I just watched my firstborn walk across the stage to recieve her high school diploma. It was a special milestone, not that it isn't in and of itself but even more so because of a long turbulent school year rifled with a severe case of Senioritis. I wondered at times if we would ever get to this point. But we did. She did. And for that I am so thankful!
Now we begin a summer which I'm sure will be like no other followed by the ceremonious packing and send off to college. God, I feel old.
I have to say even though she's taller than me and has surpassed me in lots of other ways as well I still think of her as my little girl and I guess I always will. I remember when she had just a wisp of hair and a great affinity for balls. I remember her love for swinging. I remember her first icecream cone, her first boyfriend, the day she learned to ride a bike, her first sleep over and how sweet she looks when she's sleeping, even still.
She has taught me so much about love and has impressed me with her strength, drive and independence. I expect so much from her and for her. And hope that she finds in life all the joy that it holds.
Congratulations to all the graduates out there and to their parents! Happy Summer, Ann
Okay, we tried our hand at ebay. Just jumped right in and posted a few items from the shop that we thought might be of interest. I'm glad we did; but I do think there is a learning curve involved here. Any words of wisdom from anyone out there who's on the far right of the curve would be appreciated. Guess we did okay for our first time out all things considered.
Amy is working on some wonderful changes to our site. We're very excited to get them up and running. To go along with our site update we've also updated the shop, with some fresh inventory. Thanks to all our wonderful customers who have taken advantage of the sale we've been running. Especially you, Juanita!
And to all you father's out there (Do any men read this blog?)and to those who have father's, Happy Father's Day!
I can't wait to show you the great stuff we found at auction. Linda had the truck filled in the time it took me to find 2 cool old signs. (She makes me so proud.) We have layered the shop with cool new old finds. Some things are already sold. We found a great old two piece red and white stepback with wonderful old hardware, a really unusual old pedestal sink with an iron base, a sweet painted washstand, a wonderful old red painted toolbox with lots of compartments, a French Country cupboard and more. I'll post photos soon. The shop is looking pretty happy!
This week has been eventful; Linda's dog tried to poison himself (too much negativity on tv), Amy almost got run over by an 18 wheeler in a fast food lane (proving that fast food really is not good for you) and my poor brother woke up to a violent case of ulcerated varicose veins and had to be wisked off via ambulance to the hospital for stitches (OOOwwww and EEwwww) and it's only Tuesday. What will the rest of this week hold . . .
We're gearing up for the D C BIG FLEA in July. We're leaving town Sunday for another buying trip.