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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Saturday is actually the 25th of July.

It has been pointed out to me that I had written in the previous post the correct day but not the right DATE! I should have written it as Saturday, July 25th. Thank you Gale. I am pulling out some old items and putting out some new fun things. It always amazes me that items that have been in the display for a period of time look inviting to the same customers when they are just moved around or adding a little do-dad. Did I just say do-dad? Oh my, I am getting older! Love to blog more, but the barn is calling me. Maybe we can get our resident photographer to post some new pictures tomorrow. Gotta run!

Monday, July 20, 2009

One thing at a time...Nice thought, but my OCD never obliges! We are having another sale this Saturday, July 26th. I am beginning to wonder where July has flown to. The weather here in Iowa has been so weird. We had winter, then our wet season, a little warmer, still in the soggy season. There was those 6-8 days of good old Iowa heat that really should have been next months weather, and now, well, we have set all time record LOWS! I would imagine that since we will be open this weekend, we will have monsoons with a touch of snow! Doesn't matter! We will be having a great time in the barn. I had thought of getting one of those cool cd's of nature's sweet sounds, but I already have them out there. And the hint of meowing for the fun of it. Yes, those baby kitties, you remember, the ones from the two BOY cats that we sheltered! Yep, they will be 9 weeks old and ready to go to a new home. They are all so sweet, but really need to go to their new families before they knock anymore items to the floor with their not so cute attempts at gymnastics! JB KNACKER, in Gilbert, will be holding their Breakfast Club this Saturday too. Be sure to start there from 8am-10. Brenda ALWAYS has fun stuff and I think she usually has the coffee pot on. You will also be given a map to some of her fun shopping spots, like us! We will be open from 10-3. So, grab a friend and make it a day! We like to think that our shop is where you go for FuNkY JuNk and JuNkY FuN!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Here's a little tribute

I have been watching and reading some of the articles on Michael Jackson. I was moved by the memorial service today. My husband has been glued to the tv also. He comes from a family that shared alot of musical talent. He was VERY emotional during the service. When the live coverage ended he had to go to work. So, I didn't really get a chance to talk about it. I was truly worried about his emotional state. He shared that it was scary to have someone our age pass on. He had so much going on, but I don't think he ever really had the chance to just be Michael Jackson. I want to believe that he is with his family and friends that have left this world. One of his brothers shared that he had a twin that was waiting for him. His children were present at the service. I was glad for that. They need to find comfort and closure. Their world has been shuffled so much. I am hoping that they will have the love and support of the Jackson family and there is not a long legal battle for custody.
I am sorry for the loss of his life. He co-wrote the song, "We are the World". There were several things that I want to take away from what I learned about him today. I want to make sure that all of my friends and family know how much they are loved. I am not convinced that I tell them or show how much I really appreciate them. I hope that my grandchildren will have fond memories of me and the silly things we do together. Alot of friends spoke today. They had fond memories and some very passionate statements. The world is a better place for many of Michael Jackson's contributions. I want that to be a legacy of my own too. I don't need the gratification shown, but I do hope I leave this world on a kind and loving note.
Being a breast cancer survivor, I have had the patience to stop and appreciate all of the good things life has brought me. And I am thankful that I am alive and have been given, as they say, a second chance. So, on this note I will bring this to an end and hopefully some of you will take a moment to recall your special times with others.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

I decided today that I really needed to weed out the basement stash. Four or five boxes full of junk and pretty stuff. From Americana to good old rusty tools. Now, I just need to find some muscles to move it. Haven't been able to do much with my immobilization boot. Stitches are out and just onto the rehabilitation. So, junkin downstairs was pretty fun. This week will be the hustle bustle of moving displays, clearing out the basement, and sorting through all of the boxes that people have dropped off. Can't wait to see what all there is. I have been working on some birdhouses, got to junk them up! And the rusty little tin birdhouses tied up with rafia. Too Cute! The bottles that are etched by hand are a great item to color up your garden and they are priced very reasonable. I have also been schmazzing up some denim bags. But, you can be assured that it will all available on Saturday, July 11th from 10-5.
We are really excited to be on JBKnacker's Breakfast Club tour! Saturday, July 25th. JBKnacker is located in Gilbert, just a short drive north of Ames. You are to go there first and take in all of the shop specials. Have a little bite of nourishment and caffeine. Then they provide a map prepared for some extra great shopping spots. They have outside rustic decors, shabbies, lots of ephemera, handmade necklaces with vintage game pieces. If you haven't been there yet, you really must mark your calendars and start your day in Gilbert! Anyway, hope you can stop in here and at JBKnackers. And...if you need any 6 week old kittens, they will be available soon!