Hello, friends ~ how was your weekend? It sure was good to see Tim this past
Friday. We helped him with his taxes, took him grocery shopping and for a haircut,
then went out to dinner at a 50's-style burger place. I also brought him a bunch
of frozen meals. When I cook dinner at home, I package up the leftovers in freezer
bags or containers and then take the whole lot to Tim's place when we visit. He's
not a cook, so he appreciates some good home cooking. I enjoyed seeing some of
the projects Tim's been working on in school, including pinhole photography and
print-making. He's a really talented artist and photographer ~ can't wait to see where
it all takes him someday.
On Saturday, I spent the day with my mom. I helped her with some decorating
ideas, then we went to a thrift shop (didn't find anything) and went out to lunch.
Mom has a lovely house and it's decorated so pretty, but she likes when I help
her with organizing and rearranging - my strong suits. Here's one of her
bookcases in the family room. Books and decor scattered willy-nilly and piles
of paperwork that don't belong in a bookcase.
Here's the after when I was done cleaning out and rearranging...
And I have to show you the dressers that Mom just re-did. They're amazing.
My parents had these dressers forever. I don't remember them ever having any
other furniture in their bedroom. I only have one "before" photo - of the tall dresser.
You can see how beat up it was.
And here's the "after". Isn't it beautiful? Mom has photos of my dad, some of
his favorite books, and his valet box (oops, her dainty teapcup is photobombing)
as a memory grouping on top of this dresser.
Here's the longer dresser. I just can't believe the transformation. They look
like totally different pieces of furniture.
Showing you some things in Mom's house wouldn't be complete without a
photo of her darling dog, LuLu. Doesn't she look like a stuffed animal?
I swear that pup is smiling.
I know we're all sick of seeing it, hearing about it, and shoveling it, but that
nasty white stuff just started again. We're in for 4-8" and it's going to be
heavy and wet. I always worry about Brian driving home from work in this
weather, especially since he has a long commute. I'm staying home and
getting things done around the house, including making a quinoa salad and
a pot of soup. Happy Monday, everyone.