Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thankful Thursday - Yankee's style

Remember when Splenda made me my Yankee room for Christmas?

It seriously is my favorite room in the house.  Every time I walk down the hall, I see it and feel loved.  I think of the HOURS he spent hand painting and touching up, and making sure every picture was hung just perfect......  Makes my head spin really.  I love the LOVE that I feel in and from that room.

For quite a while now, I have had my old yellow cupboard that was mine as a child.  I think I remember my Mom and Dad giving it to me one Christmas when I was very little.  Once I grew out of it, it went to my sisters, and then eventually ended back to me.  It's been sitting in the closet since we did the Yankee room, waiting for me to finish painting it.  I had sanded off the yellow and was ready to paint it to match the room and use it as a special place to display all my Yankee memorabilia as well as my race medals.

Now, with some time on my hands and the desire to do something of value, I dug out the paint, had Home Depot spin it a bit to mix it all up and to work I went.  My final finished product:

Now I realize it doesn't look like much to someone else, but to me, it means a hella lot! 
My childhood play cupboard.
My hard work to sand and paint it.
Every last piece of Yankee memorabilia I have -including my beloved ticket stubs from the once in a lifetime experience I had at the original stadium
Yankee logo stuff that different people gave me, because they know I love them and they were thinking of me.
And, yes - ALL of my race medals.

Thankful for Splenda for creating the room in the first place.
Thankful for the opportunity to see a game at the original stadium before they demolished it.
Thankful for good friends who think of me and pick up a little something here or there with just me in mind.
Thankful for the ability I have to run.  Those medals represent a lot of hard work, pain, joy, and satisfaction.
Thankful for the time I had to put it all together today.

I'm a blessed girl!

What are you thankful for today?


Sue said...

Too many blessings to count..This week has been challenging.

Im grateful that my sister who turns 60 today is with us. Too many pills aren't a good thing.

Were you really up at 1:00 am posting this?

One Fantastic Housewife! said...

I love it! I love that you have a sentimental piece of furniture that makes you feel all mushy about your room. What a sweet thing your hubby did for you! I am in the process of making our basement bathroom covered in Saints!

CountessLaurie said...

I am thankful for you, my friend. And the only thing missing? A Red Sox pez from your bestie in boston ... :-)

Mom of 12 said...

I am thankful for my family. Losing my grandma this week has me remembering lots of the past...and being grateful to have a future.

tammy said...

I think it's perfect! I'm all about reusing things from our childhood and keeping the memories alive.

Cherie said...

I think it looks great M!! Using things from your childhood just makes things all the more meaningful - including those Yankees!
Damn Yankee's (that was a the 80's).

Um yeah.....

" Hit It......." said...

I love your Yankee room. You sure have a great hubby. I have had one heck of a week and haven't been able to call you. I am going to try tomorrow. Bye!

DesertHen said...

Very cool! You did a great job painting the cupboard! So cool that you have a Yankees Room!

Pedaling said...

It looks like a whole lot to me.
Believe me I know how much work it is to paint walls and furniture-- no small task and not as easy (or fun) as it looks. It is beautiful!
Who needs to get out their fall decor when they have a room like this to love!!