Friday, April 25, 2008

SURPRISE!! surprises are the best kind...

You know, the ones that you have no idea about?

I suppose that's what the word "surprise" is supposed to mean.

Maybe it's the unexpected surprises that I like.

But if the surprise was expected, would it still qualify as a surprise at all??

Oh bother...my head is starting to hurt with all these questions.

After all, I told Mr. B I could do either a physical or a mental in one day - and today I did both.

It's supposed to be.....either - or...

Not both...not on the same day. My mind/body connection isn't geared to be mind/body all in one day.

So if you ever need help moving, just don't ask me to name the 50 states, OK?

Oh well....back to surprises...

I bought an old frame at a thrift place - just to use the frame. The picture was, I think, off of a calendar. Not the best of art...but probably the best they could do for the money. Maybe they were poor and wanted a little beauty, and all they had was an old calendar for the drug store, when they were still called 'drug stores' and not pharmacies...well, that's a sad note....not the drug stores thingy but that they were too poor. Now I feel badly that I took it apart... like it wasn't good enough for me...and "art" is soo subjective...what one person loves is, well, not probably what I'd love....

Anyhow...

When I took apart the frame, took off the glass, then the calendar page, I found an old paint-by-numbers dog picture.

(no, it wasn't an expensive, rare, oil-painting that I could re-sell for a small but decent fortune...or a wad of old confederate money or stocks and bonds...just a paint-by-numbers dog)

But, I really like the dog - I feel like I have won a prize...... or gotten a surprise...

a SURPRISE! surprise.



It may not look like much - especially if you don't squint one eye and look sort of with your head tilted...and kind of in the dark...but I LOVE it.

And I couldn't be happier if I'd have won the lottery!

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...................................................................................ahem...

Oh, who am I kidding?????

Of course I'd be happier if I won the lottery, but you get the point. I am a lucky, lucky girl.

Go out there and find some luck for yourself, OK?

-me

11 comments:

Laurie & Chris said...

That is neat that you found something you really like after you were feeling bad about taking it apart!!It is cute!

the old schoolhouse said...

Yes i too love a good surprize,jessie my daughter once found at a market, walked into the mud what looked like a small dog pin,anyway i told her to throw it away!!its full of germes but she was having none of it so i took it wrapped it in tissue and forgot all about it,weeks later i came accross it ,the mud had dried and fallen off,And what i saw was the most beautiful fox!!!!!with wait for it emeralds for eyes diamonds for eyebrows and it was gold very old,did i mention the market was held on what used to be a race track anyway it was a scarf pin worn by ladies long ago when they were fox hunting will get pam to put up a picture Angie x

Pen Pen said...

I LOVE the dog painting. What a neat surprise.... I would have been delighted too!!!

madrekarin said...

What a lovely treat! That is a very sweet painting. He looks a bit like my Bentley!
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Anonymous said...

I swear, you and Kathy are the BEST yard sale/garage sale/rummage sale shoppers I have ever known! I have never found a "surprise treasure" at any of those sales; I should go more often than twice a year, I suppose. So happy for you...the picture IS a treasure! Betty

Brenda said...

The dog is so cute. Wonder what person painted that? i love surprises. Girl I finally got a day off.I am laying on my big butt drinking coffee and fixing to watch Paula's cooking show. i may not even leave the house today. The main thing is don't have to=)
Have a great weekend.

white o'morn cottage said...

What a great bonus! Reminds me of when I bought a thrift peignoir and found a silver pendant in the pocket. Little blessings for us because we delight in the little things! I also delight in big things - like the lotto! But in the meantime...enjoy it all!
what did you do with the frame? Show, show girl!

Bax said...

I'm just hopping over from Brenda's@Country Romance from the heart! Love your blog!
Your surprise is adorable! Don't you just like little windfalls like that? They are the best! Not spectactular to anyone but us!
Take care!

Jan

The Feathered Nest said...

Awww, I love him, Colleen!!! It's wonderful how treasures end up in our homes sometimes, just by chance but so meant to be! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend ~ xxoo, Dawn

Charmingdesigns said...

Ok, you mentioned the color of something you were going to paint, or did paint...Robins egg blue..I looked, and read, and looked and read...I laughed, I read, I looked,I couldnt find it.lol. Not posted yet??? Thanks for signing up for my giveaway!! Laurie

Cami said...

ROFL! From my perspective you were meant to have this doggie picture. I came across two paint-by-number Jesus pictures. Not what you'd call "incredible art", but I bought them. I have an eBay store so I thought I'd pass them on to someone w/ a real bug for paint-by-number kits, but so far they're still sitting in the aqua blue wire basket I bought @ the same tag sale and I pass them a 100 times a day and just smile!