Sunday, May 6, 2012

Where I've Been


It takes over 3 months to prepare for an auction.
I work at an auction company.
We go from this, the day before -


to this -
auctioning off,
over three VERY LONG days,
things like






and so much more-
Months of preparation and 
four days of crazy busy
and then....

Tomorrow we start all over again
for the next one in October.
I am asleep standing up and trying to
 watch PBS Sherlock Holmes.
I missed it first run through.
Then MadMen is on....
no rest for the weary just yet.

I'm visiting everyone, I truly am.
Haven't you noticed me peeking around your corners?
Or.... maybe it is just my mouse.

The trap is gone!
no sign of it or him...
and nowhere for him to have escaped in the trap...
I'll need Sherlock to solve this mystery,
cause I am just too bleepin' tired.

Darling daughter comes in from New York soon.
Mama is EXTREMELY excited.
I miss you all.
I'll return.
I will.

z

22 comments:

The Boston Lady said...

Loved this post. So glad dear daughter iscoming! Mickey has escaped WITH the trap no less! Mad Men! Say no more. And... I think your auction house job is cool! Ann

Bead and Needle said...

Could one of the darling dogs have possibly gotten ahold of the strip/mouse???????? Just a thought, and probably a pretty good bet, unless you now have a cat, too?!

Glad you survived the auction - can't wait to hear about it. Happy Sunday - relax!

Terra said...

Wow, you sell lots of cool things like the coke machines and fortune telling game booths. We like the Sherlock Holmes series too. Try and find a bit of rest, you deserve it.

Kathy said...

OH.My.Gosh. I can only imagine how much work it was to get everything ready. I hope you get a few days to recover!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I can only imagine the work involved to prepare...but it does look interesting! Take care of yourself! :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sounds like a great job! Tiring but great! Look at all the amazing stuff you get to see! Rest up now and I know your around...really I do! Hugs, Linda

Theresa said...

So much cool stuff to look at for the auction... haven't been to one in years. I'm so glad that you get to see DD soon, that always brightens the spirits and makes the weariness disappear! Life is very crazy around here too, no time for much blogging. A local gal reached out to me to put things in her show and to teach a class in June. Good thing about the show is I am just adding jewelry and laundry soap and don't have to attend the 3 days. Still don't have the yard ready for spring, I've been helping my Dad get his ready instead. Everything will get done in good time. Today a field trip to the Capital with Max, life. is. good.
take care!
love, t.xoxooxo

Herballistic Garden said...

We'll still be here! Don't worry! That looks like a FABULOUS auction! Lucky! xo wendy

gail said...

Hi Z....looks like fun. Miss you, though!
hugs,
gail

Razmataz said...

I bet you see the best stuff..it is so suited to you and all your organizational skills.. I've never seen an auction that was so darn tidy looking...

Yay that Hannah is on her way...

Jacqueline said...

Yup, it certainly looks crazy...but fun too! What a great job!
I too fell asleep about 20 minutes before the end of the much-anticipated second series of Sherlock (please let there be a repeat sometime this week).
Up in town for a couple of days, business calls mixed in with cat-sitting for our eldest daughter. Dead on our pins last night - I feel your pain!

Jenny Woolf said...

Ooh, think I'd be rather tempted by some of those items!Hope you get time to see your programmes.

time worn interiors said...

Fun, fun stuff! Girl I know what you mean about being tired! I finally feeling rested up from the trip, but not back to 100 percent! It sucks when yo work 7 days a week, just can't find the time to have a day off. Oh well, working all the time keeps me out of trouble! hahaha!

Hope you feeling better!

tot

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

I can imagine all the hard work but I´m sure there´s also some fun with that old stuff.

Hope you got the problem siólved with that mouse...

Have a great day
xo

A Cottage Muse said...

I'd love to be able to shadow you for a few days! Which of course would be followed by wine and good tv! I have been hinting for Downton Abbey for mother's day!

wendy said...

Oh my...to work at an auction. I think that would be cool.
MY husband went to an auction last saturday....(with his arm in a sling) and it was for farm equip and horses.
I stayed home.

Cindy said...

No wonder you are so tired! I didn't realize how BIG this auction is! Very cool stuff! Hope you get a bit of rest in between don draper and organizing antiques..

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

That is a huge auction house! I can only imaginethe work that goes into getting it ready for an auction. I do know that everything in an aution house has to be handled and numbered. Wow! Have fun with darling Daughter:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Beatnheart said...

This auction looks totally amazing! I want to go next October...no kidding, looks like it would be worth the drive...Thanks for your visit and support of the Etsy protest...xxx loves ya...cynthia

Carole said...

Ok I missed this post!!! but I did love the photos you sent me. It's definitely different merch then what I'm used to seeing at auctions but it's Vegas right?

Ok I'll say it those men with the hard hats are creepy:)
x
C
ps hope you're getting some rest!

Nella said...

Dearest Z, why does this not surprise me!! Of course you would be in your element here, amidst all the treasures and excitement of bidding etc....just wanted to wish you the best Mom's Day, I know you are the best, I can tell without even knowing you! Hope it is filled with all your beautiful heart desires....Sending you love and hugs, N.xoxouj

YONKS said...

Just catching up on your last few posts. Wow, your auction looks amazing, will I could ship it all to the UK. You must be really looking forward to your daughters return. I know how you feel. Mine lives just a few miles away and I absolutely love it when she stops by.
Have a great weekend!
Di
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