Sunday, October 16, 2011

First of all

I want to say Thank you for all the prayers and advise about my mom. She is doing pretty well. She is actually back at the nursing home. I thought seriously about moving her but I just couldn't do it. She was so happy to see them when she got back there. They were genuinely happy to see her too. I had a meeting with several of the staff and it went very well. It doesn't mean I am not contacting the state to make sure they know about it. They truly do love my mom there. Also we live in the serious boonies and there is not a lot to pick from and she is in the best one available.

So on another note... I am painting my kitchen. I got the new Judy Condon book, "Holiday at a Country Home". Stunning. Well on page 9 and 12 there was trim and a wall color, "besom Broom" at Sherwin Williams. I automatically thought, YES! that is the color I want. I have opened this new book about 20 times in the past 6 days that I have owned it and I can't get past those pages. Duh get the paint right?
So each year we usually get a set amount of money for our birthday to spend on whatever we want. So for my birthday I wanted the paint and such to reface my kitchen. I got the paint, I got two gallons so I would  be less apt to change my mind lol. They even honored my email for the 30% off.  They said that was over but gave it to me anyway. VERY NICE. I got my paint for about 50 dollars and since I am doing just the bottom wood part and the trim and cabinets two gallons will be plenty. (I have almost one whole wall painted already and yes loving it.
Beautiful right? I will post pics when the whole room is done. I have also finally decided to paint my china hutch. Black. I am so excited. The cool weather sets in and I am absolutely ready to hibernate and do stuff in the house. Plus it was so damp and yucky here all summer that it is better done in the winter. I have the woodstove going so drying time has been cut in thirds lol.
Oh, Oh and guess what? I went to Lowe's today to look for new door/drawer pulls for my cabinets once I paint them. I find these awesome black iron with a slight pattern on them. Well they were originally 6.97 each. I need at least 25 of them. HMMMM but it is my birthday present to me. When I look closer there is another tag on the bucket, a hand written tag / clearance 1.50. No way. Sweet! Perfect! Well the luck doesn't end there. I go to pay for them and they rang up for 20 cents each. Wow really? I can't even buy penny candy for 20 cents each anymore. Maybe they were a special order that the person changed their mind on. Well yee haw, lucky me. So I bought them all and there was 26. It was meant to be.
So for about 50 dollars I got paint and hardware for my kitchen. Still very excited. Cant wait to get it done.
I hope you all are having a great weekend.