Saturday, November 13, 2010

* A Beautiful Day *

Today was such a wonderful day. The temperature fell to a brisk and windy mid-40s, which made it perfect for a day of fall craft fairs, and other holiday shopping. Gal pals Sherry and Crazy Rita and I met at 8:00am at our local Bread Co. By the time Sherry dropped us off, back at where Rita and I had parked our cars, it was almost 4:00pm! All three of us got a few bargains, either for our own decorations, or for Christmas gifts for others. We've known each other since we met at the same workplace in the mid 1980s and became instant friends. We can have serious discussions, but most of all we laugh and have the best of times, just being together.

Speaking of finding bargains today.....Look at my beautiful angel, HOLDING A BOOK! I didn't expect to find any "figures holding books" today, nor was I even looking for any, but this beautiful angel found me, in a huge warehouse of a store. Just about everything in the store was VERY expensive, to the point of being ridiculously expensive. But it was in an expensive neighborhood, and we were there just to browse and gawk, to be perfectly honest....and hoping to find a good sale....which didn't happen! I was the only one who found anything to buy, & I stood in line for a LONG time, to buy this beautiful little 4 inch statue for $9.00! The pictures don't do her justice. She is so lovely, and sparkly and I just love her!! So, I have 3 in my collection now! The angel, Santa and the duck!  Ahhhh, Simple Pleasures!

Welcome & thank you to my two newest followers, numbers 142 & 143: Mya and Faith Hope CherryTea! I really cannot believe that I am nearing 150 followers! It's amazing and I'm so appreciative of each and every one of you! Thank you, thank you!!

I also wanted to mention that two of my blog buddies have contests going on right now. Lisa Ricard Claro's contest ends on Monday, November 15th, so hurry on over! And Karen Lange's contest ends at noon on Wednesday, November 17th, so you need to hurry over there, as well. If anyone else is having a contest that I forgot to blog about, please let me know! I don't want to leave anyone out. And also, don't forget that MY contest ends on Monday, November 15th, too!

Tomorrow, I really must get back into my routine of writing every day, again!! I started out so well on November 1st and it lasted for about 3 whole days. Aacckkk! Hey Joe! I need another shout-out from you about Baby Steps!! Where ya been?

"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances." -- Martha Washington


  1. Thx MUCH for the mention!
    i think you'll love this blog -
    she's looking right now for your flea market finds of the week ..
    join her linky party & your darling finds will be loved by many :)

  2. having an interesting contest on at FHC if you have time for tea and chat - it's the pink saturday post on Shannon Hopkins Sweet Notions ...

  3. Adorable figurines. Breaks are need. You'll have a burst of speed now.

  4. Becky---I'm not Joe, but I can make up a comment about "baby steps."

    Take one small step today. Write a beginning to a vignette/essay/short story. And then let it sit and simmer for a while...

    Do one small thing today. Revise the ending of a piece. Add a great image/metaphor/simile to a piece.

    Maybe you're a hat person. Or glasses person. Natalie Goldberg suggests that some writers write better when they have a special hat on, or glasses (fun ones---this probably works better for people who DON'T have to wear them in real life).

    Writing begins one butt cheek at a time. Put one butt cheek down in the chair, let the other cheek settle in, and begin writing...

  5. The angel is my favorite one in your collection so far. :)

  6. Oh, Becky ... what a beauty your angel is! I am glad that you had such a great day with your friends.

    Sioux, that one butt cheek at a time comment cracked me up!

  7. Sounds like a wonderful and fun day! Love your angel with a book! Great collection!

  8. hey Becky! great to find your smiling countenance on my blog this morning! THX !! :)

  9. What a sweet little angel statue and with a book! Looks like you might be meant to collect those. Oh, and don't forget to write!

  10. Ohhhh, she is too cute. Love that you found each other.


  11. Hi Becky...Loved your sweet angel. She has the most beautiful little face imaginable. Good job finding her!

    Loved the Martha Washington quote, too. Soooo true.

    So glad you have had a wonderful Sunday so far. Susan

  12. Very cute!! I did the craft show tour, too. Isn't this a wonderful time of year?!!

  13. Hey Becky - Thanks for the link--your name goes in the hat twice!

    I love your angel! She is beautiful. I would say your finding her qualifies as serendipity, one of my favorite things. :)

  14. That seems like a really lovely day, glad you had such a great one!
    The angel is wonderful, so happy you found another little buddy to add to your collection :)

  15. Hi Becky...

    I am always tickled pink when I come across a bargain...especially when I'm out thrift shopping or yard salein'...

    thanks for your visit...

    ps...i love anything with a book....

    ciao bella

    Creative Carmelina

  16. Those angels are GREAT.

    You had a good day.


  17. Making changes by leaps and bounds enables you to jump over the things that can derail you later. Taking baby steps allows you to see everything and fix it along the way. Babies miss nothing on the floor, it's the adults who can walk on by.

  18. Becky, you have some great giveaways. I posted your contest on my blog.

  19. Oh, Becky, don't you just love it when you find something unexpected, so dear, and so perfect -- and so nicely priced! Sounds like a lovely day with friends, and isn't that the best kind?


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