Saturday, August 18, 2012

Just Catching Up


APP ~Tammy

Happy Saturday everyone.

I hope you all are having a wonderful and peaceful weekend.

I really need to be upstairs washing dishes and getting the house cleaned up.  Oh well, it will still be there later.

Thought I would just jump on and chat for a bit first.

First off, I wanted to show you what Brett brought me home Thursday for my birthday.

*I apologize for the photos, my Mom has the camera.


One dozen beautiful red roses.

They smell so good.

I have them displayed on my fireplace and since I don’t own a vase, I used the crock that was a gift from my dear sweet friend Marie, Also known as OLM. :)

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Well, you all know the mood I have been in lately, so no we didn't do anything to celebrate.

He asked if I wanted to, but I wasn't in the mood so we just relaxed and watched some tv.

Exciting, I know. :)

I also want to send out a Thank You and Hug to Linda of Parker Paradise blog for the sweet birthday card she sent me.  That was so thoughtful of you Linda.  Thank you for thinking of me and for bringing a smile to my face.

APP ~Tammy

And for anyone who was wondering, here is an update on the quilt top situation.

Well, I sent her a message explaining all the things we discussed in my previous post but I ended it with offering her an antique coverlet slice and some quilt pieces I had.

I explained that these were not a replacement for the top, because I still do not consider it my fault that it fell apart when she chose to wash it.

These were just an act of kindness so she could have something to use for her creations.  Also that there was no need to return the quilt top, she could use it or throw it away.

Here is a photo I sent her of what I would be sending.

What was her response,

“That coverlet looks old! Well, I can't tell the sizes, but it's better than nothing!
Thank you for doing this.”

Now maybe it’s just me.

Maybe I am just extremely emotional right now because of everything that has been going on in my life lately.

But to me, I thought that was kind of rude.

The part, “Well, I can’t tell the sizes, but it’s better than nothing!”

I mean, come on, I didn't have to offer anything.

I could have left it be, but after praying about it I decided to send something. 

You know that prayer for strength I have been praying…

Well, it has been in overload lately.

Any who, it is what it is.  And maybe she didn't mean it to come off rude.  Like I said, maybe I’m just over emotional right now.  It just kind of got me when I read it.

I’m going to mail it next week and hopefully put it all behind me.  I seriously can’t handle one more thing right now.

APP ~Tammy

Okay, that is enough dwelling on all of that!

Did you all notice my header photo on this post.

I made it at picmonkey.

I think that’s the name.

It is a free photo editing site, I just love those.

Such fun!

And a quick update on the house situation.

Well, we thought we had another buyer.

We agreed on a price and they were suppose to bring over the earnest money and sign an offer contract on Friday, but the backed out a few days before.

Not sure why, but they did.

I think that was harder than not getting an offer at all.

You know, I had myself on overload thinking, okay this is it.  Time to start coming to terms with actually leaving.  Time to get serious with deciding on a house for us.  And even a little excitement on the adventure ahead us, then POOF! gone, back to square one again.

Oh well, guess it wasn't meant to be.

  I am trying so hard to pick myself up.

Enjoy every day for what it is.

It is quite hard at times because we have had so much stress and loss, but I cant let myself become overwhelmed by my emotions.

It’s still a work in progress but I’m trying.

I have enjoyed seeing so many friends doing post about Fall.

I love Fall, especially Fall decorating.

I'm am going to try to find some time and energy to do some around here.  I need to just let myself enjoy it.

There is a good chance we could be somewhere else this time next year, so I need to have fun with this house while I can.

Okay, I guess I have babbled on long enough.

Time to get up and do those dreaded dishes!!

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit and for putting up with all my Craziness!!!

Big Hug to you all.

Have a Fun Filled Fabulous Weekend,



Tiff said...

Emailed you, but forgot to add that I love your header! You can also try, they have lots and lots of photo editing things and it's free too.


prims by olde lady morgan said...


