Coming Soon...and Random Thoughts

Redo "transformation" coming soon...

a tease of what's to come!

And please remember our fallen soldiers and those who served and are still serving who fought and are still fighting for us to win and keep the freedoms we have in this great God blessed country.

Random Thoughts:

For those of you on PCs, which don't have a forward delete key, just simply use your function key—FN—with the delete key and you can delete forward. Macs have their own key for it, but just wanted you to know so you can use it if you wish. I use my forward delete key almost as much as the backward delete key.

I'm appalled most times by the language we hear—not from men so much—as society seems to have become immune to them using vulgarity, but women. Where did the softness and femininity go? I hear so much come out of the youth's mouths today, young women I mean, that their vocabulary sounds like that of a brothel owner specializing in service to sailors with Tourette's Syndrome.

That brings up another thought. Morality was a primitive concept, useful in earlier stages of societal evolution, perhaps, but without relevance in the modern age for most of the people today. I'm here to tell you: Morality is still the same as it was 6,000 years ago to God. It's the people who have changed the standards. Truth is Truth; Morality is Morality. It didn't change; we did. It saddens me deeply.

It's amazing to me how many people don't read the sidebars. I'm trying my best to clean up my blog on the side so it won't go on forever as seen on some blogs. I'm going to be listing my favorite blogs on one of the new "Pages" blogger came up with a few months ago. I just haven't had the time yet to compose the list. But, I have a new blog for Romantic blogs and so far there have been only 18 people sign up. I think it's mostly that bloggers don't look at the sidebars much. Plus when I list an event on the sidebar that has an ending date, I delete that logo when it's over. Why keep it on there for 2 years? Just wondering.

I've started walking on our treadmill. It's time! But I was a bit bummed the other day when I took a piece of gum Love Bunny keeps on the treadmill for himself and realized I actually could not chew gum and walk. This is true! I was almost thrown off of it.

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A Prize, A Birth and a Tribute

The winner of the Cottage Charm Giveaway of 6 paper roses is

Debbie of Debbie-Dabble

Congratulations, my sweet chick!!

Oh, and for those of you who commented on my Pink Saturday post about the paintings, the artist is Marty Bell (she's a fantastic artist), not Thomas Kinkade. I didn't think to mention her name and didn't mean to mislead you.

Now for the 2nd event...

Fresh from Heaven

Introducing our first great grandchild—a great granddaughter. After having gone through 9 months of trying to select a name they've decided on Caroline, probably Caroline Emperatriz. When I told Love Bunny today, he replied, "Huh? That wasn't even on the list? Where'd that come from?" Total surprise after Isabella, Violet, Natalia and numerous other names. But it's a beautiful name. I told Mandy I was going to call her Rosebud, and she said, "Nana, you can call her anything you want." Great grandmothership has its privileges. :-) I think her little mouth looked like a little rosebud in the womb. I think she's a beauty and there is absolutely no prejudice in that statement, right? :-)

Here she looks like she's smiling at her mom on the right. I'd recognize that nose and cheek anywhere! ;-)

She has light reddish brown hair just like her mom did when she was born 30 years ago. Her dad is from Guatemala and has black curly hair and he's very pale. So she's Hispanic on both sides of the family!

I also want to take this opportunity to thank all of our military fighting men and women for the sacrifice they give for this darling little baby above and me, hubs, and the rest of the U.S. for protecting our freedom. Tears roll down my cheeks at the thought of what they endure for me. I am so grateful for them and their wives, husbands and children who allow them to do this. I can't imagine what they go through when they lose one of them. I've been fortunate that the Marines and Sailors in my life have returned. I don't think some of us realize what it is like for these families. I would gladly pay more in taxes if these men and women could pay absolutely no taxes for the years they are in the service.

I was thinking about them yesterday as we were driving to WM. Did you realize that during World War II we here in the USA couldn't even purchase candy bars or chewing gum? It was all saved for our troops. It wasn't even available, but some of the troops would send care packages back home to their families of chocolate bars. Even fruit like bananas weren't readily available either and you had to be the first one to the store when and if they happened to get them. How fortunate the people today can freely have what we sacrificed for our men and women fighting for us.

As so many of us believe today, freedom and justice and good will prevail. I know Jesus Christ is in charge here and when He comes it will be glorious beyond all imagination. I pray that day comes quickly. My tears wet my desktop this day for all the love I feel for those military men and women.

Pink Saturday 5/29/2010

Happy Pink Saturday and congratulations to Beverly of How Sweet The Sound for hosting it for two years now. It's the 2nd anniversary of PS. I wish to thank you profusely, Beverly, for taking on this enormous task.

I visited with Tracy of Honeysuckle and HissyFits and LV of Livinatmemescorner.

