Monday, May 13, 2024

Phone Photo Dump

 Time for another purge of the photos I collect on my phone! 

The boys were playing with kinetic sand and it is a little oily. 

Levi left his hand print on the chair!

Imagine my surprise to see two Northville police officers walk in the door at work the other night. One of our residents in the Memory Care unit called 911 because her call light wasn't answered fast enough for her. 

She came to us from another facility and apparently she's done that several times before! 

This pretty decoration is hanging on the shed of one of our neighbors. 

It looks nice against the blue color of the shed. 

There is a duck nest with 12 eggs in it right in front of the building where I work. 

I worry about it because it's on a very busy street! I hope when they hatch, she takes them the other way and does not try to cross it! 

Shauna gave me this cup for my birthday a few years ago. It sat in my china cabinet but I decided to start using it. 

I'm always afraid it will break so I wash it very carefully and put it away in the cupboard when I'm done.
We found out recently that both of our cats loves to be vacuumed with the hand held!

I always figured they would be scared of the noise, but they love it! And it is so much easier than brushing them! 

We had a nice Mother's Day yesterday. I have Brad's parents over for brunch every year. Brad happens to be in Italy for work right now so he wasn't there but we still had an enjoyable time! 

That's it for me right now. I picked up some extra hours at work lately because one of the other concierges has been sick. 

See you the next time and thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, May 9, 2024

New Shelves Done

 I got the new shelves decorated and I'm pretty happy with them. 

I just took random things from around the house to put on there. The carousel horse I bought from Home Interiors, probably back sometime in the mid 80's. I just always liked it and I think that is a good spot for it. 

Also are the two Lego sets that I built; the succulents and a flower bouquet  Shauna gave me for my birthday. 

I also included are pictures of mine and Rich's parents when they were young and in love! 

I imagine that is what they all look like in heaven right now! Young, together and blissfully happy!

The cat and the lantern are kind of just there to fill up space for now. One day I may replace them with a couple books and some cute bookends, but we'll see! 

I am in no rush!

I leave you with my latest obsession.

These are so good! If you haven't tried them get yourself to a store and pick some up before they are gone! 

See you the next time and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Done, Done and Done!

Done, done and done is what Rich and I always say when we finish doing something that is labor intensive, and we are glad to be done! Our new carpeting throughout the house is now installed. I can't tell you how much better it looks! I love it! 

It took them about 6 hours, stuff was piled everywhere, and we were exhausted when they were done! 

Let get on with the pictures. I waited to do this post because I wanted show you my new shelves, too. 


Living room

Family Room

Computer room 

Hallway and spare bedroom

In retrospect, I originally didn't want to be bothered to replace the carpet in the closets but I'm glad they did now as they look pretty nice. 

Master closet

We got rid of a big bookcase that was in our master closet and re-organized it a little. Much more room now and nice with the new carpet.

The new shelves I bought were to go above this desk in the living room. 

I ordered them from Wayfair and we hung them this morning. 

I'm going to put my two Lego flowers I made and other knick knacks on it. I'll show you when it's done. 

In other news, Shauna and I went to a cookie decorating party last night. 

This is what it's supposed to look like

This was mine

This was Shauna's

Probably won't be making a career out of cookie decorating anytime soon!

One more thing... my azalea decided to bloom after two years of not blooming!

It's so beautiful and just loaded with flowers! I wish they lasted longer! 

That's all for now!

See you the next time and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Gearing Up

Our new carpet is set to be installed in 4 days and we have started to empty closets and cleaning stuff off of every piece of furniture to be moved. 

All of our closets were filled with totes, and we have them stacked everywhere we can to get them out of the way. 

These totes contain my holiday decorations and they were stacked in the spare bedroom and closet. 

Right now we have them in the other spare room but on the day of installation we will put them in the small bathroom, including in the bathtub! 

We took part of the treadmill apart as you can see above and at this moment the panel is sitting on the island in the kitchen! 

This is the other master bathroom. 

This is all the totes from that bedroom closet and the other spare room closet. 

There is still so much we have to move but at least we got a good start! 

On the day of installation we have to disassemble both of the beds so the installation company can move them out of the way. 

Thankfully, Chris came to town last night and will be here to help us on Monday. 


My job is going really good. It's funny how almost every job I've ever had the patients, or customers or clients were sometimes hard to deal with, but I always liked the people I worked with so it made things a little easier. 

This job is totally the opposite. The people I work with are ok but it's the residents that make the job good for me!  I love them, even the grumpy ones! And I think they love me, too! When I come in the beginning of my shift I have to walk past the dining room and there always is some kind of entertainment about to start. A lot of them wave to me or sometimes call me over to tell me some little bit of news. 

I've learned most of their names now and have learned the best way to deal with residents that have dementia. 

The downside is a few of them have died since I started there in November and I always feel so bad. Plus I miss their family members who we get to know too. 

My absolute favorite resident is a little lady who just turned 99 on Monday! She's a sweetheart and I told her she better live to be 100 so we can have a big party for her! She agreed to try! 

