Thursday, March 28, 2013

Painted Ball Jar

Well, I am really liking my painted Ball jars from my previous post. My son Wyatt reminded me of a big Ball jar I have--that I stored away in his room. I got it a couple years ago at Goodwill and haven't used it much because I didn't love the green color of it. But now I like it!

 Here is how it looked in it's original  state..


It was fine but not as nice as it is now! I see in these pictures some brush marks are showing--didn't notice that in "real life". Oh well, I don't think they look that bad...I may give it another coat if they end up bothering me. I say I love shabby--but I am a perfectionist too. Not always a good match.


It is kind of hard to tell--but it is really big. It is over 15 inches tall! Wouldn't this be lovely with some big branches of lilacs in it? Can't wait! I am glad Wyatt reminded me of this one :)

Spring break has not been turning out as I had planned. I had planned to get all kinds of spring cleaning done--in the house, the garage, and out in the garden! But a few days ago while fixing Gage's bed for the night I bent down and picked him up and felt the most horrible pain I have ever felt... in my hip. I have pretty much been in total pain ever since. I sometimes notice myself holding my breath, I guess I somehow think that will make the pain more bearable. I think I have a pinched nerve. I have to be more careful about lifting Gage--he is a 13 year old, getting heavier everyday and sometimes I am just not careful. So I am not getting the major cleaning done that I wanted too. I am bad about accepting help too--I like things just the way I like them, which makes it hard for anyone else to help me. Oh well--shouldn't cry over spilled milk (or a painful hip) so I am just thinking I'll get better and I'll get to the cleaning eventually. It will wait for me. It is just frustrating because it wasn't that long ago that I was sick...I just don't have time for this! :)

The kids have mainly been having to take care of me this spring break. Chantel made this cute spring break cake...


Chantel also did some chalk art on our garden path...


Makes our path almost look like Easter eggs!

The cats have kept me entertained as I lay around. It is so funny to see the difference between a female and male cat. Our female Phoebe, looks at me like, "Please Mom can I go outside and just "play" with those birds?"


Our male cat Fez, seems perfectly happy just to relax in anything that he can turn into a bed!


We have so much fun with our pets. I was quite proud of Janae and Bentley this week...we went to a Rose City pet celebration/show in Portland. Bentley won cutest puppy--he even got a trophy!


I hope this finds everyone enjoying Spring! I am hoping to get back to everything soon.


Enjoy this lovely Easter week!

23 comments:

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oh, do take care of yourself, Sandy. The cleaning can wait. Enjoy your family, and get better. Happy Easter.

Peggy said...

Oh Sandy - I hope that your pinched nerve will soon get better. Rosemary it right the cleaning can wait! Happy Easter!
Peggy

Deb said...

My goodness, those kittens have grown. What a cute dog, too.
Hope you are feeling better soon. Wishing you a Happy Easter. Hugs

Anne said...

So sorry to hear about your back.I too need to be careful with that one.Working in my space today and I think I over worked myself.What a sweet cake :-)
Hope you are starting to feel better! Happy Easter to you and your family!
xx
Anne

Karen said...

Please take care of yourself Sandy, I hope the pain is gone soon.Love your pretty painted ball jar.

Rosaria Amorim said...

Oi Sandy, não precisa pintar novamente não, esta ótimo assim, eu gostei muito, ficou Shabby chic. Feliz Páscoa para você e sua família. Um Bj no seu coração

Rosaria Amorim said...

Hi Sandy, does not need painting again not this so great, I really liked, was Shabby chic. Happy Easter to you and your family. A Bj in his heart

Fran Mclean said...

I'm so sorry about your back. I understand just how you feel. I hope you get better soon so you can enjoy the wonderful weather we will be having here in Oregon this weekend. Happy Easter to you and your family!!!

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Oh how awful to have pinched a nerve. It's one of the most painful things. Only rest and massage can heal it Sandy. I hope you have someone that can do that,it really does help.
Your jar is very nice. I had to laugh at the cats,it's quite right about male and female I think LOL no not really. Happy restful Easter. xx
PS lovely cake and art Chantel

Grandma Carolee said...

That jar will look lovely with your lilacs, Sandy. So good of Chantel to help out while you are in such pain. The art work is beautiful, and the cake looks delicious. I miss walking with you so much. Hope you feel better & are all healed soon.

lynn said...

it must warm your heart to have chantel making you such sweet treats:) take care, sandy, and i hope the pain eases up soon. happy easter to you:)

Melanie said...

Sandy, take care of yourself!!!! Hope that your hip feels better quickly!!

Love the Ball jar, yes it does look awesome painted! I have got to do this!!!
Love Chantel's cake!! She did a great job!! Congrats to Bentley!! That red wagon is way too cute!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Sandy take it easy and I hope you feel better. I love the painted ball jar and your pets are always "stars". I love them all when you do sweet posts about them. Congrats to Bently. He is adorable.
Kris

Cynthia said...

Take it easy and so sorry about your back. I know tht is tough. Have a great and relaxing Easter!! Get better soon.

Cynthia

Lucille said...

Dear Sandy, I am so sorry that you are in pain. It's so hard when we can't do the things we had planned to do, especially when it comes to something like spring cleaning. I no longer plan anything because it seems something is always happening to prevent me from doing it. I just do what I can when I can. You have such wonderful children. Your daughter's cake is wonderful and so are her drawings. Take care! I do hope it's nothing serious. As you say it's probably just a pulled nerve but that can be so painful.

pipigirl said...

sandy, i dont comment much but im def gonna do it today. ive got horrible back problems, and am now perm. disabled cause of it. if you do have a pinched nerve, you need to go to chiropractor if you believe in them. i let go one time and got to point i couldnt even walk. as far as your house goes. i too am that way. after i had my back surgery, people had to clean my house for long time. drove me NUTS!!!!!! i have my quirky ways also and thats just the way it is. what im suggesting is that maybe you get some type of help. just with gage,as he wont get any lighter. or, maybe you could have one of the kids help you with a 2 person lift. you can learn how to do it on the web i would think. its not that hard, and will be alot easier on you. ALL IT TAKES IS ONE WRONG MOVE.... and you could be done for life. ask me i know. please think about this as im sure you dont want to end up like me. i know you dont. take care of yourself. just let someone help you. i know its hard. i do. but you'll be glad you did. we dont get any younger. susy

Kadee Willow said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the hip issue! So not fun and so disturbing when you have plans and know have to adjust. Remember what they say.... if you don't take care of yourself first, then you won't be able to take care of others. Similar to what they say to mothers on airplanes... put your mask on first! How sweet of you, when you are in pain, to still entertain us with everything else going on in your life. Chantel's creativity (beautiful cake and chalk work!), the cats and the puppy! Congrats on his winning! Take care!

Holly Browning said...

Sandy, I hope you are feeling better. Pinched nerve? Ouch! Take it easy an snuggle up with your cute little pets. Happy Easter!

Alicia said...

Maravillosa botella¡
Hugs¡

Alicia said...

Maravillosa botella¡
Hugs¡

elizabeth said...

I'm so sorry about your back! Back pain is not fun!!! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my "you are my sunshine" sign!

Ana said...

Oh no Sandy, I hope you're feeling better. Please take it easy and rest, everything can wait until your hip feels better. You don't want to risk making things worse. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter.

Hugs and Kisses,
❤Ana

Janae said...

I will admit I was skeptical on wether or not you should paint this really big ball jar. But I love it! It's way more cute painted! I just love the one I got in my Easter basket. I want to paint some myself very soon.