Molly's Country Memories

Molly's Country Memories

The memories and happening in the everyday life of a country girl

Monday, August 31, 2009

The Simple Woman's Day Book

Outside my window...It’s a beautiful sunshine day, the temp is 70 degrees and earlier there was a chill in the air, just ever so light, but it smelled of fall. It is a typical Monday Morning, kids are rushing to get to class on time….cars are whizzing by.

I am thinking...Why do they wait to the last minute to rush to school, wouldn’t live be much simpler if they would just leave 5 minutes earlier.

I am thankful …..for the quite weekend spent with DH, I am thankful for the memories and pictures of my loved ones who are now gone, I am thankful for the time God allowed me to spend with them.

From the kitchen...for breakfast it’s hot coffee, and pancakes, bacon and scrambled eggs. Supper will be grilled chicken breast sandwiches with fresh tomatoes and lettuce salad.

I am wearing…white shorts, pink T

I am going…to start getting my paint room back in order and move all the junk to storage in the attic. I need to start painting for Christmas

I am memories & old photos in an album to have printed for my sons for their Christmas gift.

I am reading...Still The Book of Daniel, what a great and complicated book.

I am hearing...DH softly snoring, he didn‘t sleep well last night and I can tell by his breathing his is finally resting. All else is quite, except the cars on the highway and that will quite down around 8:05 when the last kid makes it to class.….

Around the house...clothes needs washing and outside of windows need pressure washing….

One of my favorite things...looking through old pictures and visiting with old friends who are no longer with me in body, but always in spirit.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Monday…Go to Wally World, buy groceries, ( do you notice a trend here) get started on pressure washing….
Tuesday…continue with cleaning yard for big Labor Day BBQ also will be Birthday party for 2 youngest sons and DH.
Weds….Bible study we are studying the book of Daniel
Thurs…No real plans except to rest..
Fri.. hopefully will met an old friend for lunch, if all works out.
Sat. start getting things ready for the BBQ, DH makes a mean smoked pork shoulder but it takes 2 days to do it.
Sunday …go to Church
Here is picture thought I am sharing...front row, from left to right...Dean's son Randy, my 2 Ronnie holding Lance and Jim's only son Marcus, back row is Dean's D Lorraine, Jim's Daughter Sara Leanne, then Lisa, deans Daughter and My Chuck...Momma who have been so proud of these kids....

This is a picture of all my Momma's Grands together, made in the early 80' is the first time my or Dean's children met Jim's family, he traveled alot and for along time we didn't know where he was. He came back to Brookhaven looking for his family after 20 yrs away.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Blue Monday

I guess you know Monday means it time for Blue Monday over at SmilingSally' be sure and drop by and check out all the great blues that other blogger buddies have to offer. Please visit Smiling Sally by clicking here

Sunday Favorite Re-runs redo of my bedroom

It's time again for Sunday Favorite Re-runs, a new Meme hosted by Chari over @ happytodesign It is so much fun to go back and re-run some of my favorite post
This weeks rerun is the make over of my bedroom back in May, I redid the room and had to wait untill last week to get the flooring down as you can see here

Sunday, August 23, 2009

And the old is new again....

Hi y'all, If you remember I told y'all a couple of weeks ago that while I was sick and couldn't do anything, I was day dreaming about a total bedroom re-do, well I stopped day dreaming and have finally finished...DH was going to get my lamp finished today but has been sick with a bad headache, but he did help me hang my curtains ...he's such a sweetie. We will have a guy come by next week to measure and order our flooring put down, lordy, I can't wait to get this old carpet out and gone. But to start with I repainted some of the furniture, an old dresser that DH's Aunt gave us when we first married, she bought it in 1925 and it was second hand then.... We let DH's Brother borrow it during the 70's and He painted it red, bright when I got it back instead of taking all of that red paint off, I sprayed it white... I forgot to get a picture before repainting it... but it was white, white, the chest of drawers was white and the bed was white, the curtains were white, the trim was white, just tooooo much white going on in there, Well here's the finished product... I painted the chair to match...the little chair belonged to my MIL also,
I bought a chair cushion to match my curtains and bed cover. I loved the Toile print, but the tan and black checked stood out to me, I wanted that to be the main fabric. Next I painted a Chest of drawers that was my MIL's, black to match the dresser and chair, I painted the pulls a tarnished gold This is the after shot...
I hung a painting that I did last year over the COD's I thought it matched quite well, the little country girl in a country I put my Amish Doll that DH bought me for my Birthday several years ago in PA. in the chair that I painted the farm design on...since it was already black it matched perfectly. If you notice the Doll is holding Ugly Betty that I made several month's ago...yep, she's still ugly...

