Monday, August 25, 2014

One of THOSE Days


It started with no coffee. 
None. 
Zip.
So I jumped in my vehicle and headed to the shop
and
had to drive around a dead skunk
at the end of my driveway. 

I should have gone back to bed. 
It did not get better. 

Disappointed 
in a friend's behavior
that really hurt my feelings. 
I should have thicker skin by this point in life, I guess. 

But I am still counting my blessings, 
time with some of my grandchildren...
well spent. 

Those little arms around your neck 
a little boy laying in your arms in his blanket
"color with me, Mamaw"
are all the healing 
a heart needs!

And the ladies in the picture?
A yard sale find for $1! 
A pair just like that hung in our living room 
throughout my entire childhood...

I could not pass them up! 



Sunday, August 24, 2014

Pink


Pink flowers


A pink suitcase


Pink pottery planters

that I have been picking up everywhere.


A pink lace pillow..

and one 
more planter that rode home 
in 
motorcycle saddlebag today.

Loving the pink this summer! 

Friday, August 22, 2014

437 Reasons Why JWS Should Not Be Unsupervised At An Auction



Laughing and chuckling
at 
10:30 last night, 
JWS 
arrives home from the auction
where he was 
serving food.

Two indicators that it was about to go bad:
1. The truck is sitting at the side door and not in the garage.
2. The side door is propped open. 

And
He is excited
about his finds....

As a side note, 
I did not go to this auction because:
1.  I am still tired from the fair.
2. The cleaning lady was supposed to come today and I did not want a mess. 

Apparently, 
JWS did not get that memo. 

So this morning found me 
washing 
and 
sorting
and 
cleaning
and 
wiping. 

Piles to be junked,
piles to go back to the auction,
piles of treasures for other people,
a small pile to keep
and 
piles to be priced to go to the shop.

He did get some good finds,


But there was a lot of sorting to find them. 

And a lot of questionable purchases...





This being the BIGGEST 
questionable purchase. 


Is there a clown lover's anonymous?
Because this obsession 
definitely 
needs help! 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Another Obsession, Zentangles


Did I need it? 
Absolutely not! 

But I caught the bug. 
I have been seeing Zentangles
on all my regular haunts. 
Facebook, 
Pinterest,
and
Michaels. 

And I wanted to try them. 
Oh, I tried to hook my sister into it,
thinking that would serve my need
to see them
and not have to get hooked on them myself. 

But...
she didn't bite. 

So this weekend, 
I caved and tried it

with stuff I had around the house. 
Paper, 
Sharpies.

How cheap of a 
craft
obsession
ADDICTION
is that?

Well, we will see.
I have a doctor's appointment today
in close proximity to a Michaels
and
I may just have to slide in there and see what I might need!


In the meantime,
I have actually 
found a corner of the living room
to work. 

For some reason, 
JWS has not noticed yet
that I took over another space in the house for crafting. 




I guess he will soon enough.