Summing it Up...

Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall Antics...

Do you explore Etsy? I visit that site daily. It's just amazing, how talented women are, across the country, creating and selling their wares. It's brought the idea of the cottage industry back. highpriestesschaos is a favorite stop on Etsy, and she is so creative, and sarcastic, that you just have to love her stuff. Go take a peek. The photo is one of her works, and she never fails to make me snicker.

I've decided that I'm a glutton for punishment. Tomorrow is the annual Yard Sale in our front lawn. Josh is my right hand for this event, and I ply him with diet cherry cokes in payment, to keep him happy. What mother in their right mind would condone rat poison down their son's gullet? Sigh....he's 36, and it's his worst vice, so be it. Amen....and, a mama's gotta use what works!

Still trying to figure out if all the work involved, readying for a YaRd SaLe is worth all the trouble...financially, that is. What you do gain, is space. That is about the only plus in this venture I fear.

My MIL filled about eight boxes of baskets, craft supplies, measured material from her stash. It'll go like hotcakes. Melody, who hosts the Herbfest booth with me will bring antiques, linens, quilts, and primitive items. Her stuff sells like hotcakes.
Josh said he will be contributing to our sale as well. Last year he made necklaces using a wide array of beads in glorious colors and played salesmen, selling many at two dollars each. I never know what he's been creating in his secret laboratory.

Most of our items are out of the rv. The rv is listed on Craig's list, and while many ask for photos and email questions, no nibbles yet. We went back to work, and a perfectly wonderful diesel motorhome is sitting in our driveway, aching for a road trip. We plan to take a four day get-a-way the second weekend in October. We're going to run amok, and head up the west coast of Michigan. (Monica...look out, we may stop and see you!) There are lighthouses to see, and the waves on Lake Michigan. It's a favorite trip of mine, taken in previous years with my Mom, and once with Mom and Josh. We'll have to clean out the motorhome again, but who cares. We're treating ourselves to this for our fall birthdays. Forget the cake, we just wanted to escape in the corgi doghouse on wheels just once more.
Anyhoo, TMI, I'm sure.

Stopped on a country road this morning to pick some bittersweet. The fence row was up a hill. There was a ditch in front of the hill. I grabbed the twined branches and hung on for dear life, straddling the ditch, and tore off a few precious pieces of orangey prettiness. Made me think of Holly (Penniwig) who loves this stuff. Must find more.....it's the mantra in my brain now....must find more....

Wishing you all a pleasant, perfectly wonderful nearly Autumn weekend. It's a wonderful time of the year, ain't it so?
Hugs, Corgidogmama

7 comments:

Mevely317 said...

Dang, wish I were there to come mosey and shop a while!

TMI? ... nooooo way. I so enjoy your painting us these tales of your everydays. :)

Angela said...

Hey Corgidogmama!

I hope you do good at your yard sale! I really don't know how anyone drinks diet anything. It literally makes me sick. I can't drink it at all. One sip and I'm sick! True!

Oh, I hope that you do get to stop in and visit with Monica! I hate to hear that you are selling your RV though.

Hugs,
Angela

Ms Sparrow said...

I wish I had your energy to get stuff done. I'm trying to downsize and would like to reduce the clutter, but then I see something at the Thrift Store or Dollar Tree and darned if I'm not buying more stuff!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Well I hope you put that RV to good use at least 1 more time. That trip sounds like fun and a great treat. We had wonderful plans of traveling all the time when we retired. Even bought a trailer, but just can't seem to find time when we are both well enough to go. If DH has a sniffle he won't venture away from home..he might get sick and need the Dr. ... Sigh... me I go anyhow and dare me to get sick before getting back...lol.
Hope your sale is a good one.
Molly

ocmist said...

Yard Sales are a LOT of work, but I really wish you a LOT of luck with yours! We live so far out from ANYWHERE that we would have to take things into town to have anyone see it (like to my sister's place). We will probably have to do that after we get a chance to clean off the few things we were able to save from Auntie's place.

Mike wants to get an RV sometime so that we can go and visit with the kids after we retire. I sure hope that you both have a wonderful time on your Birthday Excursion! Linda

Chatty Crone said...

Okay I am late on the blogs - hope your sale went well and you got some money! sandie

Debbie V. said...

Hmmmm can't resist a corgi blog.

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