Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Hippie..and Flower Child...

I was visiting with Peg, yesterday... I told her, I think I'm turning into a Hippie...{bright colors...paisley...peace signs...long hair...vegetarian...animal rights thumper...I'm still a Red Neck, when it comes to drugs...just pass the Tequila...}{and lime...}She said she's been a Flower Child, her entire life...{Dear Lord...Nashville, look out...} I don't know...I guess I've been 'old', for so long...it's kind of fun, being a little carefree...and colorful...Maybe...it's the New Year... Spring is getting closer, every second...Patty, {Fern Hill} gave me these wonderful earrings, and the bracelet...that says it all... My Motto, since last year...Ed {Leftovers} called last Spring, to see how the Sale was coming together... just after I had seen a picture, of myself....a friend had inadvertently taken... and I had pretty much...lost it... I had no idea, how much I had let myself go... and I looked so bad...I didn't even know that person...I told him how I felt... and he was wonderful.... a real friend...we hung up...then, a few moments later, he called back... and said he'd forgotten to tell me something...."it is what it is..."...No worries...a few hours passed....and we all gathered at the table, under the Old Oak...John had been looking around at all the 'stuff', that was here, for the sale...and suggested we play the theme song, from Sanford and Son....Oh my Gosh! I said...No Way! This isn't Junk... It's Great Stuff!!!! {The Empire!} he asked us all, if we knew the name of that music...none of us did..."It is What It is"....Hmmmm....seems, I had just heard that....I shared Ed's advise, with the group....and it was almost eerie, how many times we heard that motto during the Sale...we'd all look at each other, as someone, would walk up, and blurt it out..."I know this old crock has a chip...but I love it! And...It is what it is!" hmmm...
I think I started thinking about things, at that very moment....Taking better care...it's been a slow process...and...I don't think I made a conscious decision...I have come to understand...you can't beat stress....it always wins...so...I'm simply not going to play with it, anymore....in my next 30....
Now...Go...have a little fun!

Barb C.

6 comments:

Amy N said...

Hey Hippie girl ; ) I'm headed your way tomorrow if you are going to be in the shop....let me know and we'll do a little catching up. Love the bracelet

Gatherings said...

Hey I used to do the braids and leather floppy hat. It was truly a magical time!Lots of peace signs. Seems like fun things just keep coming back around!

simplyiowa said...

Hey, Amy!
Can't wait to see Ya!!! Maybe we can have a Tea Party, down the Rabbit Hole!!!!
Barb C.

simplyiowa said...

Hey Wanda!
I can see you with a floppy hat!!! But, I love how your hair is now...Very wild...and free sprited...!!!
I thinks it's time...we all wear some 'Peace' signs...don't you?
Have a Great Day!
Barb C.

Betty G said...

I love being a bit bohemian. :) I think you could also start wearing patchouli oil and burning a bit of nag champa incense in your shop-to add to the bohemian life! To life! To love! To joy! Embrace it!!!! Love you~Betty

simplyiowa said...

Betty...I'm With Ya!!!!!
My Love to ya!
Barb C.
{I already wear patchouli, and have,for years... I guess I was a bit of a Hippie, for years...and never knew it!}