Monday, August 14, 2017

Two Days

Two more days until my Milestone Birthday, I'm looking forward to it, and plan to spend a couple days doing something random and spontaneous that is 'Me Time' exclusively on the day and the day after.   It will take two days to make an actual single Celebration day, since each day of coarse will be interrupted by taking The G-Kid Force to and from School.  Why couldn't School wait to begin at the end of August!?  The Young Prince actually has his first day of School ON my Birthday!  *Le Sigh*

I received a Surprise Birthday gift from two Sweet Friends from our Antique Mall, a Lovely Denim Jacket altered with Vintage Lace, just My Style!   I received a Surprise call from a long time Friend I haven't heard from in years.  She has recently Retired and Moved, now having time to reconnect and for Socializing.  We both agreed Careers can be so demanding and consuming, also that a Major Move and Selling a Home is, well, in a word... Exhausting! 

 With Retirement usually comes such Freedom, so she is going to Travel and later on find a new Property to buy that will be the Forever Home.  I am very Happy for her, she's worked very hard for many years and deserves the best Life has to offer.  We met during our initial Corporate Lives in Banking Careers many Moons ago, working for the same large Bank and commuting via City Bus together.  It seems almost like a Lifetime ago now... since we were the ages then that some of our Grandchildren are right now!

Ironically our Corporate Lives continued along similar Paths after the Banking Careers ... hers into a Law Enforcement Career and mine into a Career at the DA's Office.  Our Children grew up together and some of our Grands are the same ages.  So there is a lot of History there, History you just can't replicate when you meet New Friends at this advanced Season of Life.  So it will be nice to reconnect again and catch up from where we left off... when we've gone off the grid of each other's lives.

We have always had many parallels in our Lives actually, so it's effortless to pick up where we left off every time we have had a very long absence of contact and a disconnect.  She's very much like a Little Sister to me and our Children grew up more like Cousins than just Friends.  We discussed how many Inner Circle people we once knew have either Moved away or Passed away, the Circle is shrinking rapidly. You get a sense of your own Mortality from the sobering Reality that Tomorrow is Promised to no-one and some are no longer around to even Enjoy Today now with us!

I have always Believed that people come into and out of our Lives for reasons and for Seasons, there is an ebb and flow to it.  Which never ceases to Amaze me in the Wonderful Rhythm and Syncronicity of it all.  I'm Wondering now what other Birthday Surprises are in store for my 60th Birthday?  I'm not much of a Planner of what I actually DO for Recreation or Socially and therefore I prefer it to unfold as it will.   I'm more of a Planner when it comes to the daily grind of Life and Financial matters or obligations, that's enough Planning and Conforming for me!   For 'My Free Time', since it's Rare, I prefer to be a Free Spirit and spontaneous!  *LOL*

Now, you already know I got my Vintage MP Bag as my main pressy for The Birthday... but I did 'Score' some incidentals as well that aren't necessarily Birthday specific, but just Cool.   This very Old armless full Female Mannequin wearing a Hand-Made Tutu Top of Paper Roses and Accordion Tutu Skirt I only paid Sixty Bucks for... how appropriate since I'm turning 60 huh?!  *Smiles*  I'd gauge her Age to be from the Forties or perhaps earlier.  She's as heavy as a Boat Anchor so schlepping her Upstairs to the Art Studio was like carrying a Real Adult Person!

The Vendor I got her from at our Antique Mall is liquidating and moving to Canada very soon to accept a new Job, so needs to dispose of almost everything she owns.   Since this had originally been almost $300 I just couldn't Resist when she dropped down to just a mere $60.   The Grands think she's Creepy as Hell so I stood her in a Corner of the Art Studio Loft looking in the direction of their Rooms... perhaps it will prompt them to get busy cleaning those Spaces up?!   Once the Rooms are in Order then I'll move Creepy Sentinel Mannequin Woman!  *Bwahahahahahahaha!!!*

Don't Judge, you haven't seen their Rooms!  *Shuddering!*  Can you only Imagine how many Hours of Hand-Work it took to Create the Hundreds of Paper Roses and Accordion Skirt made from Vintage Music Ephemera that are glued onto her Fabric Body Suit!?!   I actually prefer how Aged the actual Mannequin is and the Patina of her surface, Evidence of her advanced Age and showing History of a Back Story, whatever that may be, I can only Imagine and Wonder!?!

