Monday, November 9, 2009

What a Big Week

What a big week we have ahead of ourselves.  Tomorrow is a  walk-thru at my parents new home.  I will be doing that for them since they are 2 hours away.  I have a list of things that I have to check on for them and my Dad has given me some other instructions so my notepad, pen and camera are ready.

This Saturday is a very special day for my husband and I because we will be celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary.  He is taking me to Amish Country for the day and I asked if he would take me to this restaurant that my Grandpa use to take me to and he said that would be fine.  I love thinking about old times I use to share with my grandparents and for me to sit down and have lunch there…..well, it would be a nice treat!  We will then head to Amish Country for a day of window shopping.  I know, I know…..why go when you can’t buy, but we have to watch our money and lunch in itself will be a treat for me.  I hate not having the money I use to have….. it is so hard at times especially when I use to be able to just buy whatever I wanted to buy, but times are tough and I have to remember that I get to stay home with Cameron which is a blessing and a gift in itself.  I hope to get a little something from my hubby, but we will see.

I have been trying my best to stay busy lately.  I have had alot on my mind and it is best to keep busy so that is what I have been doing.  I haven’t been sleeping very well because our mattress is just awful, I had some people in my husband’s family tell me how to raise my son, that what they were doing wasn’t going to hurt them and they walk all over Shawn and I and it is quite hurtful.  I spent the afternoon, yesterday evening and today trying to get calmed down about it, but it is quite bothersome.  It is an ongoing thing and I am just personally getting sick of it.  It is not like I can hardly do anything about it when they are “family” so we at times just bite our lip and let them walk all over us and not respect us as people or parents instead of speaking up and making waves.  I long for some guidance so any help or suggestions from you all would be so appreciated.  I sometimes wish I had more nerves to speak up, but that just isn’t me and instead of creating a mess between my husband and his parents…..well, I just let things be.  Anyway, I have been re-arranging a few things here and there and thought I would share some pictures.  Do you all remember these bowls that I re-finished?


Well, I decided that I wanted them on the side of my cupboard so I hung those up last night.  I also hung up one of my new signs that I made and also found something to put under that sign.  It took me awhile to get it all up because I was having a hard time trying to find something to put under my new sign.  So, what do you all think?



I also found a great place for my tallow berries too!  I put them in my new crock and I thought they looked great.  I might try to take a few out so I can put some elsewhere, but we will see.  I love the way they look in that crock.  So prim perfect!!  Thank you again Sherrie for your kindness.  It is greatly appreciated my friend.


I did however change things around a bit with this picture…..the updated and re-arranged picture is now being used as my header.  Gotta love it.  Well, I am off to start preparing my dinner.  I am fixing my Grandma’s chicken noodle casserole.  I thought it would bring back great memories plus Cameron loves chicken and noodles so we can’t go wrong there.

Hope you all have a great week!!

P.S.  Alot of you gals have asked me where I purchased the candle sleeves.  You can pick them up at any lighting store and might be able to find them at a craft store such as Michael’s, but I would always call first.  Thank you for the great comments.


In His service, Anne said...

We will be going to Sugar Creek after Thanksgiving, cant wait!! Family always has the knack to annoy huh?
LOVE those awesome!

Anonymous said...

You are one busy lady!
That was a great place to put your bowls, good choice.
I am sorry you are distressed about things said. It seems like you married a wonderful fellow and I'm sure whatever you two decide to do will be just fine. Many times I have to have my say in my heart and ignore many hurtful things. It's tough though. *hug*
Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. Have fun on your special day!

janie said...

Congrats on your anniversary!!

Enjoy reading your blog, sorry about the family issues. It is hard to ignore.

Love the bowls and your decorating,
enjoy, Janie

ohiofarmgirl said...

Your home is looking nice...and your trip sounds like a lot of fun...I know times are tough but try to look at it as though all you want in the world is to spend time with the man of your dreams.
As far as family go...well..been there done family hated it that we home schooled but of course now that my children had all A's in college well they think its the best thing we could have done??? You have to be Dianntha

appleberrycottage said...

