Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Well.....the other night I could hear something in our bedroom but couldn't figure out what it was or where the noise was coming from.  But the next morning when I made the bed it felt wet when I tucked the blanket in.  So I lifted up the corner of our waterbed mattress and it was all wet underneath it.  Aaaauuuuugggghhhhhhh!!!!!  Upon checking around the bed I found the source of the noise I had heard the night before.  The water was dripping onto the carpet at the head of the bed.  I knew we were in big trouble.  Water under the mattress at the foot and dripping onto the floor at the head.  NOT GOOD!!!

SO!!!  I called Stephen and he took the rest of the day off work to come home and empty the mattress.  We quickly decided the bed was DEAD!!  A done deal!  No more patching.  No more, no more!!!  I figured we'd head on over to the waterbed store, pick up a new mattress, liner and heater and get us all set back up by nightfall.  But Stephen surprised me by saying that he figured it was about time we got ourselves a new BEDROOM SET!!!!  That we deserved a nice one as we had never had a new bedroom set before.  We've always had hand-me-downs from loving family.  Or, like our waterbed, leftovers from our waterbed store that we had years and years ago.  Our waterbed was a floor model in our store and we were happy to have it, but it wasn't brand new when we finally got it, or something that we picked out just because we liked it.  I got to thinking about how many years we've had that bed and was surprised when I realized it has been about 30 years!!  THAT is a LONG TIME!!!  Yes!  We did deserve a nice new bedroom set!!

Anyway, I was soooooo excited!!  We got the water all drained and threw everything away.  Then we headed to Kerby's to look at bedroom sets.  And we ended up with THIS!!

Isn't it just BEAUTIFUL!!!!  We loved the rustic country look it had.  And it is super well built.  It really fills up this small room, but that's okay.  We LOVE it!!  I think we need an electric blanket though.  I about froze to death last night.  I had the quilt, the throw, a comforter doubled up, and our old spread plus Stephen's snuggie like blanket over me before I could quit shivering last three in the morning!!  Made me wonder if I was getting sick or something.  But it was just that I'm used to the waterbed being warm and nice all the time and this bed doesn't come with a heater!!

It's really true what they say....when you fix something up nicer or get something new, you find other things that need to be fixed up as well in order to make the first nicer/new thing look good.  We knew we would need new bedding as we were going from the waterbed to a queen size regular bed.  And as I was looking for something we would enjoy having, I found the quilt (which Stephen actually picked out!!) and matching shams AND two decorative pillows in a bundled deal.  Awesome!  Then....there was a matching throw!  And matching curtains!  Stephen let me add them to the order.  After I placed the order he came into the room and said....I guess this means we need to paint.  I said that would be nice!  He said...what color do you want to do it?  I said we had to wait and pick a color from the new quilt.  When the order arrived and I got the bed all made up nice I noticed how bad our ceiling fan looks with it.  I told Stephen that we needed a new one to match the color of the bed frame.  And he agreed.  So now we will be going to Home Depot to get a fan....hopefully this weekend.  We also had to get the carpets cleaned before the furniture came.  They were not in good shape and plus the water leaking all over the floor.  So I have been kind of laughing to myself about how it has all added up and up to make this room look so nice.  : )  Now if I could figure out how to get a new house to put this bedroom in.....wouldn't that be fun?!! HA!!!

I got some new decorative boxes at Joann's on Saturday.  Kodi and I decided that since we were getting new furniture...her Daddy got her a new bedroom set too...I know!  We just had such a fun time shopping that day!!  Anyway!  We needed a nice way to store things we use all the time.  Something that would work well for that storage and be pretty at the same time.  So here are my new boxes!

Aren't they pretty?  And they carry out the garden theme somewhat.

Well, it was Kodi's birthday on Monday.  My baby is now 23 years old!!!  It was just a quiet day for us.  I made a nice spaghetti dinner for her and we got some Dunkin' Donuts for dessert.  I still need to make her the rainbow Jello dessert she likes to have for her special day.  Will try to do that in the next day or two.  We just had too much going on to be able to make it for her birthday.  It takes about six hours or so to make.

And then Valentine's Day yesterday.  I hope you all had a nice one.

And that's about it for this time!  I hope you are all looking for the simple pleasures in life.  There are so many of them to enjoy.  Here is one of ours:

That's our Teddi Bear.  She can't quite figure out what is going on around here.  Her whole safe little world was just thrown into turmoil and chaos for a couple days there causing her to go into hiding behind the couch.  So much hustle and bustle with moving things around, her people gone for hours and hours and strangers bringing stuff into our house, that big noisy machine running across the carpets, and now the bed acting so strange when she is up on it.  No more jiggling around and a bit scary to get up onto and back down from.  She can hide under it though!  Funny little critter!

Take care, Everyone!!  : ) 

Friday, February 3, 2012


This is NOT fun!  I can't sleep again tonight and I'm tired.  I went to bed just before midnight and tossed and turned for almost an hour.  I told myself to relax and tried to do that.  I told myself to quit thinking and tried to clear my mind out.  Nothing worked!!  I am so envious of my Stephen who is asleep almost before his head hits the pillow.  I lay there listening to him sleep soundly while I watch the numbers change on the clock.  NOT FUN!!

So now I'm up.  Just took two Melatonin to see if they will help.  And I read my scriptures for a little bit.  I'm tired.  I just can't sleep.

Today I got up and did dishes and got the laundry going first thing.  And then I started dejunking my desk area.  I got rid of all the colored paper, stickers, markers and colored pencils, coloring books and crayons, stencils.  Took a big box of it over to our new neighbor for her girls to use.  I think they will have a lot of fun with it all.  I used to use those things all the time.  But my crafting needs have changed and I'm tired of having all that taking up valuable space.  Now I need to reorganize the shelves all of that came out of.  

My body feels like there is a storm coming or something.  My arms and legs hurt and ache.  My knees, my elbows.  And my hands are not feeling all that great either.  I think we are supposed to get some wind and clouds, but no rain.  So I must just be having arthritis pain from my busy day.  But I'm so satisfied with all I did that it's okay.

I found a bunch of photos in a box when I was going through things.  Fun stuff!  Kaitlyn was just a baby in them.  And all the kids were so little.  Brought back memories to look at them.  I need to do a few scrapbook pages on some of them.  Like the one of Rylin with the seat of his pant totally black with mountain dirt.  I have another pic somewhere of the little boys blowing bubbles into a hole they had dug on that camping trip.  They had totally filled the hole up with them.  And then there were the pics of Chad and Heather's kids riding their little cycles.  I really need to get busy scrapbooking!!

I did get a layout done this week.  I scrap lifted it from a gal on Scrapgirls.  And I'm real pleased with how it turned out.  Took me hours to do.  Here it is.

I didn't have a template or anything to work with on this one so it took a long time to get everything just right.  I had to get a couple template kits to make the shapes I needed and everything.  And of course, the kit with all the papers and elements in it.  Fun stuff to add to my stash!!

I got all my purchases burned on to DVD's this past week too.  That was a big job.  I had four DVD's that I thought were burned and they weren't so I had to redo them also.  Plus months of stuff I had sitting in the burn folder waiting for me to get to.  I really need to stay on top of that better!

We had fun playing games with Stephen R. and Karma and the kids last Saturday night.  They came and had dinner with us and we watched a movie and then played games.  We enjoyed having them all here.  Should do that more often!

Hope everyone is doing okay!  Be sure to take some time to enjoy the simple pleasures as you go about your day.  They make a day much nicer!