I knew it would happen, but I did it anyway. The shopping trip Wednesday was so much fun, BUT it put me in bed all day Friday. That’s the slap in the face. Although I’ve been feeling better for about a week, I still have this damned fibromyalgia. I’ve gotten to a point though, that I would rather play~~then pay. What else can I do? Not have any fun again –ever? Even Mickey kept saying you better not overdo it! How can you go to those neat fun places and not overdo it, even if you’re not sick? That’s how it goes for me. Feel good one day…have fun. Down for two days…not having fun.. Repeat. It’s much better than being down every day, I must say. I’m learning to live with it and adjust.
OK now some fun stuff!!! I went to the mailbox yesterday and there was a package for me! (Actually Mickey said it was there on Friday night~~he just forgot to pick it up)
A surprise gift from Ter’e! My bestest internet friend. Look at my bootie! (ok…not my BOOTIE!?!?!) What is it loot?
This is a flag bag! It has beaded trim across the bottom. I had it hanging on the inside of the front door, but Jimmie Dean loved it too! Now it’s hanging out of his reach.
Didn’t I tell ya it was loot? I told Ter’e I needed to buy Karen Kahle’s marbleizing book and she said don’t do that!
And the little snowman bag is hanging in the living room now too! Maybe he will cool me off! It’s 97 degrees outside today. I love anything red, white and blue. And who doesn’t love a little bisque lambie?
This pin was hooked by Victoria Ingalls. It’s INCREDIBLE! The size is 1 1/2 inches by 1 inch!!! I can’t even see the little loops without my granny glasses on. I couldn’t ever hook something that small. That’s why I had to quit cross stitching. Can’t see the holes.
She also sent me a stack of old ATHA hooking magazines. Boy will I enjoy looking at those. Maybe I’ll stay in bed some morning and just dream!
And let me not forget. The biggest surprise. A “boatload” of Cushings dyes! I did get in the dye pots yesterday too! The old dyes didn’t seem to make any difference in how the colors turned out. I was in heaven!!!
I simply cannot thank her enough. What a great friend. And to think we’ve never even met! (in person)
One other funny thing happened yesterday. I got up early to go garage saling. I went to an estate sale in a nice side of town. Well the guy didn’t really have anything for sale BUT he had a HUGE dumpster in the driveway. Another lady looked at me and said, “Let’s Get In!” Of course I started climbing in !!!! It was the huge kind of dumpster that they bring out when you’re getting a new roof. BIG!
It’s already 90 degrees and the humidity must have been the same number. After only a few minutes digging I was dripping wet! I found some great things though. An old suitcase~looks almost like it’s cardboard. Another Samsonite carry on bag, or train case as I call them, a metal floral tray, a handful of crocheted doilies, a new bag of poly stuffing, and my favorite thing~old black and white photos. They are from the 20’s-40’s I think. Some on the rivers and even two men on a bicycle built for two! I will definitely use those in my art journals and I will have plenty to share with my journaling friends! Mickey Moaned when he saw me unloading the Durango. More Junk??? Where are you going to put it???
Oh and a local news lady was at the sale. I told her if she had had her camera crew with her I would have had to bribe him to give me the tape! Can’t let that secret out All over town. When I got back in my car I had mascara down to my nose and all around my eyes! Pretty! Luckily that was my last stop before I was going home anyway.
I’m listing some PRIMITIVE COLORED WOOL on Etsy later today! Be sure and check the shop! I did get alot of dyeing done yesterday, thanks to Ter’e!
Have a great week and stay cool.