Sunday, August 19, 2012

Crazy Week, No Field Trip Today

Good morning and come on in.Don't you love these cool mornings? Just right for enjoying a good cup of coffee. Did you find a cup? I love drinking from the redware mugs in the fall. Don't know why, but I do. Its the little things that make me happy. Well we aren't taking a field trip to Debs  today. Like I said this has been a crazy week. Deb has had the kids a couple of days, then I had a cluster of basil cell carcinomas removed from my nose, so no chance to go get pictures. I will soon. I can't wait for you to see all of the changes they have made. Their home was in CS last December, but she has done some changing since. Anyway, after Debs we are going over to Carols. We had lunch together the day after my nose surgery and its an all go, just when I can get it done.
As I said it has been a crazy week, My nose was more involved than I anticipated. I didn't know basil cells had roots. I do now. They had to go deep and then do a skin graft. I look a mess!lol That was the easy part of last week. This was the hardest part for me.
This little munchkin started kindergarten. I had the cutest picture of him on the school steps and it will not download. He looked so cute in his new clothes and his book bag and lunch box. It breaks my heart that he will be gone from us all day every day. I know, that is part of life, but he is my He, on the other hand is ready. It was awesome he says with a big smile, when asked about it.
Andrew started kindergarten and Mollie started Mothers Day Out. Amanda is teaching two days a week there, so she goes with her.
Here she is all decked out for her first day. I think she is the cutest thing ever. Don't you love those pink shoes? She loves shoes already. Makes her mommy, Nonnie, Aunt Beth and I (We all have this thing for shoes)
I did take some pictures of the interior of the Hen for you. My friend Lynne is into brick and architecture, so I basically took these for her, but thought you might enjoy them too. This building is old. Was a barber shop for years and I was told the up stairs was Clintons first library. The apartment at the top is so pretty, I could actually move into it myself. I love it. I wish I had asked Clay,the owner, not my grandson in law, if I could have taken pictures before he rented it. Clay and Barbie are a beautiful young couple who have saved a couple of Clintons old buildings. Anyway enjoy.
Isn't this wonderful? I love it too.
This is the floor in the picture above, Sharon calls the textile room.

One of the highlights of this building is the hand painted mural Sue Curtis did a few years ago, when she had a shop in here. It is beautiful and customers enjoy it. I will get a straight on picture next time.

I hope you enjoyed the visit to the Hen. She will be bringing in some new goodies, so if your in the area check it out. Thanks for coming Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: I will be putting out some fall soon. I just can't wait. Do have one bit out now.
PSS: Clay and Barbie, the building restorers, have a wonderful booth in Corner Antiques. Stop in and see them.
PSSS: Blogger won't let me upload pictures today. Never had that problem before. So hopefully next time. Anyone else having problems? Let me know if you will. I keep getting a message I need to pay for more storage.  It says I have used all of mine and need to pay for more. Also I cannot leave comments on some blogs. So, if I am a usual for you and you haven't heard from me, that is why. I am SO NOT happy with blogger today.


  1. The Hen looks great.

    Yes, I miss my little one who starts K-4 this year but I thank God I got her the first four years and instilled a love for Him and taught her how to be like her Granny! She'll be fine, I turned out pretty good.

    Wonderful pics, always.

  2. Hi Betty,

    I had a basal cell removed from the crown of my head on January 2--excellent way to usher in the new year! Am grateful for the surgeon and the cancer was basal cell and not the other two kinds of skin cancer. Did you have Mohs surgery? Will include prayers for your speedy recovery.

  3.'s hard sending them off to kindergarten. I've never been a Mom who enjoys sending her kids back to school. It always makes me sad. I have to admit...though, working nights, I am looking forward to being able to get more sleep again! I was actually going to post on my blog. Kaden wants me upstairs for I'm on Seth's computer in his room! I cleaned it up first..(the room that is) and turned on his tart warmer so it's nice, lol! So we'll see if it lets me! Ohhh that little pink doll...i want one! Hehe...adorable Betty. Both are just adorable! Katie

  4. Loved the photos of Andrew and Molly.Time flies by so fast,it's hard to believe how quickly they grow up.My three were all excited about going to school and thankfully still love it.
    Thank you for taking the photos.I love the brickwork and the broken plaster-a natural wall design.I think it looks lovely.
    I hope all will be well with your nose and you will soon be off on your travels again.Have a great time.

  5. Oh Friend
    I wish I would have know you were having that procedure.
    But I was praying for you and all my friends :)
    The children are beautiful and so precious. The Hen is awesome to I hope I can go there sometimes.
    I think I need me some redware :)
    Hugs Trace

  6. I cried when we sent our oldest to kindergarten. Now our youngest is going to college. I will probably cry on his first day andb hebwill be living at home! ;}

    1. Sorry about the mistakes! I am tring to get used to a tiny keyboard!

  7. Hi Betty. Andrew is such a handsome little boy! I am so glad he enjoyed his first day of kindergarten and hope he has many more fun days. I know it must be different with him gone all day. I can't imagine how I am going to feel when my Darbee starts and is gone all day. At least this year, she will only be gone 3 hours. He will do great! Mollie is adorable also! So glad you made it thru your procedures okay. Hope you are feeling ok. I too have had that problem with Blogger before. The only way I could make it work was to delete old pictures which also deletes them off of your blog. I purchased more storage. It's a one time small fee for a ton of more storage. Hope this helps! Have a great Monday!

  8. I hope you are healing well. Sorry that you had to go through that. Surgery is never any fun. We had Claire for 2days and now we have Austin for 2. their school starts next week. I surely will miss them. Yes....I agree with you .....Mollie is absolutely darling !

    Have a good week. Get better soon. Hugs, Lura

  9. Andrew is a handsome guy and Molly is a doll. I know it was hard on everyone with Andrew going to school. Molly looks like he is a girly girl! :)

    Hope everything is healing well with your nose, Betty!

    I purchased more storage was only $5.00 I believe and it gives alot more storage. I know I have alot of pics on my blogs stored there, so that was a small fee I thought. And I've only been asked to do that once and I've had my blog since 2008!

    You have a great week, my friend!

  10. Betty~ wishing you a speedy recovery~
    the children are so cute & Amanda is just glowing with beauty~

  11. Hope you get all healed from your surgery Betty. Andrew and Molly are adorable. Can't wait to see Deb's home.


  12. oh the kids are adorable..and I must say I love love love Amandas new hair do..short hair looks soooo good on her pretty that old building..have a wonderful rest of your week.;)

  13. Hi Betty,

    I hope your nose heals quick. My goodness,,,,LOVE the Pink shoes..cute kids. Hope all is good with you..I am trying to catch up here on "Blogland" but I can't seem to do that....Warm wishes to you!


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