Thursday, September 30, 2010

Look what I have completed!

Welcome my precious blogger friends!  I want to show you a couple of projects that are complete.  Since it is 14 days until my Doug will be home I thought I would share a few of them.  First, I have always wanted a red door.  I got so many ideas from blogs I visited, I got the courage....said it was only paint and did it!  The WELCOME was bought on etsy.  It took me forever to decide on the shade of red but this one worked out great.

 Last year I saw the most beautiful wreath hanger. The owner of the wreath holder told me where she got it.   I loved it.  While I could not find one like hers it lead me on a journey finding beautiful wreath hangers.  I got this one on ebay.  I love visiting the QVC bulletin boards and the wonderful folks over there kept talking about the pine cone wreath.  Being a southern girl, with pine trees everywhere I thought these folks are nuts.  But they kept talking about them so I ordered one and am so glad I did!  It has battery operated lights that are on a timer. 
 This is one of my treasures.  Can you believe Doug bought me this swing on our first date?  We went to a craft show and I fell in love with it.  I weave seasonal items through the chain with battery operated lights woven through it also.  You can see Josh's tail and butt in this photo.  LOL.  She is a ham.  The birdcage on the storage box was on a table scape a few weeks ago.  It has a flame less candle and some sunflowers.
 You can't see it but the twigs in the milk can have lights on them.  I admit my picture taking leaves much to be desired but hopefully you get the jest of it.
Thank you so much for stopping in.  I am still recuperating and very slow.  I always treasure your comments.


Monday, September 27, 2010

Meet the Newest Member of our Family

Hello friends, I would like to introduce you to the newest member of our family. Her name is Trina and she is a rescue from a local shelter.  Josh (our lab rescue) picked her out all by herself.  She is just precious
and at a little under 10 pounds is the perfect lapdog.  She loves to snuggle and sleep under the covers with me.  I took Josh with me to the shelter,  she walked up and down the aisles sniffing and looking. Any dog that she 'sniffed' out would go with Josh and I to an area set aside to visit.

Not only did they get along well, they played so sweetly.  Josh's new command is GENTLE, PLAY GENTLE.  And of course the command heard all around the world.....Josh don't eat your sister.  LOL

 As you can see Trina is already sucking up to dad by wearing  a Green Bay Packer scarf in honor of the game tonight!

Thank you for stopping in, we love to read comments.   And of course since the countdown has begun, 16
days until Doug is home.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

19 days and counting

Thank you friends for visiting .  I am home from round 2 in the hospital.  My surgery was on September 10, 2010.  It was a bit more involved  than my doctor expected.  I now am the proud owner of fusion, plastic discs and last but not least lots of nuts and bolts in my back.
I was discharged on Monday September 13th with 24 hour nursing.  After a big set back I was readmitted on Thursday September 15th.  Lots of drugs and intense Physical Therapy later, I am home again.  I certainly missed all my babies, my home and all of my blogger friends. 
I came home to a wonderful realization.......Doug will be home in 19 days!  Is that wonderful or what?

I am home but very slow.  Thank you for stopping in and wish me luck in finishing up projects from the bed.  I am not allowed but 3 hours a day out of bed. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Auction Treasures

Welcome to my latest auction finds.  First meet Winnie, a cutie pie pig.  I will decorate her seasonally and as you can see she is ready for fall.  I just love her.

This cow's is another auction find.  Her name is Ginger.  She will be decorated for each season also.  I think she is beautiful!

I don't tell my friends often enough how much I appreciate your visits and comments.  As most of you know I am not physically to read many blogs but so appreciate your visits.  Please excuse my horrible photography.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Found in My Mom's Tack Room

Can you believe I found this little baking center in my mom's tack room?  It was dirty but I cleaned it.  Covered the top in cork.  I had extra panels of my kitchen curtains, put my Keurig on it, and my convection oven on it.  THEN, I went out to the shed and found an old getting ready to be thrown away entertainment center.  The shelves fit perfectly.  It holds, my crock pot, george foreman, temptations.    If you had seen this thing you would have fainted.  I really am pleased with it.

What treasures have you found lately?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hobby Lobby Find

I fell in love with this pumpkin but thought $30 was too much, then I had a coupon and 50% off.  Got him for $7!  Score!

Thanks for stopping in.
Have you found any great deals lately?  I know you have, you guys never cease to amaze me.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

My first tablescape in a while

Welcome friends, thank you for stopping in to see my first table scape in ages.  All the dishes were purchased at the dollar tree.  The Charger came from Hobby Lobby, $1.00 each.  The placemats and napkins were on clearance from QVC several years ago.  I have had the birdcage centerpiece a year or 2.  It has a Battery Candle (I can't smell so I am not allowed real candles)
The ink pen is to take notes.  LOL.  I forgot flatware and glasses.  The chaircovers are girl and boy scarecrows that are just so cute .  You will see them later in the year.

