Dawn has on her holiday finest and is ready for the fun to begin.
To say my mother and I have different styles of decorating would be possibly the understatement of the century.. Over her lifetime, she has spent very little time, energy or money worrying about the finer details of home décor, (Quite possibly because she had bigger issues to consider.) On the other hand I have spent way too much time, energy and money on all the details and plan to spend more in the future… (at least as long as other bigger issues don’t get in the way.)
While they don’t care so much how their room looks,
it needs to be safe and possibly able to hold their clothes? I need to find a way to incorporate the very few things that they like without making the room look like it doesn’t belong to the rest of the house. Unfortunately the room is situated where it is in plain view and we can’t keep the door closed because of heating issues… Which is another HUGE issue as we heat with wood and it is fairly hard to control, not to mention if you are standing up moving around it is much warmer than sitting or would that be called a hot flash??… Maybe a platform that elevates chairs could be in my decorating future??
All I can say is, “it is much harder to accept the hospitality than offer it.” It makes one look at the options they might be facing in the fast approaching years. I hope I was nice enough to my boys that they find me a good home in a quiet neighborhood that serves delicious food a lovely garden and the décor is to my taste ??? Oh yeah and takes teenagers (Sam).
In all seriousness it has been a fairly easy transition over the past month and we will not spend a lot of time worrying about what might come next.
I invited 3 of my dad’s sisters to lunch one day this week. They have spent Wednesdays together for years laughing, carrying on and generally having a great time. It was fun to be part of the craziness, and no, I wasn’t the loudest.
The sisters pose here with a stand in for their sister Allene, she would have liked to have joined us but she lives out of state and is undoubtedly having her own crazy good time!
They all made a wonderful crown that they wore home.
Occasionally one must start over!
The final product is worth the effort
what lovely crowns and a perfect fit!
Do you remember the teaparty for Emily's 16th birthday where she and her friends made crowns?
If you are interested in a crown making event, email me and we can arrange a party!
I was beginning to think the 2 dozen totes that hold Christmas decorations were a permanent fixture scattered around the house. Thankfully since I was having get togethers this past week I was forced to finish and now I can say yippee let the celebrating begin!!