Saturday, July 23, 2011

What Has Been Going on this Week Besides Abigail Working on Being 4 Weeks.

That's right!  4 weeks, people!  That's huge.  She's eating a lot and fattening up and we're all passing around children like they are hot potatoes.... or a juggling act.

and in the midst of all of that.....

Kate, my youngest daughter, 23, who has recently returned from a 4 week trip to China, will be leaving tomorrow for Atlanta - a training conference - She is an RUF Intern  at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.

Next Friday she will drive from Atlanta to Winston-Salem.  On Saturday or Sunday Charlie and I will do what we've been doing for some time now, moving one of our girls from point A to point B.  We will get a truck or a U-haul and load it up with the "stuff" Kate and I are presently working on (furniture) and drive it to WS and help Kate move from a small basement apartment to a larger house which she will be sharing with 3 other girls.  It's very nice and very empty.  So the 4 girls are filling it up with various pieces of their parents' their furniture.

I'm a project girl and a flea market girl.  Why do I like that stuff?  Old stuff made new.  A lot of people do.  Why?  But I and We do.  Say the words Retro and Vintage and I'm sold.  I'm hooked.  You have my attention.

This week Kate and I drove to Chattanooga to  Knitting Mill Antiques.  Ahhhh.  Loved it.  I spent 66.00 and bought an occasional table for Kate, a chalkboard for Kate, 3 placemats with 4 matching napkins for me, aaannnnnddd, I think that's all.

I'm giving her my kitchen table which was an antique when Charlie's parents bought it years ago, and I've used it the biggest part of our married life, and now I'm passing it on to Kate.  It's an oak pedestal table.  3 of the chairs still can hold an adult person.  I'm giving her those.  We're painting it/them a pale gray and distressing it.  The chairs will be a pink/white color.  Kate's picking all of this stuff out.  It's all her doing and I inquire about her plans and I'm just helping.

Kate had in mind an old ornate frame which she could spray paint a choice color and put a chalkboard in it - for her personal use, in her room - for notes and lists and reminders.

She also was thinking of a community chalkboard for the group of girls to use - somewhere in the kitchen.  At the Knitting Mill Antiques I found the community chalk board for them and spruced it up with some new chalkboard paint.  Kate found the cheap frame she was looking for, bought it and now we've painted it.  Looks great and just have to get the board for it from Home Depot.
We've made lots of trips to Home Depot this week.

And.....Finally.......Kate had already purchased this old window and has made pom garlands(just made that name up) to drape over the top in a swag fashion and maybe put photos behind the glass.
We have ideas.  She has ideas.

that's all.
that's what is going on here besides lots of breaks at fast food places with 
Ann and children or just children.  

Also - staying in close contact with Laura Beth and their story or Scott's Story.

Yesterday I was attaching my computer to my printer.  Haven't used the printer in a while because I'm so low on ink.  I have a dab of black.  It might print out a faint copy of something in black.

As I turned on my computer it started printing - something I had set up several weeks ago - and it was scripture, apparently I missed getting it the last time my printer was on.  I don't remember.  It was like God sent it to me to give everyone in the world who needs to hear, again, that He is Sovereign and is in control of our lives, our life, our world, of history - of everything.

He made us all.  He made EVERYTHING.  He knows EVERYTHING.

Isaiah 45: 7-8

I form the light and create darkness,
I bring prosperity and create disaster;
I, the Lord, do all these things.

You heavens above, rain down righteousness;
let the clouds shower it down.
Let the earth open wide,
let salvation spring up,
let righteousness grow with it;
I, the Lord, have created it.

Isaiah 45:12

It is I who made the earth and created mankind upon it,
My own hands stretched out the heavens;
I marshaled their starry hosts.

That is what came out of my printer yesterday when I least expected it.

(plus.....Sarah and her roommate don't have to move!!!!  Hallalujah!!!!  they have found a 3rd roommate to replace the one who left New Orleans.  So very very glad about that.)

I think I've just done roll call in this blog post.

Ann - check
Kate - check
Laura Beth - check
Sarah - check


LB said...

okay, I would like step by step instructions for all of this--or a tutorial as they say in the blog world. Painting the furniture, I mean. And for those little pom things that Kate is making. Those would be so cute for Ada's room.

And that scripture is such a good reminder!!!

Hollen said...

This was a wonderful post! I loved it! I, also, am a huge fan of anything and everything vintage! I want to re-do my room in a vintage Paris theme with lots of things like what you all are making. Well, maybe not a table and chairs...I doubt that'd fit, but, that style. ;) Everything looks SO cute! Ahh! I wish that we lived closer, and we could see one another more often!