Friday, May 14, 2010

Preliminary Progress...

I got started on my dining room soon after the kids went to school. I was a little stressed after someone called my son this morning bright and early to tell him they were upset about my post several days ago. They were supposedly upset that I didn't tell my son first that I was posting about him and his comments about Steve. They wanted to be sure he was aware that he knew I posted about him just in case it was suppose to be in confidence that he said all that. Needless to say I took the phone and had my own conversation with that person because my son began to cry on the phone and become upset. I now remember why I don't normally talk about my kids on my blog!!!!!!! It causes a big uproar and a lot of heartache. It's when the tables are turned it's not so fun being on the receiving end of certain hurtful comments as I've been there done that with certain people recently. By the way the comments I posted were not said to make anyone upset to hurt them on purpose despite what people may think. People must deal with the consequences of the choices they make in life. My choice is to move on and not like certain people that are involved in my son's life. That is my perogative as well as anyone else's who has objections to Steve. I do not like when people (adults) who are not his parent, step parent, or family to tell my son that they "love" him, or make false promises leaving me to pick up the pieces of a broken heart, or being manipulative by telling my son that if I really LOVED him then I would let certain non-family adults come to school functions without another family member being with them. I made known my objections about these people (and then let it drop) to my son and now have let him make the choice of the path he will follow. I hope that others can do the same! I am tired of my son being caught in the middle of many adults who believe they are looking out for his best interest so they think, but in the end hurting him because he wants to please everyone and can't. Stop making him feel guilty about his feelings or trying to manipulate him because I am trying very hard recently to do the same about a certain individual. I have come to the realization (epiphany) I am his Mother and no one will replace me no matter what anyone says or tries. That being said, I (not my son) will await the next phone call because he needs to be left out of it!!!! Oh and if all you are going to do is talk behind my back please stop reading my blog. This is my personal blog and I can and will post whatever I please.

I apologize for that but it has been weighing on me all morning!

Now on to my preliminary progress...

Don't get used to anything because I can assure you it will change and each time it does I will be there to take pictures. LOL.





Do I need blue on the crane instead???





I thinking about getting some pantry boxes and painting them for the second shelf to store my sewing supplies in.





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23 comments:

Char said...

I am loving the new look!!!!...since you asked, I would paint the crane blue...LOL!!!!

spoon river primitives said...

There you go again making everything look wonderful!!!! You know everything thats touched by you looks great so go ahead and paint that blanket crane blue it will look amazing!!!! Big prim hugs Casey

Yankee Ridge Primitives said...

Beautiful as USUAL Mary! I like the way you have the crane decked out, looks nice with the blue sign above!!!

Lydia said...

As usual everything looks great, but I think painting the crane blue would be a good punch of color.

Mary said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!great idea!!!!

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

I am loving the look and feel in your diningroom!! Great job to you both!! Hope all gets straightened out with your son and this person, no worse feeling then to know your child is stressing to please everyone. And this is your blog and you have a righ to write whatever you want!! Have a great weekend Mary and I can't wait to see the whole room done!! :0)

LeeHillPrimitives said...

LOve how your DR turned out finally. Simply prim perfect.Great!

simple~needs said...

oh you are soooo darn lucky!!! everything looks great!!!!!

as far as the phone call.....
tell son "chin up" it just goes to show the character of the person who did it. they are weak, very weak.
i went through that with girls and its so not funny. kids have the amazing ability to see the good in all. glad to know that your son has love and respect for steve as an important man in his life.:)

Never So Simple said...

iT'S YOUR BLOG AND YOU BLOG WHAT YOU WANT TO! YOU GO GIRL!

LOVE THE BUILT INS THEY LOOK AMAZING!

DONNA

colonialhomestead said...

Yes pantry boxes would be a great way to store and hide sewing supplies and have a prim look. Unique way to hide things in plain site just like that prim perfect sewing machine/apothecary cabinet. You both did a good job. If you were still thinking shutters check out the shutters in my last post. Isi is a pic out of Country Sampler. Maybe you would like them. Wish you all the best.

Julie said...

You get SO MUCH DONE!! I love it all. That crane is fabulous. I like it just the way it is :)!! Julie

Beckyjean said...

Love it all Mary!! I'm so jealous!! (only kidding) I love your new built ins & you did a fantastic job in the decorating department!! You have a beautiful home!!

Enjoy your weekend!!
Hugs~Becky

Carla said...

It looks great! I like what you have done.

janet said...

I think your room looks wonderful..You sure do have a nack for decorating..

~Jess said...

Love it! I think it looks great!

lilmamasprimitives said...

Mary,
Love the new look. I'm sure your like any prim decorator and you will change it again and again..You have the knack..And I am so sad that someone would do that to your son. If someone is that appauled they shouldnt be reading your blog. You are doing a terrific job..Keep the negativity out and you'll go far. I'll say a prayer for those negative dwellers. :) Have a great day! ♥Stephanie~Keep up the great decorating~

Barb said...

You make me want to get busy on redecorating...oh wait that is everytime I read your blog! You are an inspiration for many reasons, don't stop sharing! Have a wonderful weekend ~ oh and by the way, I do believe that Steve is a keeper :>)!!

Folk Art From The Harbor said...

I just LOVE everything!! Steve is GREAT!
You know part of being Straw Boss is ya have to put people in Check every now and then and you are doing a WONDERFUL JOB! You are Good!! =) Hugs BeCca

Blending Family said...

You are doing a great job in your home! It looks so neat and comfy. Can you do mine please? LOL. And yeah, go blog your heart out. It has a cathartic effect. This life can be stressful and blogging balances things out. Go girl!

Angie Berry said...

Well that sounds like a mess and not very nice at all. So sorry you and your son are having to deal with that. Some adults really need to grow up and mind their own business!!

You were right in painting the built-ins the same color as the wall. All your items do pop out. I think everything looks great! That would be a good idea to put your sewing supplies in some pantry boxes, that would be cute!

Looking really good Mary!

Jan said...

Absolutely love it!!! And I would never have thought of painting it the same color as your walls, but WOW!! Your goodies do POP and they are wonderful!!!

Christine said...

Mary, your room looks wonderful! You two make a good team and did a great job! I love it that Steve is so willing to participate in your decorating and sometimes it seems like he is more excited about it than you! You have found yourself a good man, and your son obviously sees it too! Don't you sometimes wish blogging was like Facebook- only in the fact that you can BLOCK people in FB from reading your wall! You know I ranted about negative people the other day, lol. If that person really 'loved' your son, then they would NEVER say ANYTHING to cause him to be upset! If they have a problem with You, then maybe they should be act like a real adult and deal with it in an adult manner. So sorry you and your family have to go through that. Keep your chin up- if they realize that their actions are not effective, maybe they will grow up and leave it alone.

Pam said...

Everything looks wonderful! I think the blanket crane would look great painted blue!
Sorry to hear about those nasty negative people...keep your chin up girl & just keep speaking your peace...maybe they'll get the hint one of these days!
hUgS~
PaM