Happy Memorial Day everyone!
We've had a busy and good weekend. We stayed home Friday night and I cooked a roast with gravy, mashed potatoes and baked beans. It was nice after a crazy week, to just have a good meal and be at home with the family.
Ted left early Saturday morning with Maddey and her family, to go to Austin for a few days. Maddey had a choir competition on Monday (today) and her father wasn't able to travel with them due to work, so they drug Ted along. Maddey has 3 little sisters, so with Maddey, her mom, and three little girls, Ted will probably be a basket case by the time they get back on Wednesday! He'll finally get to see what living with girls is like, instead of his good life with just one little brother.
Saturday David and I painted Collin's room. After 5 years of moving furniture and putting things on the walls, it was in desperate need of a new paint job. This, of course, led to rearranging the furniture when we put it all back together. BUT - not only did it lead to moving the furniture - but also acquiring a new tv/video game cabinet that we were using in the livingroom, but thought he really needed in his room. I'm on a constant search for ways to make Collin's room more efficient and not so cluttered. This cabinet has doors that can be closed, in order to make his room look nice when it's not in use.
Well, true for all projects that we embark on in this house; one project leads to another! This now left us needing to do something with our tv in the livingroom. We knew we would eventually get a new cabinet for the livingroom. The one we gave to Collin is cheaply made (particle board) and not the most fashionable piece of furniture. In the meantime, we put the tv on the coffee table and needless to say - it looks horrible!
I have confirmed that I officially have the inability to sit in a room that is horribly out of sinc. This sounds ridiculous, but it's true. Removing the other cabinet, which was actually a tall armoire, has thrown the entire room off balance, and I can hardly stand to be in there! You can't make this stuff up, people!
So, yesterday, after church, we headed to an antique store, in search of a replacement. The new pieces of furniture are so expensive, so we decided to try and find something more unique, that wouldn't break the bank. We went to an antique store that we had never been in and were pleasantly surprised. They had such nice things but not outrageously priced. We walked down every aisle and came upon the perfect cabinet! They were actually using it in their tea room as a sort-of-china-hutch, but when we saw it, we both thought it would be perfect for our old house.
Only one glitch..........no price tag. The owner of the shop called the seller but couldn't get her on the phone, so now we're waiting for her to call back and give us the price. I really hope it's in our range or we'll be on the road again. In the meantime, I can't hang around in the livingroom too long or I'll break out in hives!
I forgot to add that Saturday night we went to Gator Country for dinner. David has been wanting to eat there for a while, but the last time we tried, it was closed. So, we headed out there Saturday night and I'm so glad we did! As you may or may not know - there is a new show on CMT called Gator 911. This is a show about a crew from Gator Country, who are called to rescue gators from places around our area and put them back in the wild.
When we walked into the restaurant that night we came face-to-face with Gary, the owner and head alligator guy. The rest of the crew was there, as well, and they put on a great demonstration and very educational talk about the gators. The food was good (no, we didn't eat gator!) and we had a great time talking to the crew about their show and how they got CMT to put in on the air. It comes on Friday nights, so watch an episode and get a little taste of Southeast Texas!
Well, that's all the news for today. We're staying around the house today, unless we get a phone call about our (hopefully) cabinet.
I hope everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Day. Thanks to all (family and soldier) who has sacrificed for our country and our freedom. You will never be forgotten.