The journey started by getting the wife's present and moving on to the thrift store. Walking in, I did the usual row after row looking for anything that would catch my eye. The look of sadness followed as I left head down and nothing in hand. I couldn't let it faze me as other errands needed to be done. A stop at the grocery store for some goodies, and what is always my favorite stop whenever possible. The stop at the closest Jamba Juice. Oh, how I love those fruit slushies or whatever you'd call them. Taking my juice and heading home with just the goodies I was sent out for. Seemed kind of like a disappointment but hey, I had my juice.
Earlier while doing errands the wife called to tell me a certain store had the movie 'Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol' on sale for dirt cheap. Trying to find it before going to Jamba and coming up empty was fine. As I had my juice! On the drive home though something happened. The car hit the off ramp and started to head into town instead of going homeward. No problem as there is a Goodwill on the way I thought. Expecting the worst I wasn't to worried as I could take the back-road into our town and get the dog's flea medicine anyways. So going into the Goodwill with very low expectations I headed for the usual sporting good section. Sometimes I can find advertising baseballs there, but that's been getting tougher to find new ones.
Looking through the helmets, and gloves two baseballs popped up but both were trashed. Not too upset by the sight it was time to head down the next favorite row, nick-nacs. Rounding the corner I made the look at the top shelf and there it was.