Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
I was wearing shorts today and told DH, who would have ever thought I'd be out working in the yard in Jan. in shorts? lol It was just that warm here! Buddy is having a total blast out there with us and wants to STAY right under us! Today DH had laid the shovel and the pitch fork against the back of one of the lawn chairs and it slid off the chair and hit Buddy smack in the head. I had JUST told him, you better get back, and then whack! He yelped and then ran off but was right back under us shortly after that. Silly dog. Anyway he's loving it outside.
So if I don't post much in the next few days, I'll be working in this poor yard or painting the bedroom one or the other. lol
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Come back and check it out. :)
Thursday, January 15, 2009
So slowly but surely I am getting rid of this stain! ;)
I've got most all the smaller items of furniture out of the bedroom, here in the office. All that's left in the bedroom is my night stand, the dresser which is a honking dresser solid wood and mega mega heavy so I am working around it, and then the bed which is out in the middle of the floor.
One of these days I will be done with this bedroom and wont be wanting to redo it anytime soon I don't think. When I first started it I never dreamed in a million years it would take me THIS LONG to get it done! It's been one thing after another that's kept me from working on it. So hopefully now I can work on it another day this week and get one more step closer to being finished with it. I will need another gallon of primer I guess. I have already used close to 2 gallons on those walls and I am only going half way down the wall, it's not the whole wall on all four sides. :)
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Also on another subject..... I've been thinking about posting about this for awhile and I was reminded again earlier today about it. We pass this house that is in our town ever so often that just kills me. You ask why do I feel like that when I pass the house? OK let me see if I can explain it. When I first noticed the house years back, it has a 2 car carport, then a small front porch that I'd say is 3' wide x 12' long. There was never a car there and lights were on so I figured an elderly lady must have lived there. Well I noticed early in the year of '07 there was a car there and they were cleaning the place out. So I figured the lady must have passed away or was moved into an converest home. Why I say cleaning the place out is because, oh my goodness, the whole carport, and the porch was litterly packed and I DO MEAN PACKED with STUFF! Boxes and just stuff. I've only seen one other place like that in my life and it was one of my husbands friends Mom's place. She had a path in the living room to walk into the hallway and in every room of that house was a path she could walk and boxes were stacked to the ceiling with stuff in them. She had them all labeled and I always wondered just HOW could she live like that? She did craft shows and when she would find bargains on things she used to make her craft things she would purchase the things and store them in boxes. Needless to say she had loads and loads of things to use for making her items to sell. Anyway it appears this other home was like this as well. It has a large picture window in the house under the porch and the house looked like the carport. Now I'm not meaning to run these people down if that's how it appears, but what I am trying to say is this, I was thinking about the people they leave behind having to clean that stuff out and figure out what to do with it all. Under normal circumstances we have lots of stuff to have to deal with when cleaning out a home when the person passes on. I can see how over whelming it could get for figuring out what to do with all the things but when the person has THIS MUCH "stuff" one would be tempted to get the shovel or a back hoe and push it all out the door to the curb. :( I noticed this house here in our town, in the early spring of '07 they were starting to clean it out. Piles of stuff that looked like trash was piled all out in the yard and it looks like they are STILL in the process of cleaning the house out. I got to thinking, man I would not want to leave my daughter with that kind of a burden when I pass away because our families or most all of them have jobs and life's of their own and under normal circumstances it's hard on them to get the house cleaned out but it's so much clutter it's wayyyy harder on them. Anyway this just really got me to thinking because one never never knows when it's going to be their time to leave this earth and I just can't stand the thought of leaving things in that order for my daughter to have to deal with!!!
Do you have clutter issues? I know I did and still do to a certain degree. That's one reason why I/we de-cluttered the attic. I have also been working on decluttering the house and it's an on going issue I have to deal with because there are three pack rats that live inside this house! LOL Two of them are much worse than one of them. ;)
There are folks out there that really need the items we are packing away for hard times. God tells us He provides for the birds of the air so He will also provide for us. I feel much better now that I have gotten rid of some of my clutter and will feel even better when I get rid of more of it. It weighs us down and stresses us out.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
this morning for a mere 3.00 and just HAD to have it since it had pink roses on it. :) It says it's oven proof, microwavable and dishwasher safe! Wow what plus's! ;)
I have no idea what I am going to do with it but ya gotta love those pink roses!
Then I also found something I have asked for, for Christmas for several years! Birds and Blooms has them in their catalog but I've never seen one to buy before. It's one of those heaters to keep the birdbath from freezing so the birds will have water that's not frozen. That was still in it's pack and was only 2.00!!!! Birds and Blooms has it or had it for 30, or 40.00 if I am remembering right. Needless to say I was mega excited when I found it. So now when we're going to have freezing weather for a few days the birds will have nice water to drink. :)
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I'm not even out of the foreword part yet but I just had to come share this with you all I am SOOOOO EXCITED! Sneezing my head off as I type but excited to say the least!!!! Anyway she said that's what this book is about, those magazines. How kewl is that? Needless to say, I can't wait to read THIS BOOK! It says she's written another one as well, Simple Abundance (a daybook of comfort and joy)
Anyway I really didn't look at the book much when I bought it but saw Victorian and KNEW I'd be interested! I had an armload of books I bought there so I didn't have an arm free to really check the book out then. Since I have been sick and not feeling really strong this evening I thought I would lie down and read tonight for awhile. Man was I in for a treat! :)
It's a very nice hardback book and even has a green bookmark attached. :)
Just had to come back in here and share this with you all.
Anyway I sure hope you all are rested and well and having a great start to an awesome new year!!!
Monday, January 5, 2009
DH took Buddy to the vet today for his other round of shots and to be checked again for those pin worms and they are totally gone now he said. YEAH! He's gained a pound and a half as well. We knew he had gained more because you can almost see him growing. lol He's getting longer as well. He started him on Heartguard, the kind you put on their necks that is for fleas and stuff as well. I didn't know they had that.
He already knows what no no means and he wants to mess with the no no's SO BAD that he will stand back barking and growling at them. lol He is such a good dog and is really catching on to his potty training really well. He's started going to the back door when he needs to go out and potty. NOW we know that he needs to go because before he wouldn't do anything when he had to go. He's a very smart little dog and we sure are enjoying him.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
All the Christmas things still aren't put away but I'm almost positive they will be there when I can get to them. lol
I sure hope you all are well and having a great new year so far!!!
I wanted to post a couple links to some thing. I went to Romantic Homes (Cindy) and saw her tassels and just had to share this. Her blog link is on the right of my blog but here is the tut for how to make the tassels. They're making some really pretty ones!!!!
Hope you enjoy all the ideas!
Have a GRRRRRRRRRRRRREAT NEW YEAR!!!!!!
Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Remember to click on pix to enlarge........