Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mushinessss The 3 Stooges Way!

How can I explain to you my dynamics of my family,
When I say family I mean with my parents and especially my brother!
We are not an overly gushie, mushie, lovie type of family,
Though there is no doubt that we love we each other,
And There is nothing we wouldn't do for each other!
We just show our love in different ways.....
We tease all the time and there is not many subjects that isn't fair game!
I kinda think of our family as displaying our love the 3 Stooges Way!

We are just very goofie and show our love in a goofie way!
Especially my brother Ed!
He is the lead stooge!!!
But in the past years we have been faced with much family heartache
that has drawn us together in a way we never were before.
When your young you think nothing will ever happen to you,
but as life goes on you realize things do and will happen.

Life becomes more precious and
we value each other more.
So as a result We have started to
become more mushie with each other,
which I have to say is nice but also difficult to accept at times.
But my stoogie brother did something for me last month that I will truly always cherish,

Let me start from the beginning.....
In January when I had gone to California,
My brother had taken off from work after my father passed away,
One afternoon we drove down to Laguna Beach,
We drove down PCH which is a beautiful drive along the coast!
Its one of my favorite drives.
The California coast line is gorgeous!

We went with our cousinRoxanne,
who is really more like a sister.
We spent almost every day of our lives growing up together,
our moms are sooo close.
Together we make up the 3 stooges,
Her being Moe!
Which I suppose makes her the lead stooge...heehee....
Ooopppps sorry Ed youve been demoted!
we went had dinner,
walked around the town and shops
and came across this really pretty shabby style
store that had lots of things but one thing caught my eye.......
it was this pillow.....

It saids "Twinkle Twinkle little star what a gift from God you are"
I saw it and in a serious voice said to my brother......
"Ed I think you should buy this for me"
Rox and Ed walked over to see what
I was referring to and they both silently read the pillow
and then after a pause of silence burst out in laughter!!!
I have to admit I laughed too!!
As I said before we know we love each other we just don't express it in mushie terms.
and for my brother ever to say or refer to me as a gift!!
well that would be as the

saying goes....'when pigs fly!!!'
That was the end of that and of course we
teased each other for the rest of the day and week.
Then about a week after I arrived home from California I received
a box from my brother,
I had no idea what was in it and was surprised to receive it.
I opened it and I'm sure you can guess by now what was in it!
Yes the pillow,
but even more wonderful was this letter he included in it.

(Sorry about it being sideways for some reason that's the way blogger uploaded it and I have no idea how to correct it.)
So Ill just tell you what it saids.

"Sis, just wanted to let you know the pillow is right you are a gift and I'm very lucky to have you as a sister.
It was really nice being with you last week I couldn't have done what you did.
Please don't let that cow of a dog use this.
I love you
PS If you tell anyone I called you a gift ill kill you."

It was definitely a Kleenex moment and
I will always cherish this pillow and letter,
because it was for this moment that we stopped
being the stooges and became the Walton's!!
(ok now I'm laughing right now too!!
that is a bit to over the top the Walton's we
will never be but I think you know what I'm trying to say!)

And I promise Ed,
The pug will never get his slobberie tongue on this pillow!!!
I love you too my big bubble bass!!

Since its been such a long time since my last post this is going
to be a long one I have lots of things to share with you.
First Ive finally after over a year of planning and shopping started my kitchen redo.
and these are just a few of the before pictures...

This is one of the walls I have this green china cabinet but because I need more counter space I am removing the top of it and doing something different as you will soon be seeing.
the pink stripe wall paper is the old, Ive started to strip it here.

We took off the top which revealed a whole in the top which is throwing a wrench in my idea to use it as a counter top,
but hubbie came to the rescue!!
he put some wood to fill in the hole for now and later we will cover it with tile or perhaps a mosaic??????

Now don't look at my hubbies little bald spot in the back of his head!
He isn't going bald its just the angle and lighting...hee hee...
You know how a camera makes you look 10 pounds heavier,
well it also causes bald spots to appear when there are none!!
I am in soooo much trouble right now!!!!!:P

Ill be putting some after pictures in my next post, I am sooo excited as to the turn out!!
and I think you will to!

