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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Monday, October 29, 2012

My Monday Inspiration..Thanks to the Mailman

Good evening everyone.  Hoping all my prim friends along the path of Hurricane Sandy are safe.  You are all in my prayers.

We have had some strong winds here and have lost cable for awhile, but thankfully that is all.  Thanks to Sandy, our temps have gotten more seasonal and we were in the 30's this morning..  But I love cold weather so I won't be complaining.  After church service last night Mr. P. built our first fire in the fireplace.  Oh,,, I always can't wait for the first one but am so eager at the end of winter to be  through with all the mess.  Holly loves them to but wasn't here to enjoy it as usual.  So Holly, this picture is for you.

Oh!! I have some exciting news for you too.  Mr. P. bought me a new car on Friday.  I didn't even drive it until Saturday afternoon and it was too dark to get a picture when I got home.  Yesterday I went out to take one, {well I actually thought I did take one to share with you} but the card was not in my camera.  Didn't find that out until I started to do this post .  So will share a photo with you later.  At least I can put my "broom" away  and not have to ride it anymore. 
Which brings me to today and my plans.  I was going to town and meet Holly and we were going roaming in my new ride.  But, I was lazy early as it was cold and the fireplace was radiating nothing but cozy in the great room so I lingered in my flannels.  Before I knew it the mailman had left a package at my door.
Woo Hoo, it was my giveaway win from the wonderful giveaway hosted by Brenda at The Rusty Thimble.  I  couldn't wait to open it up.
I won this wonderful sign from Robin. Her blog is The Primitive Hutch.  Thank you Robin,, I love it. That was not all the mailman left for me.  I had the Winter/Holiday Issue Of the Primitive Place Magazine. 
Yes, all the goodies from Mr. Mailman changed my plans for the afternoon.  Just too much Christmas at one time.  So what did I do?  I got busy and took down all my fall decor and the crates are ready to go in storage.  I have to clean and dust really good and you can guess what will be showing up in the great room before the week is out.
Now spare me all the comments that I should wait until after Thanksgiving.  I always start the first of November anyway.  And I did leave the Halloween and Fall on the porch and carport.  But in our area we have no trick or treaters and on Thanksgiving we go out for lunch or dinner.  SO..... I am so ready to start my Christmas decorating. And I have another really special reason this year.  Our Friends from TN. are coming soon to visit.  I won't get to see them over the holidays so...... What does one do?  Have a pretend holiday a little early.  Now I am just hoping the weather will cooperate.!!
After a busy afternoon and the supper dishes were done, I snuggled in with my magazine and hearing the hummm of the blowers on the fireplace.  Yes, today was a wonderful day.  There Is No Place Like Home.
Please keep all our friends in the path of Sandy in your prayers.  Please stay safe wherever you may be.
Until next time.


  1. Oh my...that fire....I can smell it thru the computer. Ha! We must plan an evening soon for me to "come home." Might just spend the night and pretend I am a kid again in my room. :) So glad you got your car and like it. Can't wait to take it on it's first shopping trip. Got to get in broke in ya know! I am taking down my stuff this week too. Love you!

  2. We are under high wind warnings from the storm, but it is nothing compared to what the east coast got. Been saying prayers for everyone affected by this huge storm.
    It looks like Christmas at my house right now...I've been making all kinds of Christmas goodies for my upcoming show in 4 weeks.

  3. Oh I wish I had a fireplace ~ enjoy!
    Glad you like the sign Angela ~ can't wait to see all your holiday decor ~ have fun!
    I just got my prim mag. too ~ can't wait to see what goodness awaits.
    Prayers and thoughts of everyone in the path of that horrific storm ~ May they be safe.
    Prim Blessings

  4. We all need pyjama days...I'm glad you enjoyed yours! I had to laugh that you hadn't put the card in your camera!! That is so much me!! Congratulations on the new car and your giveaway win. I will be starting lighting fires soon here in Wales! I just love them and, once I get into it, it doesn't seem such and effort...but the rewards....!! I suppose that's what all of life is about! Joan

  5. Sounds like the perfect day.I usually decorate for Thanksgiving but think I might bring out some christmas a little early.Just don't seem like the holidays are already here.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  6. Good Morning Angela
    congrats on your new car, and on winning the Sign. Love the sign
    thank you to Robin for donating it.
    Pretty fire, chill is in the air here this morning but we are hanging on to spring time temps in the 80's today?
    I believe we are going to pass real fall up and go into winter in Oklahoma.
    Can't wait to see your holiday decor

  7. So glad you have a new car. The broom ride would be a little chilly right now. I had my fireplace on yesterday too.I have finished all I am doing for the house. I always start decorating the first week in November. This year will be minimal decorating for me. Glad we are all safe from the storm. Have a great day and I like your sign.

  8. Sounds like you had just the best of best days...a fire to keep warm, new magazines, special delivery from Brenda...what more could you ask for...oh I know...A NEW CAR!!!! Yeahhhh.

    I'm ready for my Christmas decorations to come out but the will have to wait till Friday after Thanksgiving to start - we have family here for Thanksgiving dinner so I like to keep it Falllish looking. But then WATCH OUT!!!!


  9. Oh yeh, gotta love those warm cozy fireplaces.
    Snazzy! A new car! You know you can move your photos to the card if you put it in your phone. At least I can on mine.
    Of course you can have Christmas early with family under those circumstances. I'm sure He will understand :)
    Love your giveaway win... very nice.

  10. I would love the warm fire too! New car! That's awesome and so is your win from Brenda!

  11. Can't wait to see your new ride! I love that you are decorating for Christmas early! I can't wait to see all your decorations. Love the fire, stay warm.
    Be blessed,

  12. Sounds like a perfect evening! There's nothing like snuggling up next to a warm fire in a pair of p.j.'s and reading a new magazine! Have fun decorating.

  13. Angela, Love that roaring fire!!! I'm cozy just looking at the pic!!! Congrats on your win. Can't wait to see your new car!!
    H.Sandy wasn't bad where we live...just alot of rain. Can't complain after what NY and NJ people are going through. My brother lives in NJ on the western side close to PA and lost his power on Mon.

  14. Good Morning
    WHat a perfect day.
    A fire, awesome sign from Robin and new mags.
    Perfect! Pie or cake is really good too. :)
    Woolie Love & Hugs to you


  15. Oh I have really really missed YOU!!! Had a lot happen the last few months but hopefully I am back!!! Looking forward to catching up with your blog!!!

  16. I need a good excuse to pass Thanksgiving by this year and start decorating for Christmas too:) What a fun sign. That would put anyone in the mood. I love the first fires of the season. There is just something about the smell, warmth, and the crackle. How fun for you. Can't wait to see the new car. -Steph-

  17. Morning Friend
    Sending you a big good morning hug!
    Thinking of you.
    Wishing you a wonderful week.
    Woolie Love & JOY