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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Kitchen Cabinets Knobs

The kitchen cabinets are needing more pizzazz. Why, you ask, would I be so concerned about them when I would eat every meal out if I could because I hate cooking anymore? Because I'm a woman, that's why. At a certain age, we would prefer to eat out, being lazy in our older years. I know there are women who just love to cook for their families for the big holidays. I ain't one of them! I'm sure there's a self-help group somewhere for them. I'll look into it if requested!

So, I decided to use some decals I made a couple of years ago of my own pathetic little rose. I think I used the wrong sealer and they sort of crackled. I did the top cabinets—all 9 of them—trying to convince myself they would be just fine once they set and dried. NO luck! Never fear; I am never without decals in this house, purchased or made by me.

So I took them off and replaced them with some I had in my stash of decals. I like these much better.

Here are a few different angles so you can see them better. It's difficult photographing them up this close with the flash, but I get much better photos with my flash than without when inside this house.


Random Thoughts:

We have 2 kids—a daughter and a son. They were born 11 1/2 months apart. Hubby had her potty trained and broken from the bottle while I was in the hospital having Keith. Yes, you can believe that; she was potty trained at 11 1/2 months.

While giving birth to Keith I almost died, but I didn't realize he didn't know this until this year when I mentioned it while we were all together for the blessing of Caroline, our newest addition to the family. It was just a casual mentioning of being in the hospital for 11 days and not seeing him for 9 days because of how sick I was. He was shocked. I never thought much of it and just never mentioned it to him I suppose. I had uremic poisoning.

But this isn't about the birth of him; it's about how I don't usually talk about one kid to the other. It's just how it's been in this family. Hubby and I keep our counsel to ourselves about our kids. But to think I'd never let our son know how sick I was when having him was a bit surprising even to me. I just don't pit one against the other. They're both mine and loved equally.

Recently I read where the government is mandating work places be given rooms for mothers to breast feed their babies. I think having a private "mother's lounge" would be fine, but does that mean the child is in the building and readily available? Let me tell you about my niece.

M works for a think tank in Washington, D.C. They are providing a room where mothers can pump into a tube that goes down to the nursery through the walls (not hand carrying!) and is available for the child. No contact with the child, just some person puts it into a bottle for him and he eats. What is this world coming to when mothers won't stay home to be with their infants and give them the personal attention they deserve? I was just astounded at this revelation. Institutionalized babies. Horrible. Human beings are a precious resource!

Pennies are made at the rate of 1,000 a second. The U.S. mint took more than 2 years to produce its first million coins, but today can make that many in 45 minutes.

The greed of today.
We talk all about the greedy evil bankers but they wouldn't have been paid all those millions if we hadn't been willing to buy the fantasy they were selling. So don't blame them; blame the people who were so greedy they thought they could buy anything they wanted. All of this got worse when we were willing to believe all that popular culture was feeding our desire for more and more stuff. It's one thing to see sports and movie stars in their mansions in a rarified world and we thought if they have it I should be able to have it. We bought that we felt we were entitled to. We thought we could buy what we wanted. This caused our values to change. Things don't matter; people do. And that's just one of the reasons we're in this situation today.

I hear people regularly say they have issues with something. It's not an issue; it's a problem or opinion. Calling it an issue tries to give it a "lofty" feeling. Call a spade a spade here and get over it.

To see the condition of the human heart, you must look first to where scientists will not admit to looking at all. It's that simple. ;-)


  1. Connie ~
    I love your decals on the knobs ~
    They are so pretty and I bet
    your kitchen looks wonderful!

  2. What an excellent post, as I drove past the Mall yesterday, (going to work because I have to) and saw the parking lot was full, I wondered why is everyone shopping? I can't imaging having the more money to spend and on what? Don't people want to stay home on holidays and enjoy each other?
    Glad that everything worked out when your son was born, you're right, we don't talk about those things, they are just the facts of what happened. It is good to know though that it all turned out well, and you and your son are both healthy and happy!
    Love the new look of the knobs, very pretty...and pink.
    WIshing you joy and peace for the New Year!!!
    Margaret B

  3. Love the knobs Connie - always a feminine touch to be had here.

    We're the same way with our sons. I just share the good news!


