George recently took a job as an electrician at a paper mill. And it has been a big change. It is a job that we have been praying for over a number of months. And the door opened for this job in just the right time. But, it has been a cultural shock for us. I can't call him whenever I'm having one of my mid day melt downs, there is less freedom, and he has to wear these bright yellow safety shirts. I have to laugh to myself (or maybe out loud) when I see him pulling in our driveway in his topless jeep sporting his neon shirt. I just know he can't be missed on the road. He seems satisfied with the job and its new challenges though. So that makes me happy and the new opportunities it will lend to our family makes me smile even bigger. change that I know will bring growth and open doors.
Summer always starts off with triple birthdays. My birthday is on the 5th and Madison and my mother-in-laws is on the 7th. So I kind of feel for my husband because he always has his mothers, daughters, and wifes birthday to plan for at the same time. The 3 main women in his life. But... we always start the summer with celebration and that is always a good thing.
Ive been adding some special touches around the house.. And finding some neat items from my little treasure hunts through my grandfathers garage, hidden away in junk piles left for abandon, and strolling through our local flea market.
I love this colorful quilt I found buried in a closet at my grandmothers. It is no longer in hiding but now gives my sofa new life.
On the last picture. The globe was Georges when he was a little boy. The vintage movie camera was found buried in George's workshop. It was his friend Bo's, who died as a teenager in a car accident. The vintage piece of luggage was going to goodwill after a church yardsale. I grabbed it for free and now it stores all my sons matchbox cars and looks pretty cool on my bookcase.
The red S on the mantle was found at a craft store for a buck and I wrapped it in red yarn.
I love adding interest around my home, but even more than that, I love the hunt to find these neat pieces.
And of course there's the mud pie kitchen. What fun this has created for my kids, friends , and of course me. We found some great pieces for it in my grandfathers garage, and it has lended to hours of dramatic and imaginative play. Sure beats sitting inside all summer watching TV and playing video games.