Monday, January 28, 2013

The Thief

It is so hard keeping the birds fed at my house, the squirrels can clean out a feeder in no time at all. Yesterday I put a piece of bread and oranges out for the birds. But within 10 minutes this guy was at the feeder. I have to wonder, does he just sit in the tree watching for me to put something out or is his smell that good?

I managed to cracked the door open without causing him to run and was able to take these shots of him robbing the feeder. Very skilled thief I must say. After taking a few pics, I must have made a noise that he was able to hear, cause he took off down the deck rail, to the ground, across the creek and up the tree where he sat chewing on his bread.

I was in the kitchen cleaning and doing some things, I tried to keep an eye open for him to come back but he never did. I went off into the living room to clean and in just a few minutes time I went back to the kitchen, only to notice that the little thief had come back and robbed the feeder cleaned!

Poor birds, don't guess they got a thing.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My Find

Monday afternoon while driving
through my neighborhood I
spotted this on the side
of the road by the trash.
Cute little plant stand. Sturdy and looks
good except the top.

And even this is not bad. I have some ideas for
this piece but first since it is a cherry color
I thought I would see if my Mom
wanted it since cherry finish is what
she has in the den.
If not...we will see what I can do.
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Monday, January 21, 2013

Another Outing Today

Today my friend
Theresa and I headed out
to go to the ReStore in Nashville but apparently
I did not listen to the message correctly on the
recording....I did not hear them say they
were closed today!
Whoops! MLK day.
But we found a few things to get into.
Saw this as we were coming
off the interstate.
Just thought it was cute.
Since the ReStore was closed we went in
this antique store. I love to just
walk around looking. I see things
that I remember seeing at my Grandma's
and it brings a big smile.
I took this pic for my brother Mark.
He makes really neat things and I saw
this and thought of him.
Really cool lamp.

Another cool lamp. Amazing the
things you can make with other stuff.
This one made me laugh out loud. My
dad would take us fishing and when we
caught a fish, we could put them in a thing
like this and lay them over in the water so
they would not die.

Never would I have looked at that basket
and thought lamp.
Bottle....My mom has some old ones
like this. Another memory...when
I was young my mom and dad would
have a load of dirt dumped in the yard,
river bottom dirt. We would usually
find old bottles in it, some broken,
some whole...along with arrow
heads. Cool memories.
There was some really neat furniture and some
not so really neat.
I thought this was just UGLY!
Enough said.
Old set of wash tubs...these must be older
than the wringer ones. Looked like you
would heat water under one and wash the
soap out in the other...???
Then came lunch!
Now Theresa tells me that Arnolds is the
happening place. Soul food, been there
forever, and yet I have never heard of it.
The line was out the door of this little hole in the
wall but we decided to stay and eat there.
The line moved really fast.
As we moved up in the line I saw this
on the wall. Guy, the food guy has been
This is the first thing I eyed! Yummy....but more
topping than I care for so I went with
pecan pie instead. HOMEMADE.
My meal.....greens, taters and fried chicken,
rolls and pecan pie.
Best greens I ever ate. Seasoned perfectly!
How have I missed this place in all the years
I worked downtown?
Heading out the door from Arnolds I look up
at this site.
Laughing of course cause once
upon a time I wondered why the
birds line up facing the same way so I
looked it up and of course I
sent out an email to my friends as to why...
now I wonder how many folks look up
to see birds lined up and think of me??
they line up facing the wind, apparently it
makes it easier to take off plus it does
not ruffle their feathers while they
sit and visit with one another!
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Sunday, January 20, 2013

My Outing

I have been out of commission
for a little bit and I owe
it all to the FLU!
Wow, wicked stuff. I had
my flu shot in October and as
always I was thinking I was in
the clear. NOT this time.
I was at work on Friday when
it hit.....right out of the clear
blue sky. Sunday I went to
a walk in clinic and had the
SWAB done. It was positive.

Monday the fever was gone. I
thought I would be fine then.
Tuesday, felt fine, just Iweak.
So then on Wed. I went to work.
Two hours later, I was on my
way home.
I took the rest of the week
off. Today is Sunday, I
ventured out.
Weak, but feeling well. I
went to two indoor
flea markets.
The last one about done
me in. But I enjoyed
being able to get out.
50 degrees and sunny.
Love this, but there is
no way I could do my
laundry on this.
Butter anyone?
Make it yourself!

