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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I've Done It For 52 Years!

I've added even more photos to my Pinterest page. Go visit it and see them. I know you'll love all the images.

A few weeks ago at church, hubby invited some friends over for dinner before he told me he was going to do it. He's such an entertainer and social animal; I'm not. That wasn't a problem really, but he drove me crazy that afternoon.

The friends were invited over for leftovers from Christmas—ham. It was a beautiful and huge ham and although, I love ham I didn't particularly want it for 4 or 5 meals. Hence, we invited them to help us eat it. He fretted like a little ol' lady about dinner. Remember, I've been cooking his meals for almost 52 years.

Hubs: What about potatoes?
Me: I'll mash a big pot so you'll have some leftovers for next week.
Hubs: Great! Sounds good.

Hubs: What about salad?
Me: What about it?
Hubs: Could we have some coleslaw?
Me: What if I just make a fruit salad?
Hubs: OK! Good, good.

Hubs: What vegetable should we have?
Me: I'll make my famous fried corn.
Hubs: Ooooh, yeah, that sounds good.

Hubs: I think we should use some good china.
Me: Uh-huh. (Sighing at this point.)

Hubs: How about those leftover caramelized yams?
Me: Uh-huh, fine.

Hubs: I'm cutting up some pickles and putting some olives on a plate.
Me: Uh-huh, fine.

Hubs: I'm making a pitcher of sassafras tea.
Me: Okay, but not everyone likes the taste of it so why don't we have juice or something.

Hubs made a pitcher of the sassafras tea and had to explain what it was and how he loved it growing up. I knew the drink would necessitate a history of his childhood! It did. Sigh.

She and I had water. I think hubs was disappointed she didn't try the sassafras tea. (Snicker)

After dinner and after they left, I cut the rest of the ham off the bone and wrapped it up and threw away the bone. I told him cleanup was up to him and left the kitchen.

Let's see how long it is before he asks anyone over to dinner again. ;-) I love this man to no end. :-)

A yellow laundry room is quite cheerful.

Ireland. Love that country.

Painted cookies? Adorable.

Sweet tweet hangers. ;-)

Darling cups and bowls.

Aren't these the most adorable hatboxes you've ever seen?! I love them.

Old world walkway with pretty tubs of colorful flowers to brighten up the drab stone homes.

More beautiful perfume bottles.

Darling kitchen with plenty of work space.

I really, really, REALLY like this room!

A profusion of pink flowers on a balcony.

Cute ol' French tubs.

Pretty vintage green tri-fold doors.

Cute vignette in a vintage room.

Just some eye candy to leave with you.

Only U.S. town where mail arrives by mule: Supai, AZ (at the floor of the Grand Canyon).
Linking up with NMH Open House party.


  1. Shrieks of laughter here Connie! You tell the story so well. Men!

  2. LOL I so agree with Elizabeth. Such a cute story, and I enjoyed reading it! Oooo and I love the eye candy. I want to paint cookies now! ;P
    That darling kitchen speaks to me, too!!!! Me likey!!!!


  3. I love reading your family "tales". You are just a typical family doing what comes nationally. I did not know that on your tidbit. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hilarious! My aunt used to make us hot sassafras tea. My sister loves makes me shudder! Love, love the yellow laundry room.

  5. I love the stories about your family!!!! I hope he does invite friends over soon! I also really love that sofa that has the roses on it. It is simply beautiful.


  6. New follower! I am so excited to find your wonderful blog. Appreciate you stopping by mine as well. Thanks so much. :)

  7. That sofa is to die for! And painted cookies? As if I needed another reason for eating cookies...

  8. Love your dinner story and the pics too. I especially love those hat boxes. How are you enjoying out delightful weather. I left the house for the first time in three days (I have been home with the flu) and slipped on the ice. That's enough excitement. Think I will take a nap and dream of a south sea island!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  9. Loved the story and lots of eye candy here. Aren't those roses gorgeous? Anxious for Spring!

  10. Loved this story, Connie! It made me laugh!


  11. Loved this story, Connie! It made me laugh!


  12. Thanks for the laughs and the inspiring photos. I loved the tubs and the balcony of pink and white flowers.

  13. Great story! Many of us can relate. Love the inspirational photos. So lovely!
    Mary Alice

  14. MMMM....any chance of a recipe for fried corn? ;)
    Miss Violet

  15. so cute story !! I love the pictures !! guemalde

  16. Very pretty. Love all the pictures. Cute post, too.

  17. pretty pictures! thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful day!

  18. That's the way it goes sometimes isn't it? (Story). A bunch of photos to love - the French Tubs, the pink hat boxes, neat idea in the laundry room ... and well, enjoyed looking at all the photos!
    Hope you have a moment to stop by and browse my Pink Post - mom's vintage embroidery swatches - lots of photos but I think it'll be a breeze??? Hope so.
    Happy Pink Saturday, Jenn

  19. I really enjoyed your Pink Saturday post this week!
    Thanks so much for sharing.

    I'm hosting a PINK THEMED giveaway, and I would love it if you stopped by and entered your comment for a chance to win some handmade items.
    Hope to see you there!

    Ciao bella.
    Creative Carmelina

  20. Oh, you got me giggling! Your hubs sounds like a great guy!

  21. Thanks for making me laugh today Connie.

    My PINK
    Have a great weekend!

  22. Great images! esp. the hat boxes and painted cookies ...

    Popped in from Pink Saturday.


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