Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Keeping Time

I don't know about y'all, but it seems the older I get, the faster the seasons pass. I can't believe it's already the end of July. I mean good gravy y'all...weren't we just dancing under the firecrackers yesterday and now look...school will be starting again in just a few weeks. Whew! Somebody slow this train down so I can get off!

There's a lot of things I'll borrow...jokes, ideas, money...but two things I won't...trouble and time. Such a waste to worry about tomorrow when there is so much to do today!
Cat Daddy and I went to McKinney this past weekend to check out Patina Green's new shoppe (read about it here) then on to Athens to prettify my space.


Have a mentioned how much I love Winnie & Tulula's? I do! Gloria has done such a great job of bringing like-minded people together and except for the dirty job of rearranging things, it's a joy to be there!


We went to drop off a few things...move stuff around...shake it up a bit...ya know? Back to school sales may be just around the corner, but there's always something on sale in downtown Athens on the corner of Hwy.19! (FYI...there's also a farmer's market, across the street from the shoppes, selling on weekends now. How cool is that?)
Case in point...did y'all know the opening of the Sweet Pea Bistro is less than 3 weeks away? I Know! Y'all can't imagine all the work (not to mention hours) Gloria and Don have put in to make this happen. It promises to be a wonderful spot to land after a hard...hard...really hard day of shopping. She's carefully selected the menu, created a charming dining area and even taken the time to scatter seating for just sitting, sipping and sighing! Wait until you get a load of the desserts she has lined up...oh my! She's planning something special to go with the soft opening...so start making plans now for August 11. (Which btw...just happens to be the day after mine and Cat Daddy's anniversary...guess I know where he'll be taking me!) I love seashells and especially seashell art...can you tell? I started buying it years ago, but no one wanted it so I kept it. Now everyone wants it and I don't want to sell mine. Some things really don't have a price, but I do sell things I now find if that makes y'all feel any better. I'm going to be working this weekend on one of the windows at W&T's. I thought (emphasis on thought) I knew what I wanted to do, but that idea is just not coming together for me. So-o-o...it's off to put on my thinking cap and see what "Tom Terrific" idea I can come up with!
Well what do you know...wow...that thinking cap really works...just thought of something! If school is just around the bend, then that means Warrenton/Round Top can't be far behind...but more on that later!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Watermelon Crawl

Now I ask you...who doesn't love a cool little watermelon on a hot summer's day?HMMM? Careful where you spit those seeds!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Now You See Her...Now You Don't

Some of you may have noticed I've been a little MIA lately...or at least I hope you've noticed and I'm not just talking to crickets. With all that's been going on in my life the past year and a half, the one thing that has been repeatedly neglected is my home. Except for a lick and a promise (just in case the preacher dropped by) I haven't put a lot of thought or care into being a domesticated animal. Case in point being my spare bedroom. I had sold all the furniture out of it and just about gutted it when Jenn first went into the hospital in February 2009. I'm ashamed to admit it...BUT...it still is in a state of complete disarray! I decided it was time to get bizzy on that one and no time like the present to dig in. I'm redoing it for my girls ( I love saying that...my girls) and hopefully I'll be able to show photos in the near future. That is...if what's in my head transfers to reality!

Y'all know me though...I can't stay focused on just one thing. I also decided to flip my living and dining areas (SSSHHH! Don't tell Cat Daddy...he doesn't handle change well!) This opened up a whole new can of worms since I want to change the wall color to white. Simple huh? Do y'all have any idea how many shades of white there are? Good gosharover, but there are tons. Any help on this one will be greatly appreciated. I want a true white, but not antiseptic and no yellow undertones...does that make sense? Guidance people...I need guidance! (BTW...are you loving my sweet firecracker of a doll? She's a gift from the darling Red Shed girls and was created by Grace Barzyz. This woman has mad, crazy skilz and I love her art! Thanks V&M!)

BUT...back to what I've been up to...

In doing all this "reworking", I'm trying to clean...and I do mean clean...and get organized once and for all! No easy task for a hoarder...can I get an amen? Slowly but surely, I am digging out of this mess of a house and restoring calm to the Casita de Trash. (A quick update on Cat Daddy for all of y'all who have asked. He is doing great...mending well...and driving me crazy. Things really are starting to return to normal!)

Finally, I want to add I may be MIA again for a while. I've got a lot of stuff to do around here and Jenn has made a life decision that I want to fully support. She did a post recently on her new path and if you have the chance, please go over and read it. She needs all the help, encouragement, advice, and prayers she can get. I'll talk more about it later, but I don't want to get in her way right now...only be a helpmate. May I also add how tremendously proud I am to be her mother? Okay...I guess that's all I got for now.

Trash Out!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

If It's Tuesday...It Must Be Summer Store Time!

Yikes! I just realized today is Tuesday. Gosh, those short naps are wonderful. Anyway...to get to the point...if you're planning on attending THE Carolyn Westbrook Home Summer Store Twilight Shopping Thursday evening...better check your day planner! Due to a glitch (not by the Fab U Lous Carolyn), there is a slight change in plans. You better jump in the shower and plan on being there TODAY at 4:00pm. Don't...and you're gonna miss some terrific stuff!Just goes to prove you can't believe all you read in the paper!

Monday, July 5, 2010

My Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory is defined as a cosmological theory holding that the universe originated approximately 20 billion years ago from the violent explosion of a very small agglomeration of matter of extremely high density and temperature.

Webster's defines theory as a guess or conjecture. The key word here is guess. I happen to believe this is a bunch of a hooey.
Our universe was created by one loving God who only asks for one thing...to be worshipped. This I will do with my last dying breath. All I have to do is look at this little firecracker to know He is The Great I Am.
Happy 4th on the 5th!

BTW...don't bother leaving any opposing comments...it's not open to debate!

(P.S. Bella's actual due date was July 4...so her adjusted age is now one.)