Monday, October 31, 2011
I had company this week that God sent. He knew I needed them before I did. Sandi,Daybreak, and Pam and Frank,civil folks blog, came to visit.
I will post more later, and I never wanted my blog to be doom and gloom. It isn't. I just want everyone who believes in the power of prayer,to pray for my granddaughter. I will leave you with a picture,so you can put a face on who you are praying for.
Thank you for coming Through My Back door on sad days as well as happy ones, because life is good.
PS: To each of you who comes Through My Back Door, thank you.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Anyway if you are wanting a good day trip or girls day out, come on out the first weekend in Nov and see Sharon. Lots of food, wonderful Christmas items, and door prizes. If you do, say hi, I'll be there. I am going to show you a bit of behind the scenes too. then I'll share some changes in my house.
Here I have been cleaning up a storm. Not company coming cleaning, but cleaning out closets.
I sold the old blue pie safe and rearranged my reading nook a little. Here it is now. I like it better because it opens up my house more. I will have this chest stripped because the paint isn't original. It is cherry under it and I love wood. This is my New England blanket chest, from Rockingham,Ma.
I found this little box when I was cleaning out. I love it.
Well thanks for coming by this morning and having coffee with me, Through My Back Door, where life is good.
PS:I hope you have a wonderful week end and get to spend it with people you enjoy.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Guess what I realized last night? I have been blogging for a year. Time really does fly when you are having fun. 168 of you are on this journey with me. I am so humbled, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. When I started blogging it was to harass my daughter! Yes, it was. lol I was on her picture trail and I think she wanted the space, so she told me I needed to start my own. I was appalled.Me? I am so computer illiterate,and still am, but start my own PT? No way. Well somehow and I don't know how, I stumbled across, How to start your own blog, during the process. I thought,hmmmm, I'll show her I can do something. So, I followed the directions, and the journey Through My Back Door, began. When it asked for a name I thought, name? Then I looked up from where I was sitting and thought everybody comes through my back door. Thus the name. Anyway, as most of you know, Deb and I are very close.Not only are we Mother and Daughter, we are best friends. We shop together, decorate together, laugh together, and yes we cry together. She gets bossy sometimes and I just let her.lol I told her she shouldn't spend the money on an I phone, and now I am always the one saying, look it up on your phone.(You would think it was my idea)That is the way we are, so when I say it was to harass her, I don't mean it in a bad way. Anyway I had no idea what the world of blogging would open. None. I have made so many wonderful friends since I started this blog. Some I have been blessed to meet face to face. I have been able to entertain them in my home. Some I wish I could visit with. I have received so many RAKs and won a few give aways. Not just that, it is the feeling of friendship, I treasure. I feel a bond with people I have never,nor probably won't ever meet. I cried when a girl in Ohio lost her Mother. I have cried when a girl lost her husband, when someone loses their home, and when a child makes a wrong decision,I cried when a baby was lost or still born, and when you have lost a beloved pet. I have prayed for people I will never know and can't remember their names now.I have found a friend not too far from me who loves the Lady Vols as much as I do. I have rejoiced when a loved one came home from Iraq or Afghanistan safely. I have cheered when you were chosen to be in a magazine or a book. In other words, I feel a part of your lives and hope you feel the same. So I want to say thank you for this wonderful year that has opened the door to new adventures for me. When you become a follower or leave a comment it means a lot. So that is the story of how I began blogging.
I don't care for silver at all, but I love pewter. Here is part of my collection.
Why not enjoy them? Don't just set them around to look at. I also used to collect Watt pottery. Haven't bought a piece in years.
Another collection is my candle snuffers.I have shown you them before, but here they are again.
Well thank you so much for coming along on my journey this year. I hope you have gotten a bit of enjoyment from it. I am so grateful you came Through My Back Door, where life is good.
