Friday, June 1, 2012


 Scene One, Act One: Conversation  this morning in my little rock house. Just me & my dogs, Butch & Buddy . Also know as "The Boys". 

Me: (Looking at calendar) Oh My!  Boys! I'm afraid we aren't in Kansas anymore Toto #1 & Toto #2!   (From movie ~ yes ~ The Wizard of Oz~ and I do watch it still!)

The Boys: Reply ~ Blank look, see picture below. (No dialog ~ they are still learning how to talk and can't read yet to memorize lines.  Didn't want to stress them out by pushing them.  After all, it's my Blog, not theirs. Note to self ~ Check out Sylvan Learning Centers to see if they have Canine Reading Program. If not, abandon attempt to teach dogs to read. Talking will just have to suffice.)

Me, Again: OOOOhhhhh MMMMyyyyy!  I'm afraid this isn't January anymore Toto # (Oh the heck with it) "Butch and Buddy"!  (~ Umm ahem, excuse me, I mean ~ After all, they don't even look like Toto, that would call for Method Acting and they just aren't that committed to this little scene.)
Aren't they cute?
ChiWaWa & Fox Terrior

So, It seems that somewhere along the way I have lost almost the first half of 2012. I can't believe it! My last post was at the end of January. How sad is that. Now it was a darn good post but, I admit not enough to keep you interested for 5 unblogged months.  Unfortunately it seems that the Big Fat Ugly MeanGremlin that spreads Bad Luck and Injuries and Illness visited me for each of those months. Not fair, Right???  Right?  Righttttttt!!

But I guess when you think of it this way, it's OK. Somebody has to have those issues.  It's just that I would prefer it not be me every month. I got rid of that monthly problem a long time ago and don't need another. LOL!

I guess I need to talk to the "Big Guy" upstairs and let him know I'm willing to take my turn in the barrel but I really need to have a break. I think I'm in pretty good with him as we do talk daily. Sometimes multiple times daily (sure is nice to know he is there at any time for any of us),  but I need to really get this "sick" thing over.

Nothing was life threatening, just real life getting in the way of my fantasy dream of what life should be. Oh Well.  With that said, Here goes another stab at consistency. 

I am looking forward to taking pictures and sharing some of my projects and thoughts with you. I don't know who "YOU" are. But this is something that I enjoy and I hope that maybe some of "YOU" get a chuckle from my thoughts. 

WOW!   I'm Soooooo Excited, It's June 2012! Lots of stuff coming up. Check out the pics.

                       Lots of Summer Gatherings
Weddings to Attend
                                        Flag Day & 4th of July
Summer Camp
Girls Weekend


Vacation With the Relatives

Swimming With "Close" Friends

                              Fredericksburg Trade Days
                    3rd Weekend of Every Month
                              Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Hurry Boys,Butch ~ Buddy!  We gotta get busy ~ We gotta lotta stuffs that need to get done! Soon!
House Repairs

Learn How to Use Ladder
and last ~ Gas the Car
Not really me, but I have one that looks just like this.

So For Now, I'll Say ~
See Ya on the Next Post!,

BTW, Feel Free to Post a Comment to Any Post. Let Me Know What You Think!




Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Out My Dining Room Window This Morning!

God Is Good!
He Gives Do Overs & I'm Getting One!

I am starting over, again. With my blog. I hope that some friends will come along for the trip. I hope you haven't forgotten me. I know I am still "In Over My Head", but as you see, the view is lovely from my vantage point.

Believe it or not. I am here again. In Blog Land, trying to fulfill my desire to actually commit to regular posting to my blog. Yes, Really!

To explain, I had seen this blog as a way for me to justify my time. It really had a purpose. Not just a Time for enjoying & loving on my "neat stuff". LOVING the musty, the tattered torn, & forlorn vintage things that have called out my name in the most unlikely of places. Hearing the love called out in the antique, thrift, or junk stores. Called even from the side of the road, I have heard things calling me to bring them home. Asking me to make them whole again. I have had no shame or discretion. Home they came.

