Old Things

I have been a bad blogger lately. I was putting out at least three post a week, now I’m lucky to get out one a week. I’m still here and still read other post each morning during my breakfast. I just can’t seem to come up with a post for some reason. I guess my life is just that boring right now. With all the time I have on my hands, you’d think I would be crafting, cooking and exploring more, but I’m not. Well, except crocheting. Been doing a lot of that.

I get up each morning, pour myself a cup of coffee and sit down to breakfast. While I have my breakfast and for about the next hour and five cups of coffee afterwards, I read from my Bible app, read blogs, and apply for jobs on Indeed. I also look at my facebook and instagram but that’s pretty much all day long.

Mid morning I will turn on the tv and do some hula hooping and other small exercises in the living room. I think I have seen every episode at least 10 times of Rosanne, Mom and Two and Half men. I think that’s more than all the Gilligan's Island and Andy Griffin shows I’ve watched. 

I look forward to going to the grocery store now as it’s an excuse to get out and buy something. Some days we will just ride around and visit Antique malls and thrift stores. Life is pretty boring to me right now. I do not like being without a job and no money coming in. I hope something gives soon. However, I love the time I get to spend with my sweet husband. 

Speaking of Antique malls, We visited one this past weekend and I snapped a couple photos of some old things that will tell you my age.

Metal Skates.

I had a pair just like these, you just tied them on your shoes. One size adjusted to fit all.  Honestly, I’m not sure if they were my moms and she let me play with them or if they were mine. But I also remember later having a pair of booted skates with metal wheels and could never understand why I couldn’t wear them in the skate rink. “They are sidewalk skates”, they said. 

School Desk.

I sat in many of these during middle school. By high school, we had larger wooden desk with arm rest made for all the right handed students. 
I’m a lefty but learned to manage. They were all so uncomfortable and as far as I know, they still use the wooden ones. 

Tennis Racket

Oh this brings back memories. Mom and Dad had a set of these old tennis rackets with the wooden frames. We played with them a lot.
In high school, I wanted to play tennis. We practiced with nice larger and short handled aluminum rackets, like you see today.
Well, I made the tennis team but in order to play, I had to have my own racket. I remember daddy taking me to the mall and after seeing the prices on new rackets, he decided I didn’t need a new racket like everyone else. I was often reminded that I “was not like everyone else”. 
He said I will just have to use the old rackets we already had. Needless to say, I never played tennis. They never believed I would stick to anything or succeed in much. They were pretty much right. I know they didn’t mean it in a negative way. I was just that kind of kid.  

It’s always fun to see old antiques and relive old memories. 
I bet the other girls rackets on the tennis team are not worth 48.00 now days. 


  1. Pardon if this comment is a repeat- The first one bleeped out.

    We must be around the same age, although you look younger than me in my honest opinion. I had both of those pairs of skates as well, oh how the metal wheels grated on the pavement. I still recall the sound! My mom and I played tennis - sometimes on clay courts. I remember we had Wilson rackets with a cloth/plastic case zipped around the head of the racket. We didn't have the racks because the racket was, I think, aluminum. Don't hold me to it though, LOL. In High school instead of playing the Tennis I loved, I ran track so I could be closer to my HS football player boyfriend on the field during practice, how dumb is that!? ....

  2. I totally get it girl! Now, more than ever I find so many weeks that I just don’t have the motivation for the blog. Those old skates are so cool and I hope you’re doing wonderful!

  3. I remember those desks!! So glad to be out of those :)

  4. I never used anything but metal wheeled skates. I wore a lot of wheels out. I loved to skate but only once skated on a wooden floor.
    I sure remember the desks, when we got away from the wooden deskes with the ink well holder I thought I was in the modern world. hahahahaha
    I enjoyed the visit and the photos. The big safety pin at the bottom looks like the pen used on the big bags on the ship to send our division's laundry down to be washed.
    Love you,
    Sherry & jack

  5. Hi Lisa
    I know how you feel. I have days where I feel like I wish my illness would still allow me to work a regular job, but the key for me is to keep busy. I dont like Winter as I think it is quite challenging to deal with- I prefer to see sun and be outside. Sounds like you had fun looking at Antiques. Hubby and I enjoy a few places around here- Mooresville has an antique mall.. and I remember seeing 45 albums that I used to have! Love the skates and doesnt it make you wonder how we sat in those chairs in school.
    Have a great week!
    jess xx

  6. I remember those desks. I think you will feel better hopefully once spring ones around. It’s great that you are exercising in the afternoon and get out with your husband. I hope something good will come for you.

  7. I had those skates and that desk in school too Lisa!! We are a year apart in age I believe, so that makes sense.

  8. I had a pair of those outside metal skates too. Had so much fun with them.
    Also used to go roller skating at the rink every Saturday with a bunch of friends.

  9. Yeah I can imagine lefties hated those desks

  10. I have two of those old school desks in our old house. They survived the decluttering. Those are probably worth some money but I'm guessing I'll wind up giving them to one of my great nieces or nephews.
    Have you thought about taking classes at the local Jr. College? Sometimes just taking a few classes can change your outlook.
    There are also online classes at Coursera and other providers that are free or inexpensive. Just a thought.