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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

What I’ve been Up To and My New Ride!




Hi friends! I hope you are all doing well and are enjoying the rest of this summer,
I can’t believe it’s August already and reading blogs have found that some kids
are going back to school already.
I’m trying to enjoy these last weeks too but to say this hasn’t been the best 
summer of my life is so very true!
As you know I was discharged from the hospital the beginning of May having
a perforated gallbladder, well last week I rammed head on into a car in front
of me
that had stopped to turn left, I took my eyes off the road for two seconds and
that’s all it took to total my white car! I was taken by ambulance to the same
hospital, I was laying there thinking “I can’t believe I’m here again” oh, and did
I say that I had my granddaughter, Samantha in the car with me? She was fine,
thank God the air bag didn’t go off on the passenger side because she doesn’t weigh
a lot. Yes, every Grammy’s nightmare, we are both bruised from the seat belts and
my right arm was cut and bruised from the air bag, but we are both alive and okay.
We had a rental car… then yesterday we bought this car a Ford Escape which we both
really like, I haven’t driven it yet though…still nervous I guess! Anyway, that’s why I
haven’t been back to blogging and also computer issues, learning how to do everything
on this new laptop with Windows 8 and soon Window 10!
So I think I’ll just randomly share some pictures that I’ve taken over this period of
not being able to blog regularly.



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Sorry about the iphone picture of my Hydrangea but I’m so happy with it,
to have it bloom so fast is just amazing to me:)
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Shopping at Kohl’s… I did buy the blue ceramic basket!
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I shared this Pyrex casserole dish on instagram and a very nice lady who collects Pyrex said
it is called snow garland. It is my son in laws late mothers! After I poked around
more I found a glass lid for it and a smaller version of this one with lid, I
think it is such a pretty blue. I

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I have been playing around a bit with my livingroom and actually took all the colored
pillows out and had the room very neutral
But…it just isn’t me, I need color although I do adore the whites/neutrals and you
ladies that have it do it so well. I even moved my little, wood ladder by the sofa for
an end table. I still have it here and seeing if I still like… so far so good!

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Well, friends this post has taken me so long to do, learning this tech stuff is so tiring…
my brain is fried with it. I’ll keep on trying though because I’m missing all of you so
much.



Monday, July 20, 2015

Happy Monday!

How is everyone today? Our rain here has finally stopped and we are having 90 degree weather and

sun, so everyone is in a better mood it seems!

I wanted to show you how my flowers have progressed, the picture below shows when I just planted

the window box this spring,

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here it is now! Whoa!

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The butterflies love them!

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Remember my hydrangea that I bought with my fingers crossed?

This is what it looked like after I had cleared all the dead leaves

off of it!

 

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I about fainted one day when I noticed this bloom, boy, would my mom

and dad be proud, both had green thumbs!

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I have know idea what this is, coleus I think, looks cute in my blue

rusty watering can!

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Now on to some things I have found!

I finally found a pom pom throw that didn’t cost an arm and leg, I found

this at Target online. It’s so soft!

 

 

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These croquet balls caught my eye at the antique fair this past May! I’d love

to find more!

 

 

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I’m thinking on painting this wash stand a light gray or white, will see what happens!

 

I’m so glad to be back blogging again and so happy many of you supported me also!

Love you all!

I’ll be back soon!

 

Amaze Me Monday!

Inspire Me Tuesday

 

 

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

My Laptop Died

That's why I haven't been posting, well that and  recovering from my operation. When I was recovering I really didn't feel like posting because there wasn't much to post about except for
how great my family was at the time and how well the nurses on my floor took care of me. Also
 just thankful for being alive, it was touch and go there for a while that night! I'd like to say also
that if I hadn't stopped smoking over two years ago I know in my heart that I wouldn't have made it!

My laptop was old with windows 7 and not being computer savvy I didn't want to go on to windows
8...scared to death but here I am now with windows 8 and soon it will be windows 10!!! On my old
laptop it would get so hot you couldn't touch it an then would shut down without any warning,
it did it once while I was writing a post and it was all gone so I decided to wait, my son had my new
laptop and had to return it. So I'm back now and ready to decorate!!!

Now I can't load my pictures from my iphone or camera, my son is coming for dinner tonight so maybe tomorrow I'll get back in the swing of things after he shows me how!

Here are two oldie but goodies, I don't like to post without pictures, for you!
This bench I found at a yardsale for $15.00, Michael was home this past weekend, he is putting his
cottage by the bay up for sale and I gave him this to put in his mudroom.

                                                                       


I have so much to show you!



Rondell

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th to you friends! I hope your having fun with your family and friends!

 

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I pinky promise to be back soon

 

Rondell

Monday, May 25, 2015

Outside My Home

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful long weekend, we are and I’m
glad to be up and around and enjoying it. We drove to the mountains where our
friends camp and had Buster with us , he loved being around a lot of other dogs.
We also stopped at an antique fair where I found an aqua McCoy planter and
also three croquet balls, which I had been looking for. Maybe one day I’ll find the
rest of them!
I haven’t been doing to much, can’t lift anything heavy but I have been outside doing
what I can. Here are some pictures that I took this morning.

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I love my clematis, it gets prettier every year, not done yet but wanted to show you.

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The birdhouse I bought at Marshall’s aren’t the petunias pretty?
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I did buy another clematis for my light at the end of the driveway, I hope it grows.

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The birdfeeder I found at Tractor Supply, I hung it from my light at the end
of the driveway, hopefully Mr. Squirrel won’t be able to get at this one!

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This was a complete surprise when I cleared the dead leaves away from it
because I really didn’t think it would grow. It’s a Hydrangea that I bought
last year and planted, as you can see it is growing but I know it can take
a couple years to show some blooms!

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A little of my front porch, still not done with it, just have to take it slow for a while!

I appreciate all that stop by and always read your comments!


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother’s Day!

I hope you are having a wonderful day! The kids are all coming here with pizza and salad! I’m getting a little better everyday it’s just such a

slow process that I want to hurry up but can’t.

Thank you all so much for praying for me and for your sweet comments, I’ve read everyone of them and with tears in my eyes. You are the best! I’ll be back posting soon!watering_can

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sunshine in the Kitchen

Hi Everyone!
I wanted you to see my kitchen with the sun shining thur the window. Feels so good
to see the sun shining again, anyway I’m in love with my kitchen so much now, I don’t know
whether to decorate it or not because right now I’m just enjoying the clean look of it!
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I’m liking the top of the cabinets bare, if I do put anything up
there it will only be one or two things. Oh, the towel is from
Target…gold metallic dots!

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This is my coffee bar with a brand new coffee maker

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Here is my lamp that I got on sale at Target, when the light is off the
design doesn’t show! I still don’t have baskets for my TV stand/dresser, found
two at Marshall’s but they were to tall so I had to return them, I think my best
bet is a trip to Michael’s.


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Have a great week ahead and enjoy this spring weather!

Rondell