This is ME today after 4 - count em - FOUR failed Etsy sales. THREE of which were international which means I had to go cross town to my shipping supply store, buy special boxes (for double boxing), run home, pack them for shipping to take to the post office to stand in line to get postage fees to run home, notify the buyers of their fees, to have them CANCEL for various (NUMB-NUT) reasons. I guess I should have figured that the "buyer" from Australia calling herself MZ. EMBALMO (Ribbons Rigormortis) just MIGHT have been a HOAX. But oh no - trust everyone in the world, after all some people are very proud of their professions, right? Etsy has been GREAT - I can't complain tooo much, but really folks, wouldn't you look like this after such a week?! Actually Ardie looks much better than me at this particular moment in time. It's before noon here :- )
Onto bigger & better things - like the church rummage sale last Saturday. I ADORE church rummage sales & hadn't been to one in ages so I was looking forward to this even though by happencestance it was the church I'd been married in once upon a nightmare on another planet but we won't go there right now. Shoulda been an omen I guess. And the gall of me to ask Big Daddy to accompany me - but I did and didn't tell him that news until we got through the door (and after a missed-step by him), everything was okay when greeted by this...
Sister's Candy & Lollypop shed their "usual habits" and become CAKE LADIES!
Oh yes, this too should have been an omen. Get the sweet stuff before you go through the next doors to the rummage sale from HELL!
Okay, it wasn't REALLY hellish, Big Daddy hit the tables like a man possessed!
(Not bad for an old guy, eh?! He was particularly ravishing at the recent Scottish Games in his plaid kilt which I told him looked positively WRONG with tennis shoes & golf sox, but would he listen? Neuuuu. He thought all the gawking girls were praying for strong winds. HAH!)
Anyway, here he is leaving with a *grin* and a brand new pair of Etonic golf shoes & some other such nonsense
And, (I'm going to hell for this)...I stole these from Sister's Candy & Lollypop (JUST KIDDING of course) - not bad, but not the LOAD I was hoping for
Then for being a good soldier I offered to take him to my favorite breakfast place for THE best French Toast in town - maybe the WORLD - the Tower Cafe which is located next to the old and one of the two gorgeous deco theatres left in Sacramento, the Tower Theatre
Inside the also lovely Tower Cafe
Breakfast was GREAT but my mind wanders sometimes
Hmm, margaritaville. Strawberries are healthy food, right?! ;- )
Okay, I'm stuck in "center" mode so this is how it's going to be till I get unstuck
The week wasn't a complete loss, truly! I had a FANNNtastic trip to my friend Frank's house who allowed me to pick through and purchase some of his INNNcredible treasure trove of GREATNESS. And here is just a "sneak peek" at the greatness I was lucky enough to bring home.
Getting ready for the spit & polish!
And more! But there's a preview of my next blog!
And about that Aardvark who I so cruelly (to him) compared to how I look this morning, It's actually a set of two I found on my way out of one of my favorite thrifting haunts. Odd little critters by Robert Maxwell. Never heard of him or seen these but they oddly caught my eye & called to me. A most odd choice for me, but they just sucked my heart right outta my chest so they came home with me. A bit of internet research told me Mr. Maxwell is quite a well known artist & his "critter-beasties" as they are known, are also very well known and collectible & I was VERY lucky to find a numbered PAIR! Lucky me! Here they are, Ardie & his little pal Vark.