Saturday, September 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Terry

Tomorrow, September 26, is my husband’s birthday.  I wish I had some pictures of him when he was a small child but I don’t.  He was adopted when he was around 2 1/2 years old and had a wonderful family growing up.  He could not have asked for a better family. 

My husband likes to fish and go to football games and baseball games.  He also goes with me on my antiquing escapades and likes to help me decorate, on occasion.  He has a great eye for things.  He was in the architectural field for many years so he is very wise about things like that.  He will NOT paint though.  He totally refuses to do that.  Right now he is out in his kayak fishing and tomorrow after church, we will go to lunch at a restaurant called “Monte Ne Inn”.  It is a family style restaurant that only serves fried chicken and they serve it family style.  That is his choice for lunch tomorrow.  Great way to keep your weight off (HA)!  He has lost a around 120 lbs, give or take a few, all on his own.

Here is a picture of him, last Thanksgiving, after eating a big lunch and before he lost all of his weight.  We were at my cousins house and playing mexican train dominoes in the background.

Thanksgiving, Bessie, & Corn, OK 009

He does this best.


Here he is with my cousin and her husband.  I always kid him about having no hair but he says there is no upkeep.


He is a photographer also and has done weddings and entered many contests and done well.  This is at Niagara Falls this summer.

Our daughter is such a daddy’s girl.  Of course, I think most daughters are, I was.

Happy Birthday dear and may you have many more!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

How Has Everyone Been

As has everyone else, I have been doing lots of things plus working my 40 plus hours a week.

Our garden was so bountiful this year.  I put up tomatoes and made sauce with herbs for this winter, plus I made hot dill pickles, pickled beets, put up peaches, apples, zucchini and other things.  They will be good this winter.  I started out making my pickles in a crock like my grandmother did.  I used the Polish recipe. I put in the amount of salt it called for and so they are really salty but they are also spicy hot with red pepper flakes.  I added that part myself.

We have been adding crown molding and framing mirrors in our bathrooms.  Here is what they looked like before and after.

100_1800 Before


100_1813 After


Our mirrors were just big mirrors glued to the wall.  I have wanted to frame them for the longest time and finally found an economical way to do it.

100_1810 Before

100_1818   After

The mirrors look so much better now and interestingly enough, it makes the bathrooms both a lot brighter.  Neither one of my baths have windows in them so this helps a lot.  I would love to get some new light fixtures but that will have to wait.  It took me 5 years to get my hubby to help put up the molding.  That is how long I have had it just waiting to put it up.  It just kind of gives it a finished look.

Last Thursday I was doing the finishing touches of paint and was standing on the counter tops, getting ready to get back down and guess what, I kicked the paint can and boy did I have a mess to clean up.  Thankfully it is water based paint.

Our daughter and her husband are coming home the first weekend in October.  This is the first time in 2 years that they have been home for a full weekend.  We are anxious to see them.  They have plans while they are here so they will be in and out.

I am getting my fall decorations out and getting ready to put them up.  Our weather had cooled off but the heat came back.  It is too hot for this time of year in my part of the country.

Not to much to talk about this time.  It sounds like everyone has their busy everyday lives and that is a good thing.

Thank you for your sweet comments.  I do appreciate them, even though I don’t get on here too much.

Take care♥