Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Camp and a Lamp

Camp Rockefeller on Gus Blass Reservation, Dasmascus, Arkansas
Clay has been at boy scout camp this week!  He left on Sunday, and he doesn't come home until this Saturday.  Ches left yesterday to go spend some time with him.  He'll be back later today. ; )  I did get to talk to him on the phone, and he's still my sweetie!  It must be hard to tell your momma that you love her when all your scout friends are around.  Bless him for making me feel special.  
My only picture of him as he went to his first middle school dance.  You can *not* pose for a picture..but that doesn't mean Mom won't snap one as you walk away!  You looked so handsome, btw.
I'm definitely missing him.  Ethan has been bored (although he checked into Gigi's house/hotel last night!) and totally misses Clay.  Mary Claire keeps telling us to tell him hi (her way of telling us she misses him too).  Our home is just different when we have chicks out of the house!

I got a basecamp (awesome software for everyone with a project!) post that the plumbing rough-in is finished on the house, and the slab has been poured.  I'm sitting on pins and needles waiting for my baby to wake up from nap so I can go see it!  This is when it gets exciting (for me!).  I can't wait to see the wood framing go up..that's when it feels like a HOUSE!  You can walk around and feel the spaces.

We went out to eat on Saturday night after church, and when Carter was bored, I decided to take him out.  We were at Promenade, an outdoor mall, and I'd have plenty to show him..water fountains, flowers, music (there was a band!), etc.  But Ches suggested I run into Pottery Barn to buy something for the house.  I know, how sweet! (remember his love language is gifts?  This is how he shows love.)  I couldn't though because I have no where to put anything, it would just go to storage.  And I can't really envision or feel the rooms yet.
Isn't this lovely?  Yes, I'll have a back porch!  No, it won't be enclosed.  No, it won't have a fireplace.  I don't think.  But isn't it beautiful?  See..this might be why I should see the space before I decorate it in my mind. ; )
I just broke my favorite lamp last week.  It was a beautiful mercury glass lamp from Pottery Barn (on sale!), and I loved it so much.  It was my fault..I knocked it over with a box while looking for something in another box.  I didn't even speak.  I didn't want to say mean things, and it was my fault anyway. back to PB.  They don't have them anymore, and nothing was as beautiful.  I guess it's fine..I don't think I'd put another beautiful lamp in that spot now anyway!
Kinda like the one on the right..but they don't sell it anymore. : (

ps-I swear I'm a poet and didn't know it.  I don't know HOW I happen to write about rhyming things.  And some things with such alliteration.  It's crazy!

Hugs, ya'll!

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