Remember a few weeks ago when I said I found a cool antique typewriter for $3.00 at a garage sale? Well, I cleaned it up, and found the markings on the back. It’s in pristine condition, and according to this web-site, it’s a 1935 Royal Standard Portable with Touch Control, and I could buy a matching one for my kids to play with for $395.00 (!)
Not that I need another one or anything. But, still… cool, eh?
Oh, and p.s.- the Kool-Ade incident from yesterday? Yeah, what I didn’t notice at the time was that the vile red stuff had staturated my scriptures. The pages are pink, sticky and water-wavy now. Dang it. These were just broken in and marked and worn perfectly. Five+ years and now I have to start over. Not cool, eh?
Anyone want a cute, dangerous, curious, agrivating, loving, imaginative, psycho, whiny, giggley, smarty-pants almost-four year old?
5:42 Sunday night- fixing dinner, DH is walking on the treadmill. Jeffrey drops Abby off the couch and she busts her lip open. Crying and bloody clothes ensue.
5:49 Beanie barfs on the living room floor, and before I can get there, Abby is playing in it.
After church, while I was upstairs lying on the bed, Beanie dumped a whole jug of red Kool-Ade on the kitchen floor. I never buy Kool-Ade. Now I remember why. DH cleaned most of that one up, all I had to do was bleach the red from my butcher block island.
Off to finish cooking dinner. It’s such a good thing Sunday is a day of rest.
It might very well be becomming an obsession- and Jeffrey is totally in on it. We went out garage sale-ing again this week, and here is what we got:
- Two wooden cap-guns, old pirate style. $1 for both.
- A bucket of 12 Lego Bionicle- two still in the boxes. $10.
- An antique apothecary jar, 14″ tall for me. 25 cents.
- A small corner shelf, solid mahogany, for the bathroom. $3.
- Antique doll cradle, solid wood with turned spindles. $3.
- An embroidered pillow case and sheets for Abby. $1.
- Two pair of J.Jill jeans/linen pants for me. $3 each.
- An antique H Co. turquoise bowl, small crack, but still beautiful. 25 cents.
- A 48″ tall bookshelf for the upstairs nook- needs paint, solid wood. $5.
- Two retro school desks, with the table attached to wooden chairs. Sturdy and with no carving on the desks. $6 each.
- Three tier cupcake holder/server. Way cool. 25 cents.
I love this! It’s like a treasure hunt- and you may have to dig through some boxes of junk, but wow, can you find some neat, retro and well-made stuff. And on a budget, too! If you’ve never done it, I highly recommend it- Just drive down the main street in your town and look for signs to follow!
Beanie changes his name almost daily. Today it is Gatorayvah- and he is a girl who wears a yellow ribbon in his/her hair. *sigh* That child’s imagiation…
Addendum: Here’s yet another connundrum with Beanie- give me your opinion?
“Let’s get out in the streets and march and protest instead of sitting at home and blogging. I do think it would be an incredible experiment to shut down the whole internet for five years and see what sort of art is produced over that span. “
~Sir Elton John
You know, he has a point. While I’m in no hurry, or have any desire at all, to protest or be anything accept a radical mom, I know I make better art when I’m not checking on the blog-world. I suppose it all gets down to self-discipline. That, and the summer doldrums. Once school starts there will be structure to our days again, and I will be working again… but I can’t help but acknowledge: He has a point.