Monday, February 1, 2010

Can Someone PLEASE Tell Me…

WHY my three days off go by so much FASTER than my 4 days of work!!! ;)

Seriously though, I feel like it was just Friday night and I was looking forward to my 3 days off.  Thinking of all the many things I had planned to do and finish up during my weekend. Very few of which actually got done like planned.

Then spend all of Monday dreading having to go back on Tuesday!! Not that I dislike my job, I truthfully don’t.

I really don't mind it once I'm there.

But yet, every Monday, I feel myself NOT looking forward to having to go in Tuesday.  I miss being a work at home Mom and Wife. 

I wonder if I will ever get use to this?  I wonder if I’ll ever be the type of woman who Loves working outside the home??  Because right now…. I'm not sure I ever will be.

I do like the extra money though!! I do love having a paycheck of my very own to look forward to.  I still wonder though if it’s worth my time away. 

I know some people say, “I would get bored being at home all day, every day.” 

But I honestly never am nor ever was.  I always have had so many projects going on that BORED was something I never felt.

  BROKE yes, I experienced that but NEVER Bored!! Hehee!

Okay, enough grumbling from me on this subject.  This is my life right now.  Time to just suck it up and deal!!! :)



I was going through more of my old photos over the weekend and found these.

It is fun for me to look back at how my tastes have changed over the years.


Here is a photo of Hubby’s and I very first home.

We built it in 1989/1990.

I was 19 and he was 20. 


That is our oldest daughter in the photo.  She was 2!!

Oh my, I just want to reach into the photo and pick her up and hug and kiss her!!

Here are some photos of the inside.

But lets remember this was in 1990!! LOL!!

Remember 80’s style when looking at these photos.

Living Room:



Master Bed Room:








That is all I could find right now.  But you will notice that even then I had a love for antiques!!




I also wanted to share something my Mom made me awhile back.  I took photos of it and just haven't gotten around to putting them until now.

I have a second dough box.

One that I just could never find the right spot for.

I had mentioned to my Mom that I wished it had legs, so I could at least use it as some type of table.

But of course, since it is antique, I would NEVER want to damage it by adding legs directly to it.

So she made me this very prim, simple stand for it to sit on.  She did an excellent job of aging and distressing it.

I'm not sure you can tell in the photos but the stain on the the stand is nearly a perfect match to the dough box itself.





The first photo is more true to the actual coloring of the box.  In the second photo it appears darker than it actually is.




If you follow my blog, you will know I talk a lot about my Mom.  So I wanted to show off some photos of her home.

I’m not certain if I have showed these off before or not.

If I have….

I apologize but I guess they are worth a second showing!! LOL!

This past summer she got new windows and siding.

And it just set her house off!!

Mom and Dad live down the street from me, in the same house I grew up in.  Of course it has changed a lot since I was a child.

Maybe one day I will add before and after photos of their home so you can truly appreciate how much it has changed. ;)


My Mom and Dads Home:







Don’t you just LOVE that front door!!!

I know I do!!

Plus oh my… Warm Weather!!

Green Grass!! Flowers!!! Ferns!!

I miss SUMMER!!! :)




Well everyone, I guess it is time to go sit down and spend some time with Hubby before heading off to bed.

Oh but one more quick thing….

Something I am soooooo excited about!!!

Tomorrow Night…..



Anyone else looking forward to this??

I know I am!!!

I really hope Sawyer and Kate end up together!! Hehee!


Okay Prim Pals….

That is it for me tonight.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me.

Until next time,

Take Care and Prim Filled Blessings to you ALL!!!



Annesphamily said...

I love this post! I love your parents house. That door is awesome.

Thanks for sharing.

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TJ said...

Hey Tam,
I totaly feel ya' on the work issue ! I'm off every other weekend and every other Friday on the other week. And every Sunday and Monday I'm off and Monday night I get blahhhhh just knowing I gotta go back to work. Sometimes I just can't sleep just thinkin' about it ! Like now it's after midnight and I have to be up at 5:30 and here I am UP lol. I have a sleep problem too but wonder sometimes if the STRESS about work has somethin' to do with it ? Loved the pics you shared. Hey we are around the same age. I had my first child very young too. And I LOVEEEEEEEE Lost !!!!! Sure wish it wasn't the final season though
=( K Im' typin' a mini novel now lol I'll be thinkin bout ya as I'm headin to work ;0}
Prim Huggs n Blessins

Pam said...

