Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Project Inspiration

Upon retirement, (just a few weeks away), one of my first projects this summer is going to be to organize my sewing/office room. It is not a bad room now, but it has been a warehouse and drop off zone for school stuff for far too long.

I want to get all of that out of there and make it a bit more functional for taking care of these tasks.

  • area for bill paying
  • storing important papers
  • sewing
  • ironing

I found some inspiration on Pinterest. I have been looking for rooms that I though might provide inspiration with the shape and size of my room and with the existing furniture.

I found this on Pinterest.

I love the bookcases. I have a set of bookcases, a side table used for storage, a desk, and a sewing cabinet.

Now, I am not a big fan of white, but love the blue/green color and arrangement of the shelves.

My furniture is all dark wood and that won't change, and I think I have a bit too much to store for my shelves to look that empty, but who knows. I may just have to get ruthless, because I am determined to rid myself of clutter. Another of my goals!

I'll share my results later in June.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day 2014

I am indeed blessed to be a mother. I think of it as my greatest accomplishment. My two children are very different in how they express their love. My daughter, Lindsay and I talk daily, and she freely expresses her love for me. I know my son, Paul Allen loves me, but he is not so forthcoming with his communication. He replies with, "I love you," when I say it, but he doesn't think to tell me that often.  Last week, as my own mother and I were going through a horrible time with my step dad dying of cancer ---out of the blue, I received a text message from my son at 1:29 in the afternoon, that said, "Love you mom". Yes, I teared up! He knew I was miserable, and he thought of me. 

He had these roses for me. He listens to what I like far more than I realized.

And this card...quite cute.

Lindsay drove over from Jacksonville and brought my pound cake recipe all baked up. I told her I knew that she had to have been stressed making that while getting ready to get on the road. I was very touched by her gift of love. I should have taken a picture, but trust me it was very good.

She did bring my new grand-dog, Hallie, the cutest little Boykin Spaniel ever. Of course, Lucy, our Springer is not speaking to her. Very jealous indeed.

I hope to be a fraction of the mother that I have been blessed with. My mom has been the greatest source of inspiration.

I lost my dad to colon cancer. We have always had a special bond. She did a great job of raising me and making sure she kept his memory alive for both of us. I was blessed to have a great step dad too. We lost him last week to the same disease. It has been a tough year, but as Mama always reminds me...