We have had a couple good snow storms lately so I wanted to show some pics I took the day after,

It looks like a winter wonderland!

Now last but not least I will close with the pug!
In this picture Pugsie is very upset because my brother
referred to him as a cow in his letter to me!!
Don't worry Pug, I set Ed straight!!!!
Your not a cow!
your a piggie boy!!!

This shot below was the Pugs response to Ed....
He was trying to blow raspberries to him.....

Which made him tired so
Then he took a nap!

Here he is below striking a pose....
looks like he is trying to be a fashion model or something!!

We will close with this,
thanks for all your care and concern and emails,
It really has meant so much to me.
I have been working on new projects for the website,
and hope to list soon.
thanks for your patience and remember Good things come to those who wait!
hugs and smiles,


Anonymous said...

Your kitchen is going to be just perfect! It just will add more to the picture backdrops for that rolly polly of a pug :)

Lisa said...

Hi Sandy,
I'm glad to see you're back to blogging. What a beautiful pillow your brother sent to you. I can't wait to see the finished kitchen.

Connie said...

Oh Sandy, you've got me laughing so hard at that dog I had to call hubs in her to see that tongue and belly!! That's one.... uuuhhhhhh..."hunky" pup, chickee! But cute!! I'm happy for you getting the pillow and our families are definitely like that, too! Oh well, we know we're loved though. Love to see when you're finished with the kitchen redo, honey.

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Oh Sandy what a tender moment for your brother to send you the pillow. I was in tears....So incredibly sweet! Hugs for Bro!!!!
Of the pug boy!! I'm always waiting for more hilarious pictures of him. He's quite photogenic...don't you agree??! Be well friend...have fun with your kitchen.

Anonymous said...

Adoring...your brother is a dear and your piggie pug trying to blow raspberries is the CUTEST! Kitchen is/will be so Lovely!
*cupcake hugs* diana

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Sweet Sandy, I have the same set up with my family with all the teasing, but done with love. You are a doll and I'm so glad your back, doing well. Your brother looks like he would be riot to hang around with. I have two brothers and one sister, and I can relate to all the laughter, I laugh so hard with them people would think we're nuts. You two have each other, to share a bond that nobody else can fill. You have a very blessed family!

Looking forward to the update on you kitchen.

Please give your dog a hug from me, that little guy really makes a picture- to darn cute!!

Secondhandrose said...

Oh I am so happy you got the pillow. Brothers can be like that! Happy day to you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandy,
That pillow is the sweetest that your dear brother sent you.
Can't wait to see your kitchen makeover & of course it is always nice to see what your pug is up to.
Thanks for being a great friend to me.
I am always here for you.

Anonymous said...

Hello sweet chica,
I think its sooo sweet that your brother surprised you with the pillow...and i just love your sweet pugsie and your in trouble with your brother and your hubby too....oh my but your too funny!!! and I want to thank you for being such a good friend when I needed a shoulder to cry on, when my cousin passed away.....your great!!!

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Natasha Burns said...

OH my gosh Pugsie cracks me up! I adore pugs, and your baby is so fun!

Love the story about your stooge brother and the pillow, that's just beautiful! Has he killed you yet for telling everyone he said you were a gift?

Andrea said...

What a beautiful post! I too am really close to my brother, so this touches home. What a beautiful thing for your brother to do...especially it not being in his character to be mushie...gotta go know and get some kleenex :o)

Anonymous said...

Such a cute story about you and your brother!!!! Hope he doesn't kill you now for! ;) What a sweet guy!

Geralyn Gray said...

Came over from Marie Antionette mail art your blog and home. The pillow story was sweet. You have a beautiful style---I have to come up that way and stop in your store some day.

Cathy said...


Love the pillow and the beautiful story behind it. Kuddos for your brother for being so sweet.

xo Cathy