Monday, March 12, 2012


Just a little update today
as Becky is back to school.
Spring break went way too fast.
We shopped, cleaned, had an appointment,
got her hair highlighted for Prom,
saw a movie or three or four, shopped,
and crafted a little.  More
on that in a future post.

Remember the flowers she received for Valentine's Day?
Here she is with them.
In her "hot" pink room.

Soon, it will be
"Beet" as I hope to get
it painted this week.
I've got all of the supplies,
the room is stripped and ready,
now I just need to get my groove on.
One thing I HATE is painting!
I am the worlds worst painter!
I've been single for almost 15 years and I do alright
but I am a bundle of nerves when I have to paint.
And a deep, bright color?  Argh!

Just a pretty picture to leave you with
on this Monday.
I hope it's a good
one for you.


Sharon said...

Good Morning,

Beet? Oh, that is going to be hard to cover up when this stage is over!

Have a good day... painting or not!

Gloria Hood said...

Good luck with that. Nice pic of Becky!

Ellie said...

It sounds like you had a pretty full break with plenty to do.
That's a very nice picure of Becky and good luck with that painting. Will you show us when you are finished?

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Too bad I don't live closer. By some freak of nature, I actually enjoy painting. I know, it blows my mind too....totally not like me, lol!

Madi and Mom said...

Exactly the shade of a beet? WTG Becky you are a girl who knows her own mind. Can't wait to see it.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Lynne said...

Becky looks so pretty . . . pretty smile too. How did the Prom go?

Painting is not my forte', more on me than on the walls. A beet color will be interesting . . . you may still be trying to make it cover this time tomorrow. Good Luck!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Glad to be able to read a post of yours. I was missing them. Wow, her room really is a HOT pink. No kidding. I love pink but I don't see myself painting anything that bright. My step-daughter wanted hers black. I ws like no way Jose. Not here ever. Maybe your moms house. My husband was not going to let it happen either. I mean who wants a black room? Only our young generations today.
Becky looks so sweet holding her flowers. Good for her.
Have fun painting.

Marie said...

Hi Jill! I love to paint, but I don't think I would enjoy the beet color :) Oh, the things those girls come up with - my oldest daughter once wanted her room walls done in purple :P I'm so glad you posted a picture of Becky - now I can picture her pretty face when you talk about her. Sounds like you had quite a weekend!

Susan said...

Aw, your daughter is so cute, and those flowers are pretty! She looks happy! I've been single for about 17 years now, and I hate painting too.


Julie Marie said...

Becky looks so cute and happy with her pretty flowers... glad you had a nice time on her break... don't work too hard painting!... wishing you a wonderful beginning to a new week as well... xoxo Julie Marie

Debbie said...

i know the story with becky but i have to say she looks so much like you. blonde, beautiful and happy....she looks great!!

good luck with painting that room, i HATE to paint!!

Becky~ said...

Becky looks nice with her flowers.Her hair looks lovely.

Im with you Jill I HATE painting.I painted my living room about 4 years ago,then the kitchen.My husband died 10 yrs ago so its all up to me for painting jobs UGH!

Have a great day!

TexWisGirl said...

i detest indoor painting, too!

Judy said...

That's why I'm so glad I live in a log home now...No more painting :)

Ed Pilolla said...

pretty picture of your girl. i like to paint, but i don't get around to doing it as often as i'd like. enjoy your day. yessir, that's hot pink on the walls. i'd have to rest my eyes on some other shade if i stared at that too long:)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Love the smiling photo of Becky and her bouquet!
Beet? Yep, you might be a little crazy for taking that on. :)
I used to love painting....but now it is such a CHORE!!!
Good luck to you...don't let the painting 'beet' you up!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Love the picture of Becky and her flowers.She is a cutie!
Now that is a color I love, but like you I HATE painting walls, if I didn't have to tape off and everything.
Good Luck

Rohrerbot said...

What a nice shot of your kiddo:) She looks very happy. I know the feeling about color will be fine, but I also hate the mess as well:) I love that tree in the's huge!!

Lisa said...

Great pictures! Our Spring Break is next week and I can't wait. Good luck with the painting - I hate it too!

Dianna said...

Yeah, I know what you mean about painting - it's a daunting task! I'm sure you'll do fine, and soon you'll be posting pictures of Becky's bright room!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers :) I'm sure Becky's room will look great after the work is done! Have a great day!


Rebecca said...

Oh sweets...loved reading about how you've enjoyed your girl. Mine is married now and I miss her SOOOOO MUCH! Gone too soon.

What I wouldn't give to do those things again with my baby.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you two had lots of fun time together! Sweet photo of Becky :)

I can't blame you on painting. I dread it worse than almost anything!

Nancy Claeys said...

Not a fan of painting either -- but my husband is a lesser fan than I, so guess who get's stuck doing it? :)

Beet? My, you are brave.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Our spring break with our daughter went well also and way too fast. Your daughter is so pretty! Hope you had a nice day!

Jenny Woolf said...

Lovely picture of Becky, she looks so happy and pretty!

Donna said...

Oh my goodness, Becky - you are one beautiful young lady! Whom ever the lucky gentleman is who will be escorting you will surely feel blessed, with the beautiful new hair - very nicely done, the dress (what we've peaked at!) I hope you know how special your Mama thinks you are - and so do we!

Jill, just think of that red room as an elephant you must eat. Remember how how eat an elephant, one bite at a time? The prep work is half the work! So you are already well on your way - and since the prep work is the yucky part of the work, just figure you already ate the hind end! he he he!

Thanks for leaving us with such a wonderful view of your blue skies! Just beautiful!


Tammy said...

I love to paint. It's the easiest, cheapest re-model ever, and can make a huge difference. The best part...If you don't like it, just paint over it (covering beet may take a few coats)haha

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I don't like painting either, mainly because I'm no good at it. hehe I have to give you credit for attempting to paint her room, and a new coat of paint does wonders to a room. I'm glad you and your daughter got to spend so much fun time together.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Jackie said...

The last thing in the world I would pick to do is paint. I feel for ya Jill. I know you'll do a great job....cant wait to see the color when you're done.

ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

Aww, those flowers look great and Becky definitely looks happy with them! : ).. I can just imagine how the room will look in "beet". That should be great!

EG CameraGirl said...

Becky must be very excited about her prom... and her new room colour!

March Break is this week here. :)

Chatty Crone said...

Becky is a BEAUTIFUL girl! sandie

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo of Becky with her wonderful flowers!

Catherine said...

Dear Jill, That is good quality time spent and memories made for both of you. Blessings, Catherine xo

Saun said...

Good luck with the painting.

Saun said...

Good luck with the painting.

Susan said...

your Becky is a sweetie and it's quite evident she loves her special flowers too.

Jen..The Butterfly Effect said...

Last pic is super gorgeous Jill!! :)