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hey again y’all,

hate to keep complaining (some of you who know me well, may beg to differ, haha), but this unseasonably warm and muggy weather lately is really putting a damper on my energy levels and enthusiasm to do ANYthing short of taking naps in my dark, air conditioned bedroom.

so last weekend one of my FAGs and i hit the road (the other one went awol on us … okay, she was doing something honorable and noble like walking to raise money for the hope pregnancy center … while the other two of us went schlepping across central texas in search of that PERFECT treasure at all the garage sales, estate sales, church rummage sales, etc.). very selfish, the two of us. out there chasing our dreams and scheming of future jaunts like next weekend’s fredericksburg’s trade days.

but what a BLAST we had. my poor camry hasn’t been that packed in a long time. reminds me of the good old days when FAGGing was in full gear. oh, if you don’t know what FAGGing is and if you’re curious, you can click The Journey is Everything to read all about it. it was our “outting” blog. haha

first stop was an estate sale. i cleaned out an entire bedroom. well, almost. it had the most beautiful PINK ROSE comforter set with matching curtains. for an extra little amount, she threw in the fantastic vintage window w/mirror that was hanging above the bed.

our second stop was a sweet little yard sale run by some v. nice ladies who actually allowed jannetta (the FAG in question) to use their restroom AND write a check for her goods. ohmy. AND their prices were like THE BEST you could hope for.

“oh, 25 cents for this. 10 cents for that.”

that kinda thing. you junkers know what music that is to your ears. i must say, i’d never ever let a yard sale customer use my bathroom. call me not nice, call me anything you want, but i just wouldn’t. nor would i accept a check from someone i didn’t know. very well. but these ladies were better women than i am and they restored (somewhat) some lost faith in womankind.

we hit lots more sales, including the salado flea market thingy where we actually saw belly dancers perform (whaa?!), a church rummage sale where nothing was priced … they only accepted donations at YOUR discretion (not my cup of meat, i prefer to be told what it costs … otherwise i feel guilty because i’m a neurotic middle child) and many other yard sales. we were soooooo hot and tired and sweaty by lunch time.

and speaking of LUNCH, we backtracked a bit in order to eat in salado. jannetta wanted me to try out a quaint little place called adelea’s (i thought it was pronounced “uh-deal-yuhs”. but NO. wrong again, princess smart-ass. you say it “add-uh-leez”. emPHAsis on the first syLLAble.)

her younger cousin michael is the chef there and so we made a big to-do about knowing the chef and asking for him. he recently graduated from a wonderful culinary school in austin. he was v. kind and gracious and even gave me a sample of his chicken and dumplings (my all time fave comfort food). i loved them, but it was so dang hot i just didn’t have the stomach to eat something warm.

but the deli sandwich was delish and the home made pecan pie with chocolate drizzled over it was TO. DIE. FOR. honestly. i thought i’d died and gone to pecan heaven. michael said they get their pecans from a local vendor in salado. locally grown, locally baked, locally eaten, by local FAGs. us. yum.

okay, i have digressed waaaaay more than usual. what i WANTED to write about was a sweet little girl named gracie. she was the daughter of the yard sale lady who had the great prices and let jannetta use her restroom. while i was perusing her mama’s merchandise, she decided to follow me from table to table. she’d hide under something, then spring up and surprise me with a “Boo!”

this went on the entire time we were there. what a darling. probably about 5 years old. not sure why she latched onto me … must be my pied piper charms. haha. when we were loading up the car, she walked over and handed me a little flower. okay, honestly, it was a weed. picked from her front yard. but to me it was the most beautiful flower in the world. after i thanked her demonstratively (my mama didn’t raise no ingrate), i asked what her name was. she said, “gracie.”

“well of course it is. what else would it be?” i said to her. and i meant it. her mom and aunt were v. gracious to us and little gracie was nothing but a sweetheart, providing me with joy and amusement during our entire visit. you can’t put a price on that.

lord almighty. my word count is now officially 860. sheesh. and i didn’t even get to HALF of what i wanted to share with you. maybe the pics will fill in some of the blanks. enjoy!

love and hugs to all,
terry lee

yummy pink rose comforter and curtains and sheets

yummy pink rose comforter and curtains and sheets

close up

close up

old window frame w/mirror. gonna yank off that swag that came with it and use something else. will be part of my bedroom makeover

old window frame w/mirror. gonna yank off that swag that came with it and use something else. will be part of my bedroom makeover

great little turquoise train case. i lerve it!

great little turquoise train case. i lerve it!

find o' the day! a precious blue vintage lu-ray bowl ... got it with a bunch of other goodies at the church rummage sale. gave them $4 for the lot. and i have the matching platter that was my mom's!

