Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

"Circa 1959, Times Square, Manhattan, NY: Macy Day Parade. Photo shows the “Turkey” one of the helium filled balloons on it’s way through Times Square. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS",
per the blog, Black Watch, here.

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving,
filled with family and friends and lots of pie!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Vintage GE Refrigerator

Calling all my vintage loving friends!

My parents had their old GE fridge on their service porch for soda, fruit, whatever, that didn't fit in their regular refrigerator.

It's in great condition, still works - was running until we unplugged it in July and moved it to the garage during the remodel.

It must be from the forties or fifties - anyone know how I research it? I would like to sell it but would like to know something about it first.

Thanks for any help you can give!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Tarra and Bella

Have you followed the wonderful story of rescued elephant Tarra and her best friend, doggie Bella over the years? I was heartbroken to hear over the weekend on CBS Sunday Morning that dear Bella had passed away (in tragic circumstances) a couple of weeks ago. SOB SOB SOB!

Here are is the heartbreaking news from The Elephant Sanctuary.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

the guest house

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

~ Rumi

oh gosh, I've got quite a case of the blues today. I am trying to treat these visitors honorably as Rumi suggests but I am flailing and woebegone.

Time passes at an aching snails pace. No matter how many boxes I go through, no matter how much I give away or toss, there is the same mountain in it's place. The estate paperwork is confusing, without end and enough to denude a forest. GEEZ.

I hate the constant activity. I long to just sit and BE with my grief. I long to be creative.

Thank you for hanging in there with me.

Do you Pinterest too? If you enjoy Pinterest, you can find my Pinterest boards here. Yes, I have enjoyed it a bit too much bwahhahahhahaha!