Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Good morning and welcome Through My Back Door. It has been so spring like for a few days, but a different kind of weather is moving in. It is so good to have you visit and have coffee with me. We are drinking Cracker Barrel today. They had theirs on sale for half price and it is a full pound, so we will be having it for a while.lol BTW have a piece of apple pie too.  I like the changing  of the seasons. Winter can be such a wonderful time for renewal. Everyone needs to be renewed now and again. Lets sit and talk about kindness being renewed.
I, as well as most of you, belong to a few FB decorating groups. They are women like me, (some men belong) who love their homes, like to decorate, and love antiques. For the most part these are fun groups as well as inspirational. I have made some friends, always a plus, gotten some really good ideas, and basically enjoyed seeing other homes. Lately I am seeing a lot of unkind words. It hurts me to see this. I think we should declare a day of kindness! Show something kind someone has done for you. Because of you all I would take up a whole page. Anyway I refuse to be a part of anything unkind. Life is short and everyone has the right to be treated kindly. Do you agree? I said my word this year was to be kind. I hope I am. Now that I have vented,lol, lets move on.
Notice anything? You got it 3!!!!
Can you believe this? I am going to try to go for 5's one day.
Well Miss Crowe has gone to Washington. They took her last weekend and her internship started yesterday. I want to call Sen Corker and say, "Do you know what you have in your office? Do you know how lucky you are to have her?" Well she would get me for sure, and of  course I would never do that.lol (Or would I)lol  She is such an awesome girl. We have a running joke, when we are talking and I tell her she is awesome. I will say you are awesome and I know it is true, "Because the stranger said so". She was rinsing the sand off my feet last summer at the beach, (yes she was) and a lady said to me "Your granddaughter is awesome". So anyway, I  will keep you updated on her activities. (You were afraid of that, huh?")
She and her Aunt Debbie goofing off Christmas.(Deb will get me, but I think this is cute) They were doing the "leg" thing.lol God has blessed me to allow me to see the grandchildren I adored when they were little, become adult Grandchildren, I not only love but like. One day I am going to do a post and tell you about each of them.
This is what I awoke to this morning. I told you the weather was going to change.lol We say in East Tn if you don't like the weather stick it out and it will change in a little while.
I got new dishes for Christmas. I had been looking for red and white transfer ware for a while. Deb and Michael gave me a set for Christmas. Clarice Cliff Tonquin
Anyway I will be adding pieces when I find them. Gives me something to look for when we are antiquing. I love them and you know food just tastes better in them! My oldest son gave me cash and of course, I loved that. lol I have told them all not to buy/give me anything but they don't listen.
I have to admit I don't decorate after Christmas. I enjoy seeing others winter decor, but I love the "barnesss" of nothing out after Christmas. I do however bring out these red tulips.
I like the little white ones too. I know so many of you have snowmen out. I have only the 2 Michael carved.
The other day I came home and had a message on my answering machine. It was from Joy Schulman who has the blog The Olde Farmhouse. 
If you follow her blog you know she is quite an interesting person. Well I misplaced her number and finally called her back. She was having dinner with her granddaughter so she called me when she got home. We visited forever! What fun and we all have so much in common in blogland. Last year Joy moved from California, where she had lived 33 years back to Mn to be near her family. Please hop over and read her blog. I know you will love her like I do.
Well it was kind of you to come Through My Back Door today where life is good. Be kind to someone today
PS: Those of you on the East Coast I am praying for your safety
PSS:Hope you all are staying healthy and the flu hasn't hit your family
PSSS: I noticed it wasn't getting dark as early last night/