsburghese.) Apparently the well-to-do don’t have yard sales like the rest of us. The least expensive item was $25. I’m sure the items were expensive and of good quality but when I stop at a yard sale, I am looking for deals. I’ve been shopping for a dresser for the baby – the dresser there was $475. Not much of a deal. There was a small Longaberger basket for $45. Striking out in the bargain hunting arena…perhaps I should just stay home and pack the crap I already own.

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21 Responses to “Grass is always greener”

  1. Samantha Says:

    Love the orange bag. And I am cracking up at your last post about Sabrina waking up then falling back asleep. I can only imagine the look on your face…

  2. Ellie Says:

    Wait till Saturday Night when they are about to close and go see what is left… Ask them if they want you to take the things off thier hands for CHEAP… Good Luck… Or wait till they close and see what they leave out side free for the picken!….

    Good Luck…

    OH… and little miss seems to be acting like mommy more and more every day!


  3. Rachel Says:

    Nope..never heard of Tony meaning upscale. I thought you mistyped and meant tiny.

  4. Melissa Says:

    Your orange purse is too cute!

    And no, I’ve never heard of ‘tony’ either. But what’s up with the over-priced yard sale??? Even for nice stuff, that’s just crazy.

  5. Soltana Says:

    Never heard of “Tony” either.

    I HATE people who charge too much… It’s CRAZY!! I’ve already started making plans for our hunts:)

    Good luck..

    Oh and Sabrina falling asleep………. LOL tooo funny…but I know it allll to well:)

    Have a great weekend

  6. kelly Says:

    25 bucks at a garage sale…c’MON people!
    and, never heard of the tony thing either. Sounds good to me, though.

  7. Shelly Says:


    Those of us on the east side of the city (well at least us) say hoitty toitty.

  8. Kim Says:

    Ok – never heard the tony thing either. I’m sorry to say that it seems like we are with Steve on this one! 🙂 (and remember – I grew up in Ohio!!)

    (oh – and LOVE the purse!!)

  9. Rachael Says:

    Well, I’ve heard of tony in your context. Where did all these other people who haven’t grow up?? (I’m a midwesterner).

    LOVE Sabrina’s outfit. She looks like a little doll.

  10. Priscilla Says:

    I’m with ya on the “tony” ‘hoods. Those prices were a joke!

    I got M a “shabby chic” dresser from T@rget and love it. Reeks of paint when it first arrives, but if you were to order now you’d have plenty of time for it to air out.

  11. Bobbi Says:

    WOW!! That was quite the yard sale. Maybe that was a tony-tony part of town. (though Steve might have you on that one)

    Check BabiesRUs for dressers, they sometimes have deals.

    You have a girl who likes to be on the go–but she is dressed to kill.

  12. juju Says:

    tagged your Sabrina:)

  13. Amy Says:

    Tony? I have never, ever in my life heard of that expression, ever. I’m guessing it is in the same venue as “flying squirrel”. Do I have to pay shipping on my Mikki-to-English decoder ring?

  14. MizFit Says:

    I LOVE THE WORD tony.

    and now I must go.

    please email me if youve any thoughts on how NOT to have my bebe up at 4 🙂


  15. Ginger Says:

    Love the pictures!!! I agree with Ellie wait until they are about to pack up and need to get rid of their stuff. I have never heard of the “Tony”. Sorry!!

  16. Ruthie Says:

    I grew up in South Carolina…I’ve heard and used the word “tony” to mean upscale. Thought it was one of those words everybody uses!

  17. Kelly Says:

    Nope, never heard of Tony in that contex and I am from Ohio as well. Hummmmmm. Interesting though, I think I may use it in my vocab now!!!!

  18. Julie P Says:

    Yes I use the word tony in that same context. Its a great word! I too thought everyone knew that 😉
    And BTW Sabrina’s outfit is adorable!!!! Any word yet on the sex of the little person?

  19. Rachel Says:

    Go to craigslist for good deals for baby furniture etc. I’ve gotten a ton of stuff…cheap!

  20. Martha Says:

    Yup I know that word tony and ditto to craigslist. I got a changing table for $15 from craigslist and a crib for $10 at a garage sale, but not from a tony part of town.

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