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{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} ~ November 17, 2011

It's time for {phfr} already! Didn't I just do this two days ago??


For my birthday, Man of the House took me antiquing in a semi-nearby town. Things I look for particularly are books and blue and white transferware. Sometimes I hit the jackpot and sometimes I come up with nothing. This time the pickings were pretty slim, but I did find a dinner plate for $6.50. Since we use these dishes every day (and decorate with it too!), I won't spend a lot. It's fun to mix and match, and transferware does set a pretty table. I saw a lot of gorgeous red/pink and white transferware, which makes me think maybe I ought to broaden my color horizons. :-) Even though I found only one piece, we had a good time hunting!


See my birthday present from Man of the House? He has an mp3 player like it and thought I'd enjoy one too. He was right!


What's so funny about a cemetery, you ask? Take a closer look at the sign . . .

I guess they thought they ought to tell us just what is buried in this cemetery, though I would have thought it was pretty obvious. Actually, we later found out that it is pronounced "bode-y," but without a pronunciation guide, who would know? lol


One of the best things about this house is the number of bedrooms (4) and bathrooms (2). With just one child at home, we have two bedrooms to spare, and one of them is slated to become the guest room. Right now, it's storage for boxes still to be unpacked, but all that changes this Saturday. It'll be cleared out and well scrubbed, the bed will be set up and new bedding put on, pictures hung, etc., etc. Thankfully, the paint color is acceptable. (I keep forgetting to take my pictures during the day! The walls are really not as drab as they appear in this photo.) There's even a bathroom next door. I think it will be comfortable for guests. Girl Out of the House and That Boy will be here just after Christmas, which is our incentive to get moving on this project. But I didn't want to wait until the crazy busyness of December. I'll share pictures when it's finished!

Thanks for visiting! :-)


  1. I had to chuckle over that sign in the cemetery. Reminded me of a joke about how many dead bodies are buried in a cemetery, the punch line, all of them, not the funniest joke but when I was a kid I thought it was hysterical.


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