"whoever touches us, teaches us....."

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Today was a day I just didn't feel like sitting around inside. I needed to wander a bit, physically and mentally. So I took myself to one of my favorite "mindless" places... a local antique junk and flea market. I love to wander and look and pick out things to buy; but I usually carry them around for awhile and then one by one, I put them back. I think I have almost as much fun doing this as I do if I just buy them!

There were a lot of glass bottles, canisters and cookie jars. I love glass, but I didn't see anything today that interested me. I saw a lot of things I would like to have if I ever have an old house, with a farmhouse style kitchen.

I saw a lot of nice wood things. Lots of wood boxes (which I love), but none that seemed really old to me. I also saw a lot of old crates, ammo crates as well as food crates. They are always fun and good for storage. One of the most unique things I saw was a cigar mold, I wish I could have gotten a picture, but my phone was dead by then!

Also there were walls of old tools, saws, kitchen tools, and just ...
well, stuff! That box looking thing on the right hand edge of this photo, is a wooden pigeon carrier! It was 3 or 4 feet long, with a row of doors an separate compartments. Something I had never seen before!

My favorite thing that I didn't buy, was a divided crate. It looked like it might have held wine bottles at one time. But I left it for someone else to rescue. Next time maybe.

Friday, August 21, 2009

What Are You Afraid Of?

What do I fear? Everything it seems these days....is it old age ? (middle-old-age?) I was fearless in my youth; not afraid of anything that I remember. Little would stop me from what I wanted to do and no obstacles ever stood in my way. Nothing was dangerous and nothing had consequences. Nowadays...I am afraid of too much. Ironically, I don't really worry about real issues like the economy, Korea, terrorism or Jon and Kate . I worry about stupid stuff. These are my current mind occupying fears; in no particular order.

1. Having a heart attack* any minute.
* stroke, aneurysm, that last piece of stuff that clogs the artery, or flesh eating disease
2. Driving (being the passenger) in traffic*
* substitute rain, fog, etc
3. Flying...
heaven forbid I should ever have enough money for a plane ticket to go somewhere
4. That my son will never leave home..
5. That my son will leave home
6. That my house will rot*
* or flood, become termite fodder, crack in half, leak gas and blow
7. That the wheel on my car will break off and I will flip over
seriously, I have a bad bearing of some kind
8. That someday when I am old and alone I will break down and get a cat
9. That I made the wrong decision

That about does it. What are you afraid of?

sorry no picture...computer issues!