Tuesday, April 14, 2015

~WALLPAPER AND DUCKING THROUGH DOORWAYS?~

Actually, it doesn't bother us a bit.  If you were a very tall person and LIVED here....but you're not!
So...no worries.
I'm on a lace kick and it's all your fault out there for telling me to decorate my home the way I like!
You've spoiled me.  No!  Really, you have!   I'm really into lace lately!
I LOVE the stuff!

PH and I are both short..I'm a bit over 5' I think, PH is about 5'8".   He doesn't have to duck..but he was his usual self..smiled and said "It's pretty!"  
Bless his heart.  
How long will it last. Who knows.  

Right now, I love it!  
I mean you frame windows..why not doors.  Only two are alike.  
This is looking down the hallway from our bedroom into my office.
Valances on the left frame the bi fold door leading into the living room.


These valances are framing the doorway from the family room into my office.  You can see into our bedroom way down at the end.
Looks low..but it's perfect for us.
My kids...well...that's another story.  I admit they are looking at me strangely when they visit. :)

 This is the opening into the little hallway off the main one,leading to the bathroom.
As you can see, I have it all laced up! 
Not ALL doorways...but some.
See into the master bedroom there?  I've ordered the paper.

Yeah.  I know.  But it works sweetly with the bathroom wallpaper.
I'll wait until it arrives...then decide.   I've already booked my paper hanger..
Oh please, please don't say it's too busy.  I'm already sweating it out here!
I didn't want the same color background as the hall paper.   The very pale pink is going to make the bedroom furniture look wonderful.  It is! It is! (It better!!!)
....and I mean the leaves pick up the green in the hallway..the background on this paper is a pale, pale pink.  
Will it drive me crazy?
Maybe.

Kinda sissie paper?  I know.  Choosing paper is NOT easy.  I wanted something soft for the bedroom.  It's on it's way..and heaven only knows I've changed my mind so much my head hurts when I think about it.

Oh...and there was something I wanted to talk to you all about before I forget.  Been thinking a lot about it lately.
I'll be brief.    (heh heh)
I would love to see more pictures of all of you.  Camera shy or not...post a recent photo of yourselves now and then.  It's such a nice feeling to KNOW who I'm talking to, writing to, worrying about, and getting to know.  I have a lovely one of Lynne and her husband "Irish Garden House"...and bj and her handsome sweetheart...but so many are faceless.  Tessa!  You wonderful lady!  I love seeing you!
More pictures please??  OF you!
I think many of us would like to see one another now and then.  We WON'T think you vain, not at all.
Hmmm..is that the right word?
Anyway...just wanted you to know what I've been thinking when I blog.
Love..lots of it!
Mona

Monday, April 6, 2015

~REMEMBERING...AND MAKING MEMORIES~

What a nice Easter we had.
Spent it at the beach with the family...many were not there..and we missed them.
Reasons?
Well, one daughter just flew in from spending a week in Georgia with my daughter Sandy's family.
She is suffering the loss of her sister terribly.
It's been two years already...and this year
 Sandy's birthday fell on Easter Sunday, and made for a melancholy day for all of us.  
We all held hands and remembered her, told her we were thinking of her and wished her with us.
We did what we thought she would like us to do.  Be happy and remember her with love.
We had a nice peaceful, quiet day together.  
There is nothing like listening to the waves, children laughing, an occasional dog barking in the distance and seagulls calling to one another, the ocean breeze and being with loved ones to make a nice day.

I remembered to take the camera and when we remembered, we snapped a few pictures.

.   Two of my granddaughters, Ireland and Wrenna and my little great granddaughter, Emily.
I wanted to hold my granddaughters and never let them go.
When it was time for them to leave, I finally let go and cried.  Wrenna is leaving for Alaska.  She and Justin have jobs waiting for them there.  They will be traveling the Alcan Highway. They are an adventuresome pair.

 Ireland was down from San Francisco where she is living and working now.  So far away.  Why I thought they would never go far from home, I don't know.  Wishful thinking perhaps.  When they fly away, it's what they are supposed to do.  But it's hard.  Really hard.

I have the sweetest, kindest family!  

Here is sweet "patient husband"  otherwise known as PH  already getting red faced from the sun. He had a wonderful time..laughed a lot and thoroughly enjoyed himself.   My children adore him and he returns their love a thousand fold.  I am so grateful!
 I was in the picture but looked like I had stuck my  finger in a light socket so I cut myself out. I don't like my picture taken anyway and when I saw the picture, I knew why! :)   No need to scare anyone.
Little great granddaughter Emily.

Emily was the only one dressed for the warm day Easter turned into.  Her Mommy and Daddy,(my grandson is her daddy)  are expecting a baby brother for Emily in August.  
Easter was a good day.  I was so happy to be with my family.  Forgot to get a group photo.  People kept arriving and my mind was not on pictures.   


This is the only picture I got of some of the Easter goodies..  By this time the food was devoured.  
Fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, Honey Baked ham.  Chocolate bread pudding , fresh rolls and a green salad, all from "Jammin' Bread" brought by daughter in law, Cheryl,  and all sorts of spreads including Honey mustard for the ham, lots cupcakes, lemon and berry pie;  Everyone brought a few dishes  and it turned out lovely.
Daughter Mary, as always makes sure there were fresh flowers, a community Easter Basket stuffed with goodies, and her tons of cupcakes and pretty table clothes and decorations.   

We made beautiful memories of Easter 2015.

Love,
Mona