Wednesday, June 22, 2011

More Porch Sitting Time

We are having rain showers so we have all gathered on the porch for some reading and eating.
 I just picked up this book at the thrift store today I thought my husband would like it. While he is not much of a reader he seems to love it.
 A couple of posts ago I told you I would let you know what I have been reading. I found this author around Christmas and really enjoyed her book Ruby.  I read for pure pleasure. I read all sorts of things but at this point in my life nothing to heavy. I also read "How Starbucks Saved My Life" It was just OK  the message was right but he was such a name dropper from the Queen on down. A very sweet read is Can't wait to get to heaven by Fanny Flagg.
 At the dump I found this basket full of old garden gate and Martha Stewart Living I have read and passed on a few they are about 3 years old, I enjoy them anyway, and this old sprinkler it was love at first sight it has nice old green paint on it. Now what to do with it.hmmm A bracelet holder! it spins and a great way to organize them I have them thrown in a drawer at this point.
 When ever I see art work that I like at a thrift or yard sale and it is cheap I buy it. I think even if I had millions of dollars I would get my art this way. The paint by number is getting a frame and will hang on the porch the larger one will be hung with barbed wire in the living room.
We are off to Boston to a specialist on Friday I am scared to death. No more bad news! It is husband's birthday Saturday so we may take a little extra time there. I am all about the north end food. I hope you have wonderful plans for the up coming weekend.


Stacy Crawford said...

Great finds! Good luck in Boston!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Praying for peace and good news as you visit the specialist. Hope you can enjoy your time in Boston.

Rose H (UK) said...

Hi Cathy
Love the look of Norm Abram's New house, I've watched many,many This old house on Sky TV. He seems such a gentle sort of man, and the wood seems to blend with his hands as he works - though I'd love a workshop as kitted out as his!
Have faith, Boston will be fine. Hope you do take extra time there and celebrate David's birthday together.
All shall be well...
Hugs and best wishes to the birthday boy!
Rose H

Sharing Shadymont said...

Here's hoping you receive good news at the specialist on Friday!

I love the art and the sprinkler makes a perfect jewelry tree!

God Bless!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i enjoyed this post very much but MOST of all i am sending all good wishes for a GOOD report from the doctor....

i am putting you and your husband in my prayers...

and sending love,

The Barn Door said...

Will keep you in my thoughts for positive news on Friday! I love paint by number pics. They are becoming a popular decorating thing now!!

Julia said...

Cathy, I know that everything will be all right. There is so much new advancements in medicine that they can almost make miracles happen.

One of our parishioner, a woman was diagnosed with acute Leukemia and has gone through chemo and also had to have bone marrow transplant. It was a rough ride but she is now living a life happy and has resumed running her candy business and she is just so full of pep and joy. Her hair has grown back. She is still on medication though. To tell you the truth, everyone thought that she was going to die. She's a fighter and has decided to enjoy life to the fullest. And that is healing.

I still pray every day for healing for your husband.

I love those farm paintings. They only need a ram and your tender touch. Hugs. JB

yaya said...

Again, that porch sure looks familiar! So pretty and what a fun place to sit and read on a rainy day...I've just finished a whole bunch of Fannie Flagg books and the one you mentioned is really good. I like her style! She's so funny! I also love the art work you found. The winter scene would fit in nicely at my watch out!

Courtney said...

Oh, I hope you get good news at the Boston specialist! I'll be keeping you in close thought and prayer! I love the sprinkler. I used to collect those! Now, I don't know what I collect! LOL Your porch looks so yummy! Comforting and cozy. I read the Starbucks book...liked it...but I can see your point...he never outgrew his 6 figure income world! My son works for Starbucks now and likes it pretty well...I get great coffee out of it!
Take care my friend...good luck on Friday!

Kim said...

That sprinker is perfect for bracelets. You are so smart and creative.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
Positive thoughts and prayers coming your way.
I can't believe someone took that sprinkler to the dump. What a great find!
I'd love to join you for some hookin' on your beautiful porch!!!
Pug hugs :)

Ginger said...

My prayers are with you as you travel to Boston.
Your porch is so cute. I know you must enjoy some quiet time there. I love the treasures you find. Smart lady.

Til next time...
God bless and keep you.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Looks like you've scored again at the dump and thrift store!

Keeping your hubby in my prayers for a good report. Are you going to MGH ~ Man's Greatest Hospital . . .

Enjoy the North End, will you go to Mikes Pastry? If so have a lobster claw for me!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

I'm sendling lots of positive vibes your way ~ expect the best!!! And I love the bracelet idea for the sprinkler ~ genius, I say!!

Sabrina @Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

Don't forget to go to Mikes Pastry for dessert... yummy
hope the test turn out the way you want them.

AshTreeCottage said...

What a lovely cozy porch you have. My heart is with you and your husband and I am praying for good news!

Hugs and lots of love,
Susan and Bentley

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi Cathy , Were all pulling for you! Sending good thoughts and prayers. Your finds when your out and about are so much fun to check out. I love your porch so pretty!!!
hugs Cheri try not to worry...

Connie said...

Lots of goodies there. Best wishes to you when in Boston, and enjoy the dining opportunities.

Balisha said...

Good luck at the doctors in Boston. Keeping you in my prayers.Your porch looks so inviting. A nice place to read a book. By the way, my Mom painted a scene like the winter one. She did lots of paint by numbers. Have a successful trip...Balisha

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I love all of your finds. That old sprinkler is definetly a keeper.
Would love to have a screened in porch like your beautiful one.
My prayers for good news in Boston.
Enjoy your trip and be careful

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Porch Sitting. Good for the soul. A wonderful indulgence ;)

You have my prayers for the appointment in Boston. You and your Hubby are in my heart. An early Happy Birthday to him in case you get busy and can't post. FOOD!!!!!!Oh yeah, Oh yeah!

*The Old Geezer said...

Happy Birthday to your husband. I hope you have a great time! :-)

Dianne said...

Your finds are always amazing! I hope and pray it is good news when you see the specialist. I will keep you both in my prayers.

Ginger said...

Just wanted to stop in and let you know both of you are in my prayers.
I hope you have a blessed week.

In Christ,