So then I'm at a Retail Chain Store and they had the most Amazing Hippie Style Dream Catchers... CHEAP!   My Cashier was Admiring my Purchase and said she always has thought about Creating some like these, I says, why bother when they're this CHEAP!?!  *LOL*   She would probably get an Employee Discount too... and Honestly, I couldn't even Create these as Cheaply as I bought them for, so Color me Rainbow Happy!

They will eventually go into The Meditation Room Upstairs, whenever I get around to actually Styling that Room rather than having it be a catch-all!   I Plan to hang all three of them I bought over the Gypsy Curtains I Plan to Create from gossamer Vintage Sari Materials I have stashed away over the years.   The Curtains will go up across the French Doors leading to The Balcony Of Death in what is now the Juliet Room, but will one day Transform into The Meditation Room.   For the sole sake of Photographing all three Dream Catchers I just hung them up on one of my Cabinets Of Curiosities.   This one had the Colorful Feathers with Black Suede Leather and had more of a Native American fusion of Funky Boho Vibe.

The other two have more of an East Indian fusion of Funky Boho Vibe with the Pom-Poms and Sari Wrap Hoop.   There were only three Styles and I bought one of each, they're quite large so will look Perfect as I want to eventually Style them across the French Doors with the Gypsy Curtain backdrop.  When the French Doors are open to the Balcony and the Breeze hits the gossamer Gypsy Curtains they should billow nicely and cause the Dream Catchers to sway in a hypnotic way.

This will all take Time of coarse and with Autumn fast approaching I can hardly wait to get busy getting Villa Boheme' in Order!!!   I had stalled over Summer since it's been so freakin' Hot and Humid, not to mention my Apathy, which has been Epic this year.   It was somewhat of a kick in the arse towards the right direction for The Young Prince's Paternal side of the Family and the Old Friend who recently reconnected with me to all say they'd like to come over and see our New Home!   Yikes, I'm not giving Tours with it looking like this, Heaven Forbid, the Shame of it!  *Bwahahahahahaha!!!*

Okay, so even tho' Lifelong Friends and Family take you as you are and know that I'm no Domestic Goddess by any measure, I still want the First Impression of our New Home to be something I could be Proud of showing off!   The distraction of a Messy Home is something that makes me just want to cringe, since even I get disturbed by Chaos or Clutter in a Living or Working Space and tend to focus on The Mess instead of everything Positive about a location!

Actually The Young Prince's Dad just finalized paperwork on their New Home so are in the Process of Moving and Packing so their Apartment is a Mess.  The Lifelong Friend has temporarily moved into her Adult Daughter's Home so said their Living Spaces are in Chaos and Cluttered too since they combined households just last Month after her Home Sold.   So I know they can relate to my dilemma of having too much to do and also trying to get a Home completely Moved into and Orderly.   You just don't realize how long it can take and how much it takes out of you!

So, I should probably just Relax, do whatever I can do before any of them comes over for the visits and apologize for the rest that I don't get around to!  *Winks*    And also allow the Milestone Birthday to unfold as it will and Enjoy the Ride of it as it plays out... because I'm really looking forward to my Sixties, it's such a Liberating Season of Life to be entering and I'm Excited about it.  And now I'll end Today's Post since I have a certain tenacious someone whose been hovering since she came Home from School, looking over my shoulder anxiously awaiting whenever I get off the Computer so she can get online!  

And saying, Gramma, shouldn't you be starting Dinner or somethin'?!!?!  Hummnnn, can you only Guess who that certain someone could be?!?  *Winks*  And I'm Guessing that as well as being impatient to play Mine Craft or watch an LPS, Shopkins or Monster High U-Tube Video of other Kids playing with their Toy Collections, she's also ravenously Hungry, hence the mention of Dinner?!??!  *Bwahahahahaha!!!* 


Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian


  1. What a nice surprise to connect with your old friend! I do hope you have some more neat surprises ahead for your birthday

  2. Happy Birthday, I do hope it unfolded magically for you. Love the dreamcatchers, I just finished one myself.


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