It's been an extremely busy week and weekend here in "Siebelsville". As you may or may not know we have been redecorating our living room. I finally finished the painting last week, of coarse this was two days BEFORE I got all of my knee shots!
The knees do feel good now. When my husband came home he worked all day and evening on Saturday hanging seven pairs of blinds and five curtain rods. While he was working on that I ironed and ironed some more! Five pairs of curtains. I still have to customize three pairs which I will hopefully get to this week.
While the both of us were diligently at work we had a huge deluge of rain. The gutters always flood on our street when it rains but this was the first time in eleven years that we had seen the entire street covered in water. You could not see the street itself. Jake, Katie her friend Natasha and I just stood on the porch along with several other neighbors in disbelief! It's a bit hard to tell in this photo but I think you'll get a better look in the next one.
This one is a photo of the edge of our driveway and the whole width of the street itself.
I do believe that we were all a bit awestruck!
Speaking of feeling awestruck, this is exactly how I felt when I won a giveaway last week from Wanda at "Brushstrokes from the Heart" (click for link) Wanda is an excellent artist and also a very interesting read!
She had a drawing for a set of gorgeous note cards, and my name was drawn by her husband. I don't know him but I really, really like him!
The cards came tied with a pretty pink ribbon.
I hope my photo does them justice. They are very beautiful, thank you again Wanda! I can't wait to use them already!
Alright now back to work people! After watching the river flow down our street, Jake and I hung curtains and pictures. We also had a heck of time figuring out what to do with the furniture. Now that the huge radiators were out of the room, we had more options.
My husband comes up with some pretty good ideas so between the two of us we managed to find the right spot for all of our old and somewhat shabby pieces! New furniture, as much as I would LOVE it, just isn't in the budget and I don't see it in the budget anytime soon!
But it's all good as what we do have serves it's purpose and is comfortable. I did my share of cooking for my husband for all of his hard work. I made a pot of potato soup for lunch which Katie and her friend like as well. Then I made a gigantic meatloaf dinner for all of us!
So the biggest challenge in this redo was the fifty pound mirror that I wanted hung over the fireplace. I know how much my husband was dreading this job and he had done so much already that I told him that he could hang it up in two weeks when he comes home.
Other then that and a few more things that need to be hung we are almost there! We are also going to paint the floors but I think that will have to wait until May or June.
I also managed to get quite a few plants in the ground over the last week. I had the yard all nicely raked and pretty. Then the storm came and our Maple tree left me a gift......
This is only a tiny spot of it. It looks as though it rained miniature helicopter propellers all over the yard. SIGH......
But we were blessed over the weekend with this beautiful surprise....
The Clematis bloomed! The Hollyhocks have buds on them also. All of that rain and all that beauty in one weekend!
Not to mention all of that work! It's paying off though and I may post a photo or two later this week. My oldest daughter, Ginny, doesn't want me to post any photos of the room before I email them to her. Don't ask me why, I don't have a clue but with Mothers Day just around the corner, well you know!
One more thing I have to say and then you can go. I plan on catching up on every ones posts by tomorrow. When my husband is home only four days a month, I just don't like to take the time away from him.
I am alone again now with plenty of time to read so I'll be seeing all of you soon!