Thank you for visiting.  I love your comments.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Night the Lights went out on Christmas Trees

Welcome friends!  So glad you decided to visit.  These 2 Christmas trees bit the dust so my Mom covered them in silk fall flowers.  I think they look great in the unfinished garden.  Please ignore the hose.  I will show you pictures of when it is all complete.  (I hope)But isn't that just the coolest idea?
What have you repurposed lately?
Love  your comments.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Inexpenive Tin Tiles

Welcome friends, another one of my 'many' projects.  LOL.  I know you have seen those tin squares in various magazines.  Well I bought 2 packs and installed them behind my stove and under the microwave.  First tip, buy a better adhesive so you don't hear click click click all night long.  All those tins falling to the ground.  Once you do that, It is really easy.  I like how it turned out.

Has anyone ever tried these before?


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Maybe I am Martha

Welcome friends, look what I made!  All by myself.  Granted it was a kit from Target ($24)  But it works and everything and I did it!  I am proud of this one.

Have you ever made a clock?  Kit or not?


Friday, September 10, 2010

Auction Trunk

Remember when I told you my sister went to an auction and picked up a trunk for me.  Well this is it.  It was only $50 and I love it.  I have a mirror sitting on it with a Valerie Parr Hill maple leaf wreath hung from the mirror.  My Mom gave me this wooden thing from the 60s with hand carved apples, pumpkins, is so cool.  It was a little dark so I took a table runner that I bought from QVC that has lights in it.  Cool or what.  It really lights up that dark corner.  I am proud of how it turned out.

Whatcha think?


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Just so you will understand.

My friends, I have been so touched by the emails, phone calls and attempted skpyes (my skpye is broken).  To know that I have so many dear friends that I have never met just takes my breath away.

As YamYam said, I am scheduled to go into surgery on Friday.  We have run into some issues today and it may be postponed.  My blood pressure took a nose dive.  87/47 is not good.  They don't know why.  I love to read Bulletin Boards but I admit some raise my blood pressure and make my head explode.  I know you will find this hard to believe but I am very opinionated.  LOL  With that in mind, ALL BB are off limits even the good ones per my doctor and husband.    But with today's blood pressure maybe I should go read a couple of those mean ones.  Ha!

I now have a LPN with me all the time.  She gives me my meds and pretty much makes certain I am good.  Boy has she got her hands full.  Many have asked if Doug is coming home.  No.  He is not a doctor. There is nothing he can do here.  We can talk on the phone, skype (if I get fixed) etc.  He needs to stay busy and is a phone call away.

I am one of those weird people.  I don't think surgery and illness is a social event.  I had heart surgery last year.  The man in the room next to me had 19 prayer warriors.  WHAT?  My nurse was bringing me my insulin shot and a mother stopped her and asked if she could get a DVD for her kid to calm her down.  And then the ones with the crying babies, the hard of hearing uncles that everyone has to scream to.  Can you imagine the resources wasted daily because our society believes that a hospital  visit is a party?

Organize prayer warriors from your home, offer  to help pick  up the children if any are involved, schedule a cleaning list, a driving list, buy magazines and drop them off at the front desk with a note.  Sit down and hand write a letter to your friend full of funny memories and stories. Trust me that will be read and reread on those nights the nurses wake you up to give you a sleeping pill.  LOL Cook meals and put them in the freezer.  If they live alone, contact the utilities companies.  Check into social services and services available, meals on wheels, etc.  I cannot tell you how many seniors I have brought home from the hospital and thier power, telephone or water be turned off.  If  you explain the situation, the utility company will help you out.

There are so many many things you can do to help those in need that are ill.  I speak for myself only.  I am certain that there are some out there that enjoy the party, that have no concern for their neighbor but I like to think they are few and far between.

And remember that friend a month or so after it is all over.  About six weeks after my daughter died, I remember cleaning out the fridge, all alone ( all that food going to waste!).  I picked up the phone and called her and got her voice mail.  I sat in the middle of the floor and cried for 2 days.  Think out of the box and love your friends in the healtiest best ways for them to heal properly.

PS  I know there are times when people are dying and family members are called, those would be called the exceptions.  Please my friends, don't stop with the emails, comments, notes,calls.  I love it.  But especially those locally understand I am crazy enough, do you really want to see me all drugged up.  LOL
Hugs to you all, and good health to you.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I have to do everything around here!

I have to do everything around here now!  Who knew?  When I took this gig I thought .......easy peasy, free food, a pretty cool mate to care for and a great mom and dad.  I am the mouthpiece for this family.  I walk the fence lines and keep everyone safe.  For years I have been good at what I do..  Great as a matter of fact, many are envious of my position here.

This is one time I dread my job.  Mom says I have to tell our friends what is going on in our little world.  Mom is not feeling well.She goes into the hospital on Friday, should be there about a week.  Then she goes to a local rehab (not the Lyndsy Lohan type) for a couple of weeks.

She won't be able to drive for 6 weeks but has made mega arrangements for food delivery for everyone that lives here.  She is good like that.  Mom cries a lot and the doctors say that she is in a lot of pain.  Please send her good thoughts through whatever ritual you might believe.  I know she would appreciate it. 

Good Thoughts My Mom's Friends

May you share good thoughts and peace
Yam Yam