Yesterday we stopped at Walmart and I wanted to get a small clip on fan for the next time we have to sit for the day and the truck heats up. With the two cubbies, I thought I could clip one on one side and let the fan circulate that very hot air around. Surprisingly, they had only 2 fans left, a big box fan and a small stand type fan. I grabbed the smaller one, I have to be able to keep the resin girls cool.
The frustration is that I my husband is really concentrating hard on the logistics of our move and all that is involved. So we go over it in detail and I am half excited and half depressed over it all. The packing and moving part is okay, but the year in Hawaii is causing me a huge dose of separation anxiety over leaving all my dolls, my doll rooms, my sewing machine, the apartment, our things and living in someone else’s home. I can only take what I can carry on the plane. Whom do I take? Evie was a challenge. More? Less? No one? Everyone?
So how do I de-stress? I shop. I have been on some sort of mad hunt for another doll, particularly a little wooden doll. Which is nearly impossible and when I do find them, they are poorly crafted and I know they wouldn’t do. I found one I bid on and was so excited about her, but was outbid in the last minute. Then I think to myself, just carve one!
While I was searching, I came across a little figurine we had when I was a child. I was always fond of her, and my mother had her for many years. I sent the picture to her to ask if she still had it. I remember ours had a pale blue nightgown and oatmeal coloured hair.
How funny then, today I find this girl right at the near end of her auction:
But it was THIS photo that made me think of the little girl figurine and I had to have this doll. She is 14 inches. She is simply lovely. I had two minutes left in the auction and quickly put in a bid and won. Whew. I thought I was going to lose, but finally after several losses….I have this charmer. A nice companion to Charlotte I think. Her name is Sarabonde.