Behind My Red Door

Behind My Red Door

Sunday, July 4, 2010

A Fourth of July hello and update!

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Happy Fourth of July everyone! I wanted to pop in and say hello because I just can’t stay away too long. I miss you all too much!

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I saw this on a card recently and I think it is perfect for today!

What It Means to Be an American

To believe in the promise
of a better tomorrow,
and stand united in our efforts
to give a peaceful nation
to our children.

To honor each other's differences
and cherish the richness of our history,
even as it continues to unfold
from sea to shining sea.

To love deeply
our friends and family, day by day,
and never take for granted
the privilege of calling ourselves American!

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In honor of summer and our country’s birthday, I bought myself this pillow made by our friend Jennifer Gass over at Taylors*Farmhouse* Attic. It came recently while Mr. Red Door and I were out taking a drive in the country. This is the second piece I have bought from Jen and she doesn’t disappoint. I used to cross stitch my own samplers, and all kinds of other things but I find it much harder to do now with my older eyes and some arthritis in my hands. So when I saw this, I knew it would make a great addition to my summer decor.

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Thanks Jen for your prompt shipping! I think it looks great in my home!

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Life Behind My Red Door is moving along at a steady clip. Lili keeps us hopping 3 afternoons a week, and for an occasional sleepover, and we love it. She calls me Meemee and Mr. Red Door is now Bampee. When we hear her say those names, our hearts just melt. We also have family dinner here with all the kiddo’s (and sometimes my parents) once a week. It’s a fun relaxing time when we can catch up, and a tradition we hope to keep up throughout our lives.

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The fall issue has gone to the printer WOOHOO and we are hard at work on the Holiday issue of A Primitive Place magazine. Here in our neck of the woods, Bonnie and I are busy shooting homes, scouting for homes and setting up additional shoots for the coming months, and we have some exciting events planned at some local shops and homesteads as well. If you know of someone with a home that would be prefect for our magazine, be sure to let us know! You can email the editor Kristine at info@aprimitiveplace.org.

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Speaking of my parents, we have come to the point where something needs to be done to keep them in their home so I am busy with meetings, appointments, estate planning, paperwork and more as we explore options for in home help and care. At 81 and almost 89, it is time to take some of the burden off their backs. It is at times mind boggling trying to sort it all out but I determined to find the best way to keep them together in the home they love for as long as possible.

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And in between all that, household chores and summer gardening, I have found time to redo my office, visit with friends here and there, and Mr. Red Door and I are trying to fit in some little day trips as well.

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When Lili naps, I try to do a quiet activity and sometimes I check out my favorite blogs on Google Reader because I just can’t stay away from your blogs too long either, even if I don’t have the time to comment very often.

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And I wanted to let you know that I have made a post for A Primitive Place blog about a quaint country store Mr. Red Door and I discovered yesterday. Just click ~here~ to read all about it.

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Thanks so much for patiently waiting for my next post. I won’t be back to blogging on a frequent basis, but I hope I can make a post every once in awhile.

Until next time, warm prim hugs, Grammee Linda