Sunday, November 21, 2010

Open House My House Part Two!!

In a perfect world where I knew what I was doing when blogging I would have been able to put both of these blogs into one post but I don't so I didn't. I hope you will go back and read the post before this one so get the full story:)

I invited friends over to shop.....5-7 on Friday evening and 2-4 on Saturday afternoon, this is never carved in stone. People came Thursday morning and Thursday evening and after 7pm on Friday and throughout on Saturday. I serve hot tea or chocolate and homemade cookies and brownies and we just have a good time. Some people stay ten minutes and some stay two hours. Some people dig and shop and walk in circles 3 or 4 times and others just glance and pick up what they want.

I love my home being filled with women laughing and telling stories and having a good time. The house echoes their voices for days and my mind and heart flood with the good memories.

Open House My House Part One, See Part Two Too!!!

This is the fifth year I have had a Christmas/Fall open house in my home and invited friends to come and shop. I have some more pictures to add and may have to do another post:)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Selling At A Church Bazaar!!

Sometimes strange things seem to happen to me or maybe they are not so strange after all. A friend asked me if I would like to rent a space and set up at a school function and sale some stuff. I did it. A month later I went to their Fall festival and a woman who had bought from me at the sale asked me if I would like to set up and sell at her church's bazaar. They had never rented out spaces before but would like to give it a try. I was willing and today that is exactly what I did. I had been going to this particular Bazaar at the Methodist church every year (8) since we had moved here. Standing in line with grinning, chatty women trying to stay warm until we could get inside and begin shopping. But not this year.....I was special and would have prior admittance:) Perks! I'm telling this woman all that and explained to her that the first thing I always grab is a homemade cherry cheesecake, she blushed, she giggled, her eyes twinkled, and she said, "I make the cheesecake every year". And just like that, we had a connection...we are friends finally meeting. Today she brought two, one for me and one for a new "friend" she will meet when she least expects it.

I had fun today, I met women and laughed and shared stories and I felt right at home. I am so glad to feel good enough to prepare the things to sale, have my husband carry them into the church (every woman can use the help of a strong guy once in awhile), display everything and then enjoy the people looking, sharing and buying. My kids ask why I would "put myself out at my age?" and I have the answer, "I really, really enjoy it!" So, why not?

I hope whatever age you are and whatever your physical limitations may be that you are doing what you enjoy and bringing joy to others along your path. Isn't that one of the things Life is about?