Thursday, January 27, 2011

More Snow

Oh dear, can you stand a few more pictures of snow???

Taken around 7 this morning.
I wanted to be sure I got a picture before the wind blew the snow off the tree!

Later in the morning....
the sun is shining!

I took the pictures from the doors...
no desire to go outside!

Winter wonderland!

Hubby is getting lots of opportunities to use that 'new to him' snow thrower this year! He was tiring of clearing the driveway by shovel. (But, shoveling is a lot quieter at 5 in the morning) Oh well, it's so much easier on him!

Ellen has a day off from school today because of the snow. This has been some week! Half days Monday -Wednesday, off Thursday, she was to have Friday off but will now have classes.

 Hubby was home yesterday. Their work has slowed for the winter. (I would be lying if i said this does not make me nervous. For many years, my job was the steady one but I no longer have a job!) They were going to take Friday off but because of the snow yesterday, they switched it up. So we discussed projects..... Recently I announced to the family that I am tired of the kitchen being stuck in the 70's. I can live with the cabinets (am told they were bought from a Sears catalog in the 40's...that's not why I can live with them....it's cheaper to live with them!!) and I will live with the aging floor for now....I would love to refinish the wood boards under the old vinyl someday. So yesterday I was researching kitchens on the Internet. I want to paint the cabinets, take off the wallpaper (that my dear Mother chose and loved) and paint the walls, wainscoting and trim. I don't want to spend much....don't have it to spend anyway! I have some other ideas too. I'm good with coming up with the ideas! As soon as I decide on colors, I will start ripping off the wallpaper....that won't be hard, it's coming off at several places! So there you have it. There is a reason why I don't take pictures in the kitchen....it is really ugly! When we moved into this home after my Mother died, I thought that the wallpaper would never wear out.....she chose a really sturdy one which was so like my Mom. Made to last! Well, now it's coming off the walls and is past time for a change. Wish me luck in accomplishing this task! 

Have a few errands to do, some floors to sweep and then my sweet little ones come to spend the day with me and Ellen. Love it!

Have a wonderful Thursday!

6 comments:

Theresa said...

I love seeing all of the snow pictures, just keep it up there:) The first picture with the sun on the barn is JUST GORGEOUS!

I have lived in this house for 9 years and am having some RE-DO ideas too:) Hope yours will work out, mine might just stay IDEAS!

Have a blessed day dear Doris! HUGS!

marcy said...

So glad Dad finally has a snow thrower to clear the snow. We are still waiting for our driveway to be cleared. Not sure what is taking them so long. I think they did the sidewalks. Oh well! Have a great day!

Mildred said...

The snow is pretty but I know you get tired of it. Best wishes with your kitchen update. It's always fun to choose colors etc. Keep us posted on your progress.

Musicaljean said...

Tell your kids that the last time that kitchen was redone, it was the kids that did it, hahahaha!!

That's exciting! How cool to paint those cabinets! Wish I could help.

Doris said...

Jeanie, I will have to fill the kids in on that story!!!! Hmmmm, their Dad has helped them a bunch with their houses........ =)

Barb said...

Way to go Doris! I'm happy for you to get a little re-do project done. Paint isn't that expensive and it sure improves things and gives a mental lift as well. I have several painting projects in mind also. Just need to find the time.
The snow pictures are beautiful!