Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I Have News!!!!

Well..... have you been holding your breath????   Oooops maybe that was just me ..lol  Are you sitting down??? We have the appraisal results!!!   And ....AND it looks good for us. Things are moving ahead albeit slowly..... There is movement in the right direction .....Now the seller wants to push off the closing date from Apr. 27 to May 12.... sigh i really don't know how much longer i can sleep on an air mattress.... :)  

We found a way to let Jinx out of his closet. We managed to block off the other cats in their bedroom while they nap the afternoon away ,then Jinx can roam around the house and sit in a window and talk to the birds and really just be himself...

We are scheduled for a tour of the house tomorrow. So excited! I'm sorry still no pictures... STILL on a little notebook. I'm sooo glad you stopped by for a visit... I'm so ready for things to get back to normal.   normal ... whatever that is ...I guess OUR normal...big Hugs!deb

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Update!!!

Hi! Hi! Hi! Everybody!!!


Or anyone who might be checking in ��  We made it to Arkansas all in one piece. But we are still in limbo.... Waiting for the house we want to appraise ...the latest excuse was they couldn't do it while it was raining... seriously ??  They've been putting it off for a week now ...its kinda hard to retain your sense of humor when you are sleeping on a blow up mattress and your cat is locked in a laundry room because your really wonderful hostess just happens to have two killer cats.... uuugghh....

Anyway i just thought i'd pop in and let anyone who was checking know we arrived and we are still not settled but hanging in there.  i'am down to working off a Notebook and i miss my desktop soooo much i just do not see me posting much until we get settled  But i will check in! Big hugs!deb

Monday, April 6, 2015

Channeling 'I Dream of Jeannie'.......

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Its early Saturday morning...... the house is quiet...everything packed ... upstairs is empty.. downstairs is just crazy for lack of a better word.... the frig has been emptied... the washer drained and left to dry..... donuts and coffee and sodas ready for the helpers...the truck is parked out front......And soon all this ... will be in there... somehow... Wish i could just fold my arms and blink or wriggle my nose and it would be done but nope... there' some manual labor involved..lol

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I got up early to enjoy the peace before the storm which is something i tend to do before a planned crazy day... It centers me... Allows me to be a better me in a stressful situation.....  I also got up to enjoy the Lunar Eclipse... The Blood Moon.... It was beautiful. I always like to think of our ancestors...... you know waaaay back before they knew what such things really were and how awe inspiring and fearful it must have been to see the moon darken and turn red.....

And i wanted one more chance to write a post and visit with my Tea People before the computer desk top gets packed this morning.... I'm not sure how things will work on the laptop. I never use it except when we travel....But i'm hoping i can at least use it to hook up to the tea party if i already have the post written... We'll see...

These hummer pics were taken early last week. I had hubby take a few more Friday and i will post them when we get settled. You can definitely see the iridescence in their feathers starting in the pics i will show you then. Its amazing how messy it is getting around the nest... I don't think mom can fit in the nest anymore so she sits around the nest and poops...uuughh.. thanks mom.... :) Well everyone its time to start waking up the household... Stay safe and i'll see you on the flip side.... Hugs! deb

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Color My World Purple............


This post is from a couple years ago... a few of you might remember.. I loved this project.... It was tedious to do but the endgame was worth it..  I don't say in the post but the seed pod is from a magnolia tree... I finished off the top of the pot a little nicer but darn if i can find that photo...  I hope you enjoy my recyled craft.. Linking yet again with Elizabeth's crew.....Hugs deb


............each little seed pocket has taken at least 3 coats of purple and i still need to go back and 
touch up the green here and there.......I've run into a snag .....again........that requires a trip to the craft store.........maybe this weekend...........but i wanted to at least give you a peek in the direction i'm going......


..............can you see them???little glass teardrops!  These are not glued in yet as i'm still doing touchups on the paint but i wanted to show you where i was headed..........the snag is not all the seed pockets are large enough for this tear drop........some are quite small....barely open and the smallest i will just leave painted purple but some of them are open enough i could stick a smaller glass bead in there....so.....i will take a look this weekend and see what i can find...........

So what do you think ??  Cool?........pretty? I've been wondering if i should top off the tree with anything...a star ? If i do it will throw it right into the Christmas realm but if i leave it with no topper i could probably get away with displaying it all year........thoughts?  Ideas for the base are coming along...the trick is to make the base heavy enough because the seedpod is pretty top heavy. Well wish me luck! Have a wonderful weekend! Suppose to rain here......100% chance Fri and Sat.... Good days to hibernate and craft! Hugs! deb

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kids... they grow up so fast....

Look at that! Barely a week old and the two of them fill the nest. Look at all that fuzz!!  Momma Hummer is certainly doing a great job... They look so big here in this picture... the way they fill the nest .... but they are ooohhh so tiny.  Hubs and i want to find a way to give you some kind of reference in the next photo ... the last photo actually before we move.  We are going to wait until later in the week ...maybe we'll hold a coin up there or something......


Oh my the house is feeling empty.... We had a few friends come over this past weekend and help us carry the heavy stuff from upstairs and move it downstairs..... We left a mattress up there and a few things in the bathroom.... Kinda feels like camping......Very 'posh' camping that is......... 


The last of the craftroom... the chair looks kinda forlorn in there doesn't it?... I have never lived in such a nice house before... not growing up or all the years of my marriage... Living in this brand new house has been a pleasure.  And i have to say i've been a little bit spoiled..... Until this house i've never had a dishwasher... never really wanted one.. Um... i love my dishwasher now.. :)  I call her my maid... she helps me out so i can go do something else.. :) Yep spoilt..... Then theres the whole separate tub and shower... yep love that too......... spoilt i tell you... But there is so many things about this house that is not us............ Its too new... it has no character...not history.... no little quirks.... Its so new that in some aspects i'm afraid to touch it...  i don't want to 'mess it up'...  I want a house that if i want to paint a mural on the wall that i feel free to do that...... I'm hoping this next house will do that for me.... 

Ofcourse the coffee pot and cup were left out for the time being... So i could join my Tea Buddies over there at Elizabeth's and Bleubeard's T stands for Tuesday party.......  If you could read the time on the coffee pot you'd see it was 4am this morning.... I saw hubby off on his last Monday of work before retiring... I got him to pause at the door for a moment and take it all in.....before he walked out....Last Monday commute (80 miles roundtrip Mon - Fri), Tomorrow will be his last day of work period... I will go to work with him. The people he works with are having a pot luck lunch for him....Isn't that nice?? He touched alot of lives working here in CA for three years.. helped alot of Veterans which makes him feel good... Retirement is kind of bittersweet for him....... But he's ready... oh so ready...... And so am i... ready to have him all to myself....The stress of the last three years has really taken alot out of him... I see it... and i think he does too...... its time...   

The house we have our eye on in Arkansas is in the final stages... It has passed the inspections now it has to make appraisal...... which will happen sometime this week...  If it doesn't appraise for what the owner wants then he has to be willing to accept less......If not we will walk away...... This house is a 1975 fixer upper.....and we have doubts it will appraise for what he wants.... but fingers crossed... cause we really really love it...... I will tell you more about it once we know if we have it or not... no sense in getting your hopes up too...lol  Sorry i'm a little long here........Next Tuesday i will be on the road headed to Arkansas.....so ......... i probably will not get to post here for T Tuesday..... I'm not sure just when i will be set up again to post so 'Until we meet again my friends'!!  Big big hugs! deb