Summer, Summer, Go Away!

Happy Friday everyone!

I’ve had several people say to me, “Are you ‘over’ your blog?”  I have to admit that I have not been posting as much the last few months.  First, I have to say, “No, I’m not ‘over’ the blog”.  Really, I’m not.

When I started the blog (it’s been over a year now) I didn’t have a lot going on in my life (retired mother of adult children) and my grandchildren did not live in town at the time.  I was looking for a way to fill my time and I’ve always enjoyed taking pictures of my projects and sharing with my friends, so why not share them on a blog?

Since my grandchildren have moved to Fresno, my life has become very full!  My husband had to listen to me for a few years whine and say, “I just want our children to be little again and do it all over.”  God heard my whining because now I have my adorable, sweet grandson’s living less than 5 miles away from us and I get a “do over”!!! Life is good and I am blessed.

My other issue (well I have a few)…. I hate the heat.  I like to be outside in the crisp fall air and work on my projects.  It gets so hot here in the valley, that it really makes it tough to paint.  Unfortunately, I don’t have a basement (darn) or a cool garage.  I’m ready to clear out our dining room, lay down the tarps and start painting!!!!  PLUS, I’ve been having sciatica pain, which for me, is caused by too much sitting.  I’ve written several posts standing up!

I have completed a few projects, but one isn’t quite finished (my part of the project is).  I’m waiting for the other part of the project to be finished by someone else before I can take a picture and share with you all.

My kitchen cabinets are coming along.  It has been more work than I expected.  I wanted to take a picture and share with all of you after I found the hardware… but I can’t find anything that I like.  So, I will definitely take a picture (without hardware) and show them to you sometime early next week.

The Linky Party “Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able” will be returning Tuesday, September 4th! I’ll send out a reminder.

Last week 2 of my grandson’s started school.  I was thrilled to get to see them before they left and wish them a great day!

Alex started 5th grade at a new school and he loves it!
Tracie is relieved.  Changes are scary for a lot of kids and Alex has adjusted nicely.

Ty started Pre-K and is loving it!
He goes Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and complains because he wants to go every day!
His teacher says, “He is very enthusiastic”.

Here I am with the boys.  Logan on the left and Ty on the right.
Ty had a great day at school!
I’m so thankful I get to be part of it.
I don’t want to miss out on a single thing!

Tomorrow I’m finishing up the cabinets and Brandon and my hubby are putting in my baseboards that have needed to be done for over 2 years!!!!

I’m a very patient woman :-).

I hope that everyone has a fabulous weekend!

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  1. Serena @ Thrif Diving says:

    Ive been in the same boat as you–very busy with life and have been away from my blog and projects for a while. I’ve been working on moving my blog from blogger to WordPress…..trying to get photoshop installed in my computer so I can work on a logo and what-not….kid starting 1st grade soon….There has not been any time for projects!!

    Anyhow, so cool your grand kids live nearby! Kids are a joy to have around, even as stressful as it is at times. Being a grandma, I’m sure, is awesome because you can do all the fun stuff and leave the less-than-thrilling stuff to their moms and dads! 😉

    Take care!

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  2. Carrie Lynn says:

    Love all the pics. Thanking God with you for little ones nearby, Family is indeed a treasure. Enjoy it my friend. Also, celebrating with you on the baseboards! WooHoo! That’s sweet! Can’t wait to see your kitchen in all of its glory!

  3. Can’t wait to see the new kitchen!
    BTW—you sure are one yoUNG-looking grandma!

  4. Hi, Mandy. I know what you mean. Not quite the same circumstances but this summer has been full, busy and I’ve been spending time doing more than blogging. And you know what? That’s okay! That’s just life. Your grandsons and new grandbabies are much more important. Hope things are cooling off a bit for you. We’ve finally gotten a break from our 110 degree days. I’m so thankful!

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