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!