Sunday, June 21, 2015

Until Monday ...

                 Saw this at Facebook. Looooved it.

Oh my goodness. 

I didn't even move tons of furniture yesterday (but enough), yet all week I have gone up and down the stairs a lot, carrying our way-too-much-stuff up there. Now I'm carrying it back down. And I am so tired.

But the new carpet is in (yay!) and it's beautiful. Took only 2 hours of Tom and I hanging-out in Debra's World upstairs. We had 1 tiny complaint, though--you can see the old carpet in Tom's room when his door is shut (we noticed only after the guys left). But that's most likely his fault because communication is not his strong suit (long story, has to do with him telling them we'd put carpet in his room later). So we'll not quibble and try not to point it out to everyone, as Tom enjoys doing. Pointing out things gone wrong, that is. Er hem.

Anyway. Afterward while I dragged myself around putting only a few lamps and knick-knacks back and Tom was on the floor re-hooking-up my computer, he said, "I just can't handle this kind of thing like I used to." 

To which I replied, "See? I told you we're both decrepit now. We're gonna be stuck here we get to live in this house for the rest of our lives. Another move would probably do us in."


So while I'm recuperating/puttering/reading my new book (and this one, also), let me send my fellow cat lovers (and others) to this blogger's story. May you enjoy it as much as I did.


Pictures of the new carpet will follow tomorrow. Maybe. Hopefully. :)


Happy Father's Day to all!



Debbie V. said...

I know someday we may have to do the carpet thing - probably after our corgi Heidi (she's 9 now) passes away though. Her hair is part of our carpet now and I can't see doing that to another carpet.
I bought Amber a Lois Lenski book when she was little - I loved it. I learned a lot about planes. I'm really curious about the one about the South

Debra said...

Hi Debbie! I love all of Lenski's regional books. In the 40's and 50's she'd visit with families in whichever U. S. area she wanted to write about, live with them, interview them, then return home to write a novel using composite characters. Some favorites are Judy's Journey, Strawberry Girl, Houseboat Girl, Flood Friday, Prairie School, etc. But really, any in her special regional series are wonderful and the characters become so real. Usually I can't read just one. I must read however many I can get my hands on. :)

Once or twice a year, amazon's kindle store sells a few of these for .99 cents or for a couple dollars. Right now they're free with Kindle Unlimited.

We Live In The South is a bit different because it contains 4 stories. They are short and a delight and as always, Lenski's illustrations are perfection. Yet since the stories are short, we don't get to know the children and their families as well.

Can you tell I really enjoy these? Thanks for commenting!... Blessings, Debra

Mimi said...

Hi, Debra!

First of all, thanks so much for sharing the link to my blog with your readers. I have so appreciated everyone stopping by to read Licky Lou's story.

Next, I loved the Lois Lenski books growing up! I also noticed in a previous post that you mentioned Rosamond duJardin's books--LOVED those as a teenager! I wish today's teenagers would embrace such sweet love stories. It seems like the YA lit now is so dark and gloomy...

I had to chuckle at your mention of the "Hobbit Cottage"--once upon a time we had a "Hobbit House" in our lives. :-)

Have a wonderful Sunday and thanks again for sharing the blog love!


Dewena said...

How this resonated with me! My husband and I have pretty much decided, no more projects! Only little things, no turning the house upside down ever again. I've even decided to love the yellow paint that's been in3 rooms for 11 years rather than the upheaval of painting again.

I remember a Lois Lenski book about the first Thanksgiving that I used to read my children.

And I just noticed the David Grayson book on your sidebar. I think I have almost all of his, in the old editions and I reread them every few years.

Debra said...

Hi Mimi! I so enjoyed your story about the miracle of Licky Lou. (Especially loved your observation re: the vet with 2 one-eyed And what a delight to meet another fan of Rosamond du Jardin! I still own most of her books and rereading them is so restful. How fun that you once had a Hobbit House! :) Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again.

Dewena-- sounds like we're in a similar phase of life! I love how you've made some changes rather than struggle needlessly. To me, that's wisdom, something needed more than ever as we age. And I love that you're also a David Grayson fan. Don't his books just calm your very soul? They do mine, indeed. :)

Thanks, Ladies! Blessings, Debra