Good Evening everyone! I hope that we all enjoyed Wanda's birthday today! I didn't have any cake on hand but Katie did make these really good Turtle Cookie Bars last night so Wanda, I was thinking of you today when I had one. Also, calories, fat and cholesterol but it's your birthday so I won't dwell on those nasty words!
If you haven't yet wished Wanda a Happy Birthday or if you've never been to her blog, "Moments of Mine", there's still time and it is a beautiful place to visit.
I can't believe that it's only Tuesday. It is also spring break which means that no matter what I suggest, I will be hearing the same phrase all week " I'm Bored!".
But it's all good as I do have plenty to keep me busy.
The husband, after several hours of hard work and very sore muscles, did get the ceiling painted on Saturday. I was useless as I was still nursing a sore shin muscle from when I hurt my foot and my knees kept giving out. So I watched. Our ceiling is about 30 feet by 20 feet and 12 feet high. Oh did he have a sore neck and back! But he did a beautiful job and was very proud of his efforts as was I.
Sunday was indeed a day of rest! Jake went back to work early on Monday morning and I felt good enough to paint the front door. It took three coats and still needs a forth. I painted it the same color as the ceiling. I can't tell you the color as it's all hush, hush until the final day when all is completed. It will be sometime next month.
Today I was up and down the ladder priming one of the long walls with the door and four windows. It will need another coat but I will save that for tomorrow. I am trying to be careful and pace myself. My goal is to get the whole room primed so that when my husband comes home in two weeks, we will be able to paint it.
If things go well I may even get the paint on it myself, but again I don't want to over do! I took this week off of work so that I can work around here. I wanted to go out for a drive with Katie to "Devil's Prop" with a picnic lunch and our camera's but I'm not sure that she wants to go. She's been going back and forth to her friends house and as we all know, when you're 15, friends are more important!
Speaking of Katie, I didn't have time this weekend to do a "Retro Weekend" post but I have a couple of photos that I am going to slip into this post. The following is a picture of Ginny, Frank and Katie, my three children at Frank and Amy's wedding nine years ago.
My how Katie has changed! My how we all have changed! Ah but they are wonderful memories and I do have many beautiful photo's of that day. It was such a long day and there were so many pictures being taken that by this time poor Katie was starving!
I had a lot of time this weekend to sit, as that was about all Jake would let me do! So I went through some more of mom's photo's. I'm trying to pick out all of the photo's that I want to hang up in this room when it's done. This way I'll know how many frames that I will need. I am going to use all black frames this time.
Anyway, mom had at least as many photo's as I have, so this is a challenging task to say the least. And I really didn't even get into the sorting part yet but I did find a photo that I had totally forgotten about. It was mom, me and my grandma Laverne at my old house in Chicago. I'm guessing it was around 1982 or 1983. I had Ginny in that house and she couldn't have been more than one or two at the time.
I loved this picture because it showed mom and me being silly as we often did, and grandma just enjoying the whole thing! Ah yes we sure did get silly and have fun back then! Makes me wish that Katie wasn't so serious all the time.
As for the rest of the week I just plan on working. I am going to make a point of going for a spin on my bike as the temperatures are supposed to be 70's and sunny. I'd also like to work in the yard but I'm not Wonder Woman anymore for crying out loud! At the moment all I have is paint on the brain! But I do intend on actually enjoying this beautiful weather sometime this week as well. I hope that you can too, if you are fortunate enough to have some beautiful weather too.
If not, don't worry, it's on it's way! I wish you all a beautiful evening, Love and Blessings to you all!