Hello! I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve posted anything since I had quite a few of the posts set to automatic. Thank heavens for that feature. Anyone recognize where the title of this post comes from????? I thought it was a good name for it though since I’m going to cover a number of different things in one blog post.
First off–quick reminder, book group!!! On the 15th I will start the discussion on “Meet Rebecca”. I hope everyone has been able to locate the book and read it. I’m looking forward to getting these discussions started again!.
Time for a Laney update! She’s doing fantastic and I thank everyone for their prayers and good thoughts. Her energy level is back to normal, and we think she was sick a lot longer than we realized. She goes back soon for her follow up blood work and ultrasound to see if the medication did what it was supposed to do and dissolved the suspected gallstone. We have our fingers crossed, we really don’t want to to put her through surgery if we don’t have to.
In other news–the AG pop up store in Pittsburgh has opened once again at Ross Park Mall and I was able to get there the Monday after it opened. I did ask one of the clerks if it was crazy busy over the weekend, and she said it wasn’t, but she also said it didn’t get near the media coverage as it did last year. The store is set up pretty much the same as it was last year with the modern stuff at the front of the store, the historical/BeForever in the back and the Bitty Baby in a small section on the one side towards the back. It’s not a very big store, but I do think they did a better job of maximizing the space this time.
Lots of cute stuff to check out! I was very disappointed in Nanea’s bed though, it’s advertised as being wood. That isn’t true. The back and sides are wood, but the piece that pulls out is completely plastic! Not sure how well it would hold up over time. They also had the hotel set up and I really wanted to get a photo of it, but there was the cutest little girl having a fantastic time playing with it, and I didn’t have the heart to stop her. Although I think dad would have welcomed an intervention!!! I did pick up a couple of things, I will be sharing those later this month.
In the same trip, I stopped by Costco. They have some AG stuff, but I didn’t buy anything. They do have mini doll/book sets for $29.99. And these:
The Wellie Wisher gift sets are $74.99 and the AG Sleepover set or Salon & Spa sets are $39.99 each. I thought this seemed a bit steep, especially since it’s Costco. I didn’t pick up anything, partially because I thought they were overpriced, but also because it’s repeats of a lot of things I have already anyhow. I’ll be curious to see if there are any doll gift sets like we’ve seen in previous years turn up over the next few weeks.
That’s it for now! I do have a lot of things I’ll be sharing soon though. The next few months are going to be a bit erratic, so I’m warning everyone in advance. We have managed to sell my father-in-laws house (yay!) but I now have my own home to contend with and all the stuff we brought from the other house. My dining room is downright scary at the moment!!! Plus I want to get back to my doll room cleanup/ cleanout project. So if you don’t see a post when you’d normally expect to, everything is fine, I’m just up to my eyeballs in cleaning. It’s going to be kind of tricky for a few months, but once it’s done, I’ll feel so much better.
Plus, like I needed another thing to distract me…