Sometimes I follow through with my intention to fix them & send them off to another home. A home with another lover of the "Rusty, Crusty, Broken, & Torn is Better" anthem. But, in the past it was only a matter of time until I decided many were too precious to send away. So, they stayed, in the boxes and bags, in the closet, in the garage, on the patio, & even ..... in the car. But, alas ~ the time for that to end has come. Gotta teach that stuff to dance. Dance right out of the house.

I know I have neglected my booth at Craftiques Mall as well as this blog for the past year. No excuses are being given, just fact stated. I find I really miss the adventures, new friends, information, & focus that the blog, Facebook, and booth gave offered to me. Learning to post, edit, & add photos was truly enjoyable and addicting.So ~ Today is a new day. This is a new week. I am going to take advantage of this "do~over". I'll be busy this weekend!


January 20-22, this Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. Live Band at the BierGarten, Great food & vendors.
Traditionally, January is COLD! So am packing up the boots, ear warmers, & hitting the road.

I'll have lots of new items. Plus, the FABULOUS (can't be found anyplace) Maas Metal Polish is back in stock. Just Remember ~ Barn 5, Space 14, In Over Her Head.
Hope I see you there. If not ~ I'll let ya know what you missed. Just remember, February Trade days will be right around the corner if you miss this one.

As always I remain,
In Over My Head ~ But Dog Paddling as Fast as I Can.


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

So ~ I've Been A Little TIED UP.

Yeah, I know! You thought I fell off the earth again. Can't believe I have not posted since February. Ya See ~ I've Been A Little  TIED UP. Tied Up In My So Called Life! Geeze Guys, all I can say is Life Happens. Unfortunately, I don't always handle life the best way - Just in the the way I know best.

But I can tell you one thing I know for sure. I have some of the best friends in the world.

You guys did not give up on me. You have asked about me! You have asked when was I going to post again!  

Plus (and this is the bestest yet), YOU SAID YOU HAVE ENJOYED MY POSTINGS! 

WOW. I LOVE you guys. You know who you are! Thanks.

So with this being said, Come back again soon. I am soooo looking forwarding to doing a little more writing & writing a little about my  goings on and odd life thoughts in general.  

See Ya!


Monday, February 21, 2011

And You Thought I Was Finished Talking ......... Not So Fast There Folks.

OK, so I admit, it has been a while ...... But, Gimme a Break OK?? Soooo,  let's see, alright, here it is, the truth. I've been sick & busy, or I mean busy being sick. Ummm, Really! No I Mean It. Really!

OK, So I fibbed. I've been lazy, self absorbed, & totally feeling sorry for myself & overwhelmed at times. I'm embarrassed to admit it, but it's true.

Actually was sick for about 6 weeks it seemed, starting around Christmas.

Round these parts, we have this Yearly Texas Plague called "CEDAR FEVER", It can take anyone and put them down on a dirty dance hall bathroom floor out crying out "UNCLE" for weeks during late December & January. But, you just have to keep on keeping on when it comes on.

If you don't get it knocked out of your system with the copious amounts of the expensive method of doctor visit, nasal lavage via the lovely nete pot, nebulizer, antibiotics, (Z=Pack, also known as God's Gift to the always getting sicko gombahs like me.) and loads of sympathy, I know it can put you 6 feet under.  Or at least you feel like 6 feet under would be better than what you are dealing with at the time.  But, like I said you have to keep on keeping on.

Then I worked a lot at Craftiques for the first 2 weeks of February and this weekend was, FREDERICKSBURG TRADE DAYS.

So, I really have been sick and busy, but I still should have taken the time to my blog commitment. So, I begin again my friends.

I will be posting on a much more frequent and regular basis. Thanks to my friends for the nice words and support to continue. It was nice to have folks ask me where I went. You noticed, must mean you like me.

