Monday, February 27, 2012!

...and lately I have been realizing that I must stop living through other people's blogs, and stop writing about the life I love, and start
100% L.I.V.I.N.G. IT!!
So, if I seem to be M.I.A. a little more than usual this SPRING...
that is a GOOD THING 8-)!
Catch you on the 'flip side'!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

...lesson learned:

Oh well, it is was found ~~YIPPEE~~ (I AM COMPLETE AGAIN!)
Now, onto last weeks Thrift finds that I promised to show you...
Stack of what looks to be interesting SPRING / FEB 2012 reading the local Thrift magazine swap. How can you go wrong with George, Matt & Daniel staring at you from the front cover of VF?? (The 'over the door hook' was an impromptu .50¢ purchase that I haven't decided on a home for yet...)
VERAsheer feather pattern in shades of blue
2012#3 50¢
A Valentines Day Stop by one of my Fav Thrifts produced my first Sweater Clip of 2012 8-)
It's a silvertoned Beauty, so I splurged a bit at $1.50, but I think it was worth it.
SwCl 2012#1

Same thrift on V-day I found this VERA - could the coloration be any more appropriate?
VERA 2012#4 $1

Saturday, February 18, 2012


NO, I'm NOT 'Tray-Dreaming'!!I have been A.W.O.L. 'for REAL'... to one of the.most.layed.back places I have evah been (this is our second visit) - Turks & Caicos Islands... Why was Gilligan trying to get rescued from his deserted island?????
'Nothing' to do, except enjoy the sun, the company and the surroundings... oh and I did actually get a book read ~ YEH ME!! (- for anyone who knows me, this is a MAJOR accomplishment!!). **My book opinions tend to be totally warped and out of the 'norm', so you can take this with a grain of 'sand'... ~BUT~ if you are looking for a 'somewhat' tranquil beach read I HIGHLY recommend Jaimail Yogis: SALTWATER BUDDHA; A SURFER'S QUEST TO FIND ZEN ON THE SEA. It's a quick read, and you can make as much or as little as you want out of it 8-).
TCI has not been disturbed by any mass chain-stores ~yet~! No Mass drugstores, WalMarts, Grocery Stores, Fast-foods....
About the only products native to the islands are Fish, conch, rum & beer... E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. else is imported!! Thus EVERYTHING = expensive = little waste/excess = no thrifts/junk stores(!?!!)
Yes, since we have returned I have been hitting some of my old thrift haunts... but with a 'slightly' different eye of just what I want to bring home and into our life. I have a few finds I'd LOVE to show you, but at present, my camera is AWOL (YES! - this IS stressing me MAJORLY!!!!), so you are left viewing 'serene photos of TCI'....
Can you believe THIS is their 'TOURIST SEASON??'
"The Supreme Way by nature is all embracing, not easy, not difficult. But quibbling and hesitating, the more you hurry, the slower you go." ~SENG-TSAN
"Whether you believe in God or not does not matter so much, whether you believe in Buddha or not does not matter so much. You must lead a good life." ~THE DALAI LAMA
"True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness." ~ALBERT EINSTEIN