William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910
The very first Boyd's to live in our home, my husband's great great grandparents..now I know where my youngest son gets his looks from!
October 25, 2010
Some things that trash to treasured, my newly painted door and the primitive painted antique table that I got on Sunday...
Ack!! It's been a few weeks!Did you ever have one those days that everything seemed to go wrong?? Well today was my day!Here I am trying to get everyone off to school on time without a hitch. The night before, I had everything ready as my 2 youngest kids were going on a school trip to the pumpkin patch and the forecast was supposed to be rainy. Well, by morning, we had a pair of splash pants go missing and our umbrellas had disappeared.Uggh! the story of my life around here. Anyhow, the weather wasn't too bad but I decided to drive my kids to the bus stop. I was walking out the door with a mug of tea cause I didn't want it getting cold, and after warning my oldest daughter to watch out for the dog poop that our Sam had just done....what did I do? Slipped on the wet grass and fell on my bum in the fresh poop! Yuck!! Right than I had decided, yep, it's a Monday, lol. So after I got home from the bus stop on got my Rhys on his van for school, I went looking for my makeup that I had put on this morning. Do you think I could find it? Nope! Brand new eyeliner and eye shadow disappeared into thin air. Okay, I've had this happen before but have found it in my youngest daughter's room. This time, I searched high and low everywhere and cannot find it. Something is playing tricks on me! I always have things disappear, and never end up finding them, ever since I started doing ancestor research 5 years ago. Weird things have been happening here. Given that this house is way over 150 yrs old and there are 4 generations of Boyd's that have lived here and it's getting near Halloween.... I thinks the spirits are getting a bit playful here on my expense! After a frustrated morning, I decided to go upstairs for a rest. I kinda like naptime when 5 kids are all at school,lol. Anyhow, out of the blue, one of my dogs start barking for no reason, so I went downstairs to find her barking and growling at the wall...I'm not joking! I call her to come upstairs with me along with my other dog who always sleeps outside my bedroom door but neither dog would go up the stairs and the one ran into her crate with tail between her legs and hid... they always say animals can sense what humans can't right? I head back upstairs and upon going through my kitchen I notice that my oven dial is on. I did not use my oven at all and there is no way that I could have turned that thing on...I'm getting more spooked than ever! I even got weird chills walking through my living room, the kind that raise the hair on the back of your neck. So I'm thinking my house is haunted by some good ghosts ( I hope), but I had a hard time falling asleep. We have a small cemetary on our lot and we've had ancestor's that have passed away in this house so anything is possible....Around dinner time, my hubby calls from work and tells me our pickup truck that he left there over the weekend was stolen... can things get any worse?? I thought he was joking at first, but.... nope, he arrive home in the work truck :( So, I'm expecting a call from the police department and the insurance department in the morning and we can only hope that our truck is found safe and relatively sound... we didn't really need this happening now...sigh....Anyhow, on the brighter side, this weekend I finally got my front and side door painted and i love the color! Even hubby who at first was a little unsure of my color choice said it looked really good! And I went to my first auction on Sunday, didn't get anything cause things were way outta my league, lol. Next time I need to bring someone who is experienced in going to auctions, lol, as I didn't have a clue...But on my way home, I did stop by a shop and bought a nice primitive painted table that I've had my eye on since May and it was still there, so I bought it. Now if I can just find my camera that a special someone hid...you know who you are!!, I can get pics up!Wednesday I have a meeting with a rep from AVON, just to see how much it costs to become a rep myself and earn some extra $$ from home...Wish me luck!!Anyhow, that's it for now... hope I haven't bored you all!Have a fantastic week everyone and may your luck be better than mine has!! lolHugs, Trish
I am a stay at home mom of 5 children and I am married to my wonderful husband James for almost 9 years. We live on a 75 acre farm in the rolling hills of Kendal, Ontario which has been in my husband's family since the mid 1880's. Our house is over 150 yrs old and I love it! We have 3 dogs, 3 cats, 1 horse,1 hamster, and numerous chickens and ducks. Life is never dull around here to say the least. I love antiques and the simpler way of life and I have a interest in Prim Decor which is slowly but surely taking over my home. I also dabble in candle making. soap making and prim crafts but I have alot to learn.
My motto is ;
I BELIEVE, MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!, since our 9 yr old son was born with a rare genetic disorder called Hurlers Syndrome/ MPS1 in which he received a bone marrow transplant at the age of 11 months old to slow down the progression of his disease... during this time he was so ill that he was not expected to recover and come home with us... BUT HE DID!! And against all odds, he is still with us today :) So Believe That Miracles Can Happen!!