Monday, May 17, 2010


Yeah I think I'll make me some homemade soup
Feelin pretty good and that's the truth
It's neither drink nor drug induced
No I'm just doin alright

And it's a great day to be alive
I know the sun's still shinin when I close my eyes
There's some hard times in the neighborhood
But why can't every day be just this good?

Lyrics from "It's A Great Day To Be Alive", sung by Travis Tritt

This was one of those weekends where the temp was just right, the sun was shining with a gentle breeze, and all seemed right with the world. Thus the song lyrics -go down my right-hand column and you'll see a link to the song on YouTube.

I took Teen to her after-prom party at midnight and, yes, I did have to go get her at 5:30 a.m.! Couldn't go back to sleep, so hung out until the yard sales started at 8:00. Hit four and got some odds and ends.

Got some books and a video (the one with the glare is The Twilight Zone - for Teen) ~

The Charlie Brown is a first edition, but looks like someone pounded the cover with a hammer. I took it anyway just for nostalgia's sake; plus, I collect vintage Christmas books. The red one, Rise Up and Walk, is from the 50's and is all about polio. That peaked my curiosity, especially since I was told that I had a trace of polio in my knee as a baby and it went away by itself. (Thank you, God!)

Some little hard plastic birdy picks and a ceramic bird (made by Wade, England for Red Rose Tea) ~

Some rub-on letters, poster putty, 3-D dots, and laminating sheets ~

A few other things that I'll show this week, especially on Rednesday! Hope you're having a pleasant Monday - I am!


Petsitgal said...

Ouch! I cannot imagine even opening my car door at 5:30am let alone driving at that hour so I applaud you for being such a good mom! I wouldn't be able to sleep after an interrupted sleep either and a few good yard sales are enough to make the early wake-up call worthwhile. Love, love the birdies! What are you going to do with them? Put them in planters to cheer up the flowers?

Cheeseboy said...

I love your yard sale finds. That Charlie Brown book was one of my favorites as a kid.

Angela said...

You and I were both up at the same time that day,lol. You got some awesome goodies!

Anonymous said...

Lovely weekend, lovely treasures! The weekends are never long enough, huh?

Melody said...

I hope Teen went with you on the sales. LOL she shud do with you too! Can ya tell I have no kids.
Great finds tho.
Hey pop over to my blog. I'm linked to the Vintage Alphabet Party at the Etsy Cottage Style Blog going on this week! Maybe you can join in? Hope so.