(sitting outside Heirloom Antiques watching the train, a bit puffy faced from coughing for a week!!)
I caught a horrid virus going around last Friday, and have been down all week. I slept Tuesday and Wednesday, just too sick to do anything. I am missing my morning walks, but the bronchitis make it impossible for now. Hubby is down with it, too. So birthday was very quiet. Candy, however, would allow it to pass without some celebrating.
She lured me to dinner at Serendipity. Then, we took a walk down Main Street, watched people having fun window shopping and watching the train coming down the center of the street. Everyone has their phone of snapping away when it comes through.
I didn't feel too great, but it was a fun evening and raised my spirits. She also had a cake for me-- white with butter cream and red roses. How lovely!
(Miz Candy, looking a lot like her sister Dawn)
Today, we went to The Copper Awnings parking lot sale. They had all their dealers there making great deals. I just wanted to look (famous last words...lol). I came hone with a truck load of amazing finds.
My best treasure is this 19th Century Queen Anne Secretary. I also found two brass flower pot covers, a flower cart, a basket, two end tables, a lighthouse painting for Candy, two concrete garden leprechauns, and a recliner/rocker for her and Addie.
So despite being very sick all week, the weekend was very lovely.
loss today― actress Julie Harris. In an era of sex goddesses, this mousy
actress carved out an impressive list of movies, along with an extraordinary
body of stage work. The only actress to win a record five Tony Awards for
‘best actress in a play’, she was honored with a six for lifetime achievement
in 2002. She also won several Emmys for her television work
long list of critically acclaimed roles, I think the one I loved most of all
was as Eleanor inThe
Haunting,(1963) with Richard
Johnson, Russ Tamblyn and Claire Bloom. Robert Wise directed the
adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s novel,The
Haunting of Hill House. I love ghost stories and this is one of the
best, but Harris captivated me as the shy Eleanor, a woman who had spent her
life taking care of her invalid mother, who had never had the chance to
really live. She touches your heart with her yearnings for love, for a
place to belong.
Julie was a
“crow among the peacocks” of Hollywood, but she outshone then all with her
beautiful talent. I’m feelinga bitsad upon hearing of her passing.
I think I shall go put onThe
Hauntingand treasure her
gift to us one more time.
Say hello to my third stay cat, Bootsy. Miss Mouthy has been with us since last April. Algie came in the summer and is now the carport cat. Last winter a stray came begging food and I couldn't turn him away. Algie and he do not get along, but I am juggling them to keep them apart for now. They don't know it, but they are going to be bunk mates this winter. He is the sweetest kitty and my heart breaks when he looks at me like "no one loves me, no one cares if I starve"....well, I care. He's getting fat now and comes to the door every evening for dindin. Bootsy has a forever home.
and if it isn't enough that I have another kitty....
Candy has adopted a baby boy named Addie.
About three months ago, Candy discovered that a mama cat was using an abandoned house next to hers that is going to be torn down. She has one kitten and was using a hole in the foundation to live with her baby. But then she went away and didn't come back. Candy had been feeding them both, hoping to get them out of the house before it had to be torn down. Since he was dependent upon Candy, he quickly made her mom cat. As of earlier this month, he got his forever home, too.
Sitting at Serendipity enjoying the beautiful day after dashing madly about for various errands. The day was warmer than Thursday, but still quite glorious. We stopped by to renew the license on the truck and car. The Court House is so beautiful. We love pausing to sit on the benches in the shady maple trees.
Spotting a neat Harley parked at the Court House
We lunched at Serendipity
Candy posting by the train beside Rainy Days.
Candy hiding in Rainy Days after flashing her new jeans at a driver...lol
We found some great things are The Bargain Rack and The Copper Awning both.
The GIANT Mickey Mouse Clock came from The Bargain Rack, What I am going to do with a 2 foot MM Clock I don't know, but I couldn't resist.
Some great buys on lawn furniture. These items came for The Copper Awning.
Rocking Horse in the window of Absolutely Fabulous. They are hosting a fashion show tonight. Hum...what trouble will be get into next?? lol