Hugs, An Happy belated Birthday! Love the Roses in the crock! enjoy my friend!!!
As for the quilt, some people jsut do't get it, dah, it looks old because it's old... you hand wash things that are old! dah again!
On the house, such a emtional roller coaster... just sucks! Decorate, have fun with it! OLM

BumbleBeeLane said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I know the house thing is hard on you.Your just not settled don't know if you'll be there or somewhere else and sort of like standing there not knowing what to do.I've been there and it does take a toll on you.Just keep praying it might not seem like it now but it will come together for you.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Earlene said...

Happy Belated Birthday Tammy.

Cyn said...

Prayer is always best..the Lord will never lead you astray. I pray one day the person that bought the quilt will realize what a tender soul you have.

~Sara said...

Happy Birthday! Try to enjoy the weekend. Remember one day at a time.Hugs to you my friend! ~Sara

bettyj said...

Tammy, what a time you have had. Can't believe someone would wash an old quilt top in the washing machine! You certainly turned the other cheek. Life will settle down, don't worry about the future, just go from day to day. That is what I am doing! Blessings. Happy belated birthday.

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Well first of all, happy belated birthday, Tammy! Mine is the 28th of this month and I also got a card from Linda! She's a sweetheart, isn't she?

I'm so sorry about the ordeal with the lady and the quilt. It will be nice when you can put it behind you. Rest assured that you've done a good thing and a sweet gesture and it's up to her as to how she handles it. The Lord will bless you, girl.

Sorry about the house deal falling through. I know that has to be hard. We've lived in our house since 1990 and I would be emotional too leaving and the whole selling process.

Is it that you are going to be relocating?

Anyway, hope you have a better week! Everything will fall in place in the right timing. I know that's easier said on my end than yours, but it will!


Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Happy Late Birthday!! Mine is tomorrow didn't know you were an August baby also. Try not to let the stress overwhelm you. I noticed alot of rude behavior in people lately myself. Take Care

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope it was a good one....Hope things get better!!

Anonymous said...

Happy be-lated birthday Tammy.
I love the nice flowers your hubby got you. It always cheers me up for the day when I get some. It is so nice of you to send all the extra things to the lady who washed the quilt. Everyone knows you don't put old quilts in a machine. It seems she doesn't know alot about older items. I hope your house situation comes through for you. It can be frustrating trying to sell a home, our old place was on the market for a year and a half and we finally sold it on a land contract deal. Not the best deal, they seem to come to us when something needs done to the home like it is still ours. Our old place is just down the road from us and convenient for them to stop in and complain. They have about another year before they are all paid up, I can't wait.
Hang in there, the right buyer will come along.
Country at heart

The Old Cupboard Door said...

I have been out of blogland for a while and didn't realize your were going through a difficult time. You will certainly be in my prayers. Uggh, on the situation with the quilt. That comment the customer made was certainly rude! I don't think she meant it any other way. Hopefully this situation will be behind you after you mail out the "extras". You have certainly gone over the top to appease this and it seems no matter what you do, she won't be happy so hopefully you can move on.

Happy belated birthday!

Unknown said...

Naw, wasn't just you and your emotions....she was rude! Sorry for all of the 'carp' you've been dealing with. Hope it evens out soon enough and you find your 'happy place' once again. I'll have to go to picmonkey and see what it can do for me. A few others have mentioned it as well. Guess it's time to find out for myself.

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

*Happy Belated Birthday*
She was rude...plain and simple. Rude from the beginning and rude till the end....YOU are the bigger person. I understand your whole emotional roller coaster. I myself have been riding ups and downs for months. One minute you feel like it's going to be ok and you get that little lift in your soul and then a shadow crosses your soul and you're back to square one. Just keep pushing and holding on, the deeper we dig the more strength we seem to heart feels for you right now!! ~Kriss~

Ann said...

Hi Tam,

Customers - we can't live with them and we can't live without them! LOL. I just sent a second basket - free of charge to a gal who said she was disappointed in the first basket because it wasn't blue. No kidding, the description of the paint color was putty! I can't control how your computer monitor displays the color of paint. I guess in almost 200 sales I've had to send only 2 replacement baskets. If people would read descriptions and use common sense! ARGH. Sorry you're dealing with one of those customers right now. ~Ann