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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.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ramblings from the Home Place

Okay you don't have to tell me.  I have become a slacker as far as updating my blog.  I am so sorry, but life has slowed down a bit and there has been nothing too exciting to post about.  After all we all do laundry, clean, cook, and then start all over again right?  That train of thought, got me to doing a little thinking, and along with that my mind wandered back to when I was a child at home.  Most of you know my Grandmother lived with us.  She was home with me in the summer as my mother worked. 

My Grandmother had a day to do everything.  When she woke on any given week day, she knew what chore she had planned to do that day.  There was a day to do laundry.  There was a day to clean house.  A day she set aside to bake. And I can still smell the pine sol from where she had mopped and cleaned when I would come in from school on the bus.  She planned her day around the time the insurance man would come to collect.  Remember when they really did this?  And on Saturday we would go shopping.  But not until the produce truck had come and fresh vegetables were bought for Sunday dinner.  Back in the day restaurants were not open on Sunday.  Everyone respected the Lord's Day.   Yes, those memories are set in stone in my mind. 

So.... was just wondering... Do you have a schedule to preform the chores you do?  I picked up these little towels many years ago at the Dollar Tree.  Why?  Because they reminded
me of the schedule my Grandmother kept when I was young.

I always do laundry on Mondays.  So much to catch up on from the weekend.  Shopping,,, well I can add that to any day of the week when opportunity calls.  I love to clean on Thursday.  Mr. P's schedule at work lets him come in on Fridays after a half day at work.  So I love having all my cleaning out of the way for the weekend when he comes in. Saturdays are free...  I DO NOT garden and work outside.  So thankful Mr. P. loves outdoors and he enjoys doing those things.  Baking... well don't do that often but when I do, I love having something homemade for the weekend as well.  So there you have my schedule of chores.  I don't always stick to them other than laundry and cleaning. 
This past Monday, Holly and I had a shopping trip planned to go to Joann's in a neighboring city.  I was on a mission.  I wanted to purchase some yarn, and try my hand at making a scarf.  Valarie over at  http://lifeslittlegarden.blogspot.com/  showed the scarf she had made and was kind enough to share the link to the pattern.  Thanks Val.  You are too kind.
It is  hard to tell from the photo, but when finished it will be one of the ruffle scarves that is so popular.  I have seen many patterns but they were all to be knitted and I have not mastered that craft.  I was so excited to have a pattern for crochet.  On my To Do list for the weekend.  To finish the scarf.
I have a funny little story for you.  On Sunday afternoon Darbee Rae called and I could hear the excitement in her voice.  She wanted to know if I was coming to the evening service at church.  When I questioned her she told me she had me a gift and she was going to bring it to me. 
She was so funny.  When she came in the building she immediately told me my gift was in the car.  All during church she would giggle and whisper  that she couldn't wait for me to get my gift.  She even told me it was "Primitive" and she got it at the grocery store.  The grocery store???? Do I eat it?  And she giggled and said no. After service I had to ride with her and her mommy to eat. Her Daddy and Papa had to follow. She couldn't wait for me to get my prize.   This was my gift.
Too funny.  What 5 year old would think this recycled paper these towels were made from would be primitive?  Only Darbee Rae.  She said, "Look Nana, these are already coffee stained".  So,,, do you have primitive paper towels in your kitchen?  Mine are on display on the counter.  Darbee Rae will be just as excited to see them  being used as she was to give them to me when she visits. 
With all the winter temps. still hanging around, I have been slow in doing my Spring cleaning and putting out Easter decor.  I have finally gotten  Prairie  Style curtains for my bedroom and bath.  Put up a new shower curtain in the bath also.  Here is a photo of the change.
Sorry, they don't show up as good with the sun shining so brightly through them.  They are lined and I love the way they look in both rooms.
Yesterday I did start decorating for Spring/Easter. .  This bunny found her home on the old shoeing box. 
Will share more photos a little later.  Today is Thursday so I have to start my cleaning.  The afternoon will be spent watching Mr. P and Darbee Rae construct the porch on her Playhouse. 
Holly is preparing supper for her Daddy and myself.  Yummm Yummm. 
Hope you are all doing well and wishing Spring temps to all of us over this holiday weekend. Wishing you all a very Happy and Blessed Easter. 
Until next time


  1. I love your primitive paper towels!!
    I've made 12 of those scarves so far for my upcoming shows in the Fall. They are so much fun to a make and so pretty to wear.
    Love your bunny doll...she is so sweet!
    Have a great and blessed Easter Sunday.

  2. Lovely post, dear friend.. I love your Grandma story.. I remember doing that when we were first married but I can't say that I do that anymore..
    Happy Easter... xo

  3. Oh sweet granny girl joy!
    I want some prim towels too..hehehe
    Wishing you the very best love filled Easter ever.
    Woolie hugs and love to my friend :)

  4. Love your Post Angela, I used to have a cleaning schedule. But that kind of fell through. With a family of 5, everyday is laundry day. Love the story with the paper towels. How sweet.
    Have a wonderful Easter my friend!