Thursday, March 11, 2010
Here It Comes
Lillie Mae Acres is a mess. Here it comes, spring is definitely on it's way here in northern Florida and there's still so much to do. I've been neglecting this place around here for too long. The inside and the outside. Actually all three of us have been neglectful, and now we're gonna make sure Lillie Mae Acres gets all the attention she needs. I don't want the beautiful green grass popping up and seeing the dirty front porch, gross looking pool in the backyard, and the unkempt garden area. I want the first fragile blades of spring grass to pop through and look around and enjoy their surroundings.
Let's see, I've already started spring cleaning this ole' farmhouse. The kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom, and hallway linen closet have all been made ready. The living room and my dressing room/closet is a total disaster. The laundry room can't even be spoken of without shame.
And that's just the inside still to do! Ugh, I'm even more ashamed of the outside. Don't y'all worry though, we're gonna get right on it and not stop until we are finished and ready to host the first family gathering of spring. I had actually thought about a family gathering to close out winter but it seems too dreary sounding. There's been enough dreariness around here and I'm trying to cheer things and people up a little. My dad loved to laugh and tell funny stories, so the dreariness has got to be put on the back burner and the cheeriness on the front.
I'm also anxious to sit down one evening real soon and catch up on your blogs. I need some tips and ideas for freshening up a few areas of this ole' house. As always, I have some ideas rolling through my head. One BIG idea that is always in my head and has been for a long time now is for hubby to build me a long farmhouse harvest table for the kitchen. Bless his heart, he wants to do it but it will take a lot of time and energy. He'll surprise me one day though.
I hope you've enjoyed this post and have a blessed day. Come back soon, and remember to use the backdoor because that's where all my friends enter.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for all your prayers, thoughts, and support throughout the recent death of my dad. Life goes on and we have our cherished memories. Heaven awaits!