I took a day of vacation today, and by all accounts, I wasted the entire day. I meant to do lots of stuff around the house. I.did.nothing. We have guests staying the in the guesthouse and I did get it ready but other than that–nada. I had great intentions, but I came home from work last night and developed the worst sore throat imaginable. I just knew I had strep throat. However, this morning when I woke up with a stuffy nose, etc., I knew it was the dreaded cold! Ugh. So I didn’t feel like doing too much even after I took some cold medicine.
Mostly I watched my seven week old kittens. Many will be going to their furever homes soon, and I wanted to enjoy them just a bit more…the little gray one on the left will be going to live with my niece. The little one sleeping on the right has someone interested as well. I call him Huckleberry. He was the first one born. I rescued their mom, and she is the best mother cat. I’m tellin’ ya….people could learn from watching a mother cat. She gives them just the right mix of love and discipline.
To get Mike onboard with my plan to accomplish nothing, I suggested we go for a ride. “Where?” he asked. “Church Hill, Tennessee,” I replied. “Why?” he asked. “I dunno,” I replied. Off we went!
I actually did have something in mind. Several years ago he bought me this window at an antique mall in Church Hill and I wanted to go back. I have no idea what the name of the place is but they have lots of windows and old doors out front. (Update: I have later learned it is the Homestead.) Here is that window that he bought me back when it was cold this past winter!
And here is that window last spring…
Here is that window at Christmas…
And here is that window when I was apparently thinking about coloring in a coloring book.
Oh…I think there is a fall one. Yep…here it is.
At any rate, we all should be in agreement whether you like my artwork or not — I sure have got my $7 worth for that window!! So I wanted another one. We brought this one home. The asking price was $38 but we paid $25. I’m going to use it in my den. I’ve got plans to use it as a picture gallery. If that fails, out will come the chalkboard spray paint!
While at the antique store, I founds lots of other stuff, too, which I thought was interesting. This is an old Chlorox bottle. It was $8. I really was drawn to it, but the last thing I need is more junk.
Here was the one thing I would have bought if Mike had not been with me. It’s a Pepsi box. It was $25, but I probably could have got it for $20.
It had been used at a Pepsi Bottling plant in Marion, Virginia. When I was a little girl, I told everyone I would marry a Pepsi man so that I could drink all the Pepsi I want.
This was a good idea for my other baby, Adventure Mendota! I have some old inner tubes. We don’t use them for tubing, but we tried to once. They turned us dirty. However, to blow them up and paint them…now that’s an idea I can use!!
And…because I love them…a rotary phone. It was a Bristol, Tennessee number. I’m itching to call the number, but I won’t.
And finally, I did bring this home as well. I’m going to put it in my den. Probably near the picture gallery I’m going make. There’s a lot of gonna’s there. We’ll see when that actually will happen.
It was fun being back on my blog again. I’m going to update the look of this blog in the next months. I’m excited about that, but I’m still working through what it will look like.
Hello Roslyn Beaule! Get back to work!