Londyn chose Red Robin for dinner! Her party is Saturday, and is she so excited. We wanted to do something special for her special day! I think she was happy! I am super full and headed for t.v. show! Today was hard as my mom always liked birthdays and was sure to have a card waiting to be picked up. Oh how I am missing her!! Blessings Pam
Today Londyn is 4! Where has the time gone? All I can say is how blessed I am the day I became gammy! She is my saving grace and w/o her as of late I would be lost.. I love you my shugs.. Hope your day is great! Happy Birthday! Blessings Pam
This morning mama went home peacefully! She was such a kind and giving mom. She loved to give and even this morning she gave me such a wonderful gift. I am now so comforted and at ease to reunite with her in heaven someday. Thanks mama for that!!! I am at a loss for words now but wanted to get this up and say thank you to all my wonderful friends that have gave me support and prayers.. Blessings Pam
It started with a trip to Home Depot last week. I bought a 6x9 canvas drop cloth. Washed it twice and dried it. Since I dont sew I took it to the local drycleaners and paid $15.00 for them to cut it in half and hem it. So I paid $11.00 for the drop cloth, $15.00 for the drycleaner, (if you sew it would save alot of money)!
Bought brushes and Martha Stewart red satin acrylic paint and the local JoAnn's store. Oh and the yard stick was .69 cents.
I made a table cloth for the table.Red stripes on both sides. The 6x9 size cut in half gives you two table cloths. So still have one to do! Saw the how to over at:http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/ the Dec 19th post!
You can make drop cloth liners for your locker baskets as well. These were made from my good friend Brittany a while back. Hope your enjoying your weekend. Blessings Pam
Several weeks ago while at Target I saw this shower curtain I liked but being $25.00 I thought mine worked just fine. I mean that is not alot of money but when it is something you don't need it is hard to justify. And than I stopped at Goodwill and found the same one for $6.99 with the target price tag still on it.. So it was brand new..
It was torn at the bottom so I dropped it off at the drycleaners to be sewn as I don't sew at all. That was $6.00 so it cost be $13.00 which was better than $25.00
Added this metal ladder that goes to my daybed I dress up in the spring on the porch..
Pillow cases were a Christmas gift from a customer. Oh how I love them!
Put the love banner on the wreath on the front door.. Kinda cute!
My nephew Jacob went home today! So happy about that! Continuing to pray for healing for him..
Saw my mom today and she is very confused and it is so hard!!!! I miss her but just continue to go and tell her how much I love her! Saw dad Sunday and couldnt get him to wake up but kissed him and told him I love him as well.. Trying to except what I cannot change and be patient with the change.. Blessings Pam p.s. How nice it was today to see Heidi and her family at Izzy's.. They make me so happy!!!!
Easy Peasy as Londyn would say.. These are quick and easy to make. With Valentine's Day coming I thought how the Love one would be great. I think I will add some Red Glitter to it later today! Enjoy your Monday! Blessings Pam
Picture of my parents two years ago last November!
How much time do we have seems to be a question we don't know or don't really want to know. This picture above was taken last Sunday of my niece Kim and sister Penny! Since then mom has totally became confused and we just don't know how much time we have until she doesn't know us. When her hip broke last month we found out the cancer is in the liver... No matter how much time you think you have to prepare you cant! I am so saddened each day and at the end of the day I say I am so tired of being sad... I want my mom back so so bad it hurts to breathe.. She is in no pain and that comforts me but in trade we have to watch her lose her right mind. However the hospice nurse says it is her disease and not the meds.. Oh mama how I love you so very much.. This is the way of life right but I am not ready!!!!
My dad is in Eugene and to drive there takes 45mins to an hour and he might wake up and might not. He continues to lose weight and it saddens me so that they are not together and that I might if I am lucky see him twice a month. His Alzheimer's condition is severely advanced and he will continue to sleep more and more... I miss my dad so so much.. This is the way of life right but I am not ready!!!!
I try to stay positive and still continue to function and go to work but I am so sad especially when my sister Penny is in the same pain I am in, along with all my siblings and extended family... I pray for peace and comfort for all and I believe last night I heard a voice say you are not alone, I will not leave you! That comforts me also..
Good news my nephew Jacob left ICU yesterday after 5 long weeks as of Monday and might be transferred next week to the facility my mom is in. I pray for his speedy recovery as he has a long road ahead.. Thanks for listening to me today! Blessings Pam
They don't have room! I can always make room for something I like..
This old wall cabinet came out of an old house I assume! Its real heavy and too much so to hang on a wall so it sat on the floor for the longest time. For $15.00 I just couldn't pass it up at the local shabby store way back when..
So it takes a little challenge to get the light switch on. Big deal!
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Spending a day in my pajama's! Dont ever take time to do it! But today I decided to stay in my pajama's and play around the house! Have scentsy burning, fire going, Christmas lights off porch and Christmas put away.. Took the Christmas setting off the table..
Changed things up a bit!
Found pillows in my closet for my new gift that I won. Mrs and Mr. Guess which side is mine?
As soon as I can I am going to replace this rug on the front porch.. I am sure I will get flack from the fam as soon as they try to come in with a duffle bag or bags of any sort as this is in the walk way! Oh I can hear it now! Enjoy the rest of the day! Off to sort the make-up drawers in the bathroom.. Blessings Pam
Well it was a beautiful day yesterday. Sunshine all afternoon.. Cold but dry...
This cute little stool with linen was a recent score from my friend Brit! She calls me when she is getting rid of things and of course I am there with bells on! Thanks for the advice on my computer glitch. I am so not computer savvy at all.. I am not real familiar with Picasa web albums and am not sure what I am doing to upload pictures, but have got it where I can do it. Just not as easy as it was before. I started to panic as I would be real devastated if I couldn't blog anymore! I so enjoy it! Been doing some rearranging and cleaning now I need to spend sometime on the computer cleaning and deleteing! Hope your enjoying your Saturday! Blessings Pam
I am not very good figuring things out.. Anyone know why the browse pictures option went away from post. I was going to upload pictures this morning to post and the browse button to upload pics from my computer is gone? Thought maybe I would get help from you?
They are pillow covers. They came the other day.. I love them! It was neat to find out that LaRae Boutique is in Salem which is only like 20 to 25 mins away. Thanks so much for sending them out so quickly.
Now I just need to find pillows to fit them. I was told Jo-Anns is the place to go for them. So a shopping trip in my near future. In the mood to move things around. I have started... It is soooo cold right now.. Fireplace on and coffee brewing. Off to start my Thursday.. The year has started off right.. Blessings Pam
My word for 2013 is: FOCUS!
I have given thought to it the last several days and this word keeps popping in my head! I need to focus on several things including my faith, health, family, friends, and just plain me! This last year has been a crazy one with a move for my son, daughter, parents (big one) having been in their house a good 40 yrs, and my husband and myself. Ups and downs with family illnesses, some passing of friends loved ones! It really has left little time for me to take time to focus.. So what bettter way than to start the new year off with that!
This was the last family picture taken two years ago with dad, mom, sister in law Linda, Jacob on the left, brother Jim in the middle and Jason on the right. Jacob has been in the hospital 23 days now. He is still in ICU. He continues to get better with minor set backs.. Dad is in Eugene now and I will get to see him Sunday! My mom is being taken care of now with Hospice and they are managing to keep her pain comfortable..I pray for them daily! I pray that you all have a wonderful 2013! Happy New Year! Blessings Pam