Thursday, May 31, 2012

Kitchen Chaos

Right now I should be in my kitchen.
Not cooking.
Not making a fresh pot of coffee.
Not even trying to scrape the dried egg yolk from around the stove top.

I should be on my hands and knees gathering up every old bottle of Windex, crunchy lemon-scented SOS pads, dried up sponges, and a fragrant variety of household deodorizers guaranteed to perfume even a whale graveyard.

I should be tossing out cracked tea cups, bent silverware, stained Tupperware and a thousand plastic lids that fit absolutely nothing.

Because I'm getting a new kitchen!!!!

Forgive me, I hate to brag.
But it's not every day that a woman needs a kitchen as much as I do.

Mine sucks.

 I have two drawers.
One stuffed with dishcloths and over-plump pot holders- and another cramped with utensils that look as though someone set off a stick of dynamite in there.
I have dishes stacked on dishes and my pots and pans have had to find a home in the laundry room. (Now-no more having to move the 2-ton pressure cooker to fold towels!Yay!)

The kitchen is one room of the house that we never "got around to".
Somehow it got pushed to the Last Priority list.

Then it disappeared off the list completely.

I wouldn't go as far as to say it's because you can't work on a tractor here, store your guitars in the corner cabinet, or whip out your welder to mend a gate on the counter top...

No, wait.

Maybe I will go that far. There- I said it.

But, oh, how sweetly my husband has redeemed himself!

The only drawback from having a fantastical new kitchen is the fact that we are only doing it in order to better sell the house. Retirement is in the cards in 18 months...Yikes!

I will try to post before and after pictures when it's finished.
For now, I better get on my Latex rubber scrubbing gloves, the claw hammer(don't tell my husband), and a ginormous burst of energy. (Where that is gonna come from, I have no clue...)

But I'm armed for the challenge.

Coffee. check!
Inspiration. check!
Excitement. check!

Here I go!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The "I Do's" are Done!

As I'm sitting here eating a piece of cheesecake and wondering why my jeans fit a little too snugly, I also reflect on the past few months...
Erin and her bridesmaids (and my new granddaughter!)

My daughter's wedding went smoothly, and if I do say so myself, it was a success. The only thing that kept it from being perfect was the 90 degree + heat -and the venue had no air conditioning. But other than my dress sticking to my freshly spray-tanned legs and everyone's hair looking as though they had been caught in a sudden rain storm, I was happy with the way everything turned out.

My daughter was absolutely beautiful...

Mr. & Mrs.
The cake topper I made for the wedding

(I'll post more pics of the wedding as I get them).

Well, I suppose I have no excuses to ignore my blog any longer. I hope to be back on a regular basis and visit all my favorite blogs also.

But today is my birthday...and I'm doing whatever I want today!
See you tomorrow!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Bountiful Blessings

I've been so overwhelmed lately. ...
And not just with chores, but also with blessings.
Who can complain about that?

First off, my daughter's wedding is in 15 days. What?? Really? Only 15? That's less than I thought! Then why am I writing when I should be making table cards or a music schedule or choosing napkins or buying stuff?....
Because I need a mental break. I need to slow down. Breathe.......Enjoy the ride.
I am so happy for my daughter and I just pray her special day goes well and it all falls beautifully into place.
We love our son-in-law to be and he comes with a very special 5 year old bonus! And we love her, too!

Speaking of weddings, my other daughter just got engaged and is planning a wedding in March. (Thank the Lord, it's not another DIY!) We love her new man and welcome him with open arms into our crazy family!

And, to top that all off, my son that got married in September...

Isn't this the cutest announcement?
and my sweet daughter-in-law....

... just gave us another blessing!

I'm gonna be a Nana again in November!!!!
My three children Sept 2011
I am going to try to keep up my blog once all this excitement calms down.
Thanks for stopping in again and allowing me to share my blessings...
Have a wonderful day!