Sunday, April 26, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - "The Ballad Of Jed Clampett"

Junk Jubilee... Here We...Come!

The Trucks... are Loaded.
{and... then some....}
oh my.
I spent the entire day... loading... concrete...
{Just bought two Massive Truck Loads.}
Then... unloading....
and reloading... 
Concrete.... Tin....and Iron.
{Lots of Newly Gathered... Gnarliness... }
{fought 40 mph Wind Gusts... all day.
Yesterday... and the day before...too.
This... has been a tuff...load out. Thankfully.... it's not raining... or ten below.
We have loaded then...too. 
yep... we're....
Livin' the Dream! : ) }
Just got my bags packed.... and am headin' for bed.
We Bug Out... at 5 a.m.
Show Opens... Friday Morn.
Runs through Sunday.
Located at the Fairgrounds... in Des Moines.
www.junkjubilee.com 
 See ya there!
{The rabbit hole will be Closed this weekend....
Open Next Thursday thru Sunday 11 'til 5 Daily!}
Love to ya....
Barb C.

{Peg's little Chloe.... is doing a bit better...today.
The swelling in her little face... is down....a bit.
They are afraid... it's cancer.... in her eye.
: ( : ( : ( 
but... with the swelling going down... with the massive antibiotics....
I... Hope.... it's just some.... rare... infection.
The Kids... are watching over Polly.... and the House...
this weekend.
I... so hate... to leave her.
Keep those Wings.. Poundin'.
We need a Great Show... there is Much... comin' down the pipeline.
oh my.
<3 <3 <3 
I'll keep you updated the best I can.... on fb.
Simply Iowa.
<3 <3 <3 }





Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Aretha Franklin "Let It Be"


One Load... down..... one... to go.

The Big Truck... is Loaded... for Junk Jubilee.
Just have to load Iron and Concrete....on The Ford... tomorrow.
Thanks.... so Much... to Liz and Miss. Scarlett.... for the Helping....
Hands.
I... am... Blessed.
: )
Love to ya...
Barb C. 
{Junk Jubilee this Friday through Sunday.
www.junkjubilee.com } 

{Prayers.... to Peg... tonight.
Her little Beloved.... 4 legged Best Friend... Chloe... is very ill.
oh my....
Peg and I....wept...together... on the phone.... this morning.
I...don't know... how Peg... could get through... if she lost her.
oh my.
My... Polly... is ill...as well.
So many of my Friends... are struggling with illness...and loss.... of their Beloved...
 Four Legged Best Friends....
now.
To those... who aren't Animal Lovers....and can't understand....
 I...am so sorry...for you.
To those.... who Love them..... and feel the Unconditional... Love... that Only an Animal.... can Give....
I... feel... sorry... for you.
: ( : ( : (
You... will... and have... endured... immeasurable... loss.
but...
I feel... the sorriest... for those... who have never... loved.
There is so much... 'wrong'.... in this World.
Suffering...
People... Humans... suffering.
My Heart... aches... for all of them.
but... my Heart Aches... as deeply... for our Beloved... Critters.
you see...
They will Love You... when a Human... won't.
Peg knows it... John...knew it... as...do I.
I read...once.... 
"There was only one Man... who walked this Earth...
with the Unconditional Love... of a Dog.
and...
He's been gone... a couple thousand years."....
They carry us... through the Storms.
The Angels... that never leave our side.
Pure... of Heart.
Gifts.... from God.
: ) }
John...and Nicky.
John rescued Nicky.... from the Shelter.
Nicky... was a mess.... he'd been starved...and beaten.
They became Fast... Friends.
Best... Friends.
<3 <3 <3
: )
I'll never forget... the first words.... John said to me...
when he brought Nicky...Home.
"I... just Hope... This One... outlives... me. ".


Peg... Chloe... and Michael.
They are... Inseparable. 
<3 <3 <3 
Me... and my Best... Friend.









Sunday, April 19, 2015

Jo Dee Messina Bring on the rain Lyrics

one step... at a time. {sometimes... only inches.... }

Thanks... to everyone who popped in... this weekend.
{Dave and Shelly...{Hoppy's in La Porte City, Iowa }
They... are such... Gifts.... <3 }
: )
It's quite an adventure...down the rabbit hole... these days... to say the least.
: )
I've been working... on things... here and there....
at a snails... pace.
I have been so sick.
Early last week... I came down with a nasty sinus infection....
now...
it's in my lungs.
I am so worn out... it's all I can do... to climb out of bed...in the morning.
I've had Friends... call... and... I don't even have the energy... to talk. 
For so long... my mind.... has kept me down....
 now.... my body.... betrays me. 
When I look around the rabbit hole....
I just want to cry.
There is so...much... to be done.... but... I don't have the energy..... to begin.
I've gotten to the point... that...I really don't care.
There's nothing I can do about it... anyway.
It is... what it is.
Thankfully... those who have come through... have been...Wonderful...
: )
Gifts...
Blessings.
The shop will be closed the 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th....
I'll be at Junk Jubilee... at the Fairgrounds in Des. Moines.
See ya there....
: )
Love... to ya.
Barb C.
{It's Pouring... Rain... here... tonight.
It's so heavy.... it looks like Fog.
oh my.
bring it on....

In Iowa....
we say...
with the Blessed Spring... and Summer Rain....
"That's What Makes the Corn... Grow. : ) "
but...
to some...
in Iowa...
 It's just another...
 rainy...
foggy...
dreary...
 night.
but...
 tomorrow's  another... day.
and...
I'm thirsty.... anyway....
: )
so...
bring it...on. }




Ran across this bunch of papers.....
dated from the late 1700's to early 1800's.... this afternoon.
I put them in the Old Cherry Pewter Cupboard.... top.
It dates... from the same time period.
Thought... they'd have a lot... in common. : ) 

I was moving things around... this afternoon....
I LOVE.... the Red Winged Blackbird's Nests.... that Charlie's Farmer Friend gave me.
memories.
: )

Love these little footed Ice Cream servers.
They came from Michael's ... in Rochester. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Love... to ya.

I wrote a Long post....
this evening.
Posted it......
Then...
deleted it.
{it was a good one.... : ) }
The below tune....
says it all.
: ) 
Thank You....
: )
Each...
and...
 Every... Single....
One...
of You.
: )
A Friend... said.... today....
as she was walking away....
"I miss you."....
: )
I miss... 'me'... too.
oh..my.
: )
but...
like Arnie said...
"I'll... Be... Back....."
: )
I will...
I simply... have to find.....
my breath.
my...
feet.
: )
Love to ya...
: )
Barb C.





Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me (Official Music Video)