Saturday, January 30, 2010

We got SNOW!!!

This is what we had when I got home from work yesterday.  Not bad, just a dusting....

Now, this is what we had when I got up this morning!
It is beautiful, but dangerous.  Three to four inches of snow that is covered with a sheet of ice and it is still sleeting.  It was so bad during the night, both hubby and I woke up to the sleet hitting the windows.  So my plans of working in my woodshop today are not going to happen.  I will try to stay warm inside and pray that the power doesn't go out.  The winds are picking up and that together with the ice is not a good thing with all the trees we have. 

We are having a birthday party tomorrow evening for my daughter.  She will be 36!!  Now, how she got to be 36 and I'm only 39, I don't know.  Started very young, I guess!!  LOL!!!  Have a wonderful day all.   Chatty Kathy

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Got a few before and after pics

Family room before  

and after.  

Only the fireplace wall was painted to match the rest of the room.  We haven't found a firebox to fit the fireplace yet.  I think we will have to raise the outside cabinet floor to make room for a different firebox, so that is another project after painting.  I made a box frame to put my sign on and hang a few items above the mantel. 

Dining room before

and after

Moved my buffet to one side and turned my table a different way. 

I didn't find a before picture of the back door entryway but it was the same green as the before dining room pic and all the doors and trim were white.  It is now sienna walls and bittersweet trim.

Foyer before

and after

Walls are now oatmeal and I added a table with lamp and my Miss Liberty doll.

Still got some tweaking to do that I will get to sooner or later.  This painting is taking way to long to suit me.  I had wanted to hire it done in the beginning but got lots of resistence from Hubby.  You know how it goes....why do we want to pay someone when we can do it ourselves?  Well, he finally gave in and decided to hire a painter.  Of course, he has several jobs lined up so it will be next week before he can come by and give us a quote, but that's OK.  I can live with the mess a while longer but I won't have to come home from work and pick up a paint brush.  I have some orders I need to get done so now maybe I will have the time. 

Here are a couple more pics of my great-grandson.  One with me...

and one with Great-Grandpa....

Hope you enjoyed this picture heavy post.  I'll have more when the painter finishes.  LOL!!!  Hugs, Chatty Kathy

Friday, January 15, 2010

I'm a Great-Grandma!!

Yes, you read correctly, as of a little over two hours ago, I AM A GREAT-GRANDMA!!!!  Technically, I guess I am a Step-Great-Grandma, but I'm not a technical person so I will wear the label Great-Grandma with lots of pride.  Look at this little bundle of love.  Little Bentley weighs 6 lbs. 9 ozs. 

I haven't seen him yet except this picture but I will see him and hold him in the morning.  Just wanted to share some exciting news.  He-he, I think I'm in love........Chatty Kathy 

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I'm not lost.....

I'm still painting.  At the rate this is getting done, I may not see you again till spring.  LOL!!!  I had to change my plans for the dining room.  You remember (not you don't remember, who am I kidding) anyway I had picked out the paprika for the dining room totally forgetting that my table and hutch are RED.  Big clash!!!  So, the dining room is oatmeal.  I went from paprika to sienna which is a little more brown instead of orange and will use that in my back door entryway and in my bathrooms.  The bittersweet trim is a lot darker than the paint card so I may leave the trim in the bedrooms and bathrooms white.  Who knows, by the time I get to those rooms, I may not paint at all.  I so want to be finished!!!!  As soon as I find my camera among the mess, I will get some pics done.  Take care....I miss you!!!  Chatty Kathy

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The painting is underway......

and I am wondering what in the world I have gotten myself into!!  Why didn't someone warn me?  My house is a disaster with furniture in the middle of the floor, ladders blocking doorways, paint cans scattered around and I have more paint on me that the walls!!  LOL!!  I'll be posting some pics soon.

Today would have been my Mom's 82nd birthday.  Happy Birthday Mom!!! I know that you, Dad and Ken are having a wonderful celebration.  I cooked a good ole' chocolate pie in memory of you!!  I love you and miss you very much.....

Have a great Sunday everyone!!  Hope 20~10 brings you much love, happiness and good health.....Hugs, Chatty Kathy