Thursday, October 28, 2010

New Stove, grand niece and peak at Christmas

Well I haven't posted any new picture, but I had to share the picture of my great niece Kodi Grace. This was the first time I got to see her and at first she didn't want anything to do with me, but an hour later, and she became my shadow. I like to think that children know a good heart when they see one---not bragging-lol. I had so much fun with her that I forgot about my pains.

 I have begun to decorate a little at a time and this is the furthest I have gotten with my gingerbreads. These are new, so I went ahead and put them on the shelf above my sink.

The stove is ready for installation and I love some of the new features. I like white, so I got what I wanted. My friends kept telling me to get a stainless steel one, but it wouldn't look good with my white frig and can't afford to buy a new one, since it's only 5 years old. I love the microwave, as a turkey can fit in it and the stove has 5 burners and I love the middle simmer burner for when I cook soups, gumbo, or red beans, etc. My brother(whom is speaking to me now---tears of joy) is going to install it on Sunday after church.
I have so much to do and somedays I don't know where to start, so since my house is clean now, I am going to start pulling out all the decorations for Christmas. I want time to bake cookies and make candy for my children, so I will have it decorated before they come. One loves it, the other hates the clutter as she puts it, but it's my house and I will put up what I feel like putting up. Our little cottage is not that small, but the rooms are small and that's okay. I only need one more big room and that is my craft room, which should be started after income tax time. Our house is about 80 years old and it is solid wood, so no sheetrock any where. I can hang very heavy items on the wall and never worry about things falling down.
Well going to visit some blogs then try to get trick or treat bags finished. Have a great weekend. Love, hugs, and prayers. Pat


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, Pat, your lil great neice is adorable! And I love your gingerbread men! How perfect for the kitchen. And wowsers, what a pretty kitchen it is with those brand new appliances!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

The Urban Chic said...

Thanks Stephanie. It is only 12x13, but it is a cozy kitchen where we can all gather around my island. I can't wait to get started with the new crisp white paint and pink accents.
I am just taking my gingerbreads out now, a few at a time,so it isn't over whelming with all that is going on. We are all working again on our country home that belongs to me and my 3 siblings and it's starting to look really nice. We plan on renting it and I wish we would rent out house and move into the big house, because there is a huge shop next door and would be the best craft room for me.One room is the size that my new craft room will be so everything should fit perfectly. Thanks for stopping by. I need to get some mail out soon before I forget-lol. Love and hugs, Pat

Nettie said... your new appliances...& your gingerbread characters are gorgeous as is your little grand niece - she's a cutie!

The Urban Chic said...

Nettie,thanks for stopping by. And thank you for the compliments. I can't wait to really start on the kitchen, but other things are more important.Getting close to my epidural and hope it can be done soon. Will call the doctor today to see if he can do it before December when my children are in. Love Ya, Pat