Shortly before Christmas the zipper on my winter Jacket went. On Dec 30 I was in Lethbridge driving down Mayor Magrath Drive on my way to my Mom's house when I saw a sign "50% off day". Oh yes it was the second last day of the month and the Catholic Charities (a local second hand store) always has a 50% off days on the last two days of the month. I thought to myself "you should stop in and see if they have a jacket". So I turned around at the next corner and headed back. I really wanted to buy a new coat this time, however, since I am pregnant and getting bigger, I didn't really want to spend a lot of money on something that I was only going to wear for hopefully, only three months(could be less if the chinook cooperates). So really I was just looking for something to get me through this winter...considering at that very moment all I was wearing was my Oilers zip up hoodie. OK...get to the point, I know I am babbling. So I went in and what to my wondering eyes did I see? But the perfect burnt orange jacket, in great condition(probably only worn for one winter) that was just the right size for a pregnant belly to grow into, and marked at a whopping $15. Yes ma'am, I picked up a great winter jacket for the killer price of $7.50.
I have been wearing the same pair of mittens, because I love them and they are my favorite for the past....oh at least 9 maybe 10 years. Surprisingly they are in pretty good condition. Oh there have been other mittens in those years, but these have always been my favorite. But now, with my new burnt orange jacket, they just didn't match...at all. This picture is kind...they don't really look this OK with the jacket...the jacked looks a bit oranger than it really is.
Today when I went to get the mail, I was surprised to see that I had a package to pick up. I hadn't bought anything recently...what could it be? I looked at the return address and realized it was my Pay it forward gift. Oh what a wonderful surprise! Mittens! Not only were they handmade felted wool mittens, but when I put them on right there in the post office, I realized how perfectly they match my new jacket. Thank you Jaime for my fabulous mittens! when I got home I used them right away when I went out to find our sidewalk(again). They are warm and cozie...and now I match! and I may just have a new favorite pair of mittens.This picture doesn't quite do the mittens justice. The pattern in them is the exact same colour of orange as my jacket. Here is a picture of just the mittens.