Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream (1958) Edit


The Rabbit Hole.... under Snow....again.

Brrrrrrrrrrr.

Warmer.... days. 

oh....my. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK - THE LAST WALTS - LIVE 1967 (HQ-856X480)


Down... the Rabbit Hole.

Polly and I.... found our way, down the rabbit hole.... 
today.
: )
We began putting the carnage... back... together.
: )
in...about a 10x10 area.
I...ran across... some...pretty....wonderful....
old... treasures.
: )
The Burlap... Bag... 'Rocket Brand'.... is fun.
I...put out.... some of the Amana...Books...
Brought in... some... interesting....pieces....as well.
 Some things... I... truly don't remember... 
: )
It was like.... 'Christmas'! 
I...wrote a long..... post... last night, then....
decided.... to crawl out of bed....
 and remove it.
It was.... 11:11....when I opened the lap top.
It was the right thing.... to do.
As Polly and I... found our way back to bed....
I...said....to her....
"too.....sad".
it was.
If.... I ever write a book....
I'll share it.... then.
There is enough sadness... these days....
without finding it... here.
Love...to ya...
Barb C.
{As I worked...
'Played'...
 down the rabbit hole.....
today...
the above tune... rang in my ears..... 
: )
As...I found my way... through.....
it...was kind of like... 
a Waltz.
A Waltz....
 that....seems.... only I.... can enjoy...
 down the rabbit hole.
Others....tend...to get so.... overwhelmed....
 : )
when.... it's turned..... upside.....down....
and...
inside...out.
to me...
It's a Dance. : ) 
a....
Beautiful....
Dance. }

Vintage Amana Books.....
found a 'resting place'....
: )


Found these.... Gnarled out.... spinner gourds..... that had been hidden....
by... a little... Mouse.
: )
I...need to send them...to Peg.
: )
She'd get a Chuckle... out of them....
{oh...dear... <3 }
{ Her Mad March Hare.... Eyes...
would...
Roll! : ) }

Found.... several.... unusual....old feed sacks. : )

Somehow... when I loaded today's images....
this one....
popped up.
: )
This... always...makes me smile. : )
New Orleans....
memories.
Trimmed up.... several Amana Rug... fragments.
Love 'em....
This... is a Wonderful.... Piece.... of Iowa... History.
: )
It's an Early... 'Milking Stool'....
hand made....
with an old 'Tug Strap'...fragment... from a Work Horse Harness....
 fashioned for its 'hanger'.
: )
Farmers... liked to hang their Milking Stools... in the Barn.
It makes a Sweet Shelf.... for the Amana Rug... fragments. 
Also... ran across.... several Amana Textiles.
They would sew their initials... in the corners.... as they sent their Laundry out....
{Communal Wash Houses]
This one... is Early....
all hand hemmed. 
I don't know... if this.... is Amana.
It's pretty Fancy.... yet.... measures the same, as the Amana Covers.
about 6 feet square.
and...was tucked away...
with all...of the Amana Textiles. 

Ran across.... several Beautiful... Monogrammed... Runners....
while sorting.... today.
I rolled them up.... and tied them, with Vintage Ticking....
: )

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Patsy Cline- Back in Baby's Arms (lyrics)

The Ford.... is Home.

oh...my.
 : )
He's... Better... than New.
<3 <3 <3 
The New...Used... Rear End....
was an Upgrade. : )
It's a Posi... 
: )
He....Purrs.... like a Kitten. : )
Thanks.... to Justin...and Kevin...
for Handling The Ford....
sooooooo.....
 Carefully. 
<3 <3 <3 
{I...can't tell ya... how Good... it felt.... 
to drive him Home.
: ) : ) : ) }

Friday, February 20, 2015

Lady Antebellum - Compass (Full Song with Lyrics)

Following... my 'Compass'....


