finding, keeping

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We were headed home but eeked to a halt outside my favourite tiny church-run thrift shop. They had a sign outside. It said 50% off all stock. See, halt. Only reasonable course of action.

Disguised in an ancient jam preserve covers box were these gems. A vintage puzzle where you match the animal to it’s home.

A Pooh bear and friends playmat for a small person we know.

You know, i don’t have much money but i can’t help but revel in how rich i am. In so many ways. I can make simple good food. I can hear the wild crashing of the surf as i go to sleep. I have special people in my life. I have lived my dreams, ridden them hard and fast actually. I know how to make cool stuff from next to nothing. I have the op shopping eye:

I need some soft stretchy sweatshirting fabric to make Jed some winter trousers, preferably sage green colour…i find it for a few dollars (then halve that). I forgot to bring handkerchiefs (big fan of those at this time of year) and find a great one freshly laundered for 50 cents (then halve that). I want polkadot fabric to create for my next Growmama market sewing spree, and thick vintage flannel sheets to upcycle into pyjama pants for everyone, and a floor cushion for meditating and, and, and…it was all there. All material needs and a few wants thrown in to spice the mix. Thank you universe.

4 Responses

  1. memeticist
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    the universe has been pretty good to you

  2. Anissa Ljanta
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    indeed it has…

  3. Kerri
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    "You know, i don't have much money but i can't help but revel in how rich i am. In so many ways. I can make simple good food. I can hear the wild crashing of the surf as i go to sleep. I have special people in my life. I have lived my dreams, ridden them hard and fast actually."

    I love these words of yours so much. I feel exactly the same way x

  4. juliet
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    You are rich indeed, as long as you have your creative spirit.

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