Posts Tagged ‘spring’

Some things never change!

When my husband and I were newlyweds, Bob Villa was on This Old House and we watched it all the time. Then came FoodTV and DIY shows of all sorts and we watched them all the time. Now, I have an iPad and my desktop and I am on them all the time. Doing what, you ask? Admiring old houses, looking for recipes, and compiling ideas for DIY and projects on Pinterest. All.The.Time. Back then, we spent so much time watching This Old House and The New Yankee Workshop (I’m really dating myself here, aren’t I?), we didn’t do many home improvement projects.

Today, now, I am trying to tear myself away from Pinterest and Hometalk on one of the soon to be nicest days yet this year in Western Maryland. I have new chalk paint that I bought yesterday, a new (old) metal drawer that I want to turn into something, previously frozen “melted” fall pumpkin guts  on my porch from which I want to glean seeds (and then get the heck off of my porch since they are disgusting), and so many other projects that it makes my head spin. But, here I am, blogging about my issues and not DOING anything! So, after I post a couple of pics of hopefully-to-be-done-today projects, I am going to hop to it!

Don't judge! ;)

Don’t judge! 😉

Chalk paint?

Chalk paint?

Chalk paint the aluminum bowl? Make a banner from the embroidered pieces?

Chalk paint the aluminum bowl? Make a banner from the embroidered pieces?


Carpe diem!


Morning Happiness

Someday, when they are closer to the road I travel to work every day, I will take a picture of “my” little herd of friends who make me smile whenever I pass them. With Spring right around the corner, the teeny little kids, who are new this year, can be seen jumping and running in and out of the rest of the herd. They are so lively and playful! They always warm my heart and make me smile. It’s a wonderful way to start off my day.

Today was cloudy, so I didn’t see one, but on sunny mornings, my interstate route takes me through a mountain pass and the sunrise is always visible right through the middle. Sometimes, it’s spectacular and sometimes it’s not as much so, but it is always something to look forward to.  Other times, I have to wait a little longer to get a glimpse and if it’s really good, I sneak a pic. I know, please don’t lecture me, but how can I not preserve something so beautiful? I promise I am really careful!

God is good and there is always evidence of His love for us. I thank him daily for the ways He shows me each morning that there is something for which to be grateful.