Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

To start, it was cold. 
All my worries about snow or freezing rain were alleviated.
The day was chilly & crisp.
In opening the barn, I decided to mist the air with freshener -- frozen.
Coffee in mug from night before -- frozen.
Apple Cider -- almost frozen.
It was cold -- day for an extra pair of socks & wool coat & mittens!

Yet the kindred spirits, the gatherers, came.
With warm hearts & generous spirit they arrived.
No "coldest day of the year so far" would keep them away from the hunt.

And, friends found along the way -
from this blogging community were there:
Dawn & Diane & Cheryl & Kelly (pictured above)...
and all of you reading this that were there.
With cold hands & warm hearts -
you were there...
some traveling miles.
You were there...

And, my friends...
Pictured above:  me, Nan, Jani, Sarah.

What can I quite say...I put it out to the universe --
"karma, treat these women well...."
'cause you do get what you give.

They left at 5:30 a.m. - traveling from Madison & Sun Prairie.
There, at my side -- with deer antlers jiggling.
Freezing their badonkadonks off all morning -- with smiles.
Helping, laughing, raising my spirits to the rafters.

You guys -- friends of the absolute highest order.
Thank you!

When the day came to an end, my Dave & I sat up in the barn
(sitting because we could no longer feel our toes).
The sparrows returned to the barn
-- singing their song of home.
And, so did my heart!

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts.
Thank you!

You must, must visit sweet Bethany's Blog 
(just double click on prior words)
-- amazing photos & writing...most recently about the sale.


Barb said...

Thanks for giving us our memories of childhood while poking through all the treasures. There were lots of "Remember this?!?" and "Did you use these?", etc.....

The holidays will seem a little warmer this year with the remembered times with passed loved ones.

See you in the Spring.

Artful Gathering said...

Kari, Thanks for opening your barn to us. It was as beautiful as I imagined it would be. The girls and I really had a blast and they were able to experience the pleasures of an old barn filled with antiques. The two older girls I had with had never been to anything like that before so it was especially interesting to hear their comments. Teenagers are so funny...
We look forward to your spring sale. We wish you and your family and friends a great Thanksgiving and Holiday season... hugs, Dawn

Diane said...

Kari - It may have been cold but the hospitality was warm...and the deals were hot. Thank you for hosting another great barn sale!! I look forward to placing my new treasures here and there through out my home. The three "newbies" that came along had a wonderful time and are already talking about making a return trip with me in the spring. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Diane

Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

I'm hooked. I will patiently wait for the next Barn Sale. And I love my German deer. They have claimed their very own glass dome and look fabulous.

Jill said...

Kari, I'm glad your sale was a success! Sooooo wish I lived closer!

bethany said...

Kari, a million times thank you for your sale! It was the highlight of my weekend, and I'm definitely marking your spring dates. It was a delight, and clearly a work of your heart!

P.S. I see that you learned a new blogging "link" trick! I knew you could figure it out! :)

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

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