Friday, January 22, 2010

We made our trip to Harwin for a little shopping.... Stayed on Westheimer to the opposite end into downtown and had lunch at Katz's. YUMMY! I had a stacked Corned Beef Sandwich.... As good as any I ever had in New York! Iggie ordered Potato Pancakes to go with her Cabbage Rolls... Yum-Yum.... all gone!Tiffany (self described to be picky) chose to stick with something she'd eaten before and ordered Spaghetti, with the meatballs on the side (She's not much on meat, she said.....) Turns out she ate the meatballs.... tried my Corned Beef with Sauerkraut, the Cabbage Rolls and the Potato Pancakes AND LIKED THEM ALL!!!!
We looked at some of the dessert choices and opted to get something to go.... Maybe a slice of the Death By Chocolate Cheesecake to take home to Miss Ann.... Or the Ooey, Gooey Caramel.Next we stopped at Central Market to pick up some bread. We were having soup and then a movie at Pastor's house for dinner.
I could spend the afternoon in their huge bread department!

Lots of different sorts of people when you get that far into downtown. We saw a lady making her way thru town on her pink scooter and later there it was parked in front of CM. You can't see from this pic but it has a side car.... SO CUTE!
This is what Iggie and I need for the beautiful weather days! CM meat section has anything you could want...

And we had to stop and smell the flowers..... we were drawn to the fabulous Peonies. Don't see them too much in Houston because of the heat.(All of my pictures were from my cell phone and to begin with I'm not much of a photographer and it looks like I should have cleaned the lens!!!)

One more shot from inside Katz's.
We made it to dinner with Pastor's family and watched "The Last Sin Eater". We'd seen it before, a couple years ago while we spent an extended, wonderful time off in Florida with my beautiful sister, Tammy and her family. A really good Christian movie about redemption.
Whew! A great day......... But I was tired!
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Friday, January 15, 2010

This and That

I was trying to decide how to change a few things around after removing the Christmas decorations. I like looking at my stuff. I want it right there so I can see it. I'm sure there are some who'd like to tell me it's overwhelming. Lots of friends and family like their homes with minimal decorations..... Nice. Tasteful. Absolutely no "clutter". I love stuff, my pretty stuff.

I was looking for something, don't have a clue what it was right now but I came across one little thing.... so pretty, so sweet. Her face is only about the size of a golf ball.... and is done on fabric. I bought this years ago from a lady at a craft show in N.W. Houston I believe her name was Judy Nanz. She's a very talented artist... I loved her stuff. She made some incredible earrings, too.... I'm sure I still have a few pairs, I'll have to dig them out.... yeh, good idea!

I thought how many of these kinda things do I have stashed and not in sight to enjoy... I have this old water kettel someone shabby chic'd way long time ago before shabby chic was in any magazines. I've had it for so long I don't have any idea where it came from!The crown is new.... Filled with wonderfully scented roses. I think I'm gona have to empty it and paint it white..... The little sillouetes I recently put back out.. They're of two of my kids. I think they were just 2 and 4 then.... so that makes them over 25 years old!

This was a birthday gift from a special, sweet friend.... We call it the blessings box. It's a clock but it closes up and it such a pretty box. A reminder of the blessings God has in store for me.... To receive AND give!

We're off to Harwin today. Bling! Bling!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Goodness a month went by so fast... Christmas was here and gone. Seems like we had a lot going on, places to go and things happening everywhere. And, We've had THE COLDEST WEATHER, thank goodness not too much precipitation.
The kids, or most of them managed to get together the day after Christmas for some time together here in Houston.
Cort and his family couldn't come so Ig and I went out that way (Liberty Hill) for a week.

Of course Iggie and I went into Georgetown while we were out that way for a look at what was new in the shops out there and most everyplace between Houston and Austin that we could find. This is from Gatherings in Georgetown I love one of the little shops in Giddings....Just on the right side of the road headed home. And a stop in Brenham to The Antique Gypsie. I love her shop, too
But I just LOVE that we have a Home Goods here in Houston pretty close by. (Actually two but I like the closest one the most)......They have the greatest goodies.

NOW.....I'm really ready for Valentines Day decorations to cover every possible space around here.