Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tuesday's Treasures

All treasures are not material.
My biggest treasure of this day was spending time with a relatively new friend.
I drove over past the other side of Dallas to visit with Dee and Gerald.
They are the parents of Leah's husband, Patrick.
Leah is Nita's daughter so this makes us somewhat related - right?
Louis Dean did not have a good night so he stayed home - supposedly to rest!
He was missed as we all three visited over lunch at The Cottonpatch Cafe.

Feast your eyes on the treasure Dee gave me!!
It is gorgeous!
Stained, leaded glass. It's way too beautiful to put in front of a fireplace and Louis Dean is working his mind around how we can display it to give it our full attention.

I drove back to Irving before traffic and unloaded a good trunk full of stuff at Goodwill.

Then I went in and bout half a trunk full back.

Not even half a trunk full,  actually!

As soon as I get home, I unload, document, and put up my treasures.

This is going to be an interesting read and will help me better identify with Rayne's life.
She says, "I'm Puerto Rican now!!!"

I have honey on my mind.

And this is where my honey sign lives......above my two honey pots.

A new beach bag for my pool days.

I called home to see if we needed anything from the store.
Louis Dean was in the kitchen cooking!
He's only missed one opportunity to cook in all the times I've left the house this month.
Today it was sausage and eggs.
You gotta love his determination to get in the kitchen!

While I was cleaning and doing this evening, he was back out working on the gazebo frame.

He has to wait until later in the day to work because it has been so hot today.
I think we hit 100 degrees. And we can't complain as it IS July!
There was one damaged frame piece and he rummaged around in Sanford and Son's area of the back yard and came up with a piece from an older gazebo. He cut the bad part off of the current one and slipped the older piece in. Win! WIN!!! I do declare that man can fix anything!

By nightfall most of the top frame was up!

I put a pound cake in to bake while I cleaned the kitchen.
It is all sliced up and in small bags to give out to staff and residents of the nursing home tomorrow.

This is the photo I should have taken last night.
I do so love our living room.

The foyer curio cabinet - bought at a garage sale on our way to Fort Worth back after Mother had a stroke in September of 2005. That's when we all took turns going over and spending the night at her house.

I told Dee how pretty and bright her house was.
Every room is filled with sunlight.
Not my house. I like it darker. For some reason bright lights bother me at home. 
Funny how I can enjoy them at some one's home - other than my own.

My main job tonight was cleaning the kitchen.

It's done - for now.

Hard to get a picture of the laundry room.

Fresh new lights were strung up with the sunflowers that live year round above the French doors in the kitchen.

Louis Dean gave up getting the entire frame up tonight.
It got too dark but we're sure we can finish it tomorrow evening.
It will most likely be Friday before we can go to the ranch.
So many things must be put up outside and projects finished up.

It's getting late and we still need to go out and water in the front yard.
Don't forget to look at the moon tonight.
I'll be thinking about a special lady........

Goodnight, Moon.......


Ginny Hartzler said...

On The Bright Side is very good. I did not see a place to comment though. The screen is so gorgeous!! I love your honey picture and cheerful beach bag.

Bluebird49 said...

Every thing is nice! I wish I could just jump in the ar and go once again, but I can't. It is so nice to be able to run out and zee Mama. I really miss that! I miss being able to just jump up and do anything.
Gotta get to leaning today. The family is coming Friday night. They're going to do most of the cooking -- Low Country Boil (son is in charge of that), and grilled bbqed wings by Kristi. I've got to make two cho olate meringue pie tomorrow night. Would you say a quick prayer that I have the strength to do all and
not be worn out when they come!!
Did you see Grantchester the other night? I'll miss Sidney!
Sending hugs!!

Susie said...

Linda, How sweet that you visited with Leah's grandparents. Hope LD is safe when it comes to working outside in the heat. I love the screen that Dee gave you. I like the cozy little eating space in the corner. Stay safe in this heat. Blessings to you and LD, xoxo, Love you, Susie

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Thanks for thinking of me with the full moon there...I didn't get to see it as we had thunderstorms here. I love all your treasures on Tuesday! We are to have a heat wave here the next few days. High nineties feeling like over 100 with the heat index. Getting shopping done today so I can stay inside and keep cool. Hope you can do the same.

Changes in the wind said...

LD does manage to get things fixed and trust me that is a gift. How fun already found a place to display your honey picture. Baking and cleaning seems like such a odd combination to me but it works for you and it will make a lot of people happy tomorrow.

Nanaland said...

That is a gorgeous fireplace screen!! I have one in Decatur that is just plain but I have been on the look out for one for Grimmwood. Your house looks very cozy Linda. I like to have lights on at home and Marvin does not. He says we do not need them on but it is the ambiance that I like. He is learning it is my house and I will just turn them back on.lol One of the adjustments of being home together all he time.

The Feminine Energy said...

I didn't think there was another person in all the world who loved a darkened room even in the summer time. I should have known it would be my sweet cyber-buddy, Linda!! :-D I love the sun shining during the day... but I love to see it via closed curtains. In most of my rooms I have cafe curtains... valance on top & valance on bottom.... so I can see the sunshine but only a sliver. That's how I like it. I always buy an extra long valance for the bottom so only a little piece of daylight shows between top & bottom. Once in awhile I'll part the bottom valance but by 6pm or so it's closed. Thank you for sharing pictures of your rooms, dear friend. I love "picturing" where you are. Love, Andrea xoxo

Rain said...

That Full Buck Moon was gorgeous last night! It had a deep shade of orange for us! :) Your rooms are so cozy looking! I love all of your finds! That stained glass gift is gorgeous!

photowannabe said...

Your home looks so cozy.
I love where you put the honey picture..that's a special little corner.
Stay cool and I hope LD doesn't work too hard or long in that heat.

Sandra said...

everything looks good from here, especially the MAN on the ladder and that screen is gorgeous... I love glass. hope this heat wave that is coming is not as bad as it looks.

Kathy said...

I love that screen. I can see it somewhere with a light behind it to show that pretty glass. Your Goodeill treasures are just that. You got some good things this week.

Carol said...

You find such amazing things at Goodwill! I bet they love to see you come in as they know you will be making a purchase. LOL!

Judy said...

I was just thinking that your home looked like a cozy place in winter...when I read that you don't care for things 'light and bright inside. I guess we have so many more grey and dark days where we live, that I welcome the light inside.

What a beautiful stained glass screen! I'm sure you will find the perfect place for it.

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Cheapchick said...

Wow, a very beautiful piece of stained glass. Really an art piece, what a great gift.

Saimi said...

What a lovely cozy home Linda! That Louis Dean, he always has a project which I think is great! It's good to have something to keep one busy. I'm a sunshine girl. I love to open all the shades and let the sun in, the brighter the better for me! I love having the windows unobstructed so I can see out.

BeachGypsy said...

Hi there Linda I love seeing all your pictures of your pretty things in your house and all your thrifting treasures!--I always forget to post mine. I bet everyone at the nursing home loved the pound cake! We always had pound cake growing up, I always loved it! Love your new pool bag, it's cute!!

Carole said...

You need to put that fire screen some where where light shines on it from a window! What a fabulous gift! Cheers