  4. G'day Connie ~ The knobs are nearly the same as mine. I so love them!!!

    Sometimes I look out into the world today .. & it is truly foreign to me!! I just can't imagine so much that goes on, or better yet, that doesn't go on. Mind boggling to say the least.

    Happy New Year sweet lady ... thank you for a wonderful year of friendship with you, looking forward to many more.

    Hugs & love ~

  5. Hi Connie, A happy New Year to you and love bunny! :) Uremic poisoning is a terrible thing. My Mom had it when my baby sister was born and Mom was in the hospital for a very long time and was near death. She had lots of wonderful people taking care of me and my brother and my Dad too during that time. My first baby was never born into this world and I had never told my two sons about it until recently. Like you said, ..... it just never came up. I had to read about the pumped milk three times before I completely understood it and still not sure. That's awful! Okay....enough dwelling on the bad. Love your rose knobs. :) xoxoxo

  6. Connie, you are a hoot!

    Like, you, I used to cook, shop, plan.
    Now we jump in the car and we can any ole thing our tummies desire without the fuss and muss of eating at home.

    Hmmmm, we're just as healthy [well reasonably healthy] as we've ever been.

    If you should hear of a self-help group I've a couple of friends I could head in that direction :^)

    Holiday Hugs,

  7. I love your nobs on the cabinets. When Momma redid the kitchen she picked nobs that have flowers on them too! They are blue and I think are forget me nots which work well with the walls of our kitchen and dining room. I simply love our cabinets. Momma and I have many different tastes in decorating, this was not one of them. I think your roses are beautiful!

    Also, in your random thoughts, great thoughts, they got me thinking about things like issues instead of problems and such.

    I do hope the new year is a good one for you. I am spending it with good friends. We will be playing games and having a good time with their children (who are also my students) I simply adore them. then again, I love all my students. I have the best.

  8. I totally echo your sentiments on raising babies Connie. I know most modern day women don't agree with my viewpoint but I say, why have them if you can't afford to stay home and raise them. Our children are precious and the greatest gift you can give them is YOU!!
    Getting down off my soap box now... I'm not usually so vocal about my opinion, but this one gets me everytime.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  9. I love your knobs! When you talked about the use of the word "issues", it made me think of how much I hate the word "Closure" When they use the word they are usually using it in relation to some horrid tragedy, of which there is no closure.


  10. Connie what a great post today. I stayed home with my children and never regreted a moment of it. I also didn't see my daughter until she was 9 days old--I got hepatitis B from a blood transfusion and was in a coma for those 9 days, but I told my daughter about it when she was a teenager. Life is precious and should be enjoyed at birth and their formative years.
    Love the new knobs---they are totally you. Wishing you and yours a Happy and Healthy New Year. Hugs, Pat

  11. Hi Connie,
    I came by to see what you have been up to as you are usually up to something pretty. Isn't it amazing how something simply like a pretty new knob can change the whole face of a room...I love your knobs, but I thought your little roses were very pretty, too!

    Hubby, as well as me, wanted me home with our children and except for just a few short times, I was. I enjoyed every moment and I know we could have given them more material things had I worked, but I think we gave them what is really important in life.....I have never talked badly about one of my five to the other and never will. I could not bear to say something bad about any of them. I love them too much!
    I had easy peasy pregnancies and I know I was very lucky....I always felt my best pregnant. lol! I am sorry you had to suffer with uremic poisoning and glad you recovered!
    Happy New Year!

  12. Knobs look even more vibrant than before, I like it.

    I agree with you on the child room with the moms pumping the milk and having it sent to the baby. What is going on in our society????

    I had to laugh outloud...I just wrote the word "issues" in my post today. I have been frustrated and definitely needed to lift up my problems to a whole other level! :0)


  13. They are to cute Connie!

    I wish you a very Happy and Healty New Year!!!



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