17 thoughts on “Rants! and Raves! 2-5-22

  1. Husband is heading out. That is sad. He is checking out the facility, that is glad! They think they may be able to get her off her meds and they have a nutritionist and do not offer pop. This morning she is having a change from her normal yogurt and hard boiled egg and fruit. She is having ice cream and juice and milk and poppers. That is what she was demanding last night. I have learned to offer it at the next meal rather than just after she has eaten and entire box of pasta. Normally she has been having salad with cottage cheese and some fish or chicken but rebeled and wanted pasta.

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  2. I took home my parents’ dining room set chairs when they moved to their new home. They are very formal, but in really good shape and comfortable. They are NOT my style at all so I am painting them this week. One is finished and looks amazing. My arm is sore now, what with sanding and painting and waxing. I might only get one chair a week done. πŸ™‚

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  3. I didn’t “really” before this either, just had random antique wooden chairs from home that had been passed down. Cute, but a little rickety and ultimately not really very comfortable beyond 15 minutes or so.

    The ones from Mexico aren’t hugely comfortable either, but they’re sturdy and with seat cushions tossed on, they are OK. And it’s a so-called “matched” set — offering random colors πŸ™‚ .

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  4. My cousin has nice chairs, I think from her late uncle whose heavy dining table is also in her house. Padded seats, arms(!) — very nice, all with a beautiful wood finish.

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  5. Sounds fun and pretty. But we really don’t have dining room chairs. Or table. Daughter kept throwing them and knocking holes in the laminate flooring. I took them out and we got rid of them. They had been castoffs from a church that got them as cast offs from a church but there were fourteen of them when we needed fourteen for our family.

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  6. She smashed the last table by pounding on it with a wooden horse her older brother had bought for the younger two, years ago. Smashed a hole in it and collapsed it. So, she sits on the floor to eat out of plastic bowls (she breaks ceramic ones) with plastic utensils (she uses metal ones to cut holes in things or herself). That is our dining room. The other two sit on the last two of the metal chairs in the kitchen. I join them on a folding chair as does Mike when he is here. Our life is normal. Just a normal family going about normal life.

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  7. Oh, Mumsee. That just makes me so sad.

    My dining room has a chandelier (not crystals though) and it also serves as our kitchen table. The farmhouse just doesn’t have room for both a kitchen table and a dining room table. I do love that I can add 3 leaves to the table and can seat 14 comfortably when needed.

    The colour I’m doing would likely go in Donna’s house well. :). Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue.https://www.anniesloan.com/us/product/chalk-paint/blue/aubusson-blue/

    I’m thinking of doing the two end chairs (with arms) a navy blue.

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  8. We can’t buy that paint in our country. I like the idea, though!

    I have only the kitchen table, too. Two leaves and we can squeeze the whole family (15) around it if three of the kids, preferably four, sit at the very large kitchen island.

    (My favorite part of this table is the leaves fit inside the table when they’re not in place–which is most of the time).

    We have to serve the food, buffet-style, on one side and the kids on the other!

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  9. Kare, it makes me sad as well and that is why we fight to bring the child Kim remembers back. She is there. She is just overwhelmed with other stuff. Ideas people have put into her head about what a twenty’s life should look like. When she sets that aside, she is happy to play uno or with the stuffed animals or watch cartoons. She is happy to help with caring for animals or gardening or cooking. But then she realizes that twenty year olds are not supposed to be told what to do and gets mad and things get broken.

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  10. But Michelle, I have to go to the US site to find the colours. There is a boutique store in Edmonton that sells it and it’s the only place I can find it anywhere near where we live.

    I also need to find a new fabric to cover the seats with – I’m thinking a ticking of some sort.

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  11. I love the paint colors.
    My rave today is a new baby in the family. 6 pounds 9 ounces. She is calm and started nursing right away. Some babies just come here knowing what to do.
    I can’t wait to meet her.

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  12. Nice blue, Kare! And it is very close to the blue portions of my chairs from Mexico πŸ™‚

    Congrats on the new family baby, Kim.

    My mom’s old Iowa kitchen table seats about 4. πŸ™‚ But it works for me.

    I’ve had bigger tables but just got tired of things that took up too much space that weren’t really needed.

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  13. One chair done and waxed, one chair just waiting on the wax and one chair with one coat of paint. It’s slow going when the weather keeps giving me bad migraines and I just don’t feel up to doing anything. I guess I’m glad I’ve done as much as I have so far.

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