Tonight makes 6 years since we lost my wonderful father in law, the anchor of our family.
He had just finished watching a Nascar race and was preparing for dinner when an aneurysm struck and took him from us.
A day that has changed our lives forever.
I've had a few great men in my life
The first was my grandpa whom I lived with when I was born.
He did what grandpa's do.. spoiled, loved and showered me with kindness.
Next is my husband who has given me the kind of love that I dreamed of as a little girl.
~ my wise cracking, hard working, beer drinking prince charming.
I wouldn't trade him in for the world.
Then with Paul came his family, his dad.. whom I met when I was just 18.
Being so young it was like a inherited another set of parents to help me grow.
And his dad.. meant the world to me.
He taught me so much.
He showed me what having a real father was like..
the unconditional love, caring, and kindness that came with it.
Like my own grandpa, my father in law lives on in my heart and in my memories every day.
I was so blessed to have been his family.
There has been a lot of nothing going on in the Spoonful house.
I can't explain why, but I haven't really been in the mood for blogging lately.
Maybe it is that my work schedule has increased a bit.
Or that we've been busy getting things ready for the return of school.
Or that it's that funky part of summer.. where I am sad to see it go but excited for a change of season.
Maybe it is the Jeep.. which I have practically lived in since we bought it.
It could be the Harlequin romance novels that have taken over my evenings
... or the big brother feeds that I am so addicted to.
Regardless of what it is.. I know that I will be back to normal soon
~ my favorite time of year is coming. : )
Speaking of which.. look at this pretty that I saw at the Pottery Barn online.
I think the cost of the skulls and moss was something around 25.00 ~ and that's not including the vase.
I know that I can recreate this with things found at Michael's for less then half of that.
The ideas are spinning 'round in my head.
Remember that I said that I was on the hunt for a new (thrift store) desk ?
I wanted something to replace the fairly new computer cabinet that I bought last winter.
It just wasn't working out.
I found the perfect desk at the Goodwill last week for $35.00
Here it is with a few drawers missing ~
getting ready for a makeover.
I gave it a few coats of white paint,
some new pretty knobs and pulls,
Sanded it to distress it a bit...