Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Still Deciding & Train Fun For Sam
I am still trying to decide what I want to do with this fireplace. Taking all the comments I have gotten into consideration. I will be looking for a thicker piece of wood for on top of the corbels. To stain or paint is where I am stuck. If I did paint it black would the fireplace insert & the T.V. on top be one big black blurr? Another though maybe just paint the corbels & thick piece of wood on top of the corbels black. I have been searching for photos in old magazines alot.
I will be keeping the corbels for sure. I hung the basket I got for Christmas & I am sure I want it to hang there. I gave up on the idea of a board with wood pegs between the corbels. It would not fit flush against the curves in the corbels. I did not like that so I will have to find another way to hang the Christmas stockings from the fireplace. I have til next December for that. LOL.
I got a new Michigan Bulb catalog. So many beautiful things to plant. I stare out the homestead windows wishing it were getting closer to warm weather. I want to start the new addition to the homestead gardens. I am in a hurry to get my hands in soft warm dirt again.
In December we visited a model train show. Sam looks on at a real train car. Sam has always loved trains. This was the first time we visited a model train show. It was a fun day.
A model train ticket tacker.
Sam pretending to drive the train.
This was just one of the train displays we looked at. Lots of trains going in all directions. Lights on & lights off. Smoke puffing & chug a chug chug sounds. As we sat on old wooden benches & watched the trains go by it was fun to watch Sam take it all in.
Just a thought to ponder:
We must face so many unexpected things in life at times. Sometimes they seem to pile up one on top of the other. The toll of such things can weigh heavy on our thoughts causing much worry. What can we do? Run to the mountain & trust our strong tower.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Psalm 91: 1 ,2