Hot – wet – sticky
Sweat drips down
Smelling like the earth of a days work
Close, but not close enough
The rains are coming
I smell the sweet wetness coming
In the hot rush of air
I raise my face and close my eyes
Feeling it blowing my way
Swiftly, but not fast enough
Roll on over and let your clouds overflow
Down to my grounds
Drenching them with your
Torrents of acceptance,
For the rains will come again
This week. Well, let’s see. This week I’m still batting the ‘shoulder gremlins’ as I’m calling them now. You know the ones, who sabotage your creativity and overall self-esteem with way too many ‘not-good-enoughs’.
So I’ve been going antiquing. We actually have quite a lot of really good antique and overall oddity / curiosity-type shops here in Asheville. I’m pretty darned good at being thrifty, and have gone to yard sales and these types of shops for as long as I can remember.
This is the best one in town (if you don’t believe me, just look at the sign!)
This really is an old tobacco barn – it’s HUGE! They sell stuff by vendor, they each have their own ‘space’, but it’s a huge rummage type place. I love it, you can really spend all day here if you wanted to.
Chances are…there is something you want or need in here! (Or both.)
Out back stuff!
I really, really wanted to get this Green Man (I have a very small collection, err, make that 2 of them). But at $72, he was a bit steep for me. I still think he’s awesome!
I did, however, pick up this little elf planter. He looked kind of beat-up and ‘homeless’, and you know I’m a sucker for homeless little things…
Friday night we went downtown to see some live (free!) music. This was a super fun event (Downtown After 5) and I can’t believe I’ve never done it before. I met up with some friends and the girls had a great time.
Flying Geckos and Dragons!
The opening band was called “Empire Strikes Brass” – after they were finished they walked through the crowd and one of them was sporting a Darth Vader mask (wasn’t quick enough to capture that shot).
The main band was really good, “Big Sam’s Funky Nation” (New Orleans Funk Band). I stayed way too late there with the girls listening to this music, because I didn’t want to go home! (See the listen down below…)
What else E?
We’ve got plants galore growing, with all the rain we’ve had.
This is called a ‘Kousa’ Dogwood tree, an asian variety – we’ve had this one since last year (it’s pretty sweet having David being a landscaper, as we get to take the ‘throw away’ plants from the rich people, that they don’t want for a huge variety of reasons – OK by me!) I think this is insanely beautiful, I am in love with the shape of the petals, so unusual.
My orange Daisies
I’m very excited and happy to report that I’ve finished Blackwater! I have a bunch (13) buttons to sew on when I finish the other buttonband, and this looks positively awful laying down by itself now. The 2X2 ribbing, along with the yoke kind of make it more life it was meant to fit a strange alien. I can assure you, that alien is indeed ME, and it is just…so….darned…cool. I’m kind of impressed with myself, so those gremlins just need to piss off already. We’ll see when I can get pics, but not likely this weekend (company is coming). BE patient!
Just to end with something funny, here’s my little sign I put on my window to remind myself not to open it, because I had a GI-NOR-MOUS FLY trapped in there…
What?!? Doesn’t everyone do this???
I do hope you are having a great week thus far, with lots of to-do’s, and can-do’s and will-do’s planned out. Too much for me, and this was a nice respite from responsibility! Be well friends.
Check out Big Sam’s Funky Nation below, if you are so inclined. They are a lot of fun if you like a little funk in your life!