FIRST ~~ I want to take a moment to say "Thank You!" to our brave soldiers and veterans - all of them - for what they have done and still do for my freedom and that of my loved ones, and my whole country. Being World War II-obsessed since I was a girl, I watch shows all the time that point out to me what has been done for our country that I have benefited so much from, and I am so truly grateful, from the bottom of my heart! And a special note to my brother-in-law Bob Johnson, thank YOU for your time serving in Iraq, and for being a loving husband and father to the sister and nieces and nephew that I love so much, and for all the wonderful things you have done for me and Brian and the kids! I am proud to have you as part of my family!! We love you!
Today was fun.....we did very little actual work on the house! We did clean off the back porch - well, Brian did most of that, but I stood there declaring what could get stored in the barn, and what would stay. Oh, and also what should go where -- these are very important jobs!!
After that, he took me to Hobby Lobby, just like I wanted! YAY!! I looked at the dried naturals.....I love them all! I wanted to buy a few bunches of them, but I remembered (with Brian's help) that I have at least three bunches here at home that I haven't displayed yet, so I decided to wait. Then, I saw some terrific new baskets!! Wow - they were great! BUT, they weren't on sale, and they were alot of money - like $20!! So I'll be sure to keep checking on them.....I really want two of those for sure!!
I stopped at fabric, and simply COULD NOT make a decision about what I had, what I wanted, what looked right, what I should get....it's very difficult for me! I love so much.....so if I buy something every time I am moved by it, I regret it....and regretting spending money is awful!! I want to stay primitive/colonial -- were those flower-patterned pumpkin colored fabrics right??? *SIGH*
So I put the bolt back and decided to wait. I DID get a half-yard of osenberg?....osnaberg?....muslin. It's SO raw and primitive looking! Maybe I'll get started on a sampler?? ^-^
Next was my favorite place -- the mache boxes and unfinished wood! I want all of it!! LOL Well, what I ended up getting were two oval boxes to stack on top of eachother. They are the perfect thing to put my new paint sample on that I got - Earthenware....who can resist a color called that??
I also got an unfinished chest of drawers, it matches another one I bought a couple of months ago.....
Later in the day, we worked on the cheap TV cabinet that we moved a couple of weeks ago (did I post about that??), when we cleaned up the living room, and I started painting the unfinished trim in here (from 4 YEARS AGO!).....
Anyway, it needed "legs", because it used to have rollers, but those were obnoxious so they were taken off right away. This cabinet is CRAP - I should just throw it away, but I can't.....I can't throw something away that I can USE....does that make any sense?? Haha!! Maybe I'm just a hoarder!
So, Brian drilled holes, and we used dowels and glue, and now it has legs.....