Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Great Good Nothing Could Be Better Day!


First I have to tell you about yesterday.
I'll spill it as fast as I can.
I have been helping my friend with recommendations to assist her care of her 96 year old mother. She calls me her care-giver consultant.
Isn't that fancy?

Our visit was a lot of fun for me.
I love to wear my nurse hat
and
I love love love to give advice.
wanted or NOT
gag choke spit cough----
did I really actually admit that OUT LOUD?

Oooooooo I did I really did.
this is where you very politely fake your surprise!
From their house a fabric store is close by.
I went in with coupons and plans.
Plans for 5 aprons and doll clothes.
I have been hoping to do some type of little cottage industry work.
Doing absolutely NOTHING for pay is just not an option.
I'll go crazier than I already am.
Get this.
With the store sales and careful planning and two 40% coupons,
 I left with 2 big bags full of fabric. Everything needed for the aprons, and ta da da
I spent $46.
For real, pinkie swear.

While I was shopping a woman who worked there but didn't look like she did started talking to me about working on her day off. She told me the remnant bin was getting marked down by 75% and I put about 6 of those puppies into my cart. I also put a few bolts of fabric back that I would no longer need.
It was just like the old days when a remnant cost 50 cents.
The most expensive one was $1 .26.
I would have turned a cartwheel if I could.
In my head I was flipping like a circus performer!! 
YES YES YES I was!
No I am not excited.
This morning I got up eager to organize and create a work space that wouldn't bother everyone else. The kitchen table is not a good idea. My craft room has bunk beds in it.

  Hope y'all don't object to being moved over. You are no longer the center of attention!
Just teasin...you'll get photo updates till your sick of them. But hallelujah you'll get to see something besides a dog!
 I tidied up everywhere. De cluttering anything in my path, including the table and hutch which catch ungodly amounts of junk. Bewitched has nothing on me with that little nose wiggle.
 This counter top has not seen the light of day in ages. The dust and furball's were just shameful *
I kid you not!
OK next time I'll photograph the evidence.
 I even made my bed! The thing has to be in shock. Our day didn't stop here either.
Jen went to a great JOB interview that was so positive she came home on cloud nine. She didn't get an answer yet, as in "your hired." However, we are believing that she will get this job. The main thing is she said it filled her with so much hope that regardless she is going to improve her job situation. Much prayer has gone and is going into this. The exciting part is that it would be days, Mon- Thurs and she would be home in the evening to raise her kids.
Cartwheel flipping happening AGAIN! 
OK


 pause... inhale***exhale****inhale****breathe....


We are talking about setting up a booth at the Farmers Market in Jackson. We can sell our crafts, flowers, baked goodies, and anything else we can think of. Jen would be able to help load it all up on Friday's and we'd go sell on Saturday morning.
She LOVES the idea and would be the best marketer ever!

Which has me on cloud nine.
She is on cloud nine.
Did I tell you that I'm on cloud nine?
It's a big cloud.
There's room for you too.
It's a cloud called hope. and like that isn't enough, get a load of this...

We also went to visit our friends and take them a meal.
 Mr. Absolutely Charming and amazingly smart, ( he can explain how to mix up oatmeal cookies with "wayzins" in a bowl and he isn't even two years old yet)  with DIMPLES no less, breathe my lips are stuck puckered up
 has a new baby brudder....with triple chins at two weeks old... here count them,
 he's trying to decide if he wants to fuss
yeah he wanted to fuss. But I took him back and cuddled him STANDING UPwhy do they know if your sitting down? and he was quiet long enough for his Mommie to eat her dinner. She needs her calories with the way this fella is porkin out. What a sweet heart. He looks just like his Daddy. There is nothing like a newborn baby to just soothe everything in a woman. I melted. In fact I was so overcome with the baby gushie gooey feeling of "ahhhhh" that I totally forgot a feet picture. They were even nekkid and I STILL forgot.
I claim a dementia moment! A relaxed moment! Oh forget it*** I apologize alright? I have committed the carnal sin of blogdom, the omission of tiny toes. It gives me another reason to go back over there doesn't it?

and it is still a good great nothing could be better day....
my cup is spilling over yes I have pain, no nothing has changed except for attitude
sigh
smile
inhale
exhale
breathe
give thanks
for joy
for hope
for life
giving thanks to my wonderful
marvelous
faithful
redeemer
and Lord.