PS: Oh yes. Next Friday, a week from tomorrow some friends I have met through blogging and forums are coming Through My Back Door. I am so excited. Pam and Frank Hendrix, from Georgia, are coming.They have a blog,Civil Folks, a selling business ShadeTree Primitives, and are living history re-enactors. Wouldn't you like to be here and hear all these conversations? Sandi from Day Break is coming back over too, from W. Va. Guess what? We are going to make a floor cloth! Can you believe it? I am still in shock, that I agreed to that.
BTW I did do my own PT. It is at the top right hand on this page
Monday, October 17, 2011
A- Age-72 (A woman who will tell her age?????)
B- Bed-1835 Handmade Walnut bed, converted to a queen. It was converted by a machinist and no changes made to the structure. New parts were made identical to the ones taken off. Can be put back to3/4 size.
C-Chore you hate- Washing Windows
D-Dog- Rottwieller, Dasko
E-Essential Start to the Day- Coffee, Bible reading, and Prayer
G-Gold or Silver- BOTH
Instruments I Play-A little piano. I wanted to play the guitar and yodel, but my Dad made me take piano
J-Job Title-Retired Special Education
L-Live in-East Tn
M-Make of Car- Toyota Avalon
N-Nicknames-Sp Ed kids called me "Crowe" or"Crowie"
O-Overnight Hospital stay-yes
P-Pet Peeves-People chewing gum really "hard" in public
Q- Quote from movie- Cannot think of a favorite
R-Rt or left handed-Left
S- Siblings- None
T-TV shows- Castle, Harry's Law, &NCIS, are the current ones. Loved the Waltons, I Love Lucy
U-Underwear- Of Course!!!
V-Veg you hate- None
W-What Makes You Late-the dog
Y-Yummy Food I Make-Homemade pizza, potato salad, and homemade apple butter
Z-Zoo Animals-Monkeys and Chimpanzees
This was fun. I hope you don't think it was too much info!lol
Thanks Tammy and Renee for doing this. I couldn't think of a movie quote and I love movies.
I have yet to find time to go see "The Help", but I will.
I have been de-cluttering again. This time closets and drawers. I will make a goodwill run today. I feel better after it is all done.
The leaves are really starting to turn here. I saw this out my window.
Okay we all have a comfortable chair in our house, that we don't always "share." I have a black wing leather recliner. If I have overnight guests only one of us can sit with our feet up, unless one wants to sit over in the reading nook. Alone!lol No more. I now have this wonderful ottoman.
I am getting ready for some big re-arranging. I'll show you pictures soon.
PS: If there is someone you care about that you haven't talked to in a while, give them a call on this beautiful day, and tell them what they mean to you. I am.
Friday, October 14, 2011
I am glad you are here this morning and as the title implies I am rambling. Jumping from here to there. The leaves have turned so much since the rain. It is gorgeous outside my window. I took this picture earlier.
I just needed some ambiance and a little heat.
Anyway it will be here soon enough so I best enjoy the now. Do you feel this way? Happy with fall but looking toward Christmas?
One of my favorite things to do is be with my family. I am blessed to have a wonderful,loving family, although we are small. I enjoy laughing together. Yes we cry together too. You know Debs house was in Country Samplers last issue. We were overjoyed with Nancy's article, but there were some tears shed when reading it. She told about how Michael's Dad helped to build it, etc. What the reader didn't know, was that he passed away on Saturday before the shoot on Monday. He was so excited about the shoot, that Michael's siblings along with the rest of the family, decided to go along with it. It was so brave of them to do it with broken hearts. Now, as Paul Harvey would say, you know the rest of the story. I appreciate so much all the wonderful comments you have made on FB, forums etc, about their home. They are very hospitable and you are always welcome there.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and share it with someone you love. I think because life is short, you should enjoy it and only surround your self with people and things you love. I am so happy you came Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: You know I told you no one uses my front door. Well I forgot to say this guy does.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Now for just a little more fall. I thought I would show you the fall in the bathroom.lol You can never have too much fall can you?
PS: If you can, take the time to "Just Be." It does the body and soul good, and if it can be time with some body you love, it is even better.