on wednesdays, my youngest has choir downtown near where i work. it’s too short for me to justify driving home and back for her, and it’s too close to a tj maxx for me not to go visit it for a few minutes. one night, i was strolling through the purses, and i saw a b. makowsky bag on clearance for $49. $49?!? what the heck? i know my clearance rack, and i’ve NEVER seen a bag like that on clearance that cheap. some of you know what i’m talking about.
now, $49 is way more than i like to pay for a bag. but tj maxx has this facebook contest where if you find a great deal and submit it on their website, your deal can be chosen to be voted on by facebook fans to be the deal of the week. the winner gets a $50 gift card. so i thought to myself, i’ll enter this contest, and if i win, it’s like the bag is kind of free. right? it’s navy, which isn’t a huge part of my wardrobe. i don’t usually like chains, but i liked the modern look of the links on this bag. after walking around for a half an hour talking myself into it i went for it. i decided that if i didn’t win, i had time to return it.
well, i won the contest. it was very exciting! watching the fb people – choosing which deal they liked best, reading the comments – was thrilling. i watched all weekend and by monday, i knew i had that $50 gift card. i felt great! it was very affirming. i have a not-so-secret passion for fashion and the industry. i have no idea how i can participate but i would love to try.
today the bag was loaded up for a busy day that included the doctor’s office with my oldest, who had a severe asthma attack. fortunately, she’s feeling a little better. thank you, God, for great physicians. it ended with my youngest’s band concert. those kids were amazing. it’s an easy day for counting my many, many blessings. i can’t do that enough. peace.