It's cold, rainy and blustery outside, but we're cozy in our little farmhouse. Dayle and I didn't leave our home all weekend, but the kids went shopping on Saturday and yesterday Kristi's mom took the boys for the morning, to a movie and McDonalds for lunch. Yesterday afternoon I organized a cleaning party of the living room. I wanted to get started getting the house all spiffed up for Thanksgiving, 10 days from now. I began waxing the baby grand piano and had to call in reinforcements with longer arms. My son Travis finished it up and then sat down to play a short tune he's played all his life - Fur Elise. I pulled out my old "how to" piano books and he started working his way through. I was impressed how he began to play with both hands and it was sounding good! I also sat down when he took a break and was practicing my old favorites. I'm rusty!! I am going to work on "Silent Night" to play when the family is all here for Christmas.
Practice, practice, practice! OH.. behind my son is my grandparents Hoosier style kitchen queen cabinet. Yes, it needs tidied up. The basket on top I found in my grandparents chicken house in Oklahoma, it's woven of oak. I love the fact that my grandma collected eggs in this. I will try to get it spiffed up and take some photos to share with you.
Dayle loves when someone plays the piano and sits on the sofa to listen.. the boys sat by grandpa and he showed them our family photo album. Our poor old sofas are very scratched up by our Lucy cat. Now that she is no longer with us, we need to start looking for some new furniture. I have no idea what to look for. I once crocheted lace valances for these windows and hubby just informed me that he found them in the barn in a box full of mousey ruination. ::sigh:: I think I might need to make some new ones. These windows look a little "bare".
I have a deal with the boys. They love to play Angry Birds on my iPad, so each evening they each get 15 minutes on my lap to play. It's a crowded lap. Buddy on the left, Caleb playing, Hayden watching every move and me trying to get some crocheting done on Caleb's blanket. :-)
Tonight I will be leading the Annual Meeting for the Friends of Multnomah Falls. I've been nominated for my 4th year as President. After this year I will pass the baton on to the next person. The lodge at the falls treats us to the space for the event plus a buffet for us! I hope you are cozy wherever you are. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)