Saturday, August 03, 2019
Living the Pantry Lifestyle
Hi, friends! Sorry I don't have anything to post today. Well, except a hello. It ended up being an incredibly busy week and I had an eye injection on Friday, the day I usually try to wind up the Saturday posts. It always leaves me feeling crummy. I hope to return next week with some links I want to research. God willing and the creek don't rise.
I am way behind on answering emails and I have two books to review, one from a young author that looks very promising. The other is my friend Heather's amazing new book that I started perusing and didn't get back to it since I was away from home more than normal.
I had a very quiet Birthday. However, after my eye injection, I went to a couple favorite places with a little birthday money. Yeah, I know. I already wasn't feeling great after the injection but I don't get to that part of town very often.
I had a lot of fun walking the aisles of the huge antique mall about a mile from the retinal specialist's office. I have a few things that I still look for if I can find a great deal. For instance, vintage Pyrex bowls. They are extremely pricey as a set (like $125.00!) but there are great deals at the little Mom and Pop booths as orphans, the most expensive was $10.00 for the large yellow bowl a few years ago.
That is how I collected most teacups and saucers (the rest were gifts or rare times I bought one new for a specific purpose). Orphan teacups look beautiful together and let's face it... every orphan needs a home. Especially if they are made of fine china... or Pyrex. I also collected part of my brown transferware dishes this way, although they are harder to find.
I needed (really, I did) another rolling pen for the display I have in a basket. I had a red handled rolling pen I bought cheap at another antique mall, one with a green handle my daughter gave me, and I needed a third to keep the other two more steady. Guess what I found for $8.00? A rolling pen that had a yellow handle with a red edge. Yes! I saw that as a birthday gift from God and an affirmation that He likes my red and yellow decorating. After all, He created those colors.
When I arrived home, I did a little housework to keep up with everything and then headed for the sofa. By this time, my eye was complaining about getting a needle and medicine injected into it. So no screen time and no typing. Instead you get to hear me wax poetic about orphan china (not orphans in China).
Oh... while on the sofa, I did watch a film about a biological attack on the USA that reminded me why people may need to stay inside their house for awhile. I had seen it before and knew it was very well done. Especially for a made-for-TV movie circa pre-9/11. I will put a link below.
I hope to get the emails caught up and the books read this week. I missed Heather's Publication Day but I will write a review Wednesday.
Mentioned in the Blog Post
Winds of Terror... info here.
This does not have stuff blowing up. Instead it is a scenario of a biological weapon being let go on a cruise ship and then the city of Chicago. Which is not that far from me so that was uncomfortable.
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Image: Three Hens in a Coop, which has nothing to do with the content of this blog post but it is pretty.