Sunday, September 21, 2014

What a beautiful weekend!

I took this picture this afternoon in our backyard!  This weekend has been gorgeous!  There is a nice breeze filtering through the trees, the sky is Carolina Blue, the sun is shining and the humidity is almost non-existent!!  What a truly lovely day in Mint Hill!  I hope your weekend is just as beautiful!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Painted the Front Door and New Color!



Well I decided the front door was just too blah!  I wanted to paint it a color that would "pop".  I chose Valspar's Ancient Burgundy.  It turned out so pretty.  Now I think I'll paint the 2 sets of shutters on the second floor the same color.  I am really happy with the way the door turned out. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

What a really crazy week!!

Fountain at work outside my window


This week has been a busy one!  I was offered a job by a company that has offered me a job with them 3 times.  This time it was too good to pass up, so I took it!  I will be an office manager/construction administrator for a high-end residential builder who also does commercial framing and siding.  My boss also just opened up a millwork company!  Very ambitious!  Can't wait to start working there on 9/29!

Gave notice at my present job.  Very nerve wracking for sure!!  Glad that is done!

John has been home all week with pneumonia.  I have been doing my chores and his (including mowing the front lawn on Sunday).  So glad today the Dr. told him he doesn't have pneumonia anymore and that he can go back to work on Monday.

I really think that is enough for this week!   Tomorrow I will painting my front door a beautiful burgundy color!  I also want to make a nice Autumn wreath for the door.  Megan told me she would help me create one!  I got some lovely ideas on pinterest!

The rest of the weekend will be resting up from this crazy week!  What do y'all have planned?


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Autumn is on it's Way!!





You wouldn't know it today due to the heat we experienced in Charlotte  (100 degrees) but there are signs that Autumn is on its way!  I do enjoy this time of year.  Not only for the cooler weather but the leaves changing, apples are abundant, pumpkins start arriving at Farmer's Markets, etc., etc.  This weekend I made the first apple crisp of the season!  I love the smell of cinnamon wafting through the house while the crisp cooks in the oven.  I will have to get some mums for the urns out front soon.  I sprayed the urns a shiny black this spring, so the mums will look beautiful in them.  The squirrels have also been gathering nuts for their winter storage.

HAPPY FALL Y'ALL!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sunset in Mint Hill, NC

It was a great day here in NC!!  A little humid but I can deal with that.  Tonight Jenny and the boys had dinner with us.  We went into Mint Hill to The Creamery and had ice cream.  Jenny and the boys left and headed home.  John and I decided we would take a drive.  The sunset was just gorgeous on our drive.

When we got home the sun was still going down.  We sat on the front porch and enjoyed the sun going down.  I thought I would share it with you!






Wednesday, August 13, 2014

My New Job is Wonderful!

On July 21st I started my new job with C.F. Evans Construction.  I went for training in Orangeburg, SC at the home office for 2.5 days.  Everyone was so nice and I enjoyed the training as well.  Then I started in my office here in Charlotte that following Monday.  I work with 2 project manager, an estimator and a divisional manager.  It is a much slower place than I had at my last job, which I held for 7 years.  That is a huge plus for me!

Here are some pictures of my new office:

This is my office.  Or I guess I should say part of my office.  I don't know if you can see the beautiful fountain that is in the lake outside my office!  Just gorgeous!
I went on a job walk yesterday in an office building uptown.  This was taken from the 23rd floor.  You are looking at the Charlotte Knights baseball field! Wouldn't you love to work in an office overlooking this!!

John and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary on Monday and he had these beautiful flowers sent to my office!
So change is sometimes good and in this case it is very, very good!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Interview Tomorrow!!!

Hi Everyone!  Please send good job vibes out to me tomorrow a.m. at 8:30.  I have a job interview!!  It is with a really good company and I'm really excited about it!  I'll let you know all about it after the interview!  Hopefully this is something good that will happen in my life after all the bad lately!

A big storm is brewing here so I better sign off!  Talk to you all tomorrow!

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!