I guess I was not able to keep that momentum last week as I thought I would. Sometimes there are so many things going on I can't keep up with my blogging. I did, however, blog many times in my mind, because I was thinking of you girls while I was partaking in all the busyness of life. And that is a nice thing said about blogging, it facilitates the delight of sharing life with your friends. Have you ever cleaned your house spick and span and had great satisfaction in its wonderful cleanness, but then there was not a soul coming by to see it (young children and hubby do appreciate these things of course, but I don't know....they don't seem to rouse up the enthusiasm that you feel for all that you have accomplished, but girlfriends and grown daughters seem to share your enthusiasm for these things, and that is why I like to post about them, and read about yours.) Most of the time, my visitors pop over when the house is a mess, and well, you know what I mean, you just wish they could have seen the place the day before or the day after... well, I guess we shouldn't waste too much time on the vanity of these things, never the less, I am going to get show you the pleasure of the "before and after" of my little craft room reorganization. I always like how Danielle ( afamilystory.blogspot.com ) does her "before and afters". It builds up my enthusiasm to do likewise.
I thought I would also share some of the wonderful treasures I was able to find at the 2nd best garage sale in my life (the first one goes down in family history for the most "amazing garage sale ever", and is where we got many of our pieces of furniture and antique odds and ends years ago. We had been in need of some bookshelves and several other things. Back in those days, there was no "Craig's List" or internet, so a great garage sale was the thing you hoped for. There were some older neighbors a few houses down from us who were moving and wanted to get rid of everything and who didn't really care about the prices they got. Steve and both felt like we hit the jackpot on that one. This recent garage sale was a little like that except the specialty items were yarn and craft items. I was able to get oodles of very good and expensive yarn very, very cheap, as well as many other craft items, canning jars and other pretties. Thanks for letting me share with you. Those things wouldn't be nearly so fun if I didn't have someone to share them with. I was able to get enough yarn for myself and the other knitters and crocheters in the family (namely Marie and Elizabeth), to last us through many babies.
Last week, we got our Green Chilis and a few other things from the farms. So between that and the apples, we have been busy putting up food, as well as a little trip to Wyoming, to watch Olga in a soccer game, after which she was able to come down for an over night visit with some of her team mates. It was fast and furious week, but great fun.
Blessings to all,