Sleepover

Today is Friday and that can only mean one thing. Sleepover!  Taz has been sleeping over on Friday nights for about two years. He slept over for the first time when Breezy was born.  He gets to pick dinner (usually pasta and Parmesan cheese). We eat in front of the TV.  Later he is allowed to watch a movie with popcorn.  We play legos or stickers or farm set the whole time also.

When it’s bedtime he climbs in my bed and we read or talk till he falls asleep.  He likes to make plans.  For instance we would discuss all the foods we would eat for Thanksgiving.  Tonight I am sure his Christmas list will be a topic of conversation.  When Uncle Funcle (Andrew) is home it takes longer to settle down because they have to wrestle a little (WWE).

On Saturday he likes to hang out, watch TV and play with whatever we were working on the night before. Sarah and Breezy usually FaceTime us when they are eating breakfast to find out how he slept.  The little stinker usually stays until Saturday at 6 when it’s time for his dinner.

Soon Breezy will begin to sleep over too.  Taz and I have discussed at length what to do – should they have sleepover together or alternate. Right now he is leaning towards sharing the night – he loves his little sister.

Tonight will be the first sleepover in his new room. Andrew just picked up the mattress and box spring for me. Reliable Bedding -$230.00 for a full set.  Finally got to put my sheets and Pioneer Woman comforter on the bed and it looks great. The kitty and cow pillows are adorable and the antique quilt I already owned looks great with it.  The quilt also pads the trunk which they sit on while playing on the Thomas table.

The bed looks so inviting!

Next on the agenda for this room – curtains, hang up artwork and finish loading books into the chalk painted cabinet.  I unpacked my bear collection to add to the shelves also.  Unfortunately, the bears almost need their own room. When it came to bears I had no control.

Visitor outside my window

You can barely see a little visitor near the tree line.

Time to get back to work – hope you have a great Friday night too!

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Barbara

 

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Tomorrow is December 1

It is so hard to believe tomorrow is December 1. Where has this year gone? What a year it has been too! I am continually saying “at this time last year who would have thought I would be at home  with no outside employment – spending gobs of time with my grand babies and having time to volunteer!”  Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to be where I am today.

Where are we today? The Passion Flower Farm workshop is still waiting for Duke Power to run the power line and set the meter. We have been told next week. Keeping our fingers crossed.  Andrew is busy organizing the tools and acquiring what he needs to do the work efficiently and safely. We have some additional projects underway such as candle holders.

The house is in various stages of remodel. No room is completely finished but every room looks better than it used to.  Every job depends on something else.  For instance, the kiddos bedroom is finished except for the mattress and box spring. The kitchen appliances are purchased but when delivered they will sit until we decide on a floor and cabinets. The hallway is finished except for the ceiling, and then the light fixtures can be installed.  I can paint and clean but when it comes to other things I am no help.

I am about to try my first batch of soap – milk based. Based on the directions it’s a big project so I want to do it when the kiddos are safely at home for the day.  I am hoping that this, with my hand knitted wash cloths, can be something that we can offer for sale. They came down with Zac and Sarah earlier and played in their bedroom for close to an hour. We set up the Thomas the Train table with the tracks at first, and then removed it all and set up the farm set. It’s nice that now they can leave things set up and no kittens will be sitting on them and tearing them down.

My dad and I purchased  the wood stove yesterday. Went to Fleet-Plummer in Greensboro. That is quite a store. I hope to go back again and really spend time browsing. See what they have to offer at www.fleetplummer.com.   The employees were really helpful.  I actually purchased a soapstone stove and I love it.

Our new wood burning stove.

We have someone coming to line the chimney and install the stove on December 21 so we will have a beautiful fire on Christmas Eve.

Oh – and regarding my obsession with all things Pioneer Woman. Look at what Andrew and Gloria gave me for my birthday.

Pioneer Woman tea kettle for my birthday

Steve turned 60 on Sunday and yesterday was my 59th. Again, who would have thought that my life would be this good at this time.  I love my family, husband, dad, kids and grandkids. I am excited about our new business, and can’t wait to see where Passion Flower Farm takes us.

I hope you have good things in your life too-

Barbara

 

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