Thursday, May 6, 2010

Forever in Trouble….Gallison the Goose by Sheila Conner

Hi, I'm Gallison...the one on the front left of this photo.

Well, I did it again…All the geese on the pond are screaming, but I can’t find them. I know that the pond is here. I live right next to it. Somehow, Mom and Dad got away from me, along with my brothers and sisters. Or did I get away from them? I found this great place…there are big round rubber things and the smell of human food…but I don’t smell a human. It’s a funny smell…kind of like the smell when we stroll on the black stuff that burns my feet. I can’t find my way out to the regular grass place. Oops, I just walked into a wall or something. Oh my God….I smell a human coming. OMG, OMG…I’ve got to run, run, run. Bang…the wall again? Bang…another wall? OMG….now I’m screaming and the other geese are screaming and the human is making weird noises. The human keeps saying “come out…go home”…something like that. I’m so scared. Bang…an edge of a wall? Ooh, I look and see the green grass that tastes so good. Run….Bang…ouch…the stone wall got in my way. I have got to be more careful. OMG, here comes another human. I run and run and finally see the pond. I run into the pond and run to my parents….BUT OMG…these “parents” are screaming and hissing at me. They’re not my Mom and Dad. I’m crying. The humans are screaming. I smell a cat. The humans are screaming at the cat. The cat turns around. I can hear my parents screaming for me, but I don’t know where they are. I’m swimming and crying. The humans are crying. The humans go away…that’s good! I’m not allowed to be near the humans yet. I try to come out of the pond, but it’s harder when you’re crying. I finally get out of the pond. I can’t hear my parents anymore. The other two geese are yelling at me, but they come out of the pond, too! Now they keep pushing me towards the woods…it’s scary in the woods. They say that my parents and brothers and sisters are in the woods and that they are looking for me. But the grass looks so nice, that I stop to eat and play. These silly geese keep pecking at me and telling me that I am in big trouble. I think that I will find my parents later. It’s safe now…right? Later, I’ll take my brothers and sisters for a fun adventure!

Moving is a Big Pain in the Tush

I wrote this months ago and never got around to publishing it because I have been so very busy! The internal renovation is now 99% complete. We are now working on the landscaping!

So I have finally moved but the house is still under renovation! It's been slow to get all the boxes unpacked. We have the domino affect in progress. So many things depend on so many other things! It's like a puzzle. I can't unpack the living room until the painting is done. I can't unpack the dining room until the living room is done. I can't unpack the bathrooms until the 2 renovated bathrooms are done. I have unpacked things in the kitchen that really belong in the dining room and foyer. I have unpacked things in the den that really belong in the mud room. I have unpacked things in the mud room that really belong in the garage. I can't unpack the garage items because the workmen have their stuff all over it. I can't unpack the storage pod because there's nowhere to put anything! The shed probably contains things that I need in my kitchen!?!?! I have unpacked things into my office storage area that really belong in the attic. I have unpacked things that belong in the child's guestroom that really belong in my office storage area. My office looks like it was hit by a cyclone because I have the boxes in my office that belong in the office storage area.

BUT, the carpenter has finally configured the inside of my new huge closets in the new master bedroom...and they are gorgeous!!!

So, today, I have unpacked 13 wardrobe boxes that were all over the house. I need to unpack 3 more wardrobe boxes and that will be done. Then I need to move the clothing from the guest bedrooms into the master bedroom. Then I can unpack the guest bedroom boxes! And then I need to spend some time organizing my new closets!

I am hoping to have the main linen closet finished this week. Then I can unpack the linens that are still in boxes. I can move the linens that are in my clothing cabinets into the linen novel! Then I can unpack the extra toiletries and medicines into my huge linen closet. Then I can move the toiletries and medicines from the exercise room to a shelf in the linen closet. And when the bathrooms are done, I will be moving the medicines and toiletries again!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Just in Time for the HOLIDAYS!!

I have so much to do and so much to sell. So many of my things would be perfect for those people who need more stuff to spruce up for the upcoming holidays. I just put the most wonderful set of vintage silver plate flatware from 1847 Rogers, named Sylvia into my Etsy store, Shefindsthings.
You can go to my store and BUY IT!!!
Shefindsthings at Etsy

Or how about my beautiful vintage etched crystal in my EBay store, Shefindsthings at Nostalgia.
And then, there is always my vintage bedroom furniture set on Etsy. You can buy parts or the whole set at: Shefindsthings at Etsy.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

More Furniture for Sale! Six Vintage Parson Upholstered Dining Room Chairs

I am still trying to downsize and replace some items. So, we have more stuff to sell before we move. So far I have listed an all wood 7 piece bedroom set for $1000, described in a previous post on this blog. NOW, I have 6 beautiful Parson style upholstered dining room chairs to sell.

Come and get this fabulous set of 6 vintage upholstered Parson dining room chairs from the 1970s. They are mine. THE TABLE IS NOT INCLUDED. We are moving and will be having a different look at the new house. These cost plenty when new. Condition is very good, but the seats are a little soft and there are some top corner edges that are worn. You may want to replace the cushions under the fabric with new foam? or whatever they use these days. Sooo....since you are all wonderfully talented, I bet that you can make them your own! Each chair measures 38" high, 19" deep and 19" wide. The seat height is 19" from the floor. There are 13 1/2" walnut colored wood legs that are part of the 38" height measurement. Fabric is a chenille of beige with rust and tan...very neutral. $500 for ALL SIX!

We are in Stamford, CT. These are for PICK UP ONLY! There is no help here. Do email for details!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I Love to Coordinate My Designer Fabric Samples

I LOVE to coordinate my Designer Fabric Samples for you! Aren't these fun? I am more than happy to try and color match my fabric samples as a free service for my customers. Go to my shops and pick out some samples for me to coordinate just for you!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Our current, wonderful, house is three levels and we are both having trouble with all the stairs. We need a mostly one level ranch style...much better for both of us. SOOOOOO, I need to destash. We already had a moving sale which was not very successful. I donated tons of stuff to the Vietnam Vets, a Rehab Center Thrift Store and to Goodwill.

BUY MY CURRENT HOUSE!!! Anyone for Stamford, CT with woods and pond with deer, rabbits, geese, wild turkey, ducks, pheasant, chipmunks, birds of all kinds, squirrels, etc. Our backyard is like a park!

We also have some bedroom furniture to sell before we move. Check out the picture above. This is a 7 piece set. Email for detailed info.

So, I think that you all need to go and look at my online stores and make fair offers on some of my merchandise. PLEASE DO!!!


Friday, February 6, 2009

I'll Tell You the Punch Line...You Tell Me the Joke!

I have really been into rhyming for the last week or so, so please forgive me...I can't help it...I seem to talk in rhymes.

I heard a funny joke today
I really laughed alot
Now I will tell you the end
And you tell me the plot!

The actual joke has been donated by Tessa Donnelly of Tennesee...she doesn't know it yet. I'll email her now!

Now here is the punch line, you tell me the joke...this should and could be fun!