Sunday, February 22, 2009

Wonderful Blogger Buddies

Saturday in the mail I received a lovely gift From one of my blogger Buddies. The gift was from Valarie at In the package were two beautiful,old, small plates with pink roses in the center. Her card said "I saw these and thought of you." Wasn't that the sweetest, thoughtful thing to do. Thanks Valarie, I love them and I know just where I want to put them.

I have embarked on a very large task! When I bought this house the washer and dryer were in the garage, just outside the dining room door. In that part of the garage there is an area that is the width of the garage and about 7 feet deep. It is one step above the garage itself. In this area is were the washer and dryer sit. I have embarked on enclosing this area and making a laundry/ storage area. I have soooo much stuff that I need the extra storage area. I had a carpenter come in and put up a wall between this area and the garage. The walls in the garage are sheet rocked and taped and floated but that was it. Jennifer and I have spent the week end priming the walls and ceiling...Boy, am I tired and we haven't got it all finished yet.

The walls have suffered a lot of abuse and have a lot of dings and nail holes. I have filled all the nail holes but they are still not the best quality so I decided to wallpaper it all to hide some of the imperfections. I have ordered some soft blue and white stripe paper to do the job. We still have to finish priming before we can even think of starting to paper, plus I just ordered the paper yesterday. Again from my favorite wall paper seller on e-bay. I'll keep you posted on the progress but I think it will take a good month of weekends to get it all done.

But tonight I'm pooped. I'm fixing dinner and going to sit down, put up my feet and watch the Academy Awards. Luckily, I'm not working tomorrow so I'll take the day to rest. Have a good week!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Baby OH Baby!

I guess it has been awhile since I sat down to visit with all of you. I have just had the winter blah's I guess. Just haven't felt up to doing this. Plus, I was having company that was supposed to come to visit the last week in February and I was trying to get some projects done. I just found out Thursday night that they aren't coming!! I needed to get the things I did done anyway but I sure am disappointed! To boot, my Mom has not been feeling well. I finally took her to the Dr. last Monday and he thinks she has C dif, which is a bad GI infection, especially for a woman her age, she is 87. Luckily, she is much improved with her medicine and the "probiotics

Well, enough about my absence. Today, I just had to get out of the house. Yesterday, it was gray and cold here and all I wanted to do was curl up and watch the KU basketball game. So, today Jen and I hit one of my favorite stores, Homestead Handcrafts. It's a combination craft and antique mall not far from my house. I bought another cute baby picture to add to the collection in the kitchen. I bought it at a booth called "Embellishments", it has lots of good "old stuff." I think a mother and daughter have the booth together and they just happened to be there adding some new "treasures" to the booth. I had run into them the previous time I was there, too. We had talked about my blog last time and she told me today that she had looked it up and really liked it. That sure lifted my spirits! I came home hung the picture, rearranged the cannisters and took these pictures. Hope you enjoy them.

Thanks to all of you for hanging in there during my absence, I'll try to do better.! Have a great week!