Saturday, December 3, 2011

~ Saturday Smile ~

To say I'm a bit frazzled is putting it mildly. :-)   Tis the season, right?  Seriously, I was not in a good place on Tuesday due to the bankruptcy announcement by AMR.  I do realize that we, as humans, are not in charge...God is. He will handle it in a perfect way.  Early Wed morning, my daughter's oldest dog, Coco Chanel, had a seizure and was very ill. She was 17 so we knew time was limited with her, however, it doesn't matter how long you've had a pet, it's never long enough. We took her to the emergency hospital and she crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. It's very difficult to adjust ~  I did thank her for choosing that day as Thursday was my birthday and I would not have wanted it to happen then.  I had a wonderful day of calls, cards, emails, etc. and feel very blessed to have such incredible family and friends.

I went over to the apt office to pay my rent and spoke to the manager. She's new and a very nice person!  I advised her that my lease renewal forms had not been received and we discussed that. I asked about having lighting outlets/ceiling fans installed in my bedroom and the living room. She said of course, they would contact an electrician right away. It's so weird that there's only 1 ceiling fan and it's in the room I use as an office/art room.  I really want a pretty chandy in my bedroom so now that will be possible.  The biggie??  I asked to have all the cabinets painted ~ the kitchen and both baths. They are currently an oak ~ so 80's and yucky, IMHO. The painters are due here Monday morning!!  I just cannot wait to have them finished....they will all be white.  What I must do is remove EVERYTHING from all the cabinets!  Just like packing to move ~ which I did twice last year and it's not fun. The end result will be so worth it though!  I feel like a kid at Christmas with these improvements ~ so fun. :-) 

My daughter & s-i-l put my Christmas tree up last Sunday and then she decorated it. I'm still adding ornaments but the rest of the decorating will have to wait  until after Monday. I just love the twinkle lights on the tree ~ they are clear and so peaceful to me. I love turning off all the other lights and just enjoying the tree.

I haven't really had time or felt like reading blogs and responding to everyone so please forgive me for not dropping by. I will be better after this house "re-org".  :-)  I'm grateful for everyone that takes the time to stop and leave a comment...it does make my heart happy!

Have a blessed Sunday ~

8 comments:

Julie Harward said...

It's a crazy world for sure...and I am sorry about the dog. White cabinets sound great, can't wait to see pictures! I love to just sit and soak up the tree also! Have a good week. :D

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh, I'm sorry about the doggie, our pug Ben had to be put to sleep last April too, he was 13 and very sick, I still miss him so. I'm glad they're painting your cabinets, great. Can't wait to see. Have a happy Sunday. FABBY

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

So sorry about the dog. It is too quiet just while my dogs are at the groomers. It will definitely be a big adjustment. All of this stress of the redo in your apartment will be so worth it. I can't wait to see.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I am sooo sorry to hear about the grand-dog! I know for a fact there is nothing easy about that, having been through it. Anyhoo, congrats on the re-do's. This may be The Good Lord's way of distracting you from your worries that He is taking care of? Take lots of pics and show ASAP!

Lisa said...

I am so sorry about Coco. Losing a pet is so difficult - they are like family to me. Nothing like a spruce up around the home to give you a lift. I am a huge lover of white kitchen cabinets. Any oak that passes in front of me gets the treatment.
Hugs,
Lisa

Diana @ Our Vintage Home Love said...

Sorry to hear about the dog, Pat. White cabinets will be so much fun! Have a great week!

Linda Chapman said...

It's a big job but you will be SO happy when it's done! My son works for AA....I am praying too! God has a way of working things out!

Ginger Zuck said...

It will be worth it in the end. You'll really be smiling then!