Sunday, January 31, 2010
That winter storm that swept the country finally paid a visit and left us with some beautiful scenery if not some trecherous roads.
Take a look around.
When I looked outside this morning with the sun shining bright, I realized that God had left us with trees that looked as if they were made of glass.
Hope you are enjoying this last weekend of January (can you believe that?).
Now I say let's bring on the spring blooms and warmer temps.
Good-bye Mr. Winter - thanks for dropping by.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I had this wonderful little project in my head.
The kids and I headed out to Lowe's this afternoon to pick up all my supplies.
Corbels. Check - whoa!
Wait just a minute.
I check the sticker underneath one more time.....Yep, no change.
$58???? For ONE corbel?
I had NO idea!
This perfect little carved chunk of wood costs $58.
Monday, January 25, 2010
They lost. They've lost every game they've played but they have fun doing it and I guess that's really the whole point. Looking at the kid in the bottom right picture - are you really surprised our little guys lost against that? He's almost hitting his head on the backboard! Oh, well....there's always next week.
Hope you had a good weekend - I'm off to get school started.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
One thing I learned on this trip - it's really difficult to get good, clear pictures while driving.
We made it to our hotel. I thought the room was cute with the apple green, black & orange.
Since my son was forced to come along on this trip and would be around girls & gymnastics all the next day, I let him have his choice of things to do once we arrived.
It may have included a little swimming back at the hotel, as well.
Before the meet started.
It was a tough meet with a lot of tough competition from around the country. She did place in a couple of events and came in 6th overall. Not too bad and she had a great time in the process.
We had some friends that now live close to Knoxville and were able to come to the meet, as well. She really enjoyed that.
One final picture from our trip to Knoxville.
What did you do over your weekend?
Friday, January 15, 2010
I've posted before about our local magazine, Talk Greenville. They have a section where they spotlight beautiful homes in our area and I thought you might like to take a peak at this adorable quirky "cottage".
Come along won't you......
I love how "lived-in" this home feels and how the homeowner has let her quirky personality shine through with the furnishings. (I can't imagine dusting all of those things but maybe she doesn't have to either.)
Well, that ends our tour for today. So tell me.....what did you think?
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Mrs. Tamara, you had a wonderful impact on a lot of lives and you will be missed!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I know a lot of people don't like to "bog down" their blogs with controversial subjects like politics or religion but I'm not one of those people. I do like to paint my walls, re-arrange my furniture, tell you about my kiddos and fluff my pillows as good as the next girl, HOWEVER I do believe we need to take action when and where we can so that's what I do from time to time.
If you don't agree with my views, that's just fine & it's what this great country was founded on, HOWEVER don't leave any ugly comments - I don't really care and we've probably heard it all before on the network news.
Have a great day and remember - it's my blog & I can!
Friday, January 8, 2010
Not much to blog about here. We've got a busy weekend of sports planned. Tomorrow we're heading to Columbia, SC for a gymnastics meet and then quickly back for B's basketball game.
I'm kind of glad things are getting started again after the holidays. My children love to be busy and active.
I think we all get cabin fever a little during this time of the year - especially since the weather's being so weird and freezing. Trust me when I tell you that mild winters are one reason I've chosen to stay in the South and right now I'm thinking of moving even further south - like Australia!
So, I'll leave you with the image I keep in my head so I don't lose my mind completely.
Summertime's calling me......What do you have planned over the weekend?
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
But, that's not all. Let's move on to Christmas Day.
We all got up to open gifts amid a torrential rain storm. That was ok. We enjoyed staying inside in front of the fireplace with all of our new loot. That is until I was in our bathroom and happened to notice some "water" in our bathtub. Hmmm. That doesn't look normal.
Yea, well I've since discovered that septic systems don't really like torrential rain storms.
It tends to fill them up. Completely.
That's really fun when you have out of town guests staying with you. Thankfully, it was just my mom and we survived until we could get the appropriate people out here to fix it.
Let's move on, shall we?
While we're discussing the potty. See the one above? Well, a couple of months ago, it sprang a leak. Not from the bottom but from the tank when it was refilling. It would be a pretty little fountain of spray that would come out and onto the wall. Lovely.
Let me ask a question. Does anyone know what happens to wood floors when they get wet?Anyone?
Right! They decide they want to buckle.
Here's a picture of it - you may not be able to see exactly what I'm talking about but trust me. It's buckled.
This is only a few of the problems that have developed around here lately. I won't give you stories with all of the following pictures but let's just say that something is wrong with each one.