Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter everyone...


I hope you all having a wonderful Easter break...Its been so nice not to go to work and sleep in most days, having four days off is such a luxury. I decided i needed a project and started sanding the kitchen table . I bought the paint on Saturday and have it all undercoated. Of course there have been lots suggestions on how to paint it but i have a plan :)


It was given to us as a housewarming pressie 20 years ago and had the top redone, so it was a lighter pine than the legs. Over the years it has accumulated a lot of dints, paint, glue [i throw a table cloth over it when we have guests!!] and even a little carving.

Luce did this when she was five ...

I was very cross at first but secretly thought how clever she was to carve her name out so well. lol. I found it again buried under layers of paint. I could've sanded it off but its a been a part of this table for so long, it brings back happy childhood memories of all the things we used to make on this table. still do!!

Bendigo has its usual celebrations going on over Easter and there are people and cars everywhere. For the first time in forever we didn't have an Easter egg hunt this year, and neither did Charlie. The locusts would've eaten them anyway !! We have a huge locust plague here at the moment, it looks like snow flakes floating down the street. Added to that there is invasion of fruit bats that have moved into the Park in town. Now if the fruit bats ate the locusts.......

I have to say that one thing that has really made me mad over Easter is the stupid chinese tanker that decided to take a shortcut through the Great Barrier Reef, not only running aground on a rare coral reef but dispersing several tonnes of oil, and looks like much more to follow. What is it with these people, they didnt even have a pilot on board and did not have permission to be there in the first place. IDIOTS!
Our reef is a national park and a migratory path for the whales and dolphins. They say they will fined up to a million dollars, thats not a penalty, thats a slap on the wrist........makes me mad that something that could be so easily avoided will do so much damage to the already vulnerable reef and tourist industry.

Something i wanted to share too was when i went into work on Thursday, Fayzie had a little basket of the abvove goodies and was handing them out to everyone. Something so simple brought a smile to everyones faces especially as it was 9 till 9 sale day, certainly put me in a good frame of mind. Faye always does realy neat stuff like that, her desserts are to die for!

9 comments:

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

...and a Happy Easter to you and yours :)
Glad to hear you are enjoying your Easter break Jen!
...and Good luck with your new project, although I like the rustic well used look, complete with carvings ;)
Jan x

jenny said...

Jen, glad you had a lovely Easter. Your table is coming along nicely and I love that you left Luce's name there. I have a very old recipe book that my kids have added little messages to 25 or so years ago. It always brings a smile to my face when I go to make something and see it. Will look forward to seeing the end result of your hard work...
And yes Fayzie, she's one very special lady!
Jenny x

Sherry said...

Happy Easter to you and your family Jen.

I love your table - bet it'll be hard to cover up that special carving again.

Electra said...

Your posts are so fascinating! Good to hear you have a break. (and I like the carved name on your table.)

Margaret said...

Hope you had a good Easter Jen. I also looked on in dismay at the news last night, just dreadful. It'll take years to recover if at all, very sad.
Fab table, I don't think I could cover any of it up!! Margaretx

Melinda Cornish said...

I love little surprises like the Easter one you got at work...I makes a day seem a little more special....
I hear you on the oil tanker thing...why does stuff like this happen? It makes me angry.....
I cant wait to see how the table comes out...you have to show a picture...
still snowing here and I am STILL crabby about it...oh well...sighhhh

Jacky said...

How nice to get an Easter treat at work...does make the day more special!
I like that you left Lucy's name carved into the table...its a family thing!!!!
I have a beautiful old table which could do with a sand and revarnish too...its just that I keep making art on it and it would get wrecked again. I will wait until I have a studio and then maybe restore the table.

Jacky xox

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your special table certainly has stories to tell!
Incredibly bad news about the tanker... no words to express....
Glad you had a break for Easter, those are the sweetest treats Jen!
You have me thinking about locusts and fruit bats ... oh my!
oxo

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I did get it thank-you so very much. I am sorry I thought i had wrote to thank-you. We have so much going on. Again thank-you...m.