So "pLeAsE" Keep coming back.  Let me know that you have taken a quick update look on what is going on with me. Thanks.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I Hope You Like Me ... I Really ~ Really Hope You Like Me......

Soooo ..... Today I spent what seemed like hours and hours trying to decipher more of the basic information about blogging for the newbie. Things like setting up the blog which I had previously done. I guess just wanted to make sure I had done it correctly. Then I tempted fate and made changes,  resetting different options etc. to see if it looked better, then reviewing the blog, & then ..... re-resetting up blog.  I feel like such a total baby at this!

I have written, changed, added, deleted and then returned to the original set-up just about everything I started with. I have learned about Gadgets and Links and Settings. All with the idea in mind that I will ultimately have a blog that will be pleasing to someone at least. All this, before my words and pictures can come to life on the page.

Since I "now" have a couple of weeks of experience writing & working with the blog, I did feel those a few changes would help. I also must admit to having been being a lurker on some "FaNtAsTiC" blogs written by incredibly creative and talented women. I have learned to respect their dedication to daily or almost daily posting as well as their writing talent and photo techniques. The bloggers I most envy enjoy do freely share their thoughts, feelings, creative talents, home  decor,  and their normal or at least normal to them daily activities.  

I honestly find them to be multi-talented artists, including jewelry, fabric, assemblage art, & general make do/make over.  They repurpose anything and everything from furniture to garden gates. They will scrape, paint, glitter, and glue to their hearts content. Then give it away, have a contest or swap for it, or put "it" up for sale on eBay, Etsey, or Antique/Craft Show or Antique Booth.

They are fortunate to have what I call "NEW EYES". They see  potential in what most only view as castoffs or throwaway "JUNK" as my husband calls it. They live the "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle motto. Items modified are then called UpCycled.  They appreciate and honor the decor,  furniture, clothing and history of past times.

YES, These are women of my dreams. My Goal ... To Be Just Like Them When I grow Up.  I will be sharing them (and their blogs) with you soon also.

So, please, keep coming back, give your suggestions and comments. Help me become the best I can be at this "Blogging Thing".  I am really enjoying myself and hope it shows. I will get better and more organized. Thanks for your participation. Just think, you can be part of my village.

Lastly, I again thank these wonderful women that have, unknown to them, lifted me up. They provided me with the inspiration to take the leap and join the Blogger Team. Tomorrow I hope to comment on their blogs and actually thank them for giving me the gumption to finally start and share this journey with whoever cares to come along. I promise to do my best to entertain, enlighten, and just have fun along the way. Let's all enjoy the trip! I hope you like me, I really ~ really hope you like me.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Does it EVER seem Like ......

Does it EVER seem Like ...... everyone else gets 48 hours in a day and you only get 12? No Fair ~ Right! It seems like the HURRIER I go the BEHINDER I get! And the more lost I find myself. In mind, body, and soul. I know, this seems deep or like I am in a major pity party. (NOTE to SELF !  GiT A GRIP GIRRRLLLL!) OK ~OK  it....just.... means.... I need to stop for a minute, take a deep breath, & analyse what all I have to do. 
 OK ~Think Lynn ~ Think!
(FIRST! Thank You to My Self! I am a Child of God, with, just like everyone else! I recognize the current roadblocks to my success and actively am working on capturing control of my life. I need to remember NOT to Beat Myself Up over mistakes and what I think of a failures. I need to rewire brain to think "A mistake or Failure to Complete a Project or Task is SIMPLY this. "A Fresh Opportunity to Learn From"! Any yes, I truly believe it but sometimes it is hard to LIVE it!)

Geeze, Here I go THINKING AGAIN! Seems like that always makes work for me. But, it makes sense to me to ask these questions about everything in my bucket to do right now. That leads to my solution I would like to share with you my friends . 

  • Get a BIG Pad of paper. (One I really like to write on. Like that purple paper legal pad. Make sure it has LOTS of paper!)
  • Make list of EVERY THING in my Bucket TO DO.Scrutinize List. Is it ALL a PRIORITY? (Really? Really Lynn??)
  • Is is ALL a  PRIORITY to ME? (Again Lynn, Think Hard!)
  • OK, So What is REALLY IMPORTANT? (Once Again ~ NOTE to ME ~ FAMILY & SELF FIRST, Then..if or when anything left in you to give ..... Consider the rest! ~ this is not being selfish, just self preserving! )
So now I have a  LIST of everything on my plate. (A REALISTIC List Lynn!)
Take 1st list and make 3 columns on same paper so you can see it all on one page! (On no ~ Decision Time ~ I admit I have real issues with decisions and commitments)
    1. Priority. (URGENT, MUST DO & on SHORT TIME FRAME.)  
    2. Need to do. (IMPORTANT ~ But NOT urgent or time short.)
    3. Rewards. (Nuff Said, I "LIKES" MY REWARDS)
So Breaking it down.

  • Priority List. (Well Duh ~ I know what that means.) 
  • Need/nice to Do When Have Time! (Hmmm ~Why? Just to remember tasks and keep them on the list or back burner.  I may have committed to do something but no time line, just when I have time to work it in. May be something I want/or need to do (my dream list). Things that aren't a priority but still need to done & will be nice to have done. It is also my filler list of things for 1st list when have time.)
  • Make 3rd LIST. My REWARD LIST! (Could be CRAFT/JEWELRY Items that I want to complete, Furniture I want to paint to take to Craftiques. Trip to Craftiques just to visit & check on my booths. Things that I want to do, enjoy doing, but are NOT priorities and if I do them first I will not do the REAL Priority ITEMS. (HUGE NOTE to SeLf! Remember, I can override this whole thing here if I REALLY ~ REALLY need a REWARD item just to RECHARGE my BATTERIES. You know ~ Take Time For Self! I have to remember to take care of me or really ..... None of this matters.) 
Then PRIORITIZE, ORGANIZE (again remember SELF/Lynn.... REALISTIC), & make a pretty list (that I can read) to check off  OR Scratch through. Does not matter now if I use one list for each category or one list with 3 columns. For me depends on size of note pad I am using. 
  1.  SO, With all this said and written HERE & in order to truly be successful with this method of organizing your life and time. YOU MUST ~ MUST ~ MUST ....... 

Then, Act Like a Duck ~ Calm and UnRuffled ABOVE the Water  .......... & PADDLE like HECK UNDER the WATER!
I find it interesting how, GOOD .. no GREAT it feels to scratch through things on lists. Completion ... Success ... Secret on Jump Starting good feelings. Simple, put a couple of things on you list that you just recently finished. Then SCRATCH THROUGH!!!  See, how you start off as a success. {Tee Hee! Little Laugh Here} Any one else do this?

Does any one else EVER feel like this? What do you do? I can take all the help and suggestions ya can  give me.

Oh my! I feel so better already! Will update you later on list making and scratch offs. (No Not Lottery Scratch Off Tickets. But, hmm, maybe when I finish my list.) Anyway, if you see me in a week, ask to see my list. Let's see how many scratch offs I have.

Hope every one has a blessed Day and then RESTS WELL!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

First Celebration of the Hoiday Season

Tonight is December 1st. The first night of Chanukah begins this evening with the lighting of the 1st menorah candle and will be celebrated by our Jewish friends for 8 days. It is a beautiful story & celebration with deep religious meaning relating back centuries.
I found a wonderful web site, that shares the significance of Chanukah customs, observances, and more. From the giving of gifts or gelt, playing the dreidel game, significance of the special foods, the menorah and lighting of the candles, to the explanation of how & why the holiday is spelled two ways but really pronounced the same way (Chanukah or Hanukkah), it is all there. BTW ~ It is appropriate and can be spelled both ways. (To simplify, I am kinda thinking it is similar to old school vs new school ways.)