I went to bed last night so tired I just KNEW I would be asleep in a blink and a nod.
NOT! It was after 3:00 this morning when I FINALLY slept.
Not surprisingly then, that I woke up shortly after 10:30 this morning.
I staggered to the coffee pot and then made my way to the sewing room (where my lap top is) and checked out the movies available for today. I was not impressed. Plus I was still REALLY really tired. As in 'old lady' tired. I called Ruth Ann and, guess what??? SHE was feeling really REALLY tired, too! We are truly 'kindred spirits!' We agreeed that, tired or not, we could muster up enough energy to hit up the Goodwill so 2:00 was the time we chose for me to pick her up.
Since Untion Gospel Mission was literally on our way - we were compelled to stop in there!!!
Then we visited our Goodwill on Beltline Road and a trip to ALDI and by 4:00 we were both back home!
THIS is my Tuesday Haul!!!
I fell in LOVE with that wreath! One can never have TOO many lighted pumpkins!
The two sturdy but light weight chairs are for Amber.
I simply could NOT pass up the large pumpkin planter!!
The two bottles it's holding are for watering pot plants. There is a tiny hole on the side of the pointed carrot looking top which you push into the dirt. I will probbably let the kids help me add a little more color to the pumpkin and - as the quads told me yesterday - the stem is NOT supposed to be orange!
(They saw it on something around here and made comment!!)
Two placemats that just look like 'home' to me and two fall colored coffee mugs (the BIG one is for ME!) and another cup made in England and, lastly, a glass fall leaf candle holder.
Louis Dean tops my list of TREASURES no matter the day!
He is sorely missing his big white truck!
Every time I pull into the driveway, he asks me to park over a ways just in case his truck comes home. We are praying about his truck. It's not seriously ill - at least we don't think so.
Still it is MIA and Louis Dean is pining away.
NOW! I know you wonder WHERE in the world I put all the debris I haul in week after week after week!! Now I DO contribute BACK to Goodwill on a regular basis and I am currently accumulating nearly a whole trunk full of stuff to take next week. Also, I have a pretty good pile of stuff for Louis Dean and I to burn in our firepit soon. The old baskets and wreaths and 'debris' make pretty good fire starters.
Tonight let me show you where I put everything I brought home today.
First of all, I pile it all on the porch bench and take pictures. Next I take off all the price tags.
THEN I place each item where it will live - if this is the current season for it - or store it away if it is for later in the year.
The candle holder is sitting in the foyer just as you enter the house.
The wreath I love so much is hanging in our bedroom.
It may not live there long - but then again, it may!
There's green in the wallpaper and I have always loved having these mirrors and 'debris' in place of a traditional headboard.
The lighted pumpkin feels right at home right there on the porch - safe and secure in the scarecrow's lap!
The pumpkin planter is not in its final resting place - but this will do for now.
Fall coffee mugs all ready and waiting for September first!
The stacked pumpkin light adds a nice touch!
This pumpkin is resting in the den on the corner of my organ - but it is destined to live out its life in Quadville!
I put all my treasures up and then shift gears!
Tuesday Night Art Class!
While I USED to teach art - as in instructions and everything - now it's more of a laid back art party/fellowship. My 'students' consist of Ruth Ann and occasionally Sabrina and they are both talented artist in their own right. I am way past the point of instructing someone in the basics.
I did that for over 25 years and I am done. Now I simply enjoy the ambiance of sharing the fragrance of the oils and turpentine with a few friends. Those who don't paint bring whatever art they are involved in - as in needlework or sketching or whatever.
Tonight we enjoyed a good spread of snacks that equaled a meal in our opinion.
Chicken salad and a French baguette from Aldi, cheeses and ham from Trader Joe's.....
crackers from Trader Joe's - Mango/Ginger, Raisin/Rosemary and Fig/Olive.
Greek olives and chips and dips and a special drink!
Peach wine with a blend of fruits and simple syrup.......delicious!
Next week - Peach Bellini's!
It was fun to sit and visit and catch up.
By 7:00 we had cleared the table and set out the palettes and were painting away!
I based in four sunflower canvases and I am happy with my progress.
I meant to do more but there's always NEXT week!!!
I will add the details and highlights and by next Tuesday I will be listening to Neil Diamond and September Morn as well as his other hits!