Thursday, March 1, 2012

Re-purposed Treasures...

I am so tired today.  I have been going and going and just trudging along, working, cleaning up, cooking, digging dirt for my flower bed, caring for the animals etc., and I think it's all caught up with me today.  Life never stops at 6 o'clock, wouldn't it be nice to have bankers hours with a family, farm and job?  I am happy that I don't have a long list of things to do today, but I do have things I want to do!

Oh what a joyful treat I received yesterday! My oldest went into town to pick up some goodies from a free listing that I see everyday.  I was elated when he returned with things I didn't know were coming home.  I was very excited to get some old coffee cups and bowls to plant flowers in and set outside on my porch.  But, he brought home an old particle board and metal tubing desk and a lovely round wicker, glass top table and 4 chairs that I can put outside under a lovely shade tree. I was just beside myself with happiness over my free treasures to re-purpose and give new life.  Now I am on a mission to get busy with my new "toys"! Getting something free is wonderful and being able to bring an old thing back to life again, well that is a big adrenaline rush for me!  I am going to figure out how to do a mosaic on the desk to give it some color and I think I'm going to make it an indoor sort of potting bench for flowers.  At least for now that is where my mind is going with it.  I have a bunch of broken white tiles that would be perfect to use on it and would  change its appearance dramatically.  Broken white tiles, mastic and some grout and a little time to put it together and I will have a lovely new addition for zero cost.  Who doesn't love that in this down economy!

Last nights dinner and church service was wonderful and although I was so tired by the time I sat down in the pew, I was very thankful to have this quiet, serene service to share in worship during lent.  We had some very tasty soups and all of my sandwiches turned out well and were all eaten and everyone loved my cheesecake. I am happy that all the food and fellowship turned out well.  I was so thankful that my oldest was able to help me get it all together, otherwise things would of been less than perfect with me doing it all alone and trying to be on time.  Note to self, never sign up for soup again, I was wearing some of it by the time I got to the church! Live and learned that lesson haha.  Pumpkin soup meets denim equals the look of baby spit up all over.  I had to get it all off in the restroom at church and I still had "dark stains" all over, I'm glad I opted to wear jeans last night.

I'm hearing things about March clean-up challenge, I think I may undertake that and see what I can get accomplished in 31 days.  I think today I will start with my living room, something easy to work on when I would rather plant myself in the recliner and watch DIY network all day!  Happy Thursday everyone!


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you return often. I am enjoying yours. So you live in those gorgeous Georgia mountains. My friend who lives north of Atlanta always goes to your town to get her apples each fall... YUM.....

Hubby and I love to hike --and we've been in those mountains around you many times... We love to search waterfalls --and as you know, there are many in your area.

Thanks again for stopping by ---and please come back often.

Family Best said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I enjoyed yours a lot and can't wait to keep up with your entries. I love north Georgia, and every fall Ellijay has the big apple festival. We all look forward to it, I get out there just like the tourists do, it's like you see parts of your town you didn't know existed, every time!