also repainted the bed that went with the chest of drawers black....
This is what the bed looked like before new bedding and dust ruffle The big rat on the bed is one, my Keiferman won at the State Fair when he was 8 yrs old...he won it by throwing the baseball and knocking over the bottles. I don't have anything in my house, just for decoration, it has to be important to me or have special the doll on my jewelery box in the corner, My DIL gave it to me for Christmas the year before she and Lance married. The mirror on the wall came from a stand mirror that my MIL had, we took it off the stand and hung it, we really didn't have anywhere for the stand, it was just in the way, but I couldn't part with the mirror. The Indian papoose was another Birthday Gift from DH when we went to Montana 2 yrs ago. I also used my redwork pillow cases on the bed, you can't tell it here but they blend perfect.I painted these 4 frames black to make them match better, the large picture is the first puzzle that Rissa and I put together when she was 3, she is good at putting puzzles together and I loved the picture. The largest picture on the bottom left is a picture of our house taken from a helocopter about 17 yrs ago. The other 2 are painting of old houses from our area that a friend painted 20 yrs ago.
At the foot of the bed I placed a little stool that DH built for BB when he was 2 and I painted his favorite design of Donald Duck riding a horse on it.
And this corner finishes my room, my DH custom made my desk for me when I purchased my
first computer 10 yrs ago. He made the bookcase for Lance to keep his Baseball and soccer trophies and his home run balls on, now I use it for my collection of figurines....
Also Lance's Stempy doll on the second just can't throw it out...the picture over the desk is my sweet Momma, she watches over me everyday.
Well that's my room make over, a little bit country and a whole lot of me.

Praise and Worship Sunday...Farther Along

This is one of my favorite old Traditional the words as you listen to the helps make sense of somethings in the unsure world...There is one who understands it all.

Remember to turn off my music, set back and listen to the words of this song.
May you have a Blessed Sunday and Everyday

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pink Saturday...yard sale fines for 3 little ladies

My friend Beverly of How Sweet The Sound is hosting a PINK SATURDAY. Be sure and check out all the other pretty pink items over at her blog...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Show Us Your Roosters Party

We're having a party and what a party it is, we are celebrating our love of ROOSTERS a few old hens and some young chicks, so come join us...our party is being hosted by Barb-Bella Vista so be sure and go there and check out the other party goers...
OK here are just a few of mine sorry I couldn't show them all, it would take 3 days to look at all the'm one old chick that loves my Rooster...
My electrial box was put in the wrong place when my house was built so I turned it into a painting...
This is a painting that I painted
a glass block I painted and turned into a lamp
Even Santa loves his Rooster Claus...this is a painting that I did
An arrangment on top of my china cabinet
a Rooster setting in a box on my patio table
a concrete set of hen and rooster my DIL and son gave me for Mother's Day

A Rooster wire basket that I have on my patio with a not so healthy plant in it.
My little Rooster cookie jar my little DIL's little Brother bought for me
A water color that my DH bought for me
 A photo album my DIL made from a picture she crossed stitched for me..
Door sitters and my chicken wall paper border
One on other side of door
my door stop...
a wooden key holder box...
Rooster items I painted setting on back of my stove and I painted the hen on the nest behind the stove, I didn't paint the tray a friend gave me that one...
My canister set giving to me by my middle son and his wife
My Italian good luck Rooster pitcher
my Rooster coaster set 1 of 4 sets
a plate hanging in my kitchen
1 salt and pepper set
Candle holders

more of my painted Roosters and an arrangement on my buffet.
A gourd Rooster made by my dear friend Trish McMurry

more roosters in my den
more plates I painted the one on the right
a dip tray I recieved at Christmas
my rooster clock and a candle burner
my Rooster dinner bell
a straw holder, candy jar and tea jar that I painted
a utensil holder, knife holder and the straw holder I painted.
a ceramic utinsel holder
I have 4 of these throw rugs in my kitchen
and a carnival glass chicken on nest covered dish
OK I'm tired just displaying these, I have table clothes, placemats, large pasta bowl with 6 smaller pasta bowls the cheese jar and salt and pepper to go with them, the list goes on and on, but these are just a few of my collection, hope you enjoyed looking at them as much as I do.