Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Little Sammie Gets A Friend

As I have mentioned in previous posts, alot of our furniture is recycled or hand me downs and along with hand me downs comes the occasional old chair splitting, seat breaking through or something simply crushing under the pressure of being passed from house to house as a decorative piece. Oh, the agony of my poor hand me downs. Our breakfast room has a nice hand me down table and we bought random chairs, painted them black and tried to pass it as art. :) Recently my favorite hand me down chair broke. The seat completely fell through. Even though I tried to just position myself on it to not create pressure in the weak/broken areas, it was to no avail. It broke and had to be replaced. Little Sammie, the breakfast table, was looking all lonely and sad with only 3 chairs.
I have been searching and searching for that perfect chair to complete the table again and just could not find what I was looking for at the price I wanted to pay. I went to my grandaddy's house on Sunday (Gid), went into his garage and like a ray of sunlight from heaven I saw "the chair". Okay, its just a regular chair, but it seemed to be perfect for what I was looking for. It just needed to be painted.
Since I keep a good stock on white and black paint at all times, painting it was no issue. It took about fifteen minutes to paint it. I sat it in the sun to dry and Viola!!

Yay! Little Sammie Gets A Friend. At this point in the post it would be smart to post an after picture of the kitchen table, but I forgot to take one, so I will have to add this later. (I know I'm a slacking blogger. Please don't unfollow me)

This was a fun birthday weekend for me! David and I had plans on Saturday to go to the Parthenon in Nashville, hang out in Centennial Park, go tour the Yazoo brewery and have dinner at Germantown Cafe. Well those plans became duds. We got a late start and had to go straight to Yazoo. The tours were booked up, so we waited around for a later tour and decided to forgo the other activities until another day. Before the tour I thought it would be smart to make reservations at Germantown and my Open Table App told me they were all booked up til 9 that night....bummer.... so we skipped that too. BUT.. we did get to do the tour. The funny thing is, they gave everyone a Yazoo glass and on the glass was printed a picture of the Partheon/Centennial Park and it said something like "Some people spend their time at the park, but we spend it at Yazoo." I thought this was fitting. We had alot of fun, though!

Tonight I went to a banquet for the Youth For Christ organization. I was really touched by the guest speaker. He had a muscular disorder so severe that he had to hold his hand behind his neck when he talked because the muscles were so weak. He talked about how he couldn't hold his daughters, pick them up, run with them, throw ball with them or many other things that dads do, but that his life served a bigger purpose than that; to show others God's love. How amazing to hear his testimony. I'm sure he truly blessed the hearts of many in the rooms. I'm so thankful today for my health and all the loving and wonderful friends and family I have in my life. 

Last but not least- I am going to run 11 miles this week. It WILL happen....Ive been very unmotivated lately and dont know when I will have the time to do this, but I am going to. Its gonna happen.

“I think the most significant work we ever do, in the whole world, in our whole life, is done within the four walls of our own home.” – Stephen R. Covey