And I am thinking that is way to
much work for me.

                 I would love to have one  
                     of these in my kitchen.

Rig this baby for electric and
that would
be so cool.
When I was growing up
my mom had two little
lamps, brass looking
with paper like shades.
Not sure, need to check into
this thought but my
Dad may have gotten them
in Japan..
They had prisms like
this hanging around them.
I use to take them off the
lamp and hook them in my ear
so I looked like I had these
really cool earrings.
Mom is going to pull them out
of the closet
for me.....COOL.
Remember when?
You know, before digital?
Be so cool to have these
on a book shelve.
That is only part of my day
but it was so nice to be
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Monday, January 14, 2013

Chocolate Brown Cabinet

Back in the summer I had some remodeling done in my
bathrooms. Changing out counter tops, faucets and
This is what the faucet looked like upstairs.
This is what it looks like now.
Awesome change.
This was the counter top and sink before the change.
Course if you notice, the cabinet has been painted
white. I did that before I decided to change
the counter top.
I love the counter top but.....I was not so crazy
about the cabinet being white. I decided that
it needed to be changed. But more on that later.
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This was the light in the bathroom.
 And the light now...and yes it looks better
with a bulb in that center light! lol
With this work done, I just kept looking at that
white cabinet and thinking how much better
it could look if it was painted to match
the counter top.
To Lowes I went, grabbed a lot of paint samples, threw
them on the counter top and bam it hit me, I had
to go with the dark brown and pick up
the specs in the counter top.

I am loving it.
The doors are painted and new hardware
 ready to put on and to hang. Plans were
derailed when I came down with the FLU
Friday. So what you see is how it still is.
Until I kick this stuff not much will get done.
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Friday, January 4, 2013

The Past and Memories

Do you ever find yourself going through
old pictures and from there the memories
just start rolling in?
Yep, I do it every so often and it just
so happens that I did it just the other
I took this picture many, many years
ago, standing at the bottom of
the steps looking up to my grandmothers
porch. Even at a young age I loved the ivy
that was allowed to up and over.
I sat on that large porch a many times, gliding
on grandma's glider.
This next place was where my great grandmother
lived for as long as I can remember.
My great grandmother left us when I
was in the 9th grade. But I do remember
her as being so gentle and sweet.
Mom and I was in her hometown of Cedartown GA.
once, alittle over 20 yrs ago. We drove by great
grandma's house and I got out to take a pic.
My cousin was there in November of 2011. She took
this pic.
Love this pic. This is a 4 generation picture of
my grandmother, my mom, me and my daughter,
Amber. This was taken in spring of 1981.
We lost my grandmother later on when Amber
was around 6 years old.
Now back to Cedartown, this is the Big Spring.
As children my brothers, cousins and I
played in this water many times.
When I was in high school I painted that bridge for
my mom. It hung in the dining room for over
20 years. It came down shortly after me turning 40
when I took a paint class and found out that I could
actually paint very nicely. I painted my
first painting for me mom and it took the
place of the one that hung all those years.
But later on, I painted the bridge again.
And it hangs right in the living room for all
to see.
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Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Jar

I read about this on Pinterest a month or so ago, then the other day on Facebook, then yesterday a woman in the office was talking about it.

I decided to do it after reading about it on Pinterest. My jar is ready and I am waiting.

To fill it with my marbles I seem to keep losing? No….

To fill with some sweets I can't seem to get enough of? No….

Now you are probably scratching your head wondering what I am into now. Well I think it is called a memory jar; at least that is what I am calling it. It is where you take an empty jar and fill it through the year with pieces of paper that has "good" things written on it.
But it can't be just any ole good things....
This is how it works~

At the end of a given year we will usually catch ourselves saying, "hope next year is better; this was a rough year; next year can't be any worse than this one was….etc". But we have a hard time remembering the good things from that year and the older I get the worse that becomes so this year I will have a jar, my pen and my paper and when that good thing happens, I will write it down and put it in the jar. At the end of this year, 2013 I will go through those MEMORIES and recount all the good things that happened through the year and hopefully help to push any bad things out of the way!

Here's hoping for a better New Year.

Happy New Year to all.
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