Also I want to encourage you all to visit this blog post about the new Collection of Romantic/Lifestyle Blogs I've just started. It's all about getting the word out. Visit it and read it very carefully and join if you wish.

Okay, okay, I've been extremely busy with life, but I did want to participate because of the 2nd anniversary. So, I just thought I'd share more photos of one of my favorite artist's paintings. Aren't they romantic and serene and wonderful? How could you NOT be enchanted with these hanging on your walls?


Oh, all right, let's see some more pretty photos I've collected over the years.

Back in the 80s when I saw this I made a topiary like this one out of dried roses so it would keep forever. I don't have it now and have no idea what I did with it. It probably got lost in our moves.

Just a sweet little cottage kitchen a man who lives here renovated. See, men DO like romantic settings also.

I have always and will continue to always love checks—the large ones!

When I saw this chair I thought I just might pass out! Another brave woman who loves pink. ;-0

This chair is the one that inspired me to get the one similar to it that is in my living room. I absolutely love this one with its red color against a yellow background. As I've said before, pink and/or red is my favorite color combination—mostly pink, but this is beautiful.

A little antiques shop in San Francisco. Sqeeeeeeeeal, look at that little lamp and that bureau. Ooooohmy!

Isn't it outstanding?

And again, happy anniversary to Beverly! Great job handling all of us. ;-)

Thank you

to the servicemen and women who have fought, and are currently fighting, for my freedom. Thank you also to those who died defending this country. On this Memorial Day weekend we especially want to remember those who have given everything in service to their country. Thank you.

With Wheaton's Memorial Day parade scheduled for Monday, May 31 starting at 10:00 a.m. (for details go to and click on calendar of events) and Elmhurst's parade starting at 9:30 ( you have plenty of time either today (Friday 1 to 8) or tomorrow (Saturday 9 to 4) to stop by Jubilee Furniture to check out what's "new" without missing a single marching band or firetruck! As always, I have some photos of the most recent additions to our inventory:

hands down, this is my favorite piece this week (though I also very much like some cool mid-century orange chairs we got in too - you'll see photos below). It's a stainless steel rolling kitchen island which measures 5' long, 2' wide and 34" high and priced $295

we got in a Howard Miller grandfather clock a week ago and I forgot to show you - so am doing so now. It works, lovely chimes every 15 minutes, and is priced $550

floral rocker/recliner for $50

what I love about this sofa w/chaise is you can have the chaise on either end of the sofa - or - not use it at all! It's a Max House sofa and priced $165

dresser $95 and matching desk w/chair for $40

table, 1 leaf and 5 chairs for $75

Steelcase task table for $45 (and we have three of them) and the chairs are by J.G. Furniture Co. and priced $20 each

round table for $65 and six chairs for $75 (for all six of 'em)

here are the orange chairs I mentioned earlier. I love the seamless line of the upholstered part which flows from the front to behind the back of the chair - can you see what I mean? They sit low, but are very comfortable (because of the angle of the seat) and I couldn't find any thing to identify who manufactured them. The fabric is actually zippered onto the frame and then stapled - does that help anyone? I priced them $75 each and I don't know if that's a steal or not. I guess time will tell!

this is a huge sectional - it's actually 5 pieces - two pieces recline and there is a sleeper in another one of the sections. We took one of the armless pieces out of the configuration - but you can add it back in which would actually better balance the short part of the "L" and is priced $245

looks like stone - but without the weight! Unique coffee table for $95

okay these Room & Board pieces require some "splainin" (name the character and TV show which debuted on 10/15/1951 who said "splainin"). There is a sofa and chair and they look pretty good in my top photos - but look at the bottom photos. The pieces originally had a pattern impressed onto the fabric which appears to have disappeared with wear. They're not bad - other than the disappearing pattern and some stains and I've priced them to sell - sofa for $35 and chair for $50 (chair's in better condition than the sofa - thus the higher price tag). Remember all sales are final!

we really got in some cool mid-century pieces this week - here's a yellow leather (I think - it's hard for me to tell leather from really good fake stuff) chair and the white frame is metal for $65, sofa for $85 and coffee table for $40 and the pieces are very heavy (just an interesting note)

gorgeous three piece sectional with chaise for $395

Steelcase armless desk chair (note the four prong legs) with nubby orange fabric for $50 (and we got in 3? 4? of these plus two with arms which I priced - I think - $65 and one of the armed ones is a different color)

this is a buttery yellow sofa by Klaussner - which ServiceMaster just professionally cleaned yesterday - priced $125 - thank you ServiceMaster!

Though I certainly hope you have a wonderful weekend of connecting with friends and family, don't forget to take a moment and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country as well as all who have served, currently are serving and their families. Thank you and God's peace and blessings on you.

And to you too, dear reader!
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