Friday, January 21, 2011

Looking Forward to a Break!

It's been such a busy week! Working extra hours, snowblowing the block (yes, I did say the block. If you go around our block, my in-laws live on the back side, and a friend who has been out of town lives on the far end from us and has sidewalks front and back which I promised to take care of this week. So if I'm to push the snowblower to these houses which lead me the whole way around the block, I might as well be blowing snow the whole way!), going to the Ball. I've so missed time checking in on the dear blogs I enjoy! (that means YOU!)




So here's where I will be spending a lot of my time this weekend. I will luxuriate in free time, relax on the couch, coffee at hand, fire burning, cats playing or relaxing in the background, while I catch up on blog reading.
Can't. Wait.
It's one of my favorite things to do.




Some other favorite things I'm enjoying today include: cloth napkins displayed to remind me how much I enjoy using them,




A tray that has seen a lot of use - my sister gave it to me years ago for my birthday,




This little old kitchen cabinet with a little door up top.




What do I keep in here? My camera, matches, a little white pumpkin, candy, and snacks, of course!

Have a wonderful day and weekend! I know I will - I'll be spending much of it with you!

Carol
Be sure to visit Debra for Vintage Inspiration Friday and Laurie for Saturday Favorites!

18 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I can't believe you snowblew (is that a word) the ENTIRE block, Carol! WOW! No wonder you're tired.

Enjoyed seeing all of your goodies, and just as I thought, Hmmm... I could take off with that one and maybe she wouldn't notice," up came another shiny object! Fun things you have, my dear.

Hope you get some rest. I'm going to be traveling, so I'm doing my visiting now.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

LOL I do not even know what a snowblower looks like! I hope you have a wonderful, restful weekend :D

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

You are a goooood person! And you deserve a lovely nesting weekend. Complete with blog surfing!

Hugs & ♥'s...
'Cause Valentine Day is coming!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Carol...I LOVE your kitchen cabinet. We have had an incredible amount of snow and have been doing our share of blowing and scooping. Hoping you get a break or spring shows up early :)

Blessings!
Gail

P.S. You and hubby looked so NICE all dressed up :)

Kay K said...

Looks like you have the perfect place to relax in front of the fireplace with coffee the picture just looks relaxing

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

LOVE that you keep a little white pumpkin in your cabinet at all times-so great! Happy weekend:@)

Ann said...

Carol I love your cabinet! and your tray because I love herbs!

Miss Sandy said...

What a darling little cabinet, I have never seen one like it before. Happy snow blowing!

Debbie said...

I think that everything you showcased would be a favorite thing of mine too. I particularly love cloth napkins.

My sister lives in Colorado and on the corner of her street. She didn't know it when she purchased the house, but according to neighborhood covenant, she is therefore responsible for shoveling... yes shoveling... she doesn't own a snowblower... the entire corner to the mailboxes. Good thing she has a teenaged son, huh?

Sue said...

Aren't you the best neighbor for helping everyone out! Are you doing the sidewalks AND driveways? I usually do the neighbor's drive but hers is narrow since she has a side loading garage. Takes me all of five minutes w/ my 8.5 HP snow blower. That thing is a monster.
Love that cabinet you have in the kitchen. That drop down drawer is really unique. And your tray is sweet, too. ~ Sue

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Carol... thanks for stopping by my post today too!... love your relaxing way to spend the day... your little cabinet is so cute, especially the top where it holds snacks!... xoxo Julie Marie

Debra@Common Ground said...

That's one of my favorite things to do, just sit in front of a fire and relax! You look like you have a cozy spot. And what a dear you are to take care of your neighbors, I'd say you deserve a break!!
hugs,
Debra

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You deserve a time to relax if you snow blew the block. :D We don't get that much snow in the mid south, just enough to create problems when we do.
Stay warm and enjoy your weekend.
Glenda

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

That kitchen cabinet is too cute! We've enjoyed looking at parts of your home so much! It's quite chilly in our neighborhood as well...we're just dreaming of spring :) Have a nice week!
Karla & Karrie

maria said...

I really like the kitchen cabinet...absolutely lovely! Thank you Carol for visiting the cottage...enjoy your time relaxing :)

M.

Honey at 2805 said...

Hi Carol! You are one busy girl. Dressing like a diva and snowblowing the block! I'm impressed. You did look lovely and Mr. Sears Kit quite handsome.

I used your books in another of my recent posts, and they will probably be in another in a few days since currently they are part of my living room decor.

Have a happy Sunday!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh my goodness Carol - there houses to snowblow! That's a big job! You take care of yourself! Love that cabinet with the little door on top. What a perfect place to keep necessities that are used (or eaten) frequently. Your sofa in front of the fireplace does look like a wonderful place to relax. Hope you got to enjoy it often this weekend. Thank you so much for joining Favorite Things. laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gosh! I need to check my comments before I click on "post"! That should say "three" houses, not "there" houses!! laurie