WHEW! Randomness…..

So I haven’t posted in a while. Seems like it has been a very busy and unusual summer. We are in some kind of weird tropical depression and it rains here everyday. The mosquitoes are loving it! My garden is over-grown and in desperate need of weeding but it won’t stop raining long enough to get anything done!

I have been busy helping people decorate. No I don’t get paid! LOL My daughter and I flew….by flew I mean drove.. to a friend’s house in Plano and did a speed decorating job. When we got there we were so shocked to find that she had nothing. When I say nothing, that is exactly what I mean. Her and her new husband bought a aprox 5000 sq ft house and it was (still is) basically empty except for a new table in breakfast area, furniture (from his bachelor pad) in the family room, and furniture in 3 of the 5 bedrooms. Now that means…no pictures, no decorator items…NADA. So on a strict budget we attempted to decorate the kitchen, family room and entry. This means her formal dining, living, and office remain empty. We shopped all day Saturday and decorated, moved furniture, etc until the wee hours of the night and left at 10am Sunday morning. Yes, I have pictures but seriously….they just don’t do it justice. She needs lots and lots more but it was a start. It looks good and I am patting us on the back…but it still needs lots more done.

My friends beautiful home

A couple of weeks ago I helped my son’s girlfriend decorate their house. We changed it from a bachelor pad to a home. It is looking good. Then this past week, I helped my 81-year-old mother-in-law re-decorate her retirement village cottage. Now wrapping my head around the wants of an 81-year-old was difficult. I have definite ideas about decorating so it has been a challenge to make her happy. I have used the saying, “less is more” enough that I think she finally either gets it or just gave in!!! She was so sweet and really listened and let me pick out her new couch and chair. Then she let me take tons of her collectibles and put them away!!! I finished this afternoon with my sweet husbands help!

Now, my daughter is having her entire house dug up! Well, the plumbing is bad and they are literally jack hammering the floors and putting in all new underground pipe! So it will be a while but she is getting new tile, counter-tops, back-splash and possibly new bathroom tile etc. I am sure this means trim work and paint also. So I am guessing we will be busy in a few weeks getting them back to normal. They stayed with us for about a week but now are in one of those hotels made for long stays. I am hoping everything gets done fast, 2 babies in a hotel will get old soon!

We haven’t had a vacation yet…. well that is a lie. We went to the lake and then to the Jimmy Buffett concert in May and then back to the lake for a weekend. Hoping for a relaxing stay in Corpus in a few weeks. My husband has a pinched nerve or slipped disk so the MRI will tell us whether we get to go or stay and have surgery!

Random craziness from tailgating at the Buffett concert...no we don't know them!

Anyway.. I am finished rambling on and on. However, I would like to ask for prayers for my best-friend who is battling cancer. She goes in for a procedure tomorrow to biopsy 2 possible malignancies. They will do it while she is in a cat scan, it is a very specialized procedure. I just pray that it is benign and for her total and complete recovery. We love you PK!!!!!!!!!!!!


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