Sunday, March 10, 2013

"Most of us don't need a psychiatric therapist

as much as a friend to be silly with."~Robert Brault

Yesterday was a mental health day for my friend Ruthie and me!  We had a girls' day out, and our big adventure was going to Ocean City.  We stopped at Captain Scrap's Attic to tidy up our "pop-up" shop there...and add some treasures...
 
Then, we made a stop at a nearby thrift shop to check for some baskets for our customers to use to carry their treasures while shopping in the Dutch Rose.  But, a really fun thrift shop was discovered in Ocean City at 1034 Asbury Ave.  They had to rebuild after Sandy, but they have recovered well thanks to amazing volunteers! 



Anyone who knows me, knows that I love cats...I have a large tribe myself, and, whenever I see the cats in these adoption rooms, I just want to take them all!  And, Ruthie is also a cat lady so you know we had to go there! Anyway, we just took some wonderful purchases out of this neat little thrift shop.  I had found them through Facebook Mew to You.   You have to love the name of the shop!
 
I took some random shots...if you are in the area, they have wonderful new Easter creatures...I could have easily brought a few of these fluffy guys home!  I know we will be back!  And, the money goes to the kitties...so much better than giving it to corporations!


 
Then, after a stroll along the avenue, we had to head for the Boardwalk.  It was 60 out...the sun was shining...the sky was blue!  We do live ~ we are not just visitors here ~ at the beach, and we tend to forget how wonderful it is to be able to hop in the car and be on the Boardwalk or gazing out on the ocean.

 
Anyway, people were out and about...
 surfers on the sea...

 
And, for those who think our area was washed out to sea in last fall's storm...not true...the rides are not ready yet, but they are not out to sea!
...we are alive and well--the boardwalk is not shattered...the beaches are still here!
 
 
And so, with a day packed with friendship, fun, and frivolity, we loaded the back of the van...and had to bring home some Johnson's caramel corn to munch on also! 
Above all, the day provided something money cannot buy...friendship...and the joy of a day out to revel in that!
"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea."~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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