Saturday, June 25, 2011

Curbside picking

About a month ago, we were headed home from the store and seen this chair and chaise out near the curb.
Both of them were a little worse for wear. lol
The framing was sturdy so we threw them in the back of the truck and took off up the road.

After a trip to the local lumber store we started cutting boards to make new seating.

 I didn't want to mess around with those crappy looking metal straps/springs, or whatever else you call them.

Then, after a coat of mistint creamy yellow paint($5/gallon)
and new cushions($20/both) from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Stark County .

Everybody loves them. :)

p.s. Thanks to everyone for the birthday emails.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Birthday thoughts

Tomorrow, June 23rd is my birthday.
While others may look at New Year's Eve as a time of reflection; I look at my birthday for doing that.

I feel older.

I believe those words that my grandma used to say ; that time flies as you get older, that you will never get to do over any day.

I can remmber riding in the back seat of their Buick after enjoying my 11th birthday (grandpa always took us for rides in the evening time). My grandma asked if I had a great day. I replied , yes. She said she was glad because honey,you only get one 11th birthday, one time to celebrate that day.

I think of where I have come from, I think about where I want to be, what I want to do.

I miss those that are already gone from my life.
I miss my girls being little and making me homemade, crayon drawn birthday cards.
I miss the world of nursing. I miss taking care of others.
I want to see things and places. I want to walk along the ocean again in my life.
I want a house, a real house.
I want to surround myself with good people- people I love.
I want others to know that even though I may not see them every day, they are thought of.
I want to use my birthdays to make me a better person.

I want Key Lime Pie instead of birthday cake.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

No, I haven't

.........forgotten how to blog, that is.
I have so much to tell you .
It seems like the month of May was all  about rain around here.
We didn't get anything planted till Memorial Day weekend.
Then, there was the deck to seal, the patio furniture to paint, the carpets that need steam cleaned( still waiting on that), then here come more rain the past few days.

Today, we came home from Kroger's to find the porch light barely hanging onto the side of the house. I have no clue what happened there. The spare bedroom is still NOT done. All these other things keep needing repaired or replaced.  Maybe its a sign??? This room is going to stay on the back burner for a while.:(

I have stopped at a few yard sales, a few thrift stores and a few more Habitat for Humanity ReStores. There are all kinds of goodies piled up ( in the unpainted spare bedroom, of course). Keeping my fingers crossed that this week goes smoothly and we get caught up, then I will post some pics.

But, I have been reading everyone else's blogs (getting inspiration and calmness in my insane schedule).

Gosh, its hard to believe we are in June already.