That's all for me for now. I leave you with a selfie of me and Max the Cat although he refused to look into the camera! 

I'll be back after the carpet gets installed!

See you then and thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, April 12, 2024

Eclipse And Another Project Coming

On the day of the eclipse I was driving to an eye doctor appointment during our 98% coverage. My appointment was at 3:30 and we hit peak coverage at about 3:18. Who would have thought when I booked the appointment that it would be at that particular time! 

Anyway, had my eyes dilated and all is well this year!  

This is how we looked at the eclipse. 

My son sent a picture of him holding a strainer like that so we did it too! We did not have glasses so I thought this was a pretty neat way to look at it.  It was at about 50% coverage by then.

What was also kind of neat was the shadows. 

This was the shadow inside the front door of the pine tree in front of the house. 

I ordered new carpeting yesterday and it should be delivered and installed in about 2-3 weeks. 

I'm really excited but the thought of everything we have to pack away and move is overwhelming! Everything has to be taken off of all the surfaces and put somewhere. I have a bunch of totes to use, and we'll just stack them up in the kitchen and both of the bathrooms. Plus, we have two beds to take apart and store the mattresses somewhere! PLUS we are having them carpet the closets too so we have to empty them all out! Gah! It's keeping me up at night!

I can't wait for it to be done and over! Then I can enjoy beautiful new carpeting. The one we have now is so old and beat down I don't even want to vacuum it anymore!  You can tell that from the above picture. 

That's all going on in my world right now. 

I work today then I am off for the next 4 days! Yay!

See you the next time and thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, April 7, 2024

How It's Going and Random Stuff

After being overwhelmed for months about this painting job we got down to it an got the whole thing painted in 2 1/2 days. 

It feels so good to finally have that part done. 

The first thing we did was to take the ugly curtains down and promptly throw them in the garbage! Then we filled in all the holes from the rods. 

Here's a random picture of Max and Levi where you can see the ugly curtains behind them. 

They were on the living room, dining area and family room windows.  Goodbye! 

Rich taking down shelves and filling in holes. 

Coco is wondering what Dad's doing! 

Here's a picture of the contrast between the old and new colors. Big difference! 

With the lighter paint color and the curtains gone the whole house is so much brighter!  I do eventually plan on putting some kind of valance on the windows but that is a future project. 

Next is new carpeting. I know, a lot of people don't like carpeting, but I actually do like the way it looks and feels on the floor. Plus, it's a little more budget friendly than having wood or laminate floors put in. I would also have to buy several large rugs, too. 

Anyway, I'm thinking a dark grey would look good. Chris will be in town later this month so I'm hoping to schedule the job for then and he can help us with all the moving stuff around we'll have to do. 

In other news, Levi drew me another picture. This one is a cupcake with a heart on top. 

In case you can't read it it says his name and, "I am 5 years old and I am amazing!" No lack of confidence in that guy! 

Caught this beautiful sunset on my way home from work a few days ago. 

I went to an estate sale on Saturday. I didn't get a picture of the house, but these two tables were outside. 

They were priced at $70 each with 25% off. I was tempted to buy just one because you know I love mirrored furniture but I really have nowhere to put it so I passed. 

This is what I did buy. 

A knockoff Prada wallet, a 2 cup glass Pyrex measuring cup and a pair of silver hoop earrings. Total spent: $13.50 I'm so excited that Estate Sale season is starting again!  You know I'll be posting a lot of those! 

That's it for me for now. See you the next time and thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, March 18, 2024

Display Case Part 2


On the bottom shelf of my display case were random things I wanted to keep. 

This planter I got from my parents when I was in the hospital after Chris was born in 1979. 

I think it pretty much reflects how they felt about us giving them their first grandchild! 

This is a voodoo doll I got when we were in Haiti on a cruise in 2009. 

It included the pins and instructions for good and bad voodoo's. It's all in fun because I don't believe in any of that kind of stuff. 

This used to be a Christmas tree top. It had lights all along the bottom and in both of her hands. 

After using it for years the plastic underneath got all broken up. She sits on a solo cup now! I just think she has such a pretty face! One day I will restore her to all her lit up glory! 

These are Christmas things that the kids made in grade school.  

I didn't want to pack and unpack with the Christmas stuff anymore as they were getting ruined. 

These Christmas candy dishes were my grandmother's although I can't remember if it was my mom's mom or my dad's. 

I just like them and will probably give them to Shauna this Christmas if she wants them. 

This was given to me one Christmas by my son and ex daughter in law. 

I'll probably put it away with the rest of the Christmas decorations. I think I stuck it in the display case one year after I forgot to pack it with the rest of the decorations.

That's everything that was on the bottom of the display case. 

I've also got a whole china cabinet full of stuff that I will eventually get around to cleaning out but that can wait until we get the first part of the rooms painted. 

I got most of the stuff off of the walls and now I need to wash them and patch and tape up certain areas. Ugh!

See you next time and thanks for stopping by!

Phone Photo Dump

 Time for another purge of the photos I collect on my phone!  The boys were playing with kinetic sand and it is a little oily.  Levi left hi...