 The Heart...
It gets.... itself battered...  bruised....and... broken...
when exposed, to...
'Open'....
 to... 
the
 Journey.
but.... 
seems....
it's always up...for the ride. : )
no matter.
Out of all of my 'senses' .... I lean on... in troubled times....
looking back...
I ultimately... wind up...following my Heart.
Sometimes... to a fault.... some may say.
but, then...
 I have no regrets.
I...suppose....my life could have been different.,... 'easier'... in some respects...
if I'd followed...my 'pride'... 'experience'.... my....'head'....
allowed them....
to lead the way.
When I ran across this quote...this Morning.... it struck me.
I...am struggling....so... to find my 'legs'.... 
My Mind...races.... 
Pride.... ridicules me....
and... all of my 'experience' throughout my life....
has never prepared me... or left me... anything, like this... to draw from.
so...now... I'm left...
to...lean... on the one thing....
I know... will never 'lie'... to me... leave me... with regrets....
or... steer me... wrong.
My Heart.
: )
I... can't 'think' my way out of all of this.
{I've tried... for months. }
so...
with every step... I take, every... move... 
I'm letting my Heart... be my guide.
my....
'Compass'...
I...might fall flat on my face....
but... I'll fall.... without 'regret'.
knowing....
the choices I make.... are from the purist part of me.
: )
You...can't go wrong.... 
'forever'...wrong.... 
if you... simply.... let your Heart...be your guide.
Here we go.
: )
Pray for us. <3
Love to ya....
Barb C.
my....
Compass.
<3








Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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


Images.

<3 <3 <3
I'm the only one.... left...... in this image.
Mom.... my...Sister, Chery.... John.....
and...
me.
John... took this one. : )
I was soooo Mad.... {hate to have my picture taken. }
oh my....
He hated it.... when I got Perms.
: )
He called me... a 'Burr Head!'....
I... got 'em.... anyway. ; )
He bought me... the Black Leather Jacket.... for Christmas....
I LIVED.... in that...Jacket. : )
Nearly.... died in it... in '83.
{it.. hangs... in the closet.... never far...from me : ) }
: )







John's 'Selfie'....
Long... before anyone knew... what a
'Selfie'... was.
{taken...about....35 years ago. }
: )
This... is what John looked like... when I first...met him...
and... he never ever... changed...one bit....
 in my eyes.


This is what I looked like, when we first met. : )
You'd never know... there were 17 years... between us.
I... have always looked much older, than my years....
John... always looked much Younger... than his.
But.... looks...aren't the important thing....
It's where your 'Head's At'....
John and I were Friends....
from the first time we met.
We Believed... in the same things.
Shared mutual... thoughts....
and Values.... from day one.
yes...
 we 'Understood'... each other.
There were a few times... when we... didn't.... but.... we always....
worked through them.
There...weren't any other options.... for either of us.
Quitting...
 Failure.....
 well.... they... weren't 'options'.....
for us.
We'd... always 'bend'... a little...for each other.
Find... Common Ground.... and move forward.
A Friend.... sent me an article...a 'Study'... about Grieving....yesterday.
It... made me cry.... and... understand... why, I feel the way I do.
Somehow.... knowing... that others, even a very small percentage of people....
understand....this.....
was...comforting.
They called it... 'Complicated Grief'....
{yes.... of course.... this is....
everything... in our Lives.... have been. : ) }
I, know.... some of my friends.... probably think... I'm 'depressed'.....
: )
It's not that simple.
There is no pill.... or therapy.... that will... ease this.
Even if there was.... I'm not sure.... I'd take it.
Our Journey... makes us...who we are.
This Loss..... will change me. It already has.
It...will continue....to do so.
I find myself.... in a very...difficult... situation.
I... am nearly out of time.... financially.... to 'grieve'.
Guess.... this will be a Major Test.... for my heart and soul.
Can... I find my feet.... can.... I take on....each day.....
will I be able to 'stand'.....
?
Seems.... I'm being hit.... from every direction.... on a daily basis.
If...anything could go wrong.... it has.
but.... with every Blow....
that would have dropped me... before.....
well....
I'm so numb.... the Blows.... are almost.... laughable.
They...all... Pale... in comparison.... to the Real....Blow.
: )
I'm not...asking anyone.... to feel sorry.
I....simply...had to say this, so.... maybe... you'll understand..... why.... I am...the way I am.
Forgive me.... for my.... insanity. : )
Love...to ya....
Barb C.




I took this 'selfie'.... a while back......
what I didn't share.....
were the images... below... I captured before this.
: )



we..... never... walk alone.

One of the feelings.... I miss...
is...
'Feeling'.
Feeling... the Aura.... of people.
I...know, this sounds strange.
but....
I...could always....always... 'feel'...
'happiness'...
 'sadness'....
'energy'....
around...people.
I'm so numb..... : )
well....
I...can't 'feel'...that..... anymore.
I'm...sorry...for that.
but...then, maybe.... it's a Blessing.