Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanks - I needed that!

What a wonderful Thanksgiving I had! Wednesday after work I packed up my broken kitty and headed down south to stay with my daughter for a few days. It was the BEST medicine I could have asked for! Three days of grandkids:
Helping my granddaughter make her very first pumpkin pies - and she was so excited! At 5, she can break eggs into a bowl and not leave a single piece of shell. We had a wonderful, special time in the kitchen.
Thanksgiving day, we all piled into my sons' house, where we enjoyed a day of bedlam. Four kids, 2 of them toddlers; a yellow lab, a tiny new puppy TOO DARN cute!! Video games on one TV and football on another - too many cooks in the kitchen and all of them giggling.
Can you stand it - her name is Bailey and she has the same birthday as my granddaughter and I. We even had a hamster-in-a-ball - ROFL! This guy was hysterical - he ran that ball all over the house and I think I hurt myself laughing. Too bad poor Cuervo is confined to a crate - he would have LOVED chasing this guy!
Sunday morning I woke up alone in my new place and suddenly it all came back. I haven't really had a chance to unpack or find everything yet so I worked on that awhile, then decided I'm going to do some painting! There was a wall in the dining area covered with panelling from the 70's and it was dark, dank and depressing so I painted it a mild, mellow antique china color -- maybe it could be called margarine colored! The kitchen cabinets are also a dismal, 70's dark green masonite and they're going to get the same treatment. The painted wall sure perked things up! I even put up a few Christmas decorations.
I tackled a big thing to today too -- I hooked up my dryers' gas line all by myself! Whoo-hoo! Man - what a sense of achievement, I'm so proud of me. And the house hasn't even blown up -- LOL! Now I'm in business -- if I could just find my pots and pans..........
Baby bok choys for dinner, and maybe some pesto. Mark that down in the PLUS column - I don't have to cook if I don't feel like it. And pretty soon - I', taking on that sewing room - I really really want to sew something! I'm getting jealous reading about everyones' wonderful projects. In fact - maybe I'll go do that now!
Toodles!
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14 comments:

Leslie said...

Those grand boys are cute! Heartbreakers. And Madeline? What a great photo. I'm so glad you got all that lovin'. Total congrats on hooking up the gasline dryer. You ROCK!

Teresa said...

Thanks for sharing all the pictures. Looks like a mighty fine Thanksgiving to me, and a reminder of all the blessings you have in your life. It always makes me grateful to be around my grandkids and children. Sounds like you are making your "new place" a place you can call home. WTG!!

~Bren~ said...

I prayed you would have a blessed time with your family.
You are an inspiration SuBee!! I was thrilled to hear you painted that paneling and those cupboards...I love that 70's green color, but if you don't,then have at it!! And way to go on the gas line!!!! Can't wait to see that put together sewing room and pics of your new digs!!

Ms. Jan said...

You are sounding better and better all the time. Hang in there, it will get better!
=)
jan

black bear cabin said...

sounds like your holiday with family and friends was wonderful! just what the heart needs :)
you are off to a terrific start on a new and fabulous life...now get sewing! :)

Sandy said...

WTG SuBee. So glad you were able to stay a few days with your daughter and family. Aren't grandkids the best thing ever? And it sounds like you are adding your touches to make your new place home. By all means get your sewing room organized and up and running. Time spent sewing and creating is great therapy.
Hugs

Elaine Adair said...

Wow - girl -- You are strong! Good you had some great fun and laughing! 8-))

Angela said...

I feel so much better when I love on a baby or lil one. My niece Shayla always says, save me some of my juices. LOL Cause I am hugging her dry.

julieQ said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Family is the very best. I am so glad you have a new place of your very own, and are making it truly yours.

Kim said...

Grandbabies and puppies! What could be cuter?! Have you found your sewing room yet? I hope you're busy sewing up a storm by now!

~Angie said...

You are looking great! and those grandkids and puppies do the heart good! Paint does wonders!

Purple Pam said...

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving. What a treat, babies and puppies. What could be a better combo? Only thing I can think of is quilting and chocolate! Have happy thoughts and keep smiling.

quiltygal said...

just found your lovely blog so sorry to hear of the hard time you are having but I'm sure you don't need me to tell you that a man that can kick an animal & use your sons death as an excuse to leave is not worth a minute of your precious time or thoughts let the new woman have them & god help her!! what a great vet karma will come his way big time:)

pwl said...

Hugs to you and to your kitty. New beginnings are frightening. Whenever you get to a bad time - just remember - you can get through it one moment at at time - trust me on this (I learned by experience). Please give Cuervo scritches for me.