Thursday, March 29, 2007

weird that ashley tagged me with this today. i was just thinking about pollyanna. growing up, i loved the movie pollyanna so much that i swore if i had one, i would name my daughter pollyanna someday. things change, i named her elisabeth, but i still love the movie. if you remember, pollyanna invented "the glad game." that is what this tag is all about.

i know it would be fun to have a list of my favorite things here, like maine cottage furniture and bella notte bedding, but more than ever i have felt that things are just really kind of silly. even home things. i love my home, i like buying things for it and i suppose i always will, but i am kind of sick of stuff right now. so what am i grateful for? i guess it is more like who am i grateful for...

1. friends who cry with me, laugh with me, and laugh at me
2. a husband who brings me coffee
3. old church ladies who make jello salads and knit shawls
4. neighbors who wave
5. the milkman who appreciates my business
6. strangers who have prayed for me
7. second cousins twice removed who care to know me
8. my children's teachers who give them (and me) hugs
9. people who go above and beyond to take care of others
10. you
  posted at 2:35 PM  

Wednesday, March 28, 2007
thou shalt not covet...

your neighbor's stove. i am going to have keep repeating this to myself for awhile.
i received the lovliest note today from holly at hollydoodledesigns. this is her stove. (thou shalt not covet, thou shalt not covet)
you've got to check out her blog. i think we might be long lost blog twins :) i love it all and think everything she owns might feel just as at home here at my place. :)
she has some great links too...enjoy!
  posted at 8:42 AM  

Tuesday, March 27, 2007
where i come from...
lotta front porch sitting. in case you aren't a country music fan, that is from one of my favorite alan jackson songs. our uwharrie chairs, table and bench arrived just in time for the beautiful weather!! since it came, we had been enjoying 'front porch sitting' immensely, until the pollen showed up. right now, even if you don't have allergies, you are sneezing out there - yuck!

so what do you think? i love that i got white and i love the nantucket style! thank you all for your help! the green bench was a little brighter than i expected, but i love the color pop and let's be honest, i really don't know if there is a shade of blue or green i couldn't live with :)

happy spring, everyone! and gesundheit!
  posted at 5:42 AM  

Saturday, March 24, 2007
a thank you note

have you ever felt like sending a thank you note to someone because they sent you a card? or maybe even a two word e-mail? i have felt that way over the past two weeks. i have been so grateful for the words of sympathy from others. i had no idea that these words could mean so much. i am a changed person in many ways, i had never known grief. something i never want to forget is how sending someone a few words in their time of loss is very healing.

people, we need each other.
i know that now.
  posted at 9:41 AM  

Saturday, March 17, 2007

on friday, march 9, my brother's little boy, jacob, went to be with God.
in our grief, we are thankful for this precious life and we are grateful for the promise of heaven.

  posted at 10:19 AM  

Sunday, March 04, 2007
the blue bug has finally hit my bedroom. i had it painted martha's graph paper several months ago, but that was really the only thing blue. i got this bella notte sham from cottage chic on approval to see if more blue would be better, and yes, i approve! of course, more blue is better :) i just got the wooden blue frame too, and i feel it is finally coming together! yes, more blue, that is all it needed.

i am going to chicago next week. anyone else? country living is doing an event with ladies who launch. i think it sounds right up my alley.

thank you all so much for your help picking out my porch chairs. it made me feel better to know that we are all in agreement! i ordered four nantucket white. they should be here before the middle of april. yippee yippee yippee! just in time for spring.
  posted at 9:52 AM  

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