Sunday, February 24, 2013

Left Behind... 2012

I found this in my drafts. Better late than ever. 

I would like a big comfy chair. 

Mr T is always cool. 

I just need a car to put this on. 

The start of my mannequin photos. 

Paint by number. 

record player

Exam table

Huge tapestry

I may need a guide for herbs. 

Oh deer

Paint by number

Ariel shot of Ft Clinch

Antique store goodies

It's a peanut

Huge doll house

Missed opportunity for my wall of stitchery.

Bowling mug

More chairs

Raccoon realness

Hmmm, portrait

Week Before Last...

Live Oak and places south...

We went to the Live Oak Sherrif's Boys Ranch Thrift store and the new flea market next door. The husband finally found a milk jug. He has been wanting one for a while.

I found a copy of a book I already have. It is about the worst prison riot ever, New Mexico in 1980. It's a scared straight story for work. 

The husband found more poker chips. It is an addiction. 

I found this cool tin Chinese Checkers/Checkers game. The colors are great. 

We had to buy this Golf Billards game. It hasn't been used. It joined the pile of golf items in the closet. It was only $5. See the original price was $29.99. Good deal. 

We wandered south. Ended up in Chiefland, FL at Bett's Big T restaurant. They were friendly, great service, good prices and great food. Plus the other half of this cool old former service station was a antique store. 

It was a lovely day of wandering and checking out thrift and antique stores.

Last Week... Olustee

Olustee Battlefield Festival and Reinactment

Then some thrifting...

Left Behind...

Taken Home...

I was tempted by the chicks...

Sunday, February 17, 2013

A couple weeks ago... Alachua

A couple weeks ago...

Since the husband and I are short on funds until payday we decided to take a short day out and not go too far. We spent most of our money on mailing off packages and then headed to the town that the University of Florida built.

I have never been a fan of Gainesville. In all the years I have lived in Florida I rarely gone there. Since meeting the husband I have been going there now and then. He used to deliver in Gainesville and knows the ins and outs.

Today was like most visits... we went to our top thrift spots. We went to Children's Home Society.

I bought a cool old loaf pan. It looks like this one...

The husband found Cypress Gardens 25th anniversary playing cards. You never know what a handful of change will get ya. 

Then we wandered through Alachua. I took some pictures along Main Street. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

13 in 13 - January Update

1. Sell 150 items: 
6 items sold (one still awaiting payment).
A little financial setback put the online selling on hold for over a week.
Slow but I am plugging away.
Not much in new stock.

2. Weekly Blog Posts: 
Only hit three out of four weeks.

3. Read a Book Per Month: 
One: see above

4. Track my Food to Lose Weight: 
I have been tracking my food for most of the month.
I haven't weighed myself.

5. Monthly Adventures: 
Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville. See above


6. Get serious about starting a family: 
I have been trying. :)

7. Save Money: 
The husband's work took money out twice for insurance we did not sign uThis month did not save a penny.p for.
Then something he signed up for online took $79 dollars from his account. He got that money back but it caused overdraft fees.
We have paid all our bills but had to borrow a few bucks from the in-laws.
Next payday the insurance money will be refunded. That money will be socked away and the paid back.

8. Watch More Movies:
Dark Shadows
Total Recall
Bourne Legacy

9. Improve at Work: 
I caught up on filing.
I have all the clients seen.
My supervisor went on vacation a couple weeks ago. It was tough to get through with all of us covering what he does daily. Then he called in with a fractured ankle. He's been out for weeks. When he comes back he will be in a wheelchair. While we all want him to have a good recovery there are only 3 of us in the department besides him and it has been tough to cover it all.
I nearly had a breakdown last week. Every day is an adventure when you don't know what might come your way. I just do what I can in 8 hours and play catch up the rest of the week.

10. Take a Real Vacation: 
This is still in the planning phase.

11. Try Something New: 
Tried a different sandwich at Subway

12. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: 
The husband cashed in all the tin cans.
The husband also made a frame for one of my pictures out of spare wood. Painted it with spare paint.
We got the burn barrel set up. I am starting to separate what can be burned from the rest.

13. More home improvement: 
Put up the shelf in the second bedroom
Put liner in the drawers
Organized the closets
The husband fixed the back steps, no more leaning and stones underneath to prevent sinking from digging dogs.