Good morning! Girl I am the same way although I've never stayed home but I know if I did I would never get bored! I have enough to keep me busy here for the rest of my life!
What a cute home & I can't believe you decorated with anitques when you were 19...that's awesome!
Your mom's home is beautiful! Thanks for sharing these pics with us! I hope you have a great day!

Christine said...

Hi Tammy- I think everyone knows what you mean about dreading work days! Oh that cabin! But I do have to say...soooo glad we are out of the 80's...LOL. I could just see the primitive potential oozing from it's seams! You weren't kidding about the curtains certainly got your money's worth out of those babies! lol Your mom did a great job with that stand-I would love to come across a doughbox someday :-) Just recently started following you blog and I love it- you keep things interesting! Have a great day!

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Hi Tammy, LOve your mom's house, it is really beautiful. Your dough box and firkin are amazing! I am a "stay at home mom" for 4yrs now, and I love it. I know what are you saying , I missed my job ( really, I enjoyed it) and the paycheck days but I love to be with my baby boy making something different every day.

Jennifer said...

Hey there Miss Tammy! Believe me, I hear ya on the staying at home issue! I've been a homemaker all my life, and have absolutely no desire to go out into the workforce after so many years. And I too never get bored! There's ALWAYS a bathroom to clean, laundry to be folded, and weeds to pull lol! I'm perfectly content with my life, but society thinks we should have to do it ALL-keep a perfect house, keep up with the kids AND bring home a nice paycheck all while keeping a smile on our faces. If not, we're considered lazy or not as good as the gal down the street. Sigh.....Oh the joys of being a woman lol! Hang in there girl!

At Home With Amy said...

What you are feeling Tammy is perfectly normal. I hate going to bed Sunday night knowing I have to start my work week in the morning. I think they call it "life" and we just have to deal with it.
Take a deep breath and relax!

Katy said...

Loved seeing all the old pics! :)

I love your parents' home! It is beautiful! LOVE the front porch! I have a similar door to your mom's on my home as well...on the back door. I want to get one for the front sometime as well! :)

Chatty Kathy~Palmetto Prims said...

You are not alone girlfriend!! Love my job but hate going to work...I know sounds crazy but I guess life is a little crazy!! That dough box and stand are awesome and your Mom's house, WOW!! Would love to see more pics!!

Katherine said...

Hi Tammy!
Thanks for sharing the photos of your first home.What a cute place! I think we all remember that late 80's early 90's decor. I had a lot of the same things in my first home. Love your parents housse too, and your dough box is fantastic. It looks like the two pieces have always been together.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Just love your mom's home so pretty and such a sweet one she is to build the stand for your dough box!


Kim said...

Love the dough box, firkins, and the table your Mom built. Love her home too. ;-)

I have been a work at home Mom for most of the past 21 years, and can't say I am ever bored. ;-)
I worked a few times here and there in the past, and always hated it. It wasn't working I hated. It was not being at home that I hated! ;-)

Thanks for sharing. Have a great evening.
Prim Blessings,

Ann said...

Tammy, I can totally relate to your work issue. I was home for approx 7 years full time and LOVED it. I do like my job, but would love to be home still 24/7. Our lives would run so much smoother -even though no one would be home with me! I could use that time to keep my laundry caught up, 100% homemade meals, etc. My house used to be picked up all the time! It's hard on me now - like tonight we left town immediately after school for basketball games and didn't get home until 8:00pm. Still needed to shovel the driveway and fix supper, do homework and practice the piano a last time before lessons tomorrow. ~Ann

blueberries in the fields said...

hi Tammy, i must say i can also relate toyour work issue. I have been a stay at home mom for many years and have now been working part time for almost 8 years. i must say i never really got used to it. i would love to stay home full time again. I don't miss being by myself, i am a true loner and i never get bored.
love your parents house, it is very lovely.
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good luck !