Monday, April 20, 2015

Sweet Salvage ~ Color Stories Finale'

Well, the Event was a Wrap Sunday Afternoon and I managed to get together with The Son and Family so as to take some of the Girls to see it just before closing time.   And to try out the New Smart Phone's Camera... so this shot was pretty Special, being the first I ever took with a Smart Phone!  *LOL*   Now, I think I'll probably continue to go Old School with Photography, at least for now, until I learn more about how to actually USE said New Smart Phone.  Since I'm NOT so Smart about Technology and will require a lot of hands-on Training by the G-Kid Force.  *Winks*


As it was everyone was laughing that every time I received a Call I needed Support Staff to Help me answer it!  *LMAO*   The 9 year old Grandchild, Princess T, was the one who helped me and showed me how to even turn it on when I first got it and was completely frustrated since I'd promptly forgotten everything the Sweet Patient Young Woman at the T-Mobile Store had shown me!  *Blushing*

But I am completely LOVING it even though some of the Images, like this one, will require some Work on my part to get 'Down' to a presentable Image since I'm still on quite a Learning Curve.  So... our New Phone Images will be intermingled on this Post with my trusty and Beloved Old Camera's Images... I just didn't have it on our last Pilgrimage on Sunday.  *Gasp*   Which FORCED me to learn to use the Phone Camera on Sunday, which I'd been conveniently delaying and putting off since there seemed to be SO MUCH to Learn and the Young People don't understand it doesn't come so Naturally and Quickly to us Dinosaurs!  *Winks*

This Dinosaur is Willing to Learn and slowly, but surely move into the Present and the Future... but at my own Pace, which is significantly delayed and they're practically dragging me there!  *LOL*  The Big News and Surprise this Weekend though when we met up with The Son and Family was that they had gotten Engaged!!!  *So Happy and Excited for them!* 

 It's about time My Son... and the Engagement Ring is Gorgeous... Solina and I are all about da Bling-Bling so it hadda be, of coarse!  *Winks*   I didn't know exactly when he was gonna Pop the Question, but he had Solicited my Advice about The Ring and I'd told him to work a LOT of overtime and definitely get her the Dream Ring.  Proud of The Son for taking Mom's Sage Advice!  *Smiles*  So it was definitely a Weekend worth Celebrating!!!     

The Inventory at the Event had certainly been flying out the doors as just about everything I'd seen on previous visits was gone or already SOLD!  This was definitely a very Popular Theme that was exceedingly well received.   All of the Killer Treasures I'd Admired profusely were SOLD so there were no second chances at this Show my Friends, if you didn't 'Score' it when you first laid eyes upon it, chances are you were gonna be too late!

Gramma 'Scored' the Athletic little Princess A with the Upcycled Girl Power Trophy so she was totally Jazzed.  I had told you that these just seemed to be Perfect to me for a little Girl's Room Decor and the Grand-Daughters seemed to concur.   Kim's Daughter, who Created them, was pleased it was going to a good Home where an Aspiring Little Female Athlete would Feel Empowered by it's Message.

I only came back the third time to bring the Family, but I did manage to get a few inexpensive Treasures that had been uncovered in the layers and layers of Beauty as things were Sold.  Princess T was having a Good Behavior Day so she had gotten to finally Attend the Event with us.   Lately her Bad Behavior Days at Home and at School have been escalating.  *Le Sigh*  I think Early Puberty must be on the Horizon... so fasten your seat-belts, we've bought the ticket so we're on for the whole scary, crazy, wild, bumpy ride!  *Shuddering*

It was Good that three of the five Kiddos got to come along at some point during the Event since they all Enjoy it so much and it's a nice Family Time out Together.   It's not easy finding Venues that transcend the Generation Gaps and everyone of each of the three Generations Enjoys equally.

