Monday, December 12, 2011
Merry Monday! and a Mix of Musings....
You know what to do...Mondays are the starting point for the rest of the week. Make it a Good One for yourself and ask God to make you a blessing to someone while you're at it! :-)
This weekend we were to take a road trip to Ohio to visit with Kurt's family, but it was not meant to be...* I'm not sure why??, and wonder about it all, but we rose at 4:15 on Saturday morning and got ready, got some coffee fuel in ourselves and took off. It was 5 degrees outside here in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After 35 minutes down the road, the van was still cold as an icebox, and the needle had not moved from the big C for COLD...not one smidgen.
*don't know what happened... had not had ANY trouble with it up to that day! Kurt's legs and feet were frozen. Bless his heart,he had given his coat to me to put over my legs...(*sigh..he's my hero...Chivalry is still alive and well, ladies) He all of a sudden said, "We are turning around...we are not going to take a 7 hour trip that will end up in Misery and sickness and have it haunt me.") and so we did... When we got back home, we both got back in bed under covers to try and get warm.
Yesterday evening I padiddled around with a bag of Christmas garlands I had recently gotten thrifting. There were 5 strands ~9 feet long. So...for $3.25 I got 45 feet of pearls-and-crystals garland. Instead of going on a tree however, they were hung in the Dining Room with a newly inspired purpose for year-round display.
You will remember me telling you about the metal chandelier in the Dining Room before we bought the house. (barely seen here, but visible in the upper right corner)
And how I changed it out pretty soon after we moved in to a much prettier white light with a medallion. My white candlabra chandy got left behind in the Woodberry Cottage. (This was one I spotted at a Goodwill for 9.99 and stored away when I knew we were moving.)
It still wasn't quite up to snuff and when I sighted this garland, I knew it was about to finish the job on the chandy. ** spy the difference?
After moving from chair to chair and standing on the table, I got all of those strands draped and swagged and wrapped around that light.
Look for unique and different ways to use things that have nothing to do with their original purpose. :-) RE-purpose.
Another change-up from the Woodberry Cottage...This was my FAVORITE little glass cabinet in the Master Bath. Since we have been here in IA, I have NOT had it hung. There was NOT enough area in the master bath to hang it, because a window takes up much wall space.
This weekend it was bugging me, and I searched until I found and MADE a place for this little piece.
***this was the wall in our small breakfast nook corner of the kitchen. Now....
BY JINGO..that cabinet is hanging in this house. :-) things always get rotated around the house til all is settled and in its place.
Our little nook...conversation corner...a 5.5 x 5.5 foot "eating cozy". Works for the three of us! The kitchen is by no means tiny, but with the Hoosier cupboard and the small island there is not a lot of spacious footage to dance around in.
For now, the cupboard has a few Christmas pieces in it...How do you like that dreadlock bearded Santa I found at a thrift!??? Too whimisical to leave behind.
update. The status of Kam's new wheels is in Limbo at the moment. He took "Little Red" out (officially named) and had an oil change and a few things done, and got some questionable and disturbing news about the condition of the engine. Some meetings to be had with the dealership...the saga continues...we are of course praying about the whole thing, as ALWAYS. God is in control. Of course my young man is disappointed, but handling it very well as we wait and see what is to be....
Hugs to all of you. Hoping you have a very Merry Monday.
Blessed be the name of the Lord...."for unto us a Child is born...unto us a SON is given...and HE shall be called Wonderful"
**** I am tickled to be the winner of Suzanne's (Privet and Holly) MyMemories.comGiveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (rated the number one, best-selling scrapbook software on Amazon.com) Hurray, I shall use it to begin FINALLY - Justin's journey through the Marine Corps... ooo-RAH!!! Thank you Suzanne!!!! HUGS to you. I'm grateful.