Weekend Wrap Up

Queenie McBear
Queenie McBear (Image Found– http://bvw1979.deviantart.com/art/Meet-Queenie-McBear-23350498)

Readers, I know Queenie McBear was supposed to be a bully in the Berenstain Bears, but I couldn’t help but admire her fashion style and sassy as hell attitude. She made an impact on me way more than Sister Bear ever did. I reread the story with Queenie hundreds of times. She had a 10 speed bike, taught everyone the latest dance moves, and had her ears pierced and wore hoop earrings.  Sister had overalls, and that just wasn’t doing it for me.

This was a great weekend!  I got to visit my Grandma Cash’s ranch for the first time in like 10 years which I’ve touched on before here and here.  I’ll talk more about that in a post later this week.  It was everything I’d remembered and even better.  I wish I wouldn’t have stayed away that long, but it seemed so much more precious and rare to me now after such a long time away.  So if I skip Saturday gab after the link, just know that’s coming soon!    Continue reading Weekend Wrap Up

Thankful Thursday for September 3rd

The thrift gods have been smiling on me recently!
The thrift gods have been smiling on me recently!

From celebrating my birthday to opportunities to stand in the sunshine and watch rugby, this week truly couldn’t have been any better.  I’ll try my best to not write a novel this Thankful Thursday, but I make no promises!

  • Thrift Finds—I am an avid thrifter, and there is nothing like the satisfaction that comes from a great “find”. It makes up for all the times you sort through racks of clothing and bins of bags and have to leave the store defeated! This week I broke out this great, wild black and white blazer.  When I put it on, I asked Kelly, “Do I look like a rich sixty year old woman in this?”  My poor husband looked perplexed!  He responded, carefully, “Do you want to look like a rich sixty year old woman?”  My answer to that is, “Always.”  It’s one of my favorite styles.  I have beat many an old lady to fab tailored pants in a thrift store.  I’m ruthless when I walk into the Goodwill.  I also was so happy to find the framed poster below.  It has a small crack in the glass in the corner, but I’ll either have it repaired someday or live with it.

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