Whirlwind of Activity and Yard Sale Finds

First let me start by saying that I have been blessed with two of the hardest working 70 something year olds for parents that anyone could ever have. It always still amazes me the energy that they have. Sadie the Cleaning Lady aka Cinderella (as Shawnee called her when she was little because she was always on her hands and knees scrubbing a floor of mine) aka Mom has always shown up just when I need her most and launched into one of her cleaning sprees and this time was no exception. They arrived on Thursday night and "helped" me watch the Princess since I am still not allowed to lift her. Shawnee and Brian had a death in the family so we had the Princess to spoil several times over the weekend. Friday morning bright and early we began to clean and Dad started through a task list that ran every tool from a hacksaw to a bandsaw to a scrub brush. Mom and I cleaned. I still cannot lift so I dusted and organized and she ran the steps washing all the bedding and vacuuming. Dad cleaned all my outdoor spaces, John cleaned flower beds and mowed and what a difference a weekend makes. I am forever grateful to them.
This is the shelf that I found at the yard sale a week ago. It has been sitting in my basement and there is no way I was taking a pic of it sitting there with the background of my basement for all the world to see. The entertainment center that was sitting there is now sitting at my curb with a free sign. No takers yet....anyone interested?
And the attic room is finished...well I have a few more things I would like to add but I am calling it finished for now. The bed frame was another yard sale find and I painted it white for in this room, Dad cut down the spindles for me and we just put the finials on top of the posts. Not bad for $10

Thursday starts a weekend that I have been waiting for since the first of the year. I belong to a Yahoo group of painting friends, have for 4 years. It is a small group and in September of 2007, most of us met for the first time face to face in Ottawa. We had the best time, it was as if we had known each other all of our lives. We have been planning another "reunion" since then and Thursday they (all but one) will arrive at my house for the weekend. I cannot wait to see them all again. I know that the weekend is going to fly by in a flash, I want everything to be perfect for them.


Lesley will be staying in the attic room, it has been fun to fix up with her in mind. I hope that it is comfortable for her.




Comments

Lucky Leslie to get to stay in that beautiful bedroom! Love the bed what a deal...and that blue suitcase just finishes it off:)
Have a wonderful time with your friends:0
Rondel
Pam said…
The room is beautiful. Looks like a doll house. Enjoy your friends. I wish i had your mom and dads energy. LOL

Hugs pam
Colleen said…
What a beautiful room! It should be in a magazine (Country Sampler???). I agree with Pam...wish I had that energy also! LOL Glad you're feeling better :)
Char said…
what a bee-u-tee-full room!...you really did a wonderful job!...can I come stay?...hehehehehehehe....i won't mind sharing the bed with Leslie....I am not a cover hog & I don't snore...I stayed up all night one night just to make sure I wasn't....AND I REALLY WASN'T!...lol
Lynn said…
What a beautiful room, what is written on the wall I can't read it. I'm sure you painted it!!!
Love it!!
luv2teek said…
The room turned out lovely...calming and serene...sound like you're all ready for your friends...I hope you have a wonderful time with them...
I love the room - looks like it is right out of a magazine. Have fun painting - that is my first (craft) love.
Carol K said…
The room looks great! Have a great day today, celebrate your birthday with some relaxation after all that work! Do your parents want to adopt another child???? You are very lucky to have them!
Holly said…
absolutely beautiful! can I come over to have my quiet time there? it looks so bright and relazing! Love it!!! I've been thinking about you!
Meggie said…
Lesley will LOVE staying in the new attic room. It looks lovely!