Sunday, January 29, 2012
I know you can't wait to see the pictures of the Hen. It is so pretty and my pictures doesn't do it justice. My battery died before I got them taken, but there will be more.
Now for the heart of the matter. I will share a few more hearts with you. Just as pineapples are the sign of hospitality, hearts are the symbol of love. We all love our homes and we all have different collectibles. I don't keep hearts out all year, with the exception of the one on my wall of love. remember my wall of love?
Well I am so happy you came Through My Back Door today where life is good.
PS: I am excited! Two of my best friends from high school are coming to my house for lunch on Wednesday. We haven't been together in years and I can't wait. Of course the coffee will be on! Need you ask?
PSS: Amanda had her last "harsh", (they are all harsh) chemo this past Wednesday. We are half way finished. She had two hard days, but is feeling better today. I hope you don't think I am being redundant asking and thanking you for your prayers, but I just have too.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I have been reading on some other blogs about favorite things. We all know what our most favorite things are and they aren't things. However this post is about things. I am not a materialistic person as I know you all aren't either. But, prim decorators love things around them that make them and their families happy and comfortable. We can't help it we are nesters and nesting comes out strong if you are a prim lover. Do you agree? Well anyway I am going to share a few of my favorite "things." At the top of the list is this mirror. some of you will remember the blog I did on it. It hung in my grandparents home all their lives and was a gift from my precious Aunt Annie.
I know I said no people, but I have to share my beautiful Aunt who is 91 and an inspiration to me.
Remember the blog I did about the yellow bowl? It is cracked but a gift of love from an old couple who thought I couldn't afford it at a yard sale. It restores my faith in mankind when I see it. They were so happy to give it to me and it makes me happy everytime I look at it.
Added to my favorites is an item that is not prim. I used to collect kerosene lamps and fell in love with this pair of bulls eye lamps at an auction. Curtis paid a lot more than they are worth today, because he knew I wanted them.
This coffee grinder was given to me many, many years ago by my cousin Ila. She and I were so close and she taught me so much about cooking and life. Unfortunately she passed away several years ago. Hardly a day goes by, I don't think of her.
Another favorite thing is this old chair. It was built by my great, great,grandfather for his wife. It had about 10 coats of paint on it and Curtis stripped it and put this bottom in it.
Again none of these things are valuable money wise. But to me it is like the commercial says, they are "priceless". I can't end this post without one more of my favorite things. This necklace that I had made from rings that belonged to my grandmother, mother and me. We all loved it and talked about the fact that when they were gone they would always be in my heart.And they are. This was just a tangible reminder, that we all loved.
I hope you have enjoyed m favorite things as much as I enjoy reading about yours. Thanks for coming Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: I am going to take pictures for the next post at the Hen today! Eye candy next post.
PSS: Amanda has that hard chemo tomorrow. Could you start praying for her today, that it won't be as bad as last time?
Saturday, January 21, 2012
This is Gabe who is a year old now, but was 3 months premature.
You wouldn't know it would you.His daddy is my oldest grandchild.
I haven't done much decorating this week. Have my hearts out and that is it. The doors look pitiful. I do have a new flag coming. What about you? Have you gotten winter decorations out? I am always at a loss this time of year. I will share a few of my baskets.
Well this has been great having you Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: Wednesday is Amanda's last hard chemo. Then she will have 4 less harsh.Will you pray she doesn't get as sick as she did on the last one? I know you will, and when this is over you can all rejoice with us. Thank you.
PSS: Lots of things are going to be going on Through My Back Door. I just can't wait to share it all with you.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Well, I have certainly enjoyed sharing my heart(s) with you today. I hope you will come back soon Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: Two more hearts in my home that I adore.
PSSS: Amanda had a rough time after her 3rd chemo. Thank you so much for the continued prayer. One more aggressive one to go.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Wednesday I kept the kids while Amanda had her next to last aggressive chemo. When I got home there was a box on my porch. Now it excites me so, I just tear into them, not taking the pictures most of you do. Anyway it was from Pam and Frank, Civil Folks. They know I love hearts so this is what was in my box.
Frank and Pam are the most generous people I have ever known. They are always doing for someone.
Do you remember my post about Domino the stray cat? Remember we thought she was a she, and when she was taken to be spayed, found out he was a HE and had already been neutered? Well he was so pitiful when he came. I kept him for a few months, then my friend Janie took him, and look at him now.
It almost made me cry. I remembered how he looked, so thin and no fur from his neck back. He is happy now.
I never know how to decorate this time of the year. I guess I'll put out a few heart things. Some are out all year long. Here are a few.
Well speaking of hearts. I bought some beautiful red and white coverlet hearts from Linda Stinson, back in August. I CANNOT find them any where. I have looked every where. Deb said at least I could remember buying them! I took NO comfort in that.lol A few more hearts.
To me what makes decorating so much fun is the ideas you get from one another. Granted a lot of people don't like my style. That is okay with me, I do. We are all different and that includes our decorating styles.However most of us bloggers are into almost the same things.We may not decorate the exact way, but we love the same things.Does that make sense? I love visiting your blogs and seeing what you have tweaked. I get most of my ideas from you. On a forum I belong to this question was asked. How do you respond to people who call your prim home, Country?Cute? and the list goes on. How do you respond? As for me I only want things around me I just love, and you know that includes people. Life is too short. Decorate the way you love. Instead of worrying about what people call it, I am just glad they come to visit. I love company Through My Back Door, where life is good.
PS: Please keep the prayers going for Amanda. she is having a rough time after this last chemo.One more of the aggressive, and then 4 more of the not so strong. We are almost halfway there. Your prayers have been felt. A big "Hearty" thank you