Friday, September 9, 2016

Family, Football, and A Furry Friend

This Labor Day weekend, we packed the car with lots of food, a chainsaw, and a Mississippi State cowbell. Strange combination, but we had a plan.  We were headed to Starkville to help our son with his new-old house and to see the opening game for Mississippi State.  Our first stop was in Hattiesburg for the monthly Lucky Rabbit.  I LOVE this place!  It is a big warehouse filled with delightful booths.  It's only open the first Thursday-Sunday of each month.  Each month you can find different items.  I purchased several signs and a couple of other things.  I fell in love with the set of furniture in the right middle photo.  It was painted a cream with light pink accents.  It would be perfect for a little girls room.  There are so many wonderful things from vintage to antiques. If you are ever in the area, you must stop by the Lucky Rabbit.
(Photo Credit:  Lucky Rabbit Hattiesburg MS)
Game day morning was incredibly hot...incredibly hot.  It is worth saying twice.  Here we are on the Mississippi State Drill Field before we were drenched in sweat! We are not selfie proficient and had to squint into the sun!! This was around 10:00 am and I think it was 110 degrees already.  I exaggerate, but the heat warning for game was 100 degrees.  We were covered in sunscreen, carried frozen bottles of water, and wished we had those little fans you see at Disney World!
Let's fast forward to after the game... the less said about the game, the better!  I don't know if you read the post about our son's home, but the walls were orange.  Here is a link to my last post: Help! Kitchen Nightmare!  There was lots of orange and a lighter tangerine in the bedrooms.  I used to like orange, but have acquired a great dislike for it due to all the orange in this home.  Here are a few before and afters of two different rooms.  The Olympus White from Sherwin-Williams brought new life to this old house. It's so clean and crisp.  I am anxious to see the walls with a few pieces of art work.
We stopped painting to drive about 20 minutes from Starkville and eat at a charming diner called Pap's Place.  Our son and one of his roommates were eager to eat there. It was a treat.  Nothing fancy, but some of the best food can be found in "nothing fancy" places.  This diner is listed in the top 10 places in Mississippi to eat and people in Mississippi know how to cook, so this is a definite honor.  Each table has a jug of sweet tea, unsweet tea, and water.  It's a help yourself kinda place.  I had some of the best chicken and dumplings I have ever eaten and the catfish was superb.  I think I moaned after each new food was placed in my mouth. Everything was homemade and delicious! I'm doubling up on my exercise this week!
(Photo Credit:  Pap's Place)
We finally rolled ourselves out of the diner and headed back to our paint brushes.  Most of the remainder of the weekend and into Monday was spent with either a paint brush or chain saw in our hands.  It was definitely a labor of love Labor Day!  After church on Sunday, this beautiful Siberian Husky became a new member of my son's home!  Her name is Sadie and she is 7 months old.  She was owned by another family who didn't have much time for her.  My son fell in love with her!  Sadie is a beautiful dog and is adjusting to her new owner and his roommates.  Woo-hoo, more people to play with!
We were so tired by the time we pulled out of his driveway for the 4 hour drive home.  Climbing up and down a ladder to paint dentil molding was tough on these legs of mine!  After a good nights rest, I was thrilled to begin a new Bible study at church.  When I retired, people would always ask what I was going to do with my time.  My answer was always the same.  I was going to join the Tuesday morning Bible study and on Tuesday, I did.  Our group is a mixture of women from their 20's - 70's.  I love our group already! We are doing Beth Moore's new study, Entrusted. I am excited about what the Lord will reveal to me through the study of His word.
Our Labor Day holiday was a labor of love.  What better way to spend a three day holiday than with one you love helping to make a strange house a home?  How was your Labor Day?

Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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11 comments:

  1. Sadie is beautiful and she will sure get a lot of attention from the guys. So glad that you were able to help get the house in shape.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Mary

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    1. Thank you Mary! Sadie is getting a lot of attention. She went to a Mississippi State soccer game last night and I am sure she was a hit. Hope your weekend is filled with things and people you love!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  2. Yikes! Great job covering that tangerine. Pap's Place looks like a great place to fill up! That new study looks good. Our Labor Day was quiet which was good. Have a nice weekend.

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    1. I tell you what Ellen...that tangerine was awful! All that beautiful dentil molding had been painted brown. I could see the white underneath. All I could think about was the time it took for someone to paint it brown and the time it is taking to get it back to white. I like quiet holidays and it sounds like yours would have been perfect. Have a wonderful weekend.
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  3. I love seeing the progress being made on Derek's home. How exciting! I know he will be so glad to get rid of all of the orange!! Sadie is precious!!!! I'm so happy about your new granddog!!!

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    1. Thank you Lisa! The orange was so out of place in his home. We are happy to see it gone. Sadie's granddaddy is not as on board as the rest of us are with the dog! She'll have to work on him just like Luke did.
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  4. Sadie is a beauty. She will be a lot of company for the guys. My family had a quiet relaxing Labor Day weekend. Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Charm.

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    1. Hi Sharon,
      Thank you for the nice comments. I think Sadie is wrapping all three guys around her paws! Have a great week!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  5. I am late entering my post here, but so enjoyed reading about your excursion I just had to say something! I love it that you are helping your son in his new/old home. Nothing better than the love of family. It looks like you had a wonderful weekend, even though it was excruciatingly hot! So wonderful you have joined a bible study. I attend one when we are in Florida and I also love it! Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you so much Lynn for your very thoughtful comments. I wish I was like Bewitched and could just wiggle my nose and fix his entire house with a twitch! It will be a long rehab process, but it is looking so much better. I love my Bible study! We are doing Entrusted by Beth Moore. Great study of 2 Timothy. Have a great week!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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