Friday, March 15, 2013

Jump On Over

Do you read my blog? Do you enjoy it? If you don't never mind what I'm about to tell you.

But, if you do and want to continue you'll have to find another way to follow it besides Google reader as of now I have 48 followers there but as of July 1st Google reader will no long exist. So I am listing several ways to follow my blog here goes....

If you are my friend on Facebook you can always view my profile page and it is published there, if we are not friends you can follow through NetworkedBlogs on Facebook HERE or by going to my blog and click follow this blog on the NetworkedBlogs

You can always subscribe to my blog, look on the right hand side of the page go to Subscribe to my blog and click on POST or go below that and follow by e-mail.

You can follow all recipes on Pinterest HERE

So here list many ways that you can keep up with me and what's going on in my world so right now jump on over and get started following my blog!!

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Rock my World,

Those who know me know how I have to PLAN everything. If I have something planned and someone wants to change my plans it really puts me into a tailspin.

I posted in my last blog how I have no kitchen at this time so I can't cook and share recipes. I guess I could take a photo of my cereal in my disposable bowl but then who wants to see that?

my kitchen

I knew when we started this project that it was bound to take a while, actually how long is awhile? We're on our eleventh day of tearing down and putting up walls and it looks to me, although I am not a carpenter, electrician or plumber, like we have a lot to go.

I had some sinus issues last week so I went to the doctor here and then went and spent a few days with my daughter. On Thursday I was beginning to feel better and had a hair appointment so that afternoon I packed up and returned home. Late afternoon I received a call that our one year old grand-baby had burnt his hand and was in the emergency room. Well that did not make this Gammy happy, I could have cried. After they got our of the ER my daughter called they were sending Bennett to a burn specialist in Jackson and she needed me to ride with her. I quickly threw a few more things in my suitcase and left again.

Leaving and heading out into the unknown was really stressful, not only did we have a hurt baby but my house looked like a tornado had hit it when I left. In moving one wall and the plumbing they had cut a 3' by 3' hole in the floor and there was a pile of dirt in my laundry room, soon to be pantry floor. Did I forget to mention I'm a perfectionist who can't stand things out of place in her house. Lord help me!
hole in the laundry room floor

After our trip to Jackson I returned home to see what progress had been made, I hated to leave my little man and baby girl but knew that I had work to do. When I got home this time the pile of dirt was concrete so that was better. Honey noticed a small leak in some of the plumbing but it didn't look like anything big. I went to wash up some of our cloths from the week and when I turned the washer on it just made this terrible noise. I asked Honey did I have water going to the washer and after checking we discovered that I didn't have hot, cold only but that would work.

Saturday night Honey told me that I had to pack up and leave my bedroom downstairs and live upstairs due to the dust being so bad and my allergies. So Sunday after church we set out to make upstairs our home. Until this time the upstairs was the only thing normal in my house and now it would no longer be normal so I had my first melt down. I cried and cried and Honey just couldn't understand, after all he was trying so hard to please me and make my home even better and here I am crying so hard that I can't tell him what was wrong. I think he took it personally that I wasn't happy with all the remodeling going on. That wasn't it at all friend I just wanted something normal in my life and looking around it doesn't seem that it will ever be normal again.

I know you too may think I'm crazy but then maybe some of you can relate to what I am saying. I have faith enough to believe that everything is going to turn out great but what about now? How do I live as normal as possible with less stress?

Last night and this morning I have spent some time with Jesus, I keep thinking maybe I've got some growing up to do so things like this don't affect me like they do. If this is the case Lord Jesus as hard as it is to say, "Rock my World" because I do want to grow up! Even as I'm writing this I feel more at peace so maybe I'm doing just what I needed putting my thoughts down on paper.

Today I set here wondering what do I do now. I still have a lot of packing up to do and Honey and I need to run to Starkville this afternoon. I haven't started picking out the appliances for my new kitchen and I hear they want to start putting in cabinets next week? What about the floors and who's going to paint the walls and on and on and on.

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

You Won't Believe Your Eyes!

When we bought the house we are now living in we had plans for a major remodeling job and now almost three years have passed and we have finally started remodeling.

Last summer we had a crew come in and take down a lot of trees, I'm talking about around twenty trees and it made a major difference. I didn't realize how much sunlight was blocked from the house because of so many trees and after they were removed instantly my allergies started getting some better.

Or first project was landscaping. A crew came in and took up every tree, shrub and bushed planted around the house. They have replanted some of the old and brought in new. It looks like a different house on the outside. I think the only thing left with this job is sodding the yard.

We have a contracting ripping out windows, doors and walls in the kitchen now. No I do not have a kitchen at this time we feel like we are camping out. I have an electric toaster oven and my coffee pot and we are getting by with that. We are also leaving town now and then so that the crews can work without our standing here and watching, I'm sure they appreciate that!

The remodeling of the house is basically going to completely change the downstairs floor plan. When they are through I will have a large kitchen and pantry, new laundry room, new master bath and we are adding Steve his own closet. Not that ours isn't large enough but then we will have a his and hers I'm excited!!!!

So if you have never been to my house you'll have to visit and look at the photos of the old floor plan first you won't believe your eyes!

So I'm writing this to let you know there will not be any new recipes for sometime but look out when my kitchen is finished with my designated gluten free areas I will probably go crazy cooking. I love to cook and eating out and making do with a toaster oven is all ready getting old. Don't give up on me just wait to see what's coming!!!

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Easter in your Kitchen