Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
We're heading up to a mountain house a dear friend is giving us for a week's use. Believe me, it's nicer than the mountain house on the above photo. Various family members will be coming and going. It's been awhile since I had to gather together the fixings to transport somewhere for a week of meals for from 5 to 10 people at any given time. So I spent a long time on my meal plans, their ingredients, and then a master grocery list--all typed as it was easier that way. Then, feeling fairly organized, I headed to that huge store with a big sigh and a prayer, and a thanks for finding a cart where all four wheels worked.
I started in the card section looking for two anniversary cards for sister and niece. Got the same card for both and then realized I was putting out 6 dollars for two cards; no wonder I make cards whenever I can. So put them back and went to the 88 cent section. I think I placed my mega list in my empty grocery cart. There was another woman with an empty cart also looking at cards. Well, my list disappeared. It either went in what became her cart (and her cart then became my cart), OR, ... puff ... a gremlin stole it just like that.
I felt slightly sick and very stupid. But I winged it. Immediately saw a guy from our church and laughingly told him my predicament. He told me I could do it. And I did. I went up and down the aisles just looking the trying to remember the list. Later I called those aisles "streets" when telling The Gardener my woeful tale. He tries to encourage me to slow down enough to use the correct words. And I replied, "Well, they were streets! They were so crowded they needed a cop to control traffic or at least a yellow yield light." And when I went to check my mega list on the computer I was surprised to find I had only forgotten one item on that long list! There must have been angels helping me.
And, again, so thankful for four wheels that worked on that cart. It was a heavy load by the end!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Her old headboard was ready to be changed when she came across one in the trash. Painting it white transformed it. When we visited in February she asked what we thought of her new red spread. She was tired of a dust ruffle and wanted a straight forward bedspread. We voted thumbs up.
Sewing machine (newly painted white) moved across the room, replaced with bedside tables found at an antique store (along with dresser and chest of drawers) ...
New headboard in place, but still needed to paint plate holders and get new bedside lamps positioned. New picture placed over bed.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
As I looked at the two pitchers (or jugs as they say elsewhere) in my photos of a previous post, I thought I'd mention where they come from, since it's a bit unusual. I love to collect pitchers, by the way, particularly small ones, and very particularly, H*lls creamers. My most favorite large pitcher, a pink depression glass, passed on to me from my grandmother, I dropped into a million pieces. We've moved on. The green pitcher is now my favorite. Ten years ago when we took girls to work in Romanian orphanages, my cohort bought it for me for 50 cents in a Romanian antique shop. I wrapped it carefully in bubble wrap and it made it home. I use it all the time and love it. The other one, with the silver rim that requires polishing, came from my mother's house recently ... and was given to my father, the preacher, from a funeral home director, thanking him for his business. It could be close to 50 years old. Now I once more have two again, for two kinds of tea. But still not quite adequate on a really hot night!
Sunday, June 07, 2009
A good time was had by all, but I admit I fell into bed exhausted later that evening!