Tuesday, April 15, 2008


OK that's a smile with sun in eyes! But she made it 1 year old!

Miss Rachel is a happy girl almost all the time and just a joy. Her brother loves her almost too much at times :-) She is always squealing in delight when he enters the room.

Rachel has mastered the stand but just won't take those first steps. She's been able to stand for almost 2 weeks now!

She has 8 teeth, 4 on the top and 4 on the bottom, hope teething is settled down for a while at least.

We've now resorted to a single pony tail to keep that ever growing hair out of her eyes. She is really not thrilled with the process but does manage to leave it in most of the day now.

Poor little Noah has started therapy for what has been diagnosed as Sensory Integration Disorder or SID. He has an extreme need for physical input and this manifests itself with him being extremely rough on us, his sister and himself. We're glad to be getting help with this before he turns into Monk! He has OCD issues already showing up as well. Funny how therapy for kids is so much more fun than for adults, he got to jump on a trampoline and jump into pillows, be squished like a hotdog in a bun, swung in a towel, and all sorts of fun games!

Will keep you all posted of his progress as the weeks progress.

Breathing...Just Breathing!

I had really wanted to do this yesterday... was all excited with my weekend's yard sale finds all photoed and ready to post... was taking photos so I could get all the stuff up on ebay also and kablammy, something misfired in my always faithful Sony Mavica - fear gripped my heart as I took the disc out hoping just hoping the computer would still read it... but I already knew what was coming... yep disk not formatted error message - lost...200+ photos lost.

So after I cried a few tears I decided to set out to find a new camera, ended up with a Canon PowerShot A720 IS, I'm not good with change, not good with learning new software and settings stuff... but as of tonight I got all my photos retaken and edited and stuff ready to list. Sadly I couldn't go back and redo the yard sale finds pictures... but here's a from memory list of some of the great finds...
2 vintage pyrex refrigerator dishes
a signed kokopelli statue
2 pink depression glass plates
3 aquamarine glasses
Artesania Rinconada Unicorn
Funny dragon figurine
neat old box made in India
Dollhouse book
First Ladies book
Coca Cola candle holder
5 Harkerware ashtrays with old cars on them
green transferware plate
Baruether Bavaria roses plate
3 Fitz & Floyd Salmon colored plates
4 Pfaltzgraff plates
a whole box of Pfaltzgraff Grapevine pattern dishes
a box of old porcelain snack set dishes
Pair of Ginori Italy shakers
CLown bell
Ronson Lighter
Elgin Clock
Quarry Critters Polar Bear
Fenton Duck
A signed dragonfly wall pocket
An old Zippo Lighter display case
A shelf for my tv stuff
A Dr Laura boardgame still sealed
Thomas Train ornaments (to put away for Noah)
Thomas Train books and videos for Noah of course!
Lots of clothes for Rachel!

So you can see it was a fun fun weekend!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Spring is here! But where has everyone gone?

Ok so keeping up on this blogging thing is not my forte' ! I am really really going to try and do better. In a week Rachel will be 1 year old, it's almost surreal. She is standing on her own but hasn't quite taken the first steps yet, any minute though!

We had fun at a local antique fair this morning, got some neat things that are going up on ebay tonight... here's a sample.
I've decided my goal needs to be 100 new auctions a week, that will put about 50 new things in the store each week also. I also need to stop procrastinating and get all the nice artwork and glass pieces hanging around here photo'd and in the store. Which by the way, has been pretty quiet lately, where is everyone? Certainly not shopping! I think, I hope people are just waiting til their taxes are done and they can relax for another year on the ol' Uncle Sam thing... then hopefully in May everyone spends their incentive rebates at ebay!
If you have read this could you send me an email and let me know my words are not in vain? I'm wondering if anyone is even lookin' at what I'm a writin' ya know?