Good morning and welcome Through My Back Door. It may be too hot for coffee for you, but you can have sweet tea or pink lemonade. Yes, pink lemonade. I love drinking it in a pretty glass.
I feel the need to apologize for being a poor blogger lately. It seems I have been gone from home since the middle of March. Also I feel I have nothing to say that would interest anyone. I have stated before I started this blog to share and hear from others about our love of decorating. Well lately I don't change things nor buy anything. I did buy that Redware plate in the picture at a mall in Florida for only $20.00. Dodd and Renda share my love of redware and I love that.
We got home from Seagrove a week ago Saturday. It was the best week of laughter, food, and rest.
On Tuesday morning my sister in law and I went back to Nashville and the Opryland Hotel to attend the Tuesday night Opry. That was because Carrie Underwood was going to be there. We had a good time and spent the early evening at the Plaza at the Opry listening to outside performers.
Sunday all my kids were here for a shrimp boil. Doug spent a lot of years in the Marine Corp, and some of those were in Beauforte, SC, where he learned to cook the best seafood dishes. He brought his outside cooker and we had a feast Sunday. Everyone was here except Curt &Linz, Olivia and Seth, Dustin and Ryan. I think everyone had a great time and the little ones got to enjoy the creek. Beth said the first thing AMelia said Monday morning, was "Mamaws, The creek?" They played corn hole and we feasted on Shrimp, new potatoes, corn on the cob, green beans, pasta salad, melon, and iced tea and lemonade. We had carrot cake and apple pie for dessert.
I am trying to get inspired and make some changes. I just don't seem to have the decorating mojo. Am I alone in this? I am trying and yesterday made a couple of small changes. My house was supposed to under go some major changes last winter, and due to the weather that was postponed. SO right now I am just uninspired. I will find it I promise.lol
It is so hot here right now, I just want to hibernate. I love summer though. I love getting up throwing on a pair of shorts and a tee shirt, having my coffee on the porch and just being lazy. I told Deb yesterday, I think we have just been gone so much, I can't get in the groove I am home and need to get busy. I will take pictures of her house as soon as I can. I want to share a few of her new treasures.
Dodd and Renda have opened an antique booth in a mall called 411 Antique Mall on highway 411outside of Maryville. They have some really neat things in their booth. They have some nice pieces I want to share with you in their house too. I will get to it soon.
For those of you who wondered what Olivia is doing now, she is in Graduate School at UT and working in the Maryville Mayors office 2&1/2 days a week and in the Chancellors Office at UT 2&1/2 days a week. You never know what that girl will do.
Kathy Webb I appreciate all your encouragement and kind words. You are an exceptional lady and I am glad to call you friend.
I will leave you with a few of my favorite things.
As you know my family, everyone of us love history. Usually we don't start until we are older. However Amelia has started very early. She is 2 and amazes us with how smart she is. I know so many of you lifted her and her Mama and Daddy in prayer 2 years ago and God heard. Here she is in my reading nook, sitting in my chair reading the book on Mt Vernon.lol Well she looks like she is reading it
PS: I hope you all are enjoying your summer, as I am
PSS: I will try to be a better blogger. A lot of us are having blogging blues lol
PSSS: Speaking of blues,lets continue to lift our Officers in blue in prayer