John and I have been married for 35 years and we have finally decided we needed a King sized mattress! We went to Ashley Furniture, where our daughter, Megan works and we bought one. It was delivered on Saturday and it is wonderful!! The Queen sized bed we moved into the front guest room. So now when we have guests we have two Queen sized beds to offer everyone. Now I have to decide if we want to have a headboard, footboard, etc. anymore. I am liking the no footboard bed, but the comforter falls to the floor in the night if you fold it down. I would like a head board but now I have to decide if I want a wood one or a material covered one. Decisions, decisions! I am leaning towards a material one, but now I'm thinking I only want one that come just above the pillows, so a wood one would work for that. I have talked to Jenny about she or Kevin painting me an abstract painting in an oblong for over the bed. I'm thinking sand, sea and sky abstract. I've seen them done before and I love them. John likes them too! Here is the bedroom the way it is now:
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
|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
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
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.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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:
So change is sometimes good and in this case it is very, very good!
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!|
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!