Friday, November 28, 2014

Rainy day Monday!

I would rather sit on a pumpkin,
and have it all to myself,
than to be crowded on a velvet cushion.
                                    Henry David Thoreau


Monday afternoon it was pouring rain. So, what is a girl to do when she cannot go tramping through the bush admiring the trees and wildlife?

Well now, she goes to an auction alone, because My Hero’s boss appears not to be as understanding as mine. You know, with that whole just blowing off work and doing what you want thing. In other words My Hero could not get away and he thought since my job (at least in his head) was easier to blow off.  Meaning I could obviously go for him to checkout something he really wanted. My first thought was that it was a ladder, you all know those stories.

Usually I could/would tell him I was busy and had plans which (do not tell him) I have done. In my defense I did have a date with Netflix and some junk food curled up on the couch listening to the rain, now that is another story. Today, and since I was already in town, I thought why not? To be truthful that phone call to my cellphone while I was in town probably helped push me in that direction. Sometimes I wonder about always having a line connected to me.


Sitting in the crowded hall watching the people bid on things, I pull out my paper, knowing that what My Hero was interested in was not going to come up for a while, and thinking I could write down those words stirring in my head.

 Oh I miss auctions, it has been such a busy year and there have not been as many visited. The auctioneer shouts out, “We have a beautiful sterling silver toe ring, what is your bid?” I look up. Since I am sitting at the back of the crowd I cannot see it but my thoughts go to that toe ring under my fleece socks jammed in my Pink Cadillac Boots and smile. I look back down and wonder how anyone could wear those things.

Oh the bidding is fierce and I hear the familiar word “Sold.” More jewelry is sold and then I heard the word “Carriage clock.” This phrase grabbed my attention, I once again looked up. Oh my goodness, I was immediately smitten with this golden clock that actually looked like the carriage Cinderella travelled in to the ball. It was gold, white and so beautifully detailed. My thoughts are that everyone should have a princess carriage, but then again I am sure My Hero could never understand that. I watched as many women like myself bid on it. “Sold.”

Oh I do wish I had of bid on that. It is possibly true; every girl needs a golden carriage in her life some days. Oh yes, a beautiful golden carriage that takes her to her waiting prince only to live happily ever after.

I look back down and smile thinking that I already have all that, and I do not need that clock. After all, I drive a fancy red tractor that goes anywhere, anytime I need it to. I have that handsome prince waiting at the end of that drive and, I am sure you are wondering about the glass slippers? Well now, remember my Pink Cadillac’s?  Honestly, can it get any better than that?


Ps: I so enjoyed my rainy day Monday, doing a job for a man that I have to tell you did not have me looking for ladders, but wanting to buy a new dresser for me. I did not come home with it but I surely did have a nice time waiting for it.

 Yes, I think this is the kind of job I can handle. I am a lucky girl.


Later

28 comments:

  1. I haven't been to an auction in decades!!
    Jealous I am on your red tractor....
    and beautiful photos.

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  2. Auction going used to occupy my weekends. Started going to them in the sixties. Those were the days when I would come home with a piece of furniture for under five dollars. I have gathered some beautiful pieces through the years . . . . Much different now in the prices plus people are looking for different things. Maybe I will put an auction visit on my "to do" list . . . It has been a long time since I have stood and waited for a certain treasure to go up for bud!

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  3. Sounds like some fun dresser shopping! I remember wearing toe rings now and then some 20 years ago, in Texas. Honestly, they were not very comfortable.

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  4. the photo, of the fungi on the fallen tree, is so beautiful!!!!!!!

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  5. Wonderful photos and sweet story. Have a great weekend!

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  6. I wear sandals so seldom, no one would ever see a toe ring if I wore one! But I do love jewelry. And clocks. I better not go to any auctions--I might come home with all kinds of things! :-)

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  7. I love when real life is better than anything we can dream of :)

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  8. oh my. I have tractor envy...not of the tractor, so much, as of the cab and windshield! Oh how I would love to have, at the very least, a canopy!

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  9. You sure are venturing out these days!

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  10. Good post! You had me wondering what in the world you were going to buy for a good price.

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  11. Isn't love grand! He sent you to buy a dresser for yourself? How cool. I have a slight addiction to auctions now. It is sure fun to look, but easy to get sucked in. Glad you had fun.

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  12. Buttons, you write of this auction in such a wonderfully literary way! We've enjoyed auctions in the past, though no need these days. We thought we found a good buy or two at times, but I'm not really sure about that.:-) xo Nellie

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  13. Here's to Pumpkin sitting. or red tractor sitting as the case may be.

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  14. Another Auction...glad you enjoyed. Hugs M xox

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  15. Glad you "survived" the auction. No ladder, I take it. Ah, well.

    "Rainy days and Mondays always get me down." ~ The Carpenters.

    Blessings and Bear hugs, Buttons!

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  16. glad to hear how lucky you really are ... that is great!! i had to use a ladder recently ... funny how really tall they can be. ha. ha!! ( :

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  17. You were smart to distract yourself with writing. I may try that at the mall. Or not.
    Toe ring is one thing. Used toe ring is another.

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  18. I bet you couldn't wait for summer to be over so you could get into those Cadillac boots of yours!

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  19. Oh B, I had to laugh about your toe ring! You are right though - they would be so incredibly painful under boots. Best off with bare toes I think!

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  20. Oh B you didn't need no carriage to get your Prince of a man :)
    But it does sound like a beautiful carriage clock .
    I hear if you sit on that pumpkin long enough magical things can happen ( I think that's where Thoreau met Disney )

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  21. I LOVE the life view you give us . . . Thank you So Much.
    -g-

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  22. I've never been to an auction. I think it would be fun but I also would be scared that I would "accidentally" bid on something and get stuck with it.
    Glad you had a nice time but sorry you didn't bid on that carriage clock, it sounded pretty.

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  23. What a sweet husband to send you off on such a fine errand! You had fun even though you did not take the dresser home.

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  24. What a wonderful way to spend a rainy afternoon. Getting a good bargain is just the icing on the cake. People watching, and then writing about your afternoon is much better. Thanks for bringing me along on this rainy day. Your story brightened it right up.

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  25. I haven't been to an auction since I was a little girl, taken along by my mom. Cinderella Buttons--that fits pretty well.

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