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Thirty-seven years ago today Hubby Honey and I were married!  

Wow!  37 is a pretty large number!  A sweet, elderly lady at church told me the other day that she thought I was only 35! As we say down south, "Bless her heart".  I did mention she is elderly and I'm sure her children need to have her vision checked! 

This is a bittersweet day for me! We got married on Mom and Dad's 19th wedding anniversary.  For the past 37 years we've always called each other to say "Happy day".  This is our first one without Dad and so, difficult! I have decided to give in to tears anytime I want today!  After Dad died someone who had lost his Dad told me, " the good ones are missed the most" and he's right!
  I will not put away thoughts of him today, I will let them come and linger for however long they need and I will shed tears for a life that's missed. I will rejoice that Mom and Dad chose each other and had the four of us.  I will rejoice in the fact that I have three sisters who share this grief with me. I will smile and laugh at things that are funny. I will notice beauty in the day. I will thank God for all he has blessed me with.

I love my Hubby Honey and I thank him the most for never giving up on me and for loving me always!

Happy 37 Honey!  Love you!

Auction !

In my previous post I shared with you about my recent trip. One day of the trip was spent at an auction.  Auctions can be fun and frustrating. Fun when things are going cheap and frustrating when a lady in a pink t-shirt out bids you on several things you want!!!!  If you're not careful you will begin to feel strong feelings of dis-like for someone you don't even know! And pink is one of my favorite colors!

One of the friends I was with had, get this, NEVER, ( I know....I was shocked) been to an auction!  Ok, I'm sorry, but everyone needs to have this experience at least once.

So, off we go!  The day is gorgeous and the auction is on a farm way, way, waaaaay out in the country!  Perfect day! As we are driving we begin to prepare her for the must do's!  Look around, see if you find things you might want and then get a price in your mind and determine that you will NOT go over your set limit. That way you don't cry all the way home because Hubby Honey is going to kill you! 

She did so good.  She looked around, set her limit and then spent the first little bit afraid to scratch anything!!! It was like trying to teach a baby to walk.  " Come can do it....we'll catch you....promise!" And then, boom, she was off and running!  Bam, Bam, Bam and she had reached her limit and was done!  She sat in a lawn chair the rest of the day crocheting.  What we found out later was that she had set her over-all limit for the day at $30!  When she spent that she was done!  You have to admire a woman who only spends $30 at any auction.

I spent a tad more than that but not by much. 

Here's my favorite treasure find of the day!
A hand made tool cabinet. It was made by the owners Father-in-law. After a good cleaning it will look great on the wall in my family room!  I had set my limit for this between $65 and $75.  This was going to be my "treat"!  But....yipeeeee....I beat out "floppy hat woman" at just $24!!!!!!!!

Go to an auction....set your limit and have a blast!


Took a little trip!

The past few weeks have passed in a whirl wind! 

 Getting ready for a trip.  Going on a trip.  Coming home from a trip. 

 All three, fun, exciting, tiring and awesome!  Anticipation in the getting ready. Fun in the dreaming...(of treasures that await and memories to be made while spending time with sisters and friends!)

In this post I would like to share with you all the pictures taken during my trip.


I'm offended that you would think such a thing!  

You'll be saved by the fact that even though I was careful to not forget my camera, it was never removed from my bag and not one single picture taken.

If you have a good imagination you can take the following information and picture the trip in your mind and the fun had!

  • Mountains of NW Arkansas 
  • Four woman in a car looking for any and all garage or estate sale signs
  • Food
  • Laughter
  • Food
  • Bargains...yard sales, estate sales and an all day Auction
  • Food
  • Treasure
  • Food....I know....that seems to be the number one item.  But, you must understand that we took advantage of being away from home and ate some really awesome food that we don't get on a daily basis. Italian, Thai (twice), Grilled shrimp and salmon, a wonderful place in Eureka Springs called Fresh Flavor, Pizza ,Ice cream and homemade pie....just to name a few!
The weight that may have been gained from all the food was offset by the pounds removed due to the laughter! As Opie would say, " we just laughed and laughed and laughed!"  About what?  Anything and everything!

A perfect trip!

Friends, Fun and Food!

What more could a girl want?