Sunday, January 20, 2008

kickin' it old wool

kickin' it old wool

these are the kind of days that make me grateful that i have saved vintage blankets, coats, quilts and anything warm at thrift stores. this is the kind of weekend why i collect warmth. my name is officially 'warmsy: the patron saint of castoff warmth'. it has a certain ring to it, doesn't it?

i came into my bedroom to grab something and saw a crested wave of wool on my bed and had to capture this. i thrifted this vintage wool indian blanket for four dollars and i am so thankful for it on these winter days & nights.

yesterday was cold, but it worked out since we were gone from 9 am until 4:30 pm... basketball game, volunteer at the concession stand, hightail it home to change into ballet garb and dash out the door until home sweet home again...then, off to wear out lucy mae & a womanchild who must have invented red bull. seriously.

the man of the house started his new job after school this week...so i hope that he gets a break on this long weekend and hopefully i get a break from the getting & going around here...but i am extremely proud of b. he left last saturday morning on foot with a 'mom, i am going to go and get myself a job' and called me with the news that he got it on the spot.

so, cozy on down & kick it old wool with me.

11 comments:

diane said...

warmth ~ummmm~these beautiful COLD days are making me say "give me my blankie" more & more & I am LOVIN' it!! Last night in Gruene it was SO COLD and SO COOL~we missed you!
BTW~I brought my large leopard print flannel blanket along to SA with me this time~

kansasrose said...

honey you kick it with these warm and sweet posts. Love that fuzz wool blankie! The soup...need that recipe mama. NOW! congrats on the new job...that KICKS! I'll send you some prairie cold. It's 5 right now. later gater

fiwa said...

Go B! I like a man who goes out and gets the job done.

The pasties are gettin a little breezy, I will be right on over to kick it with warmsy. You got any of that mexican hot chocolate or should I bring my own?

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

Go 'head on witcha badself B! Don'cha just love when our young'uns get out there and just DO the damn thang?! Kinda gives you another kind of warmsy doesn't it? =0]
It's still not quite cold enough here for wooly cozys (I covet those days!) but I sat out on stoop with my piping hot cuppa Lavender & Rosehips tea Friday night.....just my cup, my sweater and me....delish! xoxo

Sis said...

I wish I was a thriftspirit such as you...but my $5 fuzzy wrap on the clearance table at Old Navy does a pretty dang good job...

Congrats to B, and wish S luck - she's picked up a few apps herself, Subway and the local grocery store...

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh what a gorgeous warm, snuggly blanket.
Congrats. to the job hunter.
Alison

Jill said...

such a sweet boy, he is! how could you not look at his super reliablelooking face and not hire him on the spot~
j

nikkipolani said...

Your boy is amazing. Is there anything else to say?

Cheryl said...

I'm ready for cozy here. It's so cold!

You should be a proud mom!

A bird in the hand said...

It looks like a Hudson's Bay blanket! Canadian, eh!

When I'm rich, I'll send you a coat made out of that same blankie from Hudson's Bay dept. store right here in town.

Ginni Dee said...

Oh yeah!!

Wish I'd have had one like it yesterday!

Stay cozy!