The days have flown since my last post and so I have a little catching up to do.
We took several days off in March and went to Branson for my birthday and also to look for spring, which has been slow to arrive here.
The very first day of spring, we drove out of our condo parking lot and found the beautiful Bradford Pear Maples in full bloom!
The weather was nice for the most part, although a little on the chilly side. Speaking of chilly, it was 21 degrees this morning. Our grass is growing fast but I'm glad the redbud trees haven't bloomed here yet with these low temps.
Our son was able to join us in Branson and the lake shots were taken by him. While the men were watching the basketball games most afternoons, I visited as many flea markets as I could find in the area. We would all go out for a yummy dinner at the end of the day. Saltgrass is one of our new favorite places to eat.
I think I visited 6 flea markets one day, including the one in the photo above in Branson West. The name of the shop escapes me, but I had seen it many times but never went in until this trip.
This shop wasn't very appealing from the outside, which teaches me not to judge the outer appearance. The inside was very nice. Is there a message in this somewhere? :)
I spotted the marshmallow tin and had to check out the price because I have one just like it. Whew, that seems a tad high to me. If I ever get a booth of my own going, it will be hard to know how to price my things.
Did you see the can cans or petticoats hanging above the checkout counter? If you're of a certain age, you may have even worn them at one time. I remember mine were never as full as I wanted them to be and we called them can-cans.
I think the square dancers might still wear these. I haven't seen a square dance since my younger brother and his wife took it up when they lived in Texas many years ago.
BG and I and our daughter, Kim, drove to Blue Springs to meet our son for dinner last Saturday. I'm glad we didn't try to meet on Easter Sunday because we ended up getting some snow in the afternoon.
We stopped in Odessa, a little town near KC, and found some interesting little shops there. My favorite was the Silver Fox.
My old college friend and roommate, Lynda, was from Odessa and she tells me she reads my blog. So a shout-out to Lynda is in order. Hi there...I loved visiting your old home town! Of course, it looks much different now than it did way back then. :)
I have been on the go since we returned from Branson. I have too many projects started and none finished. There are stacks of magazines on the table right now that I'm going through and putting in bundles. I noticed a lot of vendors had them in their booths.
I haven't been blogging regularly for quite awhile, so I've pondered, yet again...about stopping. But I just can't give it all up just yet.
That said, I know that I will be taking more frequent and possibly longer breaks while I try to get a handle on these projects that both BG and I want to get done. Also, the Booth Project is a real possibility and I'm working on that as well. Everything except time seems to move at a snail's pace when one gets older.
I want to thank all of you who have been wonderful blog friends through the 9 years that I've been blogging. I do hope that blogging will continue even though I've seen many friends drop out. It does take a lot of time and that is where I am at now.
So, for now, I'll just say...take care, stay well and I'll see you when I see you! It may be tomorrow, or next week, or next month or....