Life is full of surprises... Some good, some bad and some just plain ole' ugly! ;) I had a little of all three last weekend!
I went to a garage sale next door on Saturday. I hadn't planned on getting out of the house...Well, mostly because my hair was sticking up everywhere and I had make up running down my face from the night before. Which is usually not like me, I am usually good at washing my face and pulling my lovely lady locks back for a good night's sleep and a easy morning...Nothing worse than being startled at your own image in the mirror, am I right? Lol!
Okay, so I got lazy and had sniff way too many fumes the night before and maybe had a glass or three of wine too boot! Hate me! ;) Probably not the best idea to of locked myself in the garage with paint & stain fumes & wine. ;) What a party, I tell you! You missed out on a lot of fun!
I was working on my french chair and 2 schoolhouse chairs I had found at my local thrift store a few weeks ago. I was having a ball! Talking to my BFF with my phone tied around my head, sipping wine and painting away! You know you all have concocted your cell phones around your head...right? We all do it...right??? ;) I usually act like I just washed my hair...I twist my towel on top of my head and tuck my cell phone in...lol I actually do think I really am getting away with something! If you are my neighbor and are lucky enough to catch me in the act, you have seen me dodge you...as I am running to the mailbox or to car to grab something. I do act casual and stay calm, turning my head ever so slightly...so you can't see the cell phone hanging out....lol hahahaahaa!...Sometimes I like to get fancy and wrap a pretty scarf around my head tightly and tuck it in...That is usually only when I have guests or feeling kinda' pretty! :) lol
Tape? I never thought of that one! I'll add that to my emergency hands free concoction list!
So, anyway I was planning on finishing up my projects and fluffing my nest a little. But I looked out the window and saw a garage sale going on next door...I spotted a huge, crazy piece of something that looked like it was up my alley...all chippy, rusty, and old...Dang it, I hate when this happens! I panicked...Do I risk letting the world seeing me this way? All for a garage sale and a possible crazy piece of junk? And then I had a weird thought pop into my head...I thought thank goodness I am not famous, I would be the one you see on the cover of those horrid magazines! I always feel so bad for those girls...even though I am glad they are normal and from this world. ;) So, I ran to my bathroom and washed my face and put my rat's nest of hair in a hat and a sweet little sundress to look like I was planning on being so what productive...I mean it was 10 am by then! lol I actually pulled myself together very quickly. Which is good to know for other emergencies, such as this.
I walked leisurely over. I didn't want them to think that I had my eye on something. I circled around this crazy piece of something...I thought what is it? Then it hit me...It was vintage bird cage! They wanted $15 for it...As I looked away and around to make sure there wasn't any other vultures lurking...I pretended to be looking at something else...And then like the angels singing down from heaven...I heard a soft voice..."We can go lower"...Lower, I thought?...I would of actually paid more for this crazy piece of something...It was a voice of a niece of my elderly neighbors...Yes, I prey on the elderly, okay?...I mean come on, it was a garage sale! lol I went over to talk to my neighbors about this bird cage...She said she had bought it 43 yrs ago on their honeymoon. My heart dropped and I got all mushy...I hate when that happens at garage sales...lol I said.."Well, I have to have it...what a beautiful story!" I paid full price because of that story, well actually $13...because I was a little short on cash...
Yes, life is full of surprises. I loved that Saturday, I ended up finishing my chairs and fluffing my nest...but best of all, I heard a beautiful love story about two lovebirds beginning their lives together! I will always remember it when I look at my $13 bird cage...