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90-off

hey again!

trying to keep my blog afresh, ’cause i know people get tired of looking at the same old thing when/if they come to visit. you know how it is, house guests and fish and your blog … they all start to stink after 3 days. haha.

ANYways, went on a mini-FAG trip the other night. i LOVE those, btw. usually when we go FAGing, it’s an ordeal. in a good way. we load ourselves up in the FAGmobile and drive to some gawd-forsaken little texas hole in the wall … or maybe a not-so-little-hole. either way, we’re gone for the day and down for the count.

so earlier this week, we did a mini-FAG outing one evening. we had a very simple plan: big lots and then to el chico. or casa el chico as jannetta called it. she was just a little confused at which particular mexican restaurant we landed. had NOTHING to do with margaritas …

back to big lots. they had their christmas stuff marked 90% off. i was NOT in the mood to buy cmas decorations … i barely have everything cleared out of my house from the holidays. but when it hit me how MUCH 90% off really IS, well, i couldn’t resist. i mean, it was practically FREE. it would’ve been a SIN not to buy at those prices. a HUGE sin. and believe me, i know sin. i was raised on it.

so i found a buggy (shopping cart for you yankees) and started loading up. huge ornaments for 40 cents, packages of miniature ornaments for 20 cents, strands and strands and strands of gold beads for 20 cents. snowman boxes and tins … ohmygawd. i couldn’t stop. at 90% off … whatcha gonna do?!?!

okay, so my pics are below. also got a bag of lay’s bbq potato chips which is apropos to nothing. except they were on sale too. but not 90% off.

we did have a great time at casa el chico. haha. our server, cando (which being spanish-challenged, we thought was “can-do” … like he’s a “can-do!” sort of guy) was wonderful and spoke lovely spanish to us, though we didn’t understand a lick of it.

good friends, good food, good bargains, good times. good medicine for all of us, as always.

enjoy the pics. love and hugs to you all, mi amigas and amigos.

terry lee

my lot from big lots

my lot from big lots

strands and strands of beads, each 15' long! 40 cents each!

strands and strands of beads, each 15' long! 40 cents each! gonna play dress-up ... oh, and then do some crafting!

sweet boxes and tin and ornaments and ... and ... and

sweet boxes and tin and ornaments and ... and ... and

love these! sadly, i'll forget where i put them for next year ...

love these! sadly, i'll forget where i put them for next year ...

great colors! love the turquoise and pink

great colors! love the turquoise and pink

adorable miniature ornaments, different colors and clear ... just imagine the possibilities, esp at 20 cents per pkg!!

adorable miniature ornaments, different colors and clear ... just imagine the possibilities, esp at 20 cents per pkg!!

in case you can't telll, these are HUGE-GIGANTIC ornament balls. about the size of bowling balls, 40 cents each. may pull a vintage sue and paint them and the fire up the glue gun ...

in case you can't tell, these are HUGE-GIGANTIC ornament balls. about the size of bowling balls, 40 cents each. may pull a vintagesue and paint them and then fire up the glue gun ...

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thanks-santa

hey y’all,

i really goofed with my last blog. shortly after it hit the press, my dear, sweet hubby informed me that i had failed to mention the absolutely WONDERFUL christmas gift that he gave me … a way cool printer/scanner/copier/fly me to the moon machine … which is HOW i am now able to scan and upload those great vintage family photos that i shared with y’all.

how could i have been so remiss?! old age. chemo-brain. teenager-induced ssstresss. people in wal-mart. any number of excuses. i’m SOOO sorry, sweetie pie. i LOVE my new toy. but i love you more. how’s that? 😉

anyways, on to the pics … some of my other christmas presents (not everything, so stay tuned), some of this and that.

happy weekend!

love and hugs,
terry lee

my friend bonnie got me these vintage turquoise pyrex pieces. we both cried because without realizing it, she had bought me the SAME set that my mother used to have ... i only had one piece left of hers.

my friend bonnie got me these vintage turquoise pyrex pieces. we both cried because without realizing it, she had bought me the SAME set that my mother used to have ... i only had one piece left of my mom's.

love it!

love it!

LOVE this heart-shaped lovely from my friend jannetta. it's a sue creation ... how precious!

LOVE this heart-shaped lovely from my friend jannetta. it's a sue creation ... how precious! uh, what exactly happened to the man's face?!

dear, sweet, mary (she's such a valentine!) made this collage for me for cmas. it's soooo perfect!!! i love it, mary!

dear, sweet, mary (she's such a valentine!) made this collage for me for cmas. it's soooo perfect!!! i love it, mary!

can't tell you the story behind this sign because it could possibly incriminate my sister and  me. let's just say that i saw it, wanted it ... and now i have it. PINK letters!

can't tell you the story behind this sign because it might incriminate my sister and me. let's just say that i saw it, wanted it ... and now i have it. PINK letters!

sue, i got the DIVA suitcase after all! jannetta bought it for me ... and that sweet little white angel basket next to it. looks sweet perched on my cabinet.

sue, i got the DIVAS suitcase after all! jannetta bought it for me ... and that sweet little white angel basket next to it. looks great perched on my cabinet.

heavy old clock i found at the GW barn a long time ago. it worked, but didn't like that it was all goldtone. FINALLY painted the floral part, numbers and hands pink, glued an old fork and spoon on it (it's in the kitchen) and a castoff earring at the bottom.

heavy old clock i found at the GW barn a long time ago. it worked, but i didn't like all that goldtone. FINALLY painted the floral part, numbers and hands pink, glued an old fork and spoon on it (it's a kitchen clock) and a castoff earring at the bottom. perfectly gawdy (gaudy for you english majors) and over-the-top, eh?

close up of my 'new' kitchen clock

close up of my 'new' kitchen clock

an irresistable little piece i bought for myself, from sue's booth. sweet plate adorned with buttons.

an irresistable little piece i bought for myself, from sue's booth. sweet plate adorned with buttons.

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