find o' the day! a precious blue vintage lu-ray bowl ... got it with a bunch of other goodies at the church rummage sale. gave them $4 for the lot. and i have the matching platter that was my mom's!

with my mom's lu-ray platter in background

with my mom's lu-ray platter in background

this beauty speaks for itself. got it for prolly 25c. hard to tell since i bought so much with it.

this beauty speaks for itself. got it for prolly 25c. hard to tell since i bought so much with it.

like these precious vintage cups and saucers

like these precious vintage cups and saucers

pair of vintage serving utensils and a grrreat pink melmac-ish bowl and platter

pair of vintage serving utensils and a grrreat pink melmac-ish bowl and platter

vintage avon bottle called garden girl (pink!) and sweet little white bird (another vintage avon)

vintage avon bottle called garden girl (pink!) and sweet little white bird (another vintage avon)

another view ... so precious!

another view ... so precious!

great little tins from the church rummage sale. esp love the french girl

great little tins from the church rummage sale. esp love the french girl

oh-so-lovely rose cup, again from the church rummage sale (part of my very well spent 4 bucks)

oh-so-lovely rose cup, again from the church rummage sale (part of my very well spent 4 bucks)

you can't tell by the pic, but this little beauty is VERY tiny. about 1 1/2 inches tall. love its pinkness and rose designs

you can't tell by the pic, but this little beauty is VERY tiny. about 1 1/2 inches tall. love its pinkness and rose designs

a PILE of vintage crocheted doilies for 25c. wow.

a PILE of vintage crocheted doilies for 25c. wow.

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Yep. The party’s over.

Surgery and recovery complete (for the most part), it’s time for me to head back to work (that four-letter word!). It seems as if I should be complaining about spending my entire summer recuperating from the hysterectomy … but I’m really very thankful that I had this time to rest and recover.

Besides, I did squeeze in a few great junking/shopping trips, some matinees (Mamma Mia! twice … LOVED it … Pierce Brosnan can’t sing a lick, but who bloody cares?!) and my baby’s 15th birthday celebration. Oh! And the new flooring, which isn’t installed yet, but phase one is complete. We’re walking around on concrete for another couple of days … but that’s another entirely different story. Ugh!!!

Not bad for someone who had 16 staples holding her insides together! Yikes!

ANYways, I wanted to share some birthday pics with y’all. About every two years, Matt asks for a bedroom “makeover”. Okay, that’s not entirely true. It’s actually ME who wants to re-do his room and I ask HIM if I can do it for his birthday. This year, he chose the theme of Mario and Luigi, those crazy video game brothers who I think are plumbers. Who knows.

Keeping in mind that he’s 15, I tried for a more mature look (which isn’t very easy considering what Mario and Luigi look like!). I think I pulled it off. Either way, he was very happy with his room. And mama’s happy too, if not exhausted.

Enjoy the pics.

you'd never guess it took me days to complete this room. it was a disaster area. can you say 'poptart wrappers under the mattress?!' arghh!!

you'd never guess it took me days to complete this room. it was a disaster area. can you say 'poptart wrappers under the mattress?!' arghh!!

new red curtains (mario-inspired), new green bedspread (luigi-inspired), mario and luigi murals on wall, over his gaming area

new red curtains (mario-inspired), new green bedspread (luigi-inspired), mario and luigi murals on wall, over his gaming area

cut out the covers from his video game cases (yes, i did) and decoupaged them onto an old lamp shade ... the lamp was a $2 GW find, white wicker that i was going to paint pink, but used it for his room instead, painted red

cut out the covers from his video game cases (yes, i did) and decoupaged them onto an old lamp shade ... the lamp was a $2 GW find, white wicker that i was going to paint pink, but used it for his room instead, painted red

okay, i covered the light switch with a mario and luigi pic

okay, i covered the light switch with a mario and luigi pic

Matt checking out the Luigi\'s Mansion mural

Matt checking out the Luigi's Mansion mural

Matt and me, enjoying his new 'Luigi green' bedspread

Matt and me, enjoying his new 'Luigi green' bedspread

Matt checking out the lampshade. Uh, Mom. Did you use my video game covers?!?!

Matt checking out the lampshade. Uh, Mom. Did you use my video game covers?!?!

playing around with bowser and mario. can\'t believe how tall my boy is!

playing around with bowser and mario. can't believe how tall my boy is!

Matt and Ben

Matt and Ben

Birthday card I made for Matt

Birthday card I made for Matt

Birthday boy and mama, after eating cake

Birthday boy and mama, after eating cake

Big sister Tara shows Matt his birthday card

Big sister Tara shows Matt his birthday card

Thanks for stopping by! Till next time! 🙂

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