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Hey Y’all!

The Girls were let loose on the streets of Waco this weekend. My shopping buddies (and dear, dear friends) and I went junkin’ on Saturday and Waco was our target destination.

Had it all planned out … I googled antique and thrift stores in Waco, complete with a map pinpointing the location of each one. We promptly got lost and ended up in a not-so-nice neighborhood. No worries. One of us spotted a yard sale sign and we soon forgot about the map.

I scored TONS of bling (pics below), including some way cool antique watches (for crafting projects). The prices weren’t bad, but I paid a much higher price for traipsing through their tall grass: chigger bites all over my lower legs. Hmmph!

Eventually we found two of the four GWs in Waco. The Girls scored some goodies and I stocked up on some dangly earrings (a girl can NEVER have too many dangly, blingy earrings!).

As planned, we swooped around The Circle and ate at The Elite … an historic landmark in Waco. Elvis frequented The Elite when he was stationed at Fort Hood in the 50s. Good food, good friends, good times.

We finally made it downtown to The Gossip Bench, a quaint little antique store. Treasure pics below.

Got home last night, exhausted but happy. Junkin’ with The Girls is always good medicine for me. And I got a full dose of it this weekend!

Enjoy the pics.

Love and hugs to all,

Terry Lee

chigger-infested yard sale

chigger-infested yard sale

bling loot from the yard sale

bling loot from the yard sale

ohmygosh! i LOVE these old watches!!! yard sale find!

ohmygosh! i LOVE these old watches!!! yard sale find!

more little doodads from the yard sale

more little doodads from the yard sale

who takes pictures of the goodwill sign? crazy ME!

who takes pictures of the goodwill sign? crazy ME!

the girls getting down and dirty at the goodwill. you GO girls!

the girls getting down and dirty at the goodwill. you GO girls!

terry lee playing dress up in the goodwill

terry lee playing dress up in the goodwill

who takes pics of the GW mannequins?! that would be moi. she looked so sad!

who takes pics of the GW mannequins?! that would be moi. she looked so sad!

my new dangle earrings (ala goodwill)

my new dangle earrings (ala goodwill)

the landmark elite

the landmark elite

the girls, sitting in THE booth where elvis sat!

the girls, sitting in THE booth where elvis sat!

lovin' up on elvis at the elite cafe, elvis room

lovin' up on elvis at the elite cafe, elvis room

elvis at fort hood

elvis at fort hood

my favorite elvis pic (yummy!)

my favorite elvis pic (yummy!)

jannetta in front of the gossip bench antique store

jannetta in front of the gossip bench antique store

great little brown pyrex piece and turquoise plate from the gossip bench ... love them!

great little brown pyrex piece and turquoise plate from the gossip bench ... love them!

great old wire basket from the gossip bench antique store

great old wire basket from the gossip bench antique store

the landmark alico building, downtown waco ... that thing is TALL!

the landmark alico building, downtown waco ... that thing is TALL!

county courthouse (yawn). where's the junk?!

county courthouse (yawn). where's the junk?!

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Hey y’all,

This past weekend was filled with birthday celebrations, presents, balloons and cakes. Saturday was my sweet hubby Ben’s birthday. Won’t say how old he is because he’s been known to read my blogs. ha! And Sunday was my daughter Tara’s 26th birthday.

Yes, it’s always a little crazy, having two birthdays back to back. But it’s all a labor of love.

As I was preparing (mentally) for their birthdays, birthing memories started washing over me … well, memories of Tara’s birth. Not Ben’s. However, there is a “birth story” for Ben, passed down from his mother Clara Lee (LOVE her middle name!!) which I’ll share in a minute.

Tara wasn’t crying when she was born and I asked if she was okay. The nurse said, “She’s fine; just sleeping.” (Probably something to do with the Demerol they gave me!!)

Then they placed her in my arms and I thought she was the most beautiful creature I’d ever seen. A perfectly round head, covered in the softest, silkiest golden hair imaginable. It looked like a halo … and she lay there, all cuddled in blankets, sleeping like an angel.

When I fed her for the first time, I was shocked at how much she drank. Without fanfare, she slugged down the entire 4 oz of formula in nothing flat and was sucking air, wanting more. Hmmm. A hungry little angel, I thought.

Tara and I were talking about this (as we always do on her birthday), and it wasn’t lost on either of us that she hasn’t changed much. She still loves to sleep and still has a healthy appetite! Happy Birthday, my 26 year old golden-haired angel!

Ben’s story is a much different tale. He was born at home, with two physicians in attendance. He claims his mother was on an ironing board while giving birth (and if so, SHAME on that doctor … even though he’s probably long dead by now). When Ben was born, the first doctor pronounced him dead and tossed him on the bed. But the second physician wasn’t giving up yet. He picked up baby Ben and successfully resuscitated him.

Thank God for second doctors!

Happy Birthday, Ben … honey o’ mine!

Gotta have pictures, especially for those who don’t like to read. haha! They’re a mish-mash of this’n’that. Some birthday, some of Sue’s magic (naturally!), etc.

Love and hugs to all!

Birthday Girl

Birthday Girl

Great old clock "Baby Ben" ... in honor of MY Ben's birthday

Great old 'Baby Ben' clock ... in honor of MY Ben's birthday

Sweet cottage sign from Sue's

Sweet cottage sign from Sue's

Adorable little Paris Lady picture, Sue's creation

Adorable little Paris Lady picture, Sue's creation

An ordinary book, transformed (as if by MAGIC!) into a Paris lovely. Great work, Sue!

An ordinary book, transformed (as if by MAGIC!) into a Paris lovely. Great work, Sue!

LOVELY crotcheted doily (from Sue's booth, natch)

LOVELY crotcheted doily (from Sue's booth, natch)

A wannabe Vintage Queen posing with the real deal. Talk about craziness!

A wannabe Vintage Queen (me) posing with the real deal. Talk about craziness!

Darling little 'sweet pea' ... Sue's magic

Darling little 'sweet pea' ... Sue's magic

Mother and child (Is it possible for me to have a 26 year old?!?!)

Mother and child (Is it possible for me to have a 26 year old?!?!)

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