Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Full Week

Things have not been dull around here, in fact, I've been so busy I had to take yesterday off for myself.  Sometimes I need to be alone and just veg.
First of all, I have to show you the glider chair I bought for myself right after Alan passed.
I have always wanted one like this, and I fall asleep in it just fine!!  The test of a comfortable chair.

This is a hall cabinet I got for half price at a furniture store that won't admit they are going out of business, but really. 
The flower arrangement was from the Friends of the Library and was just beautiful.

Yesterday I bought this accent chair for next to nothing.  This is all in anticipation of the remodel I will be doing in the spring.  When I had the windows replaced in the living room due to the black mold, we also discovered most of the siding is rotting.  My little addition is going to involve much more than I had anticipated.  DH's former employer, an Architect, is going to pick up his computer when he comes for the memorial service and work from the drawins DH had done to come up with my smaller plan.  I'm hoping to get started in April or May.

I found this guitar at my favorite thrift shop yesterday for .99 cents.  I know it's not a good guitar, but with some new strings, I just might get back to playing.  When I was in high school and college, I lead the singing at all the youth camps and campfires and sing alongs, where ever they might have been.  It's been awhile.



Last weekend was wonderful.  My older son Michael and his wife came on Saturday and stayed until Sunday afternoon.  My younger son and his friend and my two nieces arrived at about noon on Sunday, and I made lumpia for everyone.  That was my first attempt at preparing a meal since DH died, and they loved it.
The above picture just cracks me up.  On the right is my niece Rachael with her dog Quincey who thinks he is human.  He just sits there on the couch, leaning on a pillow, and watches us as we talk.  As you can see, my "barn kitties" were in the house and Quincey was afraid of them.
Those darn cats are being quite a challenge.  They love the barn, and I make a point of always feeding them out there, but they also love me.  They want to follow me everywhere.  Also, they are so entertaining, I let them in the house at night for laughs.  The older cats actually like them now, but fight with each other more.
Time to go out to the barn, and I'm sure George and Gracie will be on the porch waiting for me.  I just refuse to have 4 cats in the house.

Oh, and I have sold 12 alpacas!!  I've decided to keep 5 males with the best fiber, but sell the rest.  Things seem to be moving along well, so I hope to have homes for the rest soon.

11 comments:

Gene Black said...

That guitar looks awfully small in the picture. I hope putting some good strings on it makes it play well for you.
I have a guitar that I pull out once in a while to strum while I sing.

Sara said...

Lovely finds there - I like that glider...I've been thinking I need one...

Hope each day is getting easier for you...

Kaye said...

Oh Linda I am so glad to read your post. Its good to know you are keeping busy and getting on with the things that both you and Alan planned. I am sure he would have wanted it that way. We are all here for you to have a shoulder to lean on. Stay well. Kaye

Barb said...

I am so glad that you are keeping busy...love the chairs and can't wait to see your renovation. Sorry about the black mold and siding.

Jan Hannon said...

Sounds like you are keeping busy. I like your furniture buys! I remember the summers of singing around the campfires while you played your guitar!

Micki said...

I'm sure that you will love that guitar and get hours and hours of pleasure from it. Your two chairs are wonderful, esp the pink one.,.looks so comfy!
Micki

Cathy K said...

You made some fun and interesting purchases! And your spirits seem to be up and you’re keeping busy. That is good - we online friends care about you and love to hear you’re doing well. That Quincey is a crackup! And remember that 4 cats doesn’t make you a cat lady. 5 maybe, but not 4. :-) Hugs, Cathy

Barbara said...

Nice post, Linda, it's good to see you are keeping busy. I love your glider chair!
PS: Did Gene say he strums and sings? I wonder, will that be his next video? ;)

ooglebloops said...

Love that accent chair- cute shape!!! And the hall mirror cabinet thing!!!!Good finds!!
And, Quincy cracks me up - my daughters dog does the same thing - but Quincy really pulls off the being human look!!!

Piecefulafternoon said...

I see that you are your usual busy self - love the furniture and the family pix.

Harmony Hopes Studio said...

Keep plugging along dear lady. I will certainly be with you in spirit at the memorial. I am sure it will be an important part of your healing process. Good to have a project to work on in the meantime, will be watching to see how you progress.
Penny