I hear you about not having money. I quit my job 14 yrs ago to stay at home, but it's worth it. For some extra money, make some crafts and sell them. Keep the money for extras such as Christmas, or goodies for you.

american girl primitives said...


I love what you've done. Sometimes you have to tune out what others say to you. I know it seems from the time you get pregnant everyone has an opinion on just about everything. I can tell you're a great mom so just concentrate on that little man and don't worry about what everyone else thinks.

Staying at home provides so many challenges! Just know that someday he'll really appreciate it. I don't know how my kiddos will feel after I go back to work. It's so hard, try to carve a little bit of $$ for your prims even if it's from clipping coupons or eating out less. Try to find some wiggle room in your budget. As a teacher myself I know it's hard to live on that salary, such a shame too.
Take care,


Anonymous said...

Nov 5th was our 38th wedding anniversary.


Sherrie said...

Lisa, I love the berries in the crock...they look great!!! So glad you and Shawn have special plans for your anniversary...try to relax and enjoy. You have to pray about the family thing.and ask God to give you the strength to stay calm when it happens. You will soon let it roll off your back.People can only do to you what you allow them to. It is Shawn's family and regardless, he loves them so don't let it create a problem between the two of you. He has no control over how they act and I am sure it bothers him. God has given you a precious son and it is obvious that you both are excellent parents so I say keep the good work up!!!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY LISA! Enjoy your time in Amish country and I know the meal at your 'memory' restaurant will be just as you remember it from when Grammy and Grampy took you.

Please know that what you are doing in your life is YOUR BUSINESS, NOT ANYONE ELSES - THEY DON'T WALK IN YOUR SHOES!!!

You do whatever the way you and your husband want it/need it to be and that's all that counts. If not speaking up is working for you then that's good....

I guess I wouldn't want anyone telling me how to 'live my life' either, but causing problems and speaking out is something I wouldn't do either - I'd go on and CONTINUE WITH 'MY LIFE' AS I WANT IT! In the end, it's you and your husband and son that counts.

I know my words are of no help but it's how I would feel.

Hugs, Karen

UPON A HILL said...

Have a great time in Amish country! I have been there, fun place! While doing my shows, I met someone who goes to Northshore prims. in Wash. CTH. I immediately thought of you. I have to take a trip there. Sorry about the family issues, but they are not in your shoes.

Teri said...

(((((((((( Lisa )))))))) I'm sorry you're feeling so upset. You are a GREAT person and a wonderful not let anyone make you think differently!

I love the tallow berries (I want some, too!)

Take care,

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Happy Early Anniversary!

About the hurtful words from family. I think that stinks! If things get too bad, you may begin to harbor resentment towards them that could ruin your relationships. Maybe a nice talk will help? If things are discussed openly and respectfully, maybe a solution can be found.

Wishing you all the best.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!!

We been there and done that with my husband's family.Hang in there...and just keep doing what you're doing as you two are great parents. It took many years, but things are better now for us and we have a good relationship with his parents.

Have fun on your day out in Amish Country!!
hugs, Cindy

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Lisa!
I was blog hopping today and found your beautiful and creative blog.

Congrats on your anniversary coming up on Saturday. To go to Amish country, I can only dream. I live in Phoenix, AZ. but I so love the prim look so I am always looking for new blogs to visit and learn from. I love the way you hung the bowls from your cabinet, looked so beautiful, and I also loved that crow. How cute is that?

Thank you for sharing. It sounds like you have the same issues that we all have sweetie. Someone is always trying to tell another what they should do, could do, or must do. It never ends. I have been married 34 years, believe me I know this to be true. I just listen, smile, and then my husband and I decided what was best for our family, and that is what we did. Just don't take it to heart.

I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what you share next, and I would so love to see the pics from this weekend. Please pop over and say hi. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well.

Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

the primitive country bug said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your sweetie! It sounds like a wonderful day you have planned.
Sorry to hear that you're struggling with some family things. Remember that to forgive and forget is a choice. Give it over to God, He knows all about it.
I can totally relate to the finance end of things. I've been a SAHM for 17 years and I wouldn't trade it in for anything, but there have been many times where we've sacrificed in order for me to be able to stay home. It's all worth it!
Sending you hugs and warm blessings~ Birgit