Could someone come over and do my dishes for me?
This next picture was taken just three days AFTER I had cleaned up the crap up from the top picture...yeesh...
I know you think I'm kidding but I'm serious.
put crap away.
Like really really always.
Always. It just all seems so....
so unnecessary to do all that cleanup just to get it all dirty again.
And frankly, quite boring, if you will.
"wash the dishes"
"clean the kitchen"
then how will I ever find time to:
If I were to actually do
...and where an almost 3-year-old
Little Boy Blue was so happy to sit on a nice person's tractor...with the assistance of his daddy of course.
oldie J ohn D eere ??!!
Now how awesome is this cute little
We rode the trolley....
Saloon Girls Show!!!
Little Boy Blue's momma, "Kindness", (our 30 year old daughter), has such fond childhood memories of seeing the Saloon Girls Show every year when she visited the
Old Thresher's Reunion with her Grandpa Madsen.
Well...of course Kindness insisted we NOT MISS the show!!
And of course we had to see the
...and the looks on
Little Boy Blue and his dad's face during the show....priceless!!
It really was an awesome show!
There was a dancing cowboy on a piano who sang to
Ghost Riders In The Sky. Oh it was fun!!
During Ghost Riders, he stood on the piano and rode an old vintage kid's stick horse. So funny!!
You know that song...Ghost Riders In The Sky...
sung by a ton of different people, from Burl Ives to Johnny Cash.
Yippe Yi Yayyyyyyyyyy!!!!!
The song was written by Stan Jones in 1949.
It is considered to be one of the top western songs of all time.
Here's Marty Robbin's version....
Old Threshers Reunion,
we passed the vintage car barn....Okay, so on the way out of the
An old Texaco truck!
Hey! This next picture is not of a vintage vehicle...It is however, of a bottle of new wine I tried out and an avocado dip after returning home.
Okay, now we move to some pictures from our quick trip to
that same week....
So this is an Olds Cutlass 442, early 70s
that was parked on a street in downtown Cedarburg.
Tim drooled over this car....
Okay, now this is a former gas station,
converted into a cool lady's shoppe within the last year or two
in downtown Cedarburg.
I noticed there's always men in this shop
you can tell they're checking out how the old service station has changed up. The owners kept the original floor, ceiling, a lot of the industrial/mechanical elements.
Bands were playing on every block
This is a little peek-a-boo down onto the wine floor of the Old Mill we visited as well....
Tim and I browsed and ate,
and browsed and ate during our quick time there.
While browsing, we noticed a door was open from the sidewalk to a building. We peered up there, duh.
These steps were just too intriguing not to take all the way to the top...
So we trailed up the flight of stairs.....
The whole floor up there was massive windows, huge warehouse rooms, and small artist's studios.
The artist had JUST popped in and we caught her at the right time in her studio.
We purchased this watercolor/acrylic.
And this shapely piece of Christmas art just screamed at me through another artist's studio window. It yelled, "BUY ME!!!! YOU WILL REGRET NOT BUYING MEEEEE!!! YOU KNOW YOU WANT MEEEE!!! JUST BUY MEEEEE ALREADY!!!!"
People still listen to CDs and cassettes!
Right???? *scratching head*
Anyhoo, here's my cool vintage 7-up clock......
keeps perfect time, too.
Oh! See the tiny sliver of the bathroom to the right, over there....
Well, this bathroom has a vintage license plate dealer frame just sitting on the vanity there....it says Iowa City.
as is another collected vintage dealer plate frame,
Bliss Motors Inc, Detroit.
Tim's grandparent's license plate from their last car in Albuquerque is on the bathroom wall too...
In case you were thinking that license plate frames are tacky things to display on a bathroom wall,
I will have you know,
I hung an elegant towel holder up next to them.
Here's a closer look....
in the farm hardware section at Menards!!
I paid all of $5 for this "towel holder"Doesn't this towel holder just ratchet up the elegantness of this room a notch or two? BTW, elegantness is a word, look it up. In the Pretend Word Dictionary.
Cool, huh!!!!! Heeeeeeeeee.....
Let me share what else you're going to be jealous of....
In my new cheap-o-rama dryer that just
got delivered today!!!!
In! A! Dryer!
This will surely help me in locating the laundered dollar bills and quarters
much, much easier!
Is it obvious that I've never had a light in a dryer?
I wanted to take a picture of the interior but some people were looking at me suspiciously while I was peering in the windows, so I didn't.
That Ranchero was parked outside this cutie old building on main street.
Gosh, I was going to do a post about
but because I am boring you out of your wits, I will just show you a picture of the meal Tim's sister served us the night before we left back to Iowa....
Southwest Stuffed Peppers
Definitely one of the top five meals I've ever had!I want that exact same meal every single week, that's how awesome it was!
Okay, in closing, just a quick picture of the kitchen counters I JUST NOW took
at noontime today Wednesday.
Although the counters do NOT have five days of dishes on them
(YAY!!! MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!!!!), they do have the following which apparently I am adverse to dealing with:
2. $5.99 empty wine bottle
3. Coffee can that apparently is permanently parked in that spot.
4. Dirty napkins
5. Bag of cat treats
6. Old lemon
8. Dirty plates and glasses
9. Empty pitcher
It is one party after another all up in here, every night!!!
We just try to hide it real good, don't want other people to feel bad, ya know.
Okay, gotta go. Got a dirty cat pan I gotta clean out.
I mean, gotta tidy up the house for the next big blow-out tonight!
Hey, have a good Wednesday y'all and talk at ya soon!!!
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