Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Catchin' Up!

1. Among the beautiful bluebonnets we are seeing everywhere in Texas at the moment are the lovely little orange flower known as the Indian Paintbrush. Here's a picture of them. Along the ditches there are so many that the ditches appear to be orange.

2. I really do have some crazy Facebook friends, so here a couple of the things sent through the media this week:


I hope #2 doesn't offend you, but it just reminded me of how some people don't even think of how they look when they go outside or to the store or the beach!

3. Easter Sunday was fun. Here's hubby and me, him carving up the turkey for dinner. He found an apron with our last name on it, and uses it for such occasions.


4. We have purchased a new home, under construction, to be completed by June 30th. We get to pick out all the flooring, the paint, the granite, and the light fixtures, as well as the cabinet stain, so that's a good thing. We had a challenge with the trays in the ceilings, such as in the entrance way.

In the following picture you can see the color of the stone in the fireplace, which is also on the outside of the house, along with some colors we picked out. Daughter #1 helped me with the colors. We are painting the walls and ceilings except for the trays in those that have them, which are being a different color. In the case of the entry way and the dining room, the darker gray. The dark blue is for the front door inside and outside. The flooring is a hickory.

5. Boys will be boys. As the kids and us were visiting the new house, grandson wanted to go outside to look around. No problem, right. Here's where he ended up in his Easter clothes.
Mom and Dad just stripped him down, brushed him off, and headed home shortly thereafter.

It was a wonderful week. Our current home went on the market on Tuesday, so we will see how it all goes. I'll keep you posted.

Have a great weekend!
Linda Kay

39 comments:

whiteangel said...

How wonderful...a new home. Congratulations and I do hope yours sells quickly. I sold my late fater's house which was left to me in 3 days...amazing.
The flowers on the side of the road look good, I imagine very picturesque.
Boys will be boys :)
You and your husband are looking good...

Romi C said...

Congratulations on your new house!

I've never seen Indian paintbrushes where I live. They are lovely.


Have a great weekend.

eileeninmd said...

I love the pretty flowers..Love the shot fo you and your hubby! Congrats on your new house..It is exciting to decorate a new house from the beginning.have fun! Have a happy Friday and weekend ahead!

Joyce said...

So much to comment on here-first the flowers! So pretty! And your grandson : ) We are on the market which is pretty slow in our part of the country, but we're going to build so we've got time. SO many choices though, about every little thing. It's a little overwhelming.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

You have a lovely new home! Those ceilings and the fireplace are really cool! Texas's botanical marvels must be in their full glory now!

Tom said...

Interesting how common names of flowers are used all over the country. We have Indian Paintbrush here which is not at all like yours. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Rebecca said...

I love seeing pictures of the Texas wildflowers. #2 Picture - lol - no offense here because I agree! Good luck with the new house. These are some busy and exciting times for you. Glad your kids kept their cool with the boy! Hilarious.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Congratulations on your new home!

Tabor said...

Big changes and I am surprised at how calm you seem to be.

John's Island said...

Hi Linda Kay, Another nice Friday post ... Wow, I love the Indian Paintbrush. Wish you would post more photos of them. Have a great weekend!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

a great photo of you and Hubs.

Amy at love made my home said...

Wow, exciting news about your new home!!!! You must be thrilled about it. I hope that the sale of your current home goes well and that you are very happy in the new one!! I loved the two pictures in your second thing, so funny!!!! Thank you so much as always for joining in! I hope that you have a great weekend - and that all goes well with the house listing! xx

Jeanne said...

Good morning Linda Kay, I am sorry I haven't commented this week I am finally over a bad flu bug. I actually thought yesterday was Friday and Beverly at How Sweet the Sound likes us to post by 3:00pm on Friday. So silly but that bug was a bad one.

A new home is so exciting for you. I love the colors, the ceiling and the fireplace brick. Picking out colors for a new home is sooo hard. It was great that your daughter could help you. I am looking forward to seeing more. The photo of your grandson is a hoot. You gotta love kids. They find fun where ever they are. Lol.

Love the jokes and I agree that some of the things people wear is shocking. I think they just don't see how they look. Yikes.

We too had a nice Easter. The pic of you and your hubs is cute. Bill is never in the kitchen and I am glad. He would not be helpful! HA!

Have a good weekend.
xo, Jeanne

PS: I love the painted flowers.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, the last photo made me laugh! congratulations on the new house!!!

Linda M. Carmean said...

Wonderful getting that new home! How exciting! Just had to shake my head over that last photo. Had a similar incident on the Monday evening after Easter here with the two 13-yr-olds! :-) But it wasn't nearly that bad! :-)

Linda M. Carmean said...

By the way, loved the two "funnies!"

Pamela Gordon said...

How exciting to move into a new home soon! I would be a bit stressed in picking out colours, fixtures, flooring etc. I think but it would be nice to have a brand new house. Thanks for visiting and your comment on my gallery wall. I appreciate it. Have a great weekend. Pam

Latane Barton said...

Such pretty paintbrushes! I bet that is a great contrast to the blue bonnets.
I do love Walter!! I think V. P. Biden looks like him. (grin)
A new house... oh wow. How exciting. See you again soon.

DeniseinVA said...

That last photo made me laugh and I thought just typical of little boys. Exciting about your new home and picking all those pretty colors. The brickwork looks great too. Lovely photo of you and hubby.

Lexa Cain said...

What great news about a new home and being able to set it up exactly as you want it! I don't mind older people asking for advice about tech things - what bugs me is when they won't even try. Great pic of your kitchen and the turkey-carving hubby! So funny about your grandson and his Easter clothes. Have a lovely week!

Mike said...

Sometimes the ditches are the best flower gardens.

Lilly's Mom said...

I haven't seen Indian paintbrush footers for years. Lovely photos. I'm sure you are excited for your new home.

Gosia k said...

Having a house is a fantastic idea.. The flowers are nice we don't have these species in Poland

Betsy Adams said...

Congrats on the new home purchase. Is this your 'retirement' home? We scaled down in 2002 when we bought this little house all on one level. PERFECT as we age!!!!

Love the Texas Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush and Evening Primrose this time of year in Texas.... (MISS THAT.)

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Linda W. said...

The pic of your grandson in the sand made me laugh! Boys will be boys!

William Kendall said...

Now I'm trying to recall the comedian-ventriloquist who uses that old man doll in his act!

Revrunner said...

It's like a mansion!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Love the lowers and the colors of the fireplace. Such a happy photo of you two! Have a lovely weekend.

Wandering Wren said...

Looks like a happy Easter was had by all at your place, hope you had a good break, in between getting the vacuum out to hoover up a bit of excess sand around the place!!! How lovely to have your daughter helping with interior decorating plans and hubby helping in the kitchen, what a delightful (and well trained family!) you have. Your new pad looks wonderful.
Wren x

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Hurrah for the new house, Linda.

Love the paintbrush pics.
~

Linda said...

Linda, I am so happy about your new house! Congratulations, and I hope everything works out well for you. Thanks for the laughs, I needed them. Here in Montreal today it was a dull, dark and windy day...and cold. There is still snow in some areas and we may get some more snow tonight, so no flowers yet here, but it is so nice to see yours.

Here in Montreal, where the snow has melted...there are puddles and mud.

knitbakecultivate said...

How exciting, a new house! I hope your house sale goes well, good luck with it all.

Christina said...

How exiting it is to choose all the fittings in a new house! Bury themselves in mud is exactly what my boys would do, it looks like too much fun. Shame I am a bit too old to do that myself. My kids would be mortified. Have a good weekend.

biebkriebels said...

I had some difficulties to comment at your blog yesterday, so I try again today. You have exciting times coming up with moving to a new house and selling the other one. Hope it won't take a long time to find a new owner for the house. The comic pictures are very funny, specially the one with the bikini!

Anonymous said...

meant to say our property taxes were a lot not a not..We pay and pay to live in a beauteous part of the USA, our only loves Austin Texas do you live anywhere near that city? she states it is the loveliest city and friendly people and eclectic and neat..Happy New Home..ciao!!!!!!!

carol l mckenna said...

Fun post and love the floral shot ~ so colorful! Great sense of humor!


Happy Weekend,
artmusedog and carol

Mrs Tiggywinkle said...

Hi Linda, how exciting - a new home! I look forward to seeing what happens next. x

blogoratti said...

Congratulations on the new home, and great images!

Carola Bartz said...

Congratulation on your new home - how exciting! Isn't it fun to pick out all the colors? I hope your home sells fast and you get a good price for it.

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