16 comments:

Farmchick said...

I do hope things work out for your daughter. Also, the farmer's market idea sounds like a lot of fun!

Laura~peach~ said...

ok i have ONE complaint... MAKE THE ITTY TYPE BIGGER even with my glasses on and nose pressed to the screen I am nto able to read the scarasm and I NEED IT...
and BABY TOES... yes go back NOW and get pics LOL and nibbles and neck sugars...

Grandma J said...

Boy you sure got busy there! Now I feel guilty about letting things go lately. That precious baby is so adorable.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I'm so glad you both had a great day, and that fabric sounds fabulous! The baby is a doll. I love babies, and we await the picture of his "piggies."

I'm thrilled for you DD! I pray that she gets that job or one more wonderful. You both deserve great things!

XO,

Sheila :-)

P.S. I'm not sure which chicks you were talking about, but if it's the fuzzy one, that came from Pier One. They have them half price now. They come three to a pack and are about a dollar each. Hope that helps!

jojo said...

shame on you...no baby toes! Oh my, I got some baby tootsie lovin' over the weekend so I will forgive you this.one.time.
Hope you are all safe in these horrid storms.
Praying for your daughter and her job search.
Thanks for your sweet comment today...
love ya.
j

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

Your house is SO pretty--can you come and help me decorate mine?

I was checking to make sure you guys are all right too, with all the tornadoes in the news I was worried!

Mental P Mama said...

This post makes me so happy I could pop. No, explode! So thrilled for all of you! And that baby brudder is da bomb!

Elysa said...

Love it all!

Life In a Little House said...

Wow beautiful wonderful amazing!! and Fantastic!! I am floating on cloud nine with you ~May your days continue to be loaded with joy and may you always feel as blessed as you do now!! ~God is Faithful!! ~Love Heather

p.s. I still think you could have squeezed in a picture of big boy ;) I bet he was shocked when you did not take a picture of him ehhehehehe.....

Bluebird49 said...

Oh my! ANOTHER friend with a 96-year-old mom--you are a magnet for needy daughters, aren't you--you sweet thing! Your advice for me helped so much!

I'm so glad you're making plans to have plans--you and Jen, too. I'll be praying for her job.

Oh-I'm with Peach. I can't read the tiny print--so I'll just sit here and wonder if you're talking behind my back! lol

LDF said...

Love the Farmers Market idea! Especially aprons - nobody at OUR FM has good aprons. I have those thoughts myself ... periodically ... but this working for a living thing cuts into the creating for the Farmers Market time too much at the moment! However, I did find an excuse to do some knitting and sewing for a new baby recently, and have also tidied my sewing corner and polished up the sewing machine. Rest of the apartment doesn't look as spiffy as your place, though! Cheers!

Karen Deborah said...

Sorry about the print! Hope it's fixed for ya!

Ross said...

Hope everything works out well with your daughters job! Sounds like things are going pretty well for you right now!

Chris H said...

I want to see what you are sewing.
I hope Jen got the job.
That baby is adorable... they all are!
I found your post 'script' hard to read.. just sayin'.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Dropping back by to say thanks so much for the prayers! I can feel them as I feel better this morning. :-)

Hope your plans are going along well and that you are well on the way to getting the farmer's market idea going. Sounds like fun!

Love you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kat said...

What a lovely, happy post! Cloud nine is a wonderful place to be, and I'm so glad you are there. :)
Prayers for your daughter and the job situation! :)