>> Thursday, August 28, 2008
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I picked up this bright yellow lantern from a booth operated by a beekeeper. It came with 3 or 4 little (votive size) beeswax candles for only $9.00 !
The booth is interesting because they always set up a display of the real, live bees in action - scary, except that they are housed between sheets of glass; it's like a large ant farm.
I also bought honey - and I can affirm that very fresh, local honey is different (way better) than even the ''best'' (organic, expensive, etc.) store-bought honey. I - and Christopher - can also confirm that local honey consumption really does lessen the severity of outdoor allergies - dramatically.
I've found so many interesting things at the Market this summer - in addition to the great fruits and veggies. I've bought plants, coffee, baked goods, flavored butter, earrings, goat's milk soap and lotion, a bird feeder, Christmas ornament, etc. It's all good!
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>> Tuesday, August 19, 2008
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>> Thursday, August 7, 2008
She usually stands in the same spot, wearing a golden crown. . .. but she has been known to move around a little and dress for holidays and special occasions.
She's four feet tall, brown, and is handy for waving or holding bags with her flexible arms.
Why? How? You might be wondering.
I can give you the "how", but there is really no "why" except that she looked like she belonged with me.
I was shopping in a florist's wholesale store with someone who needed my van for 'cargo'. It was the most incredible place to shop: bottom floor / outdoors filled with any and all kinds of plants and trees of varying sizes, and the upstairs - full of household decor, accessories, lighting, ribbons, etc. In the very back of the second floor, decked out for a Christmas display (in the middle of summer), was this bear and some of her family.
She's lived with us for a few years now, and has never given us a bit of trouble.
No one's ever been frightened of her, even though I tried to convince the teenagers that she is like one of the bears in Kings, and that they'd better be respectful!! (They didn't fall for it.)
We've never named her, and that sounds a little sad as I tell her story, but she hasn't meant less to us because of it.
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>> Wednesday, August 6, 2008
August is busy; we have three family birthdays and there's all the back-to-school business. And mostly, it is just too hot to do anything. Anything.
Well, except for reading and blogging.
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>> Friday, August 1, 2008
I would sit on my couch and look about my living area and ponder what, of my possessions and STUFF, was really important to me? Where did that knick-knack come from? Why did I buy that pillow? Am I ever going to read that book? Do I even still like the person in that picture frame? : )
The questions continued in other rooms: would I ever need 24 plates at the same time, of three different patterns, for our lifestyle? Would I really need 6,000 cleaning rags? Could I possibly use up all those different hair products, when I rarely do more than cram my hair into a giant clip?
I did get obsessed - but in a good way. A clean way. A realistic way. And when I rested physically, I kept going mentally:
I wondered; if I had just TEN minutes to get out of my house 'forever', what things would I take? I decided that ten minutes is long enough for me to get out the most important things, but I erred in thinking these thoughts aloud to my husband. . .
He was confused and appalled. He didn't get the point of such thoughts, at all, andultimately, he was just disturbed that my list didn't include a single big-ticket appliance. I don't think he was able to sleep that night.
My recipe collection. My stuffed monkey and bumpy pillow that I sleep with. My purse, with phone. My plastic boxes of kids' keepsakes and handmades and home movies. My expensive tennis shoes. A sweater or jacket. (Who knows?) I might grab my DVDs (now that they would be easy to grab), or some artwork. If I am moving quickly and find myself with three or four extra minutes, I'll start grabbing some books.
You may be wondering why photographs aren't on the list. Well, this is where I can understand my husband, a tiny bit. I have toooooooo many photos and albums to get them all. Toooooo many negatives, slides, etc. I am working to scan and upload and share my pictures so that if the unthinkable happens, I haven't lost them. If I get my collection down to a manageable size, then they'd definitely be leaving the house with me.
The reason the tennis shoes are on the list: I really like them, and I paid too much money for them. I would never replace them, so they would go with me. Ditto why I'd take the DVDs; also replaceable, but unlikely to happen.
So, if you can allow yourself to conjure up a scenario where you have to be out of your house for good, in ten minutes, and your family and animals are SAFE, what would you take? Comment, or write a post and link here.
See you at the curb!
P.S. You can have imaginary moving men if some pieces of furniture are part of what you wouldn't want to start over without.