Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Blogging Is Our Own Little Time Capsule

So I went MIA again... Seems to be a theme this past year....SIGH....
So I have been reflecting some.... 
Come this Friday I will have been blogging 4 years.. WOW!
I had many reasons for starting a blog... 
A distraction from helping my mom while she was battling cancer....
Share my love of primitives and home with others....
creating....
The FRIENDSHIPS!  I never dreamed of, yet couldn't live without now!!!
I didn't think I would have anything to say....
Yet the words came... I shared some private thoughts...
I would of never guessed how many changes I would encounter over these last four years...
Time Capsule...
Good times and bad... 
Do you ever go back at look at old posts? See how many posts one did this year over last year?
I did this these last couple of days...
Interesting...
I realize how little I have been around this pasted year over the last couples...
I have said it before... 
The aftermath of my sister's passing has been challenging to say the least..
It left quite a pickle for my dad and required my help to fix best we could...
FINALLY, that has been resolved the best it could be given what it was....
Though we will continue to help run/take care of Dad and his house...
For the rest... I realize, sometimes forget... I can't fix...
I need to let the chips fall where they may, sadly....
SO, I am going to be more upbeat!!!
No more dwelling... or at least trying!!!
Back to my old self, better P.M.A!!!!
And to what I love!!!
THANK YOU!!! For sticking with me!!!
I need to get back to creating what I love... 
Oh YA!  I have a secret again..HEHE!  Will share soon!
BUT.....
I thought I would share a time capsule... 
It amazed me how much things change around the OLM homestead...
I can't seem to leave anything alone...giggles!
So, here is a picture I came across of our front gathering room from November of 2010...
Right before Country Sampler was coming to use the house for a product shoot..
Everything was being painted right before... sadly mom took that turn for the worse just as this was started... 
but it is what it is...
 I look around... and see so many things I have parted with... the furniture, after torturing hubby to PLEASE let me have a Settee... hehe... Picture that Alex has put away for when he moves out....and more... so many changes... Change is good!
 To this... Christmas Eve morning I think here... just a few weeks ago....
 I have come to just love and adore this room, it is me! I am surrounded by things I love!  Everything tells a story.. I think that is what I love about primitives... it has a story!  We just might not know it!
And because things are forever changing around here... Something new!  GF of mine was parting with this cabinet.. I have always loved it!   Wanted it just in this spot... Wasn't sure it was going to fit.. Really it BARELY does!  It's one of the rare times hubby doesn't care for the change I have made...
But it's staying, giggles!
So here is to a new leaf!  I will do my best to be around more!  A new much more happier, less stressful me!  Oh I so hope so!  Remind me in a month I said these things, when I get tossed another curve ball!  LOL!!!! Thank you all my wonderful blogging friends!  Big hugs from OLM!!!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Hello 2014... I Think?

Oh 2014 I have been waiting for you!  
It's been a tough year... Looking for something a wee bit better... A little more peaceful!
Hmm... Bump in the road already... Sad face...
BUT!...
I have made it my new "goal"... I can't help some of these things...
I have to accept they are beyond my control... I can NOT fix all of the mess my sister left behind!  
AND I can NO longer let it get to me...
Now with that being said... Easier said then done... But I am going to give it a try!
So for me... It just didn't feel like New Year's...
Really didn't want to do anything...
I suppose I should of gotten wild.. Gave 2013 the much deserved kick in the you know what it deserved...
BUT...hubby did make some noise...
 4000 of them that is... LOL!
Now it started snowing here on New Year's Eve about 1 in the afternoon... as of right now... It really hasn't stopped... Very pretty... but... Well it is winter...
 The after math... LOL!  Boys have to have fun too!  I went to bed after this!  So I did stay up....

Now of course Knuckles loves the snow... a little snow isn't going to slow down his walk....Off we went today... I took the camera... Come with us....
 My snow covered "pretend" porch....

 Snowman just about buried in the yard... don't think Christmas decorations are coming down anytime soon...
 Off to the park at the end of our street... Peaceful... We were the only ones out....
 So Knuckles off lease... off he goes... bike path buried..
 I call him back for a picture... Really mom?  I want to go run and play!
 Not a day to play on the swings....
 Knuckles..hunting?
 My Flowering Weeping Cherry Tree... So it will bloom before we know it?
 Knuckles striking a pose!
 Soon... We will be out on the patio enjoying.... right now... not so much....
Knuckles, I am ready to come in!
So here is to 2014!!!!  Wishing everyone peace and good health!!!! OLM