Saturday, February 25, 2012

I wish this were mine ~ sigh ~

Hello my friends ~ I just wanted to let you know how much Mr. Vintage and I appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers.  You have made me smile ~ each and every one of YOU.

I cannot express, how overwhelmed I was with the outpouring of love from all of you.  I read all of your comments with tears in my eyes.  THANK YOU.

Well, as you know Mr. Vintage is trying to do his best.  He can't do much AND he's bored to death.  He has always been a doer and loves to work on things.  A few weeks back, a friend gave him this to work on.  It was our friend's grandmother's cabinet and he wanted to use it.  It's been in his garage for years.

Here is the top piece

This is the bottom piece ~

A complete rust bucket.

I was thinking to myself (Are you kidding? He'll never finish this)  But, Mr. Vintage is one of a kind.  He has worked and worked at it, a little at a time.  I did help him with some of the painting.  Now  ~ sigh ~ I wish it was mine

This is the sweetest little cabinet I have ever seen.  I love the robbin's egg blue colour.  Mr. Vintage never ceases to amaze me.  Although he does not feel well and he is in constant pain, he pushes through.  I think that is the reason I fell in love with this man.

The enamel top pulls out for more work space in the kitchen.  Gino is going to LOVE this cabinet.

What do you think?

I can't wait to hear from you...



Monday, February 20, 2012

How are you?

Good morning my friends ~ I have been away from blog land for a little while ~

Unfortunately, our family is going through some trials lately and frankly I have just been too exhausted to blog ~

I am going to warn you now. If you are looking for a funny, pretty post ~ it's not going to happen here ~ sooo, I will share with you now ~

As you may know, Mr. Vintage had his surgery in November and unfortunately, there were complications with the epidural.  He is partially paralyzed on his left side from his chest to his hip.  He is in constant pain and can't do much of anything.  We have gone to doctors, doctors and more doctors.  He has had cat scans and ultrasounds and a myriad of other tests and we are now being told that he has nerve damage and it may not heal ~ now we wait to see if the nerves regenerate.  It is a waiting game.

So, every day, I get up and go to work ~ having my wonderful husband in the back of my mind.  Then I come home and do everything that he used to do and ofcourse what I always do.  He is so wonderful, he tries so hard.  He does make dinner on week nights and he helps with the dishes as much as he can.  Because of the pain, he can't walk very well and can't even bend over.  I usually fall into bed around 8:00 every night as I am exhausted.   I am still sleeping in the spare room, as I would not want to rock the boat when he is in so much pain.  He doesn't sleep well and gets up 5 or 6 times every night.

I am also trying to deal with my daughter's father's estate business ~ he didn't deal with it prior to his passing.  I am blessed in that I work for a law firm and they handle that kind of thing.

We have our house on the market, because without his income, we are struggling to make ends meet.  Sometimes, I just get overwhelmed.  But I have to thank the good Lord that I have a full time job.

We still have sweet Chessie, who likes to curl up next to me (he thinks he's a lap dog) ;-)  Animals do bring our blood pressure down ~ I can attest to that.

So there you have it.  My life, not so pretty right now.  I can only pray that we get through this and that brighter days are ahead.  I am still trying to smile, albeit, sometimes through tears.

I have missed all of you so much. 

Thank you Brenda ;-)



Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day ~

Hello my friends ~ I have missed you soooooo much.  We have been busy getting the house ready to put on the market.  Well, it's all done and now we wait and see ~

I hope all of you are well ~ I just wanted to let you know that I am still here and I especially wanted to wish you a very Happy Valentine's Day ~

What are you doing for Valentine's Day ?  I am now going blog hopping.  I need to catch up ;-)

Can't wait to hear from you