Of coarse when the G-Kids see something like this in a Vignette they Smile and say it looks just like Gramma's House.  *Winks*   I'm running out of Wall Space for Great Taxidermy Mounts that I can Dress Up, but I do so Enjoy seeing this Style that I Connect to being on Display... I'm not Feeling so much like the way I like to Decorate is quite so Odd now and can be Embraced by other people?!?  *Winks*

Yes... come on over to My Side... the Far Side... and take a Walk on the Wild Side... you might just begin to Enjoy it too?!?  *Ha ha ha*   I bet you now have that Classic Lou Reed Song looping in your Head now don't you?  *Winks*

Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
Lookin' for Soul Food and a place to eat
Went to the Apollo
You should have seen him go, go, go
They said, hey Sugar, take a walk on the wild side
I said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side, alright, huh
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

Okay, I bet NOW you do?!?  *Bwahahahaha!*

Pray for me... I know, I'm incorrigible... *Winks*

I had a lot of backed up Work waiting for me here at Home after the Weekend Whirlwind of Fun was done, so I really NEEDED to cut loose and just not think about everything I had to hit the ground running to do come Monday Morning.

After I got the Kiddos off to School this Morning it was about three and a half hours of laundry that had been procrastinated upon which I finally got around to.  My piles of To Do are getting higher and longer, I swear!

I'm sure I'm not the only one that ends up with things snowballing and out of Control if you don't stay on top of it diligently?   Diligent has not been one of my strong points lately... I've been bothered by it all... but not so much that I actually tackled as much of it as I should have and probably could have with sufficient motivation fueling me on.

I know that eventually I shall HAVE to wade through it all and get busy with it.  I have made feeble efforts here and there, but it seems to have hardly made a dent so there isn't that much Enthusiasm building like when you see REAL Progress being made.

I don't have enough Minions around here to Delegate these nasty duties to, these pesky things that annoy me because they seem to snowball so easily and before you know it, what a Hot Mess!!!  As an Army of One I just don't seem to be winning this battle against Chronic Disorganization and deferred Maintenance around our Home and Property.  The Fantasy of coarse would be to have rooms that resemble this and are highly functional and no piles of To Do sitting around it.

It is also with a Heavy Heart that The Son just informed me that one of my long time BFF's just passed away this weekend!   What a shock as I didn't even know she was battling serious health issues.  In recent years we had long distance communication and online communication since she'd been moving around and we hadn't been able to Connect in Person like the Old Days.  When you get to a certain Season of Life this is just a Sorrowful part of it, as those you Care about go from Time into Eternity before you.   I'm still not quite used to it though.  Barbara, you will be SO Missed my Dear Friend!!!

I know one of the things my Mom has told me at her more advanced Season of Life, that though she has certainly Loved Life and Lived it Fully, being one of the Last Ones has been very, very difficult.  You don't always want to be one of the Last Ones of your peer group and Generation... because you will certainly Grieve for all of those who have gone on before you and will be so sorely Missed.

Rejoicing AND Sorrow is a part of the Human Experience though and sometimes it just comes side by side as it has for us this particular Weekend.   Bittersweet when Celebration and Heartache are combined within the span of a few days.

With the advancement of Technology though we can know and be informed sooner, almost Instantly in fact... which is a Good Thing.

I just Wish my Friend had been able to get together with us all one last time... like the Old Days... such Fond Memories of those days we all Shared... such History of our Families intertwined... our Children growing up together and then becoming Grandparents and Sharing those Experiences.  In fact, Sharing all of the Life Experiences, the Good ones and the Bad ones... long time Friends do that, we are Transparent with each other and can keep it 100% Real all of the time.

Well... after having just received such Heartbreaking News I shall draw this now to a close and process the Loss and talk with the extended Family, hers and ours.

Life is so Fragile you know... so Enjoy every Moment of it... and Behold everything as if it's the first time you're seeing it... or the last...

Blessings, Love and Peace from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed your post as always but sorry for your bad news!


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