Ramblings And What Not ~

Hello Peoples! It is cold! Wowzer! There is a horrible wind chill outside today. Brrr. Well, as many of you know, Rick and I own a historic home. Yesterday we decided to start a new home improvement project. What were we thinking??? Our dining room, as far as we know, has always been carpeted. I have suspected for awhile, since we bought the house, there be hard wood floors under that carpet matey! 🙂  So, yesterday afternoon we ripped up the carpet and the padding. Mmm. We do have the original hardwood floors for the house. They do need a little work. They’re painted grey around the entire edge and stained and painted brown in the center of the floor. Apparently, the original wood burner for the house was in the dining room. There is a square hole that has been covered up with a square board. So, we have little work to do! Right now, we’re trying to decide if we want to repair the covered hole and refinish the floor or install new padding and carpeting. Mmmm. Rick is working in the dining room right now, measuring, sketching and thinking.

SNOOPY~carpenter Snoopy

Favorite Word ~


As many of you know, I frequently walk to the bakery and enjoy a decadent, large hot dark chocolate! The bakery is my favorite place to read when I leave our humble abode. I can sit and read for hours and drink chocolate. Well, the bakery has a new employee. I will call her T. I love her to pieces. She’s friendly, polite and respectful. T talks to all the customers and gets to know them. Well, T soon realized I was ordering hot dark chocolate frequently and one day T said to me, I’ve decided to call your hot chocolate, “tall, dark and handsome!” We laughed so hard!  🙂  From that day forward, every time I order the chocolate, I order a tall, dark and handsome! All the employees now know exactly what a tall, dark and handsome is.

The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden

Oh my word! If you enjoy kid’s chapter books, you should read, The VanderBeekers and the Hidden Garden, by Karina Yan Glaser. This is the second book in the series and I loved it.

Poor Mr. Jeet, a most beloved neighbor, is seriously ill. The VanderBeeker children get together and think of a plan to help Mr. Jeet recover. What a great plan it is! They decide to create a garden, on an abandon property next to the church. They encounter a couple of obstacles and there are some difficulties, but the kids persevere! They have so much love in their hearts for Mr. Jeet. There are precious illustrations in the book. Highly recommend! 5 ***** stars!


Much love ~



12 thoughts on “Ramblings And What Not ~

  1. Wow, sounds exciting! There are places that sell old flooring if you decide to create a patch and refinish the hardwood floor. If you decide to have it professionally done, they would probably patch it themselves

  2. I look forward to hearing about what you decide to do with the floor. I love “tall, dark, and handsome!” Delicious. LOL! Adding the book to my recommendation list. 🙂

  3. Love it!
    For some reason, your blog keeps disappearing from my feed! I have a couple of others that do, too! It is so weird!
    I hope since I found you again you don’t get lost!
    Enjoy the chocolate and the renovations!

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