Hello my friends, I hope you all had a happy and blessed day.
It was my plan to sleep in this morning but the town workers had other plans. I thought it was thunder that woke me at 7 am but it was the the sound of trucks, backhoes and workers. They were repairing and paving the street. What a noise!
I had no choice so I got up had breakfast and made ready for the day. I had no plans really other than going to Curves but my quiet day turned into a busy and productive one. I read the paper, spent time on my computer and then met my friend at Curves. We did our 30 minute work out and then we met 2 other friends from Curves at Tim's for coffee. It was fun as we chatted and laughed over our coffee. I really enjoyed my time with the ladies.
When I got home and finished lunch I decided to clean my buffet and hutch. I can't believe it took me as long as it did. I emptied and sorted everything. I put many things such as candles, tablecloths, napkins and odds and ends in a box for charity then washed all my crystal, china and polished my silver. I also polished the wood and cleaned the glass doors. This evening I turned the light on in the hutch and it looked lovely, everything was sparkling and so clean, I don't know why I don't do it more often. As I was putting everything back and arranging them so many things reminded me of something or someone. The gravy dish that my mother in law received as a wedding gift, the set of crystal wine glasses that my mum started me collecting and the 25th Anniversary Cake Plate that was given to my mum and dad at their 25th Anniversary party. I also remembered my grandmother as I put her Blue Boy and Pink Girl plates in their plate stands. She loved those plates and I smiled as I remembered how she would gently wash them and put them away after a family get together. I remembered my trip to London as I placed my Harrod's coffee cups back in their special place and lovingly touched the crystal cruet my husband had bought for me when he was in Norway. Beautiful table cloths and napkins, gifts from my Aunts were folded and placed in drawers. I realized just how special this old piece of furniture was to me. I walk by it every day and barely notice it and it was today I truly appreciated it and all the loving memories it held inside. I am never going to take it for granted again. So much of my life and the lives of those I loved are within my Buffet and Hutch.
I started cleaning the Dining Room and everything in it around 1 o'clock and finally finished at 6:30 tonight. It smells good, looks great and I am so pleased. No, I hadn't planned on this project today and maybe that's why I took the time to enjoy it all, even polishing the chairs and the pedestal table. It was fun!
Our mornings have been so cold, I had the furnace on for a while when I got up but by afternoon it was 25 degrees. I had all the windows and doors opened, ceiling fans on and early this evening I turned the A/C on in my bedroom to cool off the room. It is now almost 11 o'clock and has really cooled down.....Fall is on it's way.
I want to thank you all for your prayers and please continue them, as there are still many things that need to be sorted.
Good Night my friends, God Bless and as always many, many Hugs.......:-)