Friday, January 10, 2014

Woman Plans

There's a saying that goes...

Man Plans, God Laughs

That's been the last 5 weeks!

I love Pottery Barn's Sofia headboard,
but not the price. $899 for a queen size.

Found a similar one on Craigslist $85 Yay!

I forgot to take a picture before I started
painting it, but the whole thing was like
the bed post here.

Not bad wood, but I wanted a white
headboard so I started painting.

Completion? I'm getting there...

But life keeps getting in the way.

First we got snow that turned to ice.

This is when it first started.

Then, more came down. 

Wild Bill slipped on the snow-
turned-ice and sprained his ankle.

After 5 days, we finally got out.

The icey-snow broke one wiper...

Don't laugh when I tell you that Wild
Bill made me drive like this for 2 days
before he got the wipers replaced!

Right after our ice melted, middle
daughter called and asked us to
come early for Christmas. 

First she was sick,
then the little one got sick...

We left for Illinois within 2 hours.

More snow! More ice!

On December 23rd, Wild Bill slipped.
It appeared he sprained his other ankle.

On the trip home on Dec 28th, we both
developed terrible colds and sinuses.

Wild Bill's ankle got worse, but he failed
to mention it to our family doctor he saw 
for his sinus problems on Jan 2nd.

On the 8th, he finally went back
to the doctor to see about that ankle. 

Turns out, he actually fractured his leg
back on the 23rd. Now he's in a leg
boot up to his knee.

According to the Orthopedist, you should 
never ignore what could be a broken bone
as it doesn't take much to do a lot of 
damage if you twist or turn it the wrong
way, and then it would require
cut-you-open surgery!

Still working on the headboard.

 We take his mom for eye surgery on Monday.

On Tuesday, I have two procedures that
will require going under anesthesia.


Man Plans, God Laughs

We're off to a great year!


  1. That IS quite a start to 2014! God bless all the hearts, and eyes, and bones, and sinuses.

  2. It can only get better, I know exactly how you feel. It just feels like one thing after another. I hope Wild Bill gets back on his feet (unbroken feet). Love your headboard. I have no headboard and no curtains, just cause that the way it is. We could be sisters of completion, or incompletion as the case may be.

  3. ha! makes a painting a headboard seem a delight

  4. Awesome Craigslist score! The year can only get better, right? :-)

  5. My goodness, that is a lot to deal with, for sure! I hope that everyone is on the mend and that this is the worst of it for your year! I bet the headboard will be beautiful though! :)

  6. Hope you're doing ok. Can't wait to see the headboard.

  7. What a start to the new year! I hope that all goes well with you and your family's procedures. Love the headboard and I'm sure it will look beautiful when it's done!

  8. I really love your blog. I found you while visiting Distressed Donna. Love all the white!

  9. Well that's a great headboard. Can't wait to see it done. You'll have to link it up at Mod Mix Monday when done. My word for the year is action. It is helping...but you are right...things just come up unexpected. Every week on my days off I've planned to do MY projects but either friends or family have other ideas. I hate to do it but I'm going to have to start lying and saying I'm working when I'm not so that I can have days to get things done.

    If it makes you feel better..I'm still working on getting the XMas down. I accomplished a lot last night after running around with my Mom yesterday and I vow it will be done tonight.

    I hope your husband heals fast! Hope your procedures go well! It's always something.