Tuesday, June 28, 2016


We have been busy these past two weeks painting.  Our double wide is a 1991 model and it still has all the original wallboards.  So we have decided that this was the year to update the interior by painting. Previously to this year, I have never done any house painting, so this was a new experience for me. And I have decided that I do not like painting at all.

The house is all tore up, with furniture sitting in the middle of the room so that we can get to the walls to paint. My house looks like someone is getting ready to move!

The quality of the picture is not the greatest and the lighting in the room is dim, but in the living room we did the upper walls in ivory with a deep wine below the chair rail.

In the dining room and the front room we used the same ivory color for the upper walls with an old world blue for the lower half.  All three rooms look fresh and clean after the painting.

The master bedroom and bathroom got very light blue walls with one darker wall in the bedroom.  I am using a lighthouse theme in these two rooms. 

We still have a little bit to finish in the front room - I am waiting for hubby to reach the center peak that I can't quite reach.  And then we have the kitchen and laundry room to paint yet.  Maybe it will get finished this week.

Today I spent redecorating and rehanging the pictures in the rooms that are finished. It's beginning to feel like home again!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Being Nana

Wow!  I can't believe it's been 4 weeks since I blogged.  I'm not sure what happened but time has really slipped away.  I really intended to write a new post at least once a week, preferably twice.  Guess I will have to work on that.

The last several weeks have obviously been busy. Or else my mind was just on too many other things.  Since my last post our family celebrated my oldest sister's 80th birthday with a lunch at Family Cupboard in Lewisburg near her home.  I spent several days making cards either with friends or by myself. But most of all we took care of our youngest grandson for a week (well actually a total of 9 nights due to travel times, etc.) while his parents enjoyed a delayed 10th anniversary trip in Mexico.

Here he is the first day playing with Mr. Potato Head,

He went to Head Start in the mornings, so while he was at school the second day, I found our marble roller and put it out for him. He had so much fun with it.  I think he spent most of the afternoon and evening that first day playing with that toy.  It was fun to see him experiment with the marbles and watch them roll down the track.

Friday afternoon, I also had his cousin Zoë here while her mommy worked. 
The two of them played with the marble roller for a while again. It was reminiscent of his daddy and her mommy playing with the same toy some 30 years ago, even down to the noise and "fighting."

Xayden also enjoyed putting puzzles together and was quite good at it.

A week is a long time for a 3 year old (he'll be 4 in August) to be without his mommy and daddy. By midway through the week he was asking for mommy and daddy on a regular basis!

The day after they returned and he went back home he "graduated" from Head Start - at least for this year. Here he poses with Daddy. I love this picture.