Tuesday, September 29, 2009

It might be fall.....

There was even a hint of cool in the air today!  I am looking at the coolness from inside because I'm still just not 100% over this bronchitis.  Really, I can't remember when something has just knocked me for a loop, but I am starting to see the other side!   Now I just have coughing fits when my throat gets a "tickle", you know the kind where it starts and you can't seem to stop!  Aggravating!  Plus now with the swine flu everyone looks at you like you're the swine.  I have to say in a choking voice....I promise I don't have the flu, no...I've been to the doctor and I have an antibiotic and cough medicine.  Then I imagine in their silent looks that they are saying to themselves, really, then why don't you take a slug about now?  Then they quickly do a u turn in the aisle and get away to safe air!

Really though, anybody notice I got a new header up??? AND I don't think I destroyed the rest of my blog!  Super exciting for me!

Weekend before last, we went over to Ocala to both visit and for Russell, Tommy and Matt to go to the Florida football game. Here are the boys ready to go.....they just couldn't get there fast enough for Matt, he's our football fanatic!  







Although, Claudia had on a great gator shirt, she had to stay home with mama in law!  It was hard, we were forced to shop. We got home, just in time for me to sleep on the couch  to watch the big game!  I woke up feeling kind of guilty until I realized DIL was playing far*mtown!  SHHHHHH!  Don't tell the guys!





Half of our children are gators and the other half seminoles so I try to remain neutral at all times.  Which isn't all that hard since I don't really like football :)!
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Several years ago when Russell's aunt died, we inherited this beautiful china cabinet....oh, I wish I had a before picture so you could get the full effect!  It was painted antique green......you all remember when we antiqued everything don't you...oh, of course you do!  But this was a real antique, so I'm just not sure who thought it needed more of anything, much less green!

Anyhow, hubby reluctantly took it home and started stripping it.  In fact he stripped it down and then lost interest and it sat in his shop for a few years.  It also needed some glass that had broken out in the doors.

We asked Tommy if he would like to take it and finish refinishing it and he did and here it is!  Is it beautiful or what?  This is the first time we've seen it finished with their dishes and crystal inside.

It originally belonged to Russell's Grandmother so it's a lovely family piece and I love family things.  I hope they enjoy it for years to come then pass it on to one of their children.  :) 




11 comments:

Dawn said...

Lovely new header!

Love the china cabinet - I can't imagine slathering green paint on it. I know that happened a lot. It's beautiful now.

Sorry about the cough and all the people thinking you're the swine!

Katie and Beau said...

I love that china hutch!

Cathy said...

me too!!

Dawn said...

I would give my right arm to be bored for just one day!

Dawn said...

You're right - as long as I have something to read, I'm never bored!

Needled Mom said...

The china cabinet is gorgeous now. That is a lot of hard work.

Glad you are feeling a little better. That sounds like nasty stuff.

Just Breathe said...

Hope you feel better soon. The cabinet it beautiful. We have some furniture that belonged to our grandparents and we are hoping that someday our kids will want them. Thanks for stopping over at my blog. I'm sorry you can't wear birkenstocks. I use to have pain and now it's all gone.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

The weather has been nice here, and I am praying your coughing improves greatly.

Katie and Beau said...

I love those floral arrangements on your table :)

Got my bday card today...thank you!

The Hatcher's said...

Love the table setting and the china cabinet! Beautiful!

jinksy said...

Wood responds beautifully to a little loving care - and a lot of elbow grease!