Thursday, April 2, 2020

A Little Beauty to our Days

On my days off I find myself paralyzed to think of much but work.
If you didn’t know I am a RN at one of the largest hospitals in the US.
So I did try to do a little decorating for Easter/ spring.

Two of my dear friends from work and I went to 1515 about 3 weeks ago for a girls trip we had planned for months. We had a blast, eating out, shopping and visiting with the twins. 
We were decided to cheer ourselves up we sent pictures to each other of what we bought on our trip and how we decorated.



We have worked together for about 15 years, through kids graduating, marriages, births, husbands illnesses. I am so blessed to work with wonderful coworkers. 
Some I even hired as new graduates when I was a manager. 
We are doing our best to keep each other positive. But we are scared, we are cath lab nurses being pulled apart to go do other duties as all elective procedures are cancelled. This means we rarely see or work with our work family anymore. 
I believe I could face anything with the team I belong to, but it scary doing it apart. 
So far we have not had to go to the Covid floors. But I know my old floors that I was a Manager of are....and when I saw a picture of them in their PPE, I cried. Many in the picture I hired as baby nurses. I still feel responsible for them. They are on the front line now.  
I started my career 40 years ago this year and not long after that started then AIDS epidemic and retirement 5 yrs off I see I am finishing it with the Covid pandemic. 

So do me a favor.....stay home! Say prayers for everyone.
If you get to stay home and get paid don’t complain.
Many of us go work feeling everyday with a pit in our stomach as we drive to work.
Thank you for recognizing all the people keeping us going, RTs, EMTs, policeman, gas stations grocery workers, and restaurants. 

So share some beauty in the world today.

G


My Grandma bunny waiting for its yearly pansies. 







My vintage pansy tablecloth and McCoy vase. New finds.

Have a blessed day

ANN 

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Blessed

As I woke up at 1515 this morning I realized it was my Grandmothers birthday. 
Born March 8, 1892
I never met my sweet Grandmother but my cousins fill me in on what kind of Grandmother she was.
I am a nurse like her, I am told I laugh like her.
Even if you never met them they are a part of you.

Isn’t she sweet.

Is this not a grand picture? There is the laugh

I hope she likes what I have done with her bedroom 

Ann

Sunday, March 1, 2020

It’s a beautiful spring day out today! 
March 1st.

I am ready for bunny time!


I love my little bunnies I found last year in my favorite colors of my kitchen, pink and green. 

Bunnies, Pyrex and green depression ware.


I could be decorating but.....
I am headed out for a drive in my new car.


Ann

Sunday, December 29, 2019

A last look at Christmas

As usual it was a wonderful Christmas, 
from the 1515 party 
to having my brother and sister in law for Christmas dinner 
and enjoying my dining room.
Love my new friend my sister in law got me, his tree lights up!

As 2020 starts I think of all the things I wanted 
to do around the house this year and didn’t get done...again!
So I think I will make a list to refer to over the year and see if I can accomplish more.
I also hope to post more! 


Cousin Fred who I mention, his daughter from Seattle bought a little home down the street from 1515 to vacation at when she is in town. I have been so excited for her, because it reminds me of when I bought 1515. 
Her beautiful dining room, she brought this gorgeous dining set from Seattle that she got on Craigslist. 
The dining room has a built in hutch and she couldn’t wait to use her Grandmothers Fostoria and her Moms Pfaszfgraft. 
Beautiful hardwood floors, pocket doors and 2 front doors just like 1515.

   

 We had a wonderful dinner the first night I was in town, it was a great way to kick off 
the time at home
 She brought her cat with and had to be away a couple of days so I went over to take care of her.
I knew the dining room with that big bay window would be sunny during the day




This is going to be the music room, her husbands GGrandparents seat from Germany. 
She is going to put Fred’s Grand piano and our GGrandparents phonograph here.

Now on to 1515



 A trip to Terre Haute to get Mr a Christmas present!

 Fred and Mr enjoying his early present
 3 generations! The grandfather, his Mother and my Grandfather  were first cousins, but he was the executor of 1515 when I bought. His Grandaughter is a realtor and sold Fred’s daughters house to her! We keep it all in the family. 
 Went to a estate sale at a friends. She sold me tons of shiny brites! This bag of perfect bells $3!


 Don’t the twins look adorable in their plaids?
 Everybody brings such yummy foods!

 All my favorite guys
sunday after everyone left this happened! I happily was snowed in until Tuesday. 










 Love my little tree from Target, perfect for my new bells






 Finally the twins and Fred’s daughter made it over for dinner and cookie decorating. Christmas music, laughter, baking in my Grandmothers kitchen.



Merry Christmas from 1515
I hope yours was as blessed as mine.