Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Let There Be Light

My parents visited from Colorado this past weekend. Time always goes way too fast when they are here. Mom and I try to hit as many garage sales, thrift stores and antique stores as possible. We didn't make any fantastic purchases, but did find a few good garage sales. Mom also helped me spiff up the antique booth just a bit for spring. That reminds me, I need to share some pictures of the booth. I haven't done that in a while. I will take my camera next time I go in.

I always seem to have a list of projects for my dad. He could stay for two weeks and I would still probably have things on the list. It seems to be never-ending. Dad got several things done for me. My favorite is my new light above the kitchen sink. I handed him an old flour sifter I had picked up at the thrift store and said, "I need this to be a light fixture."
He did it and I love it! The light that was here before was just too modern for my taste. I wanted something unique. It also needed to be inexpensive.
For less than $5 I think I got a pretty great light. Now I can really see all those dirty dishes in my kitchen sink.

Yesterday (and the past several days) it was around 80° here. Beautiful! Today the high is supposed to be 53° and rainy. We need the rain, so I really can't complain. We just got spoiled with such warm weather for a few days.

I took Sweet Girl to the dentist last week. She has a baby tooth that isn't coming out even though the permanent teeth are coming in. It is causing some problems. I should have taken her in quite some time ago. Getting her to stop throwing up just seemed a bit more important. Anyway, when I finally did call to make an appointment it was almost a month before she could get in. That was last week. The dentist was very nice but said there wasn't much she could do. No surprise, really, that we need to take her to Children's to get the tooth pulled. Guess what? They can see her on May 20th! That is more than two months away. Now what am I supposed to do? It is still better than when I called Children's to get her in for an eye exam. The nice lady on the other end of the line said, "We are booked up until the middle of next YEAR." Yikes!

Sorry about that rambling. That is just where my mind is this morning. Now I need to get my mind back to laundry and housecleaning. (How many times have I ended my posts this way? Way too many......)

{And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. Genesis 1:3-4}


6 comments:

Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

That is a very cute fixture...you are so creative!

I was driving through Greenbrier and Conway a couple of weeks ago and was so tempted to go into all the antique stores along the way but had both kids and just didn't want to push my luck.

Sorry it's taking so long to get into children's...We've only had to go once for a test and we had to wait a while too.

Don and Dixie said...

Been waiting for this post. Phil told us about your new kitchen light. It really looks neat! Sorry to hear Sweet Girl has to wait so long.

Jill said...

Fantastic! Last week I listed an old sifter in my Etsy shop--hope someone stumbles across your idea and my shop! I may have to use it on my blog-would that be ok? I have a couple old sifters on display in my house but really no place to add a light as such. But, now that I think about it maybe just a table lamp could be made too. Always love your stuff!
And I'm sorry about sweet girl and appointments. I understand to the degree that I can, one of my daughters needed to see a neurologist for awhile and waiting was torture.

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

I love the light fixture!!!

Sonja said...

Love your lamp!

It doesn't make any sense on the waits, don't understand it.

bec4 said...

That is adorable! Good job!