Friday, June 18, 2021

TGIF June 18, 2021 Friday

Hi Everyone!  TGIF!  I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and weekend.  Stay cool!

I had a little upsetting day yesterday, I had to call my daughter, Jenny to take me to the ER.  I had horrible hip pain and it was so bad I was in tears.  I also had a fever (low grade) and nauseousness.  I was having a sciatica bout.  That stuff is not fun.  I got 2 shots and sent home with some Motrin and pain meds.  Today I am doing better but not house stuff for me for the next few days.  

Today is kind of sad day for me.  John would have been 67 today.  I know most of you know I lost John unexpectedly on 11/27/19.  I miss that man like crazy everyday.  I hope he is having a wonderful heaven birthday today!

This was a picture of John taken in 2019.  We were with the whole family at Lake Norman.  We always celebrated John's birthday and Father's Day together.  He had so much fun being with the family and doing things with the grandboys.  He was such a good man!  Love you to the moon and back sweetie!!

My contractor is moving right along with installing the kitchen cabinets.  He realized there were 2 cabinets that were not in the order, they are at his cabinet shop now being put together so Monday or so next week he will be able to put the rest in and start doing the crown mouldings and the fancy hood over the stove.  Flooring will be done at the end.  The flooring choice for the kitchen, downstairs half bath and breakfast room area will be an engineered hardwood.  It will also go into the adjoing next room which is the den.  Should be really nice.  Here are some photos of his progress:

This will be my laundry area.  I'll put shelves above the washer and dryer, the cabinet wrapped up is a pantry.  The flooring will be the engineered hardwood.  This is the breakfast room/butler's pantry area.  I will be painting this room Valspar's Polar Star.  This is the same color I painted my Master Bedroom.

This is the downstairs half bath.  The vanity is in, the AC register in the floor will be removed.  We had to move the entrance into this room, that is why there is a vent in the floor in the doorway.  They moved the new vent work over already.  When they put down the new flooring the vent will be removed, patched and no one will ever no it was there!

This is the part of the kitchen that will have the gas range installed.  The contractor will be making the hood over the range fancier than it is with trim.  There will be white subway tile as the backsplash.  Behind the stove will be a herringbone tile pattern with tile trim around it.  

This is part of the kitchen.  The opposite side of the room from the kitchen sink and window.  The top of the pantry cabinet will hold my microwave and coffee maker.  It don't want that on the counter.  the rest will be for storage, which I always need because I have such a large amount of kitchen items!

This morning I had to water my gardens.  Yesterday I was in no shape to do so and I forgot to ask Jenny to do it for me.  This is some highlights on my watering walk:

Yesterday when I went out to the fenced area to let the dogs out, I saw this out of the corner of my eye.  There was a turtle in my garden laying eggs!!  She is from the pond on the golf course, which is pretty far away from the house.  She had a long walk to lay those eggs!

One of my newly planted roses this year Oh Happy Days was blooming brightly this morning.  So pretty!

One of my daylilies that I brought from the old house decided to bloom today also.  I love the water drops from water on them, so pretty in the sunlight.

Pink Prelude has been my pride and joy this year!  It just keeps blooming and blooming.  Love it!

Pink Prelude up close.

Pink Prelude flower and some buds.

David Austin's Graham Thomas has been a consistent bloomer this year also.  I have alot of other buds on there getting ready to bloom.  So cheerful is this color rose!

I went to turn off the hose at the spigot and guess who was nestled down amongst the clover today,  Mr. Toad!  Scared me at first because I'm always on the look out for snakes.  I hope he eats some more bugs!

I wish everyone a happy Friday and weekend!  Enjoy the days, stay cool and have a wonderful time!




  1. I am sorry about your pain. Hope you are all better quickly. I know you miss John so much. Your home is coming together! Looking great.

  2. Love it
    Sorry about your husband

  3. Sherri, what a hard time for you. And then to have physical pain on top of it. I'm so glad you moved closer to your girls.
    Things are coming together. I love the colors you've chosen!

  4. Grief shows up on certain holidays even more so than on our day to day living. Understandable. We don't get over our losses, we just get used to living with it. I hope your pain has subsided, Sherri. Aches and pains are common as we age, but those major setbacks really cause havoc, don't they? Your roses are beautiful! Especially with the water droplets on them. How neat to find the turtle laying her eggs! I love seeing toads in my gardens....snakes I can do without!! Have a great new week! Hopefully you will be feeling ready to get back out and enjoy the weather. xxoo

  5. Hope by now you are doing better dear - I've known the pain of sciatica and it's really awful! John was such a dear man - you have been amazing coping as you do, I think you are awesome Sherri.
    House is coming along great.


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!