It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Friday, May 16, 2014

Just beat the rain…

while out visiting some garage sales today.  I found more books, a lovely casserole dish complete with lid, DVD kid’s movie for my daughter for her kids at church, etc.  It was a fun morning.  I came home and washed 2 loads of clothes and now I am exhausted.  It was very cold here this morning, upper 30s and I wore a winter coat and hat to the garage sales.  I am so ready for spring to decide to come back.    Another month and it will be summer and it will be hot and the temps will soar.  Just Illinois weather.

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Lots of sales in the nice part of the city today.

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These beautiful flowers (many shrubs) were all along the driveway leading to the house.  The lady having the sale said she was moving to California.

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And speaking of Illinois, it is said to be the most hated state in the USA.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/04/30/half-the-people-in-illinois-hate-living-in-illinois/

I don’t hate Illinois. so I must be in the 50% that doesn’t hate our state.    It was a pretty good state before a few of our governors, most notably Ryan and Blagojevich got their greedy hands in the political pot.  I was brought to Illinois from Missouri as a small child so I have virtually lived here all of my life.  There are two parts to Illinois, Chicago and downstate.  I have always lived in the downstate half and I have never thought the division of state monies was distributed evenly.  Chicago getting 3/4 and the rest of the state 1/4.  Just my way of thinking.

That is enough political meandering for today.  It is pouring down rain again and I am tired so I am going to rest for awhile.  I will catch you all later.

Stay safe and be happy!!

Beth

 

26 comments:

  1. Beth, I wish I could have gone yard sale-ing with you. I love doing that. Hoping for warmer weather soon. I am with you...it'll be summer and too hot soon enough. I wanted to enjoy my Spring. xoxo,Susie

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  2. Its to bad those guys gave Illinois such a bad name! Good garage sale finds! Stay warm in this crazy weather!

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  3. sorry about the cold weather! at least the lilacs are lovely!

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  4. I can almost smell those Lilacs from here! We are cold too:(

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  5. And we are having cool temps, but not winter coat type! Thank goodness! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  6. The lilacs are lovely.. I hope the warm weather is headed your wat. Beth, have a happy weekend!

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  7. Nice haul at the yard sales! I have decided that I prefer weather in the low 70s max and low 50s minimum. I definitely think I'm living in the wrong state!

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  8. Aren't garage sales and thrift stores fun, Beth? Sounds like you found some treasures. I love lilacs, that photo is beautiful.

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  9. I went saling too today. Was chilly though. I didn't find a casserole dish which I need but did find a crockpot! Have a wonderful weekend. Our lilacs are not in bloom here yet.

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  10. Our last few days in Seattle area have had temps reach around 80 at the highest. Blue skies. I love it. Wish I could send you some. But the rain should bring pretty flowers and happy plants. Wishing good things to come your way. Bertie

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  11. It was a bit chilly here too but not quite as cold as by you.
    Glad you got some good things at the garage sale.

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  12. I need to go yard saling too. pretty shrubs. Stay warm, we had lots of rain last night and flooding today.

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  13. Oh how I wish it would rain here. Churches are holding PRAY FOR RAIN vigils and we are all praying.
    I haven't been to a garage sale this spring...yet. :)

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  14. It is cold here today, too, Beth. Looks like we have more rain coming tonight, too. I agree- Chicago is an Illinois unto itself! lol Hope you got rested up. xo Diana

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  15. I hope you don't go straight from wearing a coat to wearing your bikini ;)

    Rain here all day at the shore but the weekend weather is suppose to be awesome!! Good takes at the garage sales, have a wonderful weekend!!

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  16. Beth...our weather has been dreadful up north here as well. I froze running errands yesterday and I could live without rain for a long time!

    I wonder why the Post found our state to be so unpopular? We may not have had exemplary Governors, but our former and current Mayors (in Chicago) are doing a fine job. Let's hope the rest of the politics in our state change for the better as well.

    XO,
    Jane

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  17. Interesting about your politics :)
    Sorry to hear it's cool up there in the north. Down here it's been warm for late Autumn.

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  18. I don't hate Illinois either, but I'm not a fan of our politicians. We need to be able to vote them in from Downstate, but we can't beat out the massive amount of Chicago voters.

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  19. It's been unseasonably cold here in KY the past two mornings as well. It was 41 this morning! But it's supposed to warm up again next week. I don't mind if it stays cool though. I am already looking forward to fall lol.

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  20. That does sound chilly! Spring can't hold off forever. Our state leaves us with fickle springs too. Here in Montana such things are expected though not always welcomed.

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  21. Sounds strange coat and hat for Month of May , a month it could be a hot one. Had a few lovely days here Beth glad to say , making the most of it , loads of washing also..
    Enjoy your weekend
    Hugs Sheila x

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  22. We just got some warmer weather up here today--almost 70! Hopefully it will be headed you way. :)

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  23. Oh my, I agree. The political corruption in Illinois is a shame, and a crime. Our roads are the absolute worst, followed by Indiana. We need to work on that, along with a few other things.

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  24. The hate factor is reasonably high in Ma. We certainly have had our share of shifty politicians. I don't hate Illinois. It's the home of Chicago, one of the great cities of the world.

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  25. Pretty flowering bushes. - WA state is a lot like that. I live in the "other" part of the State not the part that gets all the money & clout.

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  26. It looks a nice area Beth, Politics is a dish best served cold. if at all.

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