Good morning dear friends ~ It is Monday, gray, drippy and cool. We had quite a bit of rain yesterday, starting in the afternoon and going on into the night. Good for gardens.
Thank you for your kind comments, they really uplift my spirits at this time. On the 9th will make one year since Mark left this planet for his heavenly home. Prayers work wonders too and I am grateful for them also.
I got a name of a man who is a computer geek from the church, and was introduced to him yesterday morning and will be taking my computer to him maybe tomorrow. I've got to call him later today. I met his wife also, and liked them both.
I've been wanting to create some sort of mantle over the tv for quite some time now, and yesterday afternoon I did something about it. I found in our stash a stripped vanity top. I sanded it down with fine sand paper then used lemon oil polish on it and it turned out nice. I then screwed a strip of wood to the wall, (the third time I got it right. I'm sure Mark got a good laugh over that), to rest the back of mantle on, and the front rests on the tv. Then I searched for the right material from my stash, to hang from the mantle and after several maybes, I finally found what I wanted and love the results.
I'm in my lap top and had to take pictures with my little camera as this computer wouldn't take the photos from my other camera's chip. I'm probably not doing something right, obviously. With the other camera I got before and after pics of the top and you can see the shape of the top with a nice routed edge. I'll post later when I get my repaired/restored computer back.
The Christmas Creche that dear Mark made me many moons ago will go on the mantle and I will work the angels in somewhere too. I am looking forward to decorating, may put up 2-3 trees, a first. They are all in the attic along with all of the ornies. I have always enjoyed decorating for Christmas.
Well, folks, that is it for now from Plum Cottage. My spirits feel better and I am thankful for so much. Mark is in a better place and when my turn comes I will be reunited with him. Until then, I want to be thankful every single day for all that God blesses me with, for lessons learned and that I am learning.
Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady