Last week a friend at the library gave me $50 worth of gift certificates for our local thrift store. She and her husband got them because they donated an old car, but she doesn’t shop there and she knows I do. They had no strings attached – it was like $50 in cash to spend at the store. I have a friend visiting from out of town who is my original thrift store buddy; she and I went there yesterday and got all sorts of good stuff. She got clothes for her kids and herself, and I got some great clothes, including a couple cute maternity shirts. Our total bill was $62, so we only had to pay $12. I’m going to bake some cookies for my friend at the library!