Library Legacy

So, here I am in my newest “new” place!  I love it even more than my “old” new place!!  (Extra bonus- another place to purpelize!!)

And the owner blessed me with so many things left behind!!

Here’s a biggie:

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I’ve always wanted a library in my house!!  Now, I’ve got it!!  For free!!  (Gift with purchase!)

I’ll even read some of them!  There was a “The Power of a Praying Woman”, by Stormie O’Martian.  Very excited by that one.   Prayer is a powerful weapon, in our Christian arsenal.

And 6 “Amish” books.  Love those!

A half shelf full of cookbooks.  Eeks!  Not those!!  I don’t wanna do the “C” word anymore!!!!!!!!

Then other assorted novels that I will donate.  Yay, me!!  More de-cluttering!!!!

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{This box was packed by PP personally!  She loved throwing the books off the shelves into boxes!  And I loved the help!}

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So was this one. She loves to help!!

 

 

 

De-cluttering is a good thing!

 

 

Strawberry Slush

Part 1 Strawberry City, part two, Man Giant, part three, Strawberry Banquet, part four, Strawberry Love.

They are a happy family.

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Mama lives with them, and keeps messes to a  minimum.

Then disaster strikes!

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Man Giant is sent to a Northern City for his job.  Sadly, Strawberry Girl packs up the family, and they all move.

Poor Strawberry Girl manages to feed and diaper Baby Strawberry Giant, but little else.

Poor Man Giant had to come home from work, and then do all the house work.

Strawberry Girl is ashamed of herself, but does not know what to do.

Finally, some good news!

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The Anticipation of a  2nd baby!

OH NO!!!

Disaster strikes twice!

Man Giant is  sent to the  ARCTIC Circle,

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before baby # 2 is born.

Baby Strawberry Giant becomes Toddler Strawberry Giant, and receives gift of Newborn Strawberry Giant for her birthday.

Since Man Giant is already gone, Strawberry Girl has to do all the moving herself, with 2 little Giants.   Strawberry Girl is Exhausted,

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by the time she reaches her new home.  It was a 24 hr journey.

Strawberry  Girl gets sick.   Sicker, sicker, and sicker.  Man Giant gets frustrated doing all the work, all the time.

Tells Strawberry Girl to go to the Dr.

Dr. tells Strawberry Girl she has……

To Be Continued….

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Felicia Flute

Meet Felicia.

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I’ve had Felicia, since I was in 9th grade.  I love her;  I’m 54 years old, and haven’t played her in 6 or 7 years.  I no longer have the breath.   But I just couldn’t let her go. I considered selling her.  That felt too much like selling a child, not done. I considered giving her away.  Nope, just could not do it. So, she sat in my closet.  And I moved several times, okay 4, if ya want to be picky, since I decided I needed to release her.  But still, she was with me, in her pretty light brown case, with the 70’s stickers on it. 20150514_071958She’s an Artley!  Real silver! She was MINE. Then, my niece started playing the flute.  Nice, maybe we can play a duet.  Ha ha ha ha.  (Barely even have the breath to laugh that hard!) Suddenly, her flute developed a problem.  She needed a replacement flute.  Sis asked if she could borrow Felicia. Sure, she can “borrow” her, understanding that I want her back! Ah-hem.  What happened to de-cluttering? A little voice whispered in my ear.  I brushed it off, refusing to even dignify that question with an answer. Now, my niece’s birthday is coming up;  and I have no present for her.  Except, she already has my flute, that she needs, and is using.  And that I haven’t even had out of the case in more than 4 years…… So, fine, she can keep the flute, I thought grudgingly.  After stewing on it a few days, I realized, she will get more use and pleasure out of it, than I ever will again. On her birthday, I called Kristen and told her that Felicia was her gift.  She was thrilled! And my Grinch heart grew 5 sizes.