WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

November 29, 2011

~Better late than never~

The Bathroom is still not done..Many problems..Len and the contractor ran into termites in the studs and ceiling studs so everyone had to come out and all new ones put in..which put us a week behind..I did want to show you the Chandy I got to go above vessel sink..it's sitting on my living room floor just waiting..
This is the french crown chandy I got this year from France and it will hang by the new shower...
And here is what the new shower looks as of today..Still need the faucets put in and the grab bar..I love the arch that Len made above it and the marble tile is so pretty..
we still have baseboards and crown molding to go in and the tin ceiling...
Tomorrow we hope to get the toilet in and I got a killer cherry vanity with a vessel sink and a faucet that looks like an old hand pump..as you can see this is a very small room..it's our bathroom off of our kitchen that company use...I'm so sick of all this sheet rock mess we have had here ha ha!! I have not seen my kitchen floor in a month as Len has it covered with brown paper...We hope to be done within the week on this project..Told Len last night the only thing I want to hear is "Gloria get your soap and towel" as I type this grout is still drying on the floor..
How ever I do have help with the clean up ha ha!!
And what's so great about the hired help is he'll work for food !!

even my stove edge becomes a food tray for him..
Cleaning out my dish towel drawer for his Gigi ha ha!!
Oh now before I forget again..The winner of the 135 piece PINK tool set is Debbie at " Love The Decor".

I want to thank all of you that came by to enter and make my third anniversary so special for me..I also know after thinking long and hard about this wonderful world of blogging..That I can no longer keep it up and am going to take the rest of the year off to try and mend my body..I also found out 3 weeks ago I have a tumor between my skull and brain which is causing pressure on my head and making me dizzy..in fact that's why I went to the Doctor back in August and he had me take a brain scan and MRI and then send me to the heart doctor and you all know how that came out...I told Len no Doctor is getting near me again with a sharp object..unless it's a diamond lapel pin ha ha!! and even then it better be a 10 carat one..

I will miss all of you..You all have become such a special part of my life..Thank you, May you have a Blessed CHRISTmas..
Until next time from my mountain to yours, 
Hugs and Love Gloria


The Charm of Home said...

Your bathroom is going to be gorgeous! Landon is so cute! Have a blessed Holiday!


Oh Gloria...
I'll be praying for your health...
You have such strenght :)
Your guest bathroom is awesome and I LOVE your chandies!
Take care and have a Blessed Christmas and "see" you next year!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Oh Gloria! I am so sorry to hear you have been having such health issues. I am working again full time now and just don't get around to my blog friends at all like I used too. I understand completely about needing to take a break. Visit when and only if you feel like it with me. I will always remember you because you are so special and unique! I hope your bathroom is finished soon for you, it sounds like it will be so nice. You are so blessed to have the most adorable help ever! I am keeping you in my prayers sweet lady! God bless and take care!

Sonny G said...


you were one of the first to welcome and encourage me here in blogland.. You will be in my prayers and thoughts and I will make a special Christmas wish for your complete healing...
do what you need to as far as the blogging is concerned but please come visit if you can..

lots of Love
ps that bathroom is gonna be fantastic~!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Take care of yourself Gloria....and talk to you next year! It should be a better one for you!!

Debbiedoos said...

Hi Miss Gloria! You know you are missed very much out here. You always have your sense of humor and that is a good thing. I wish 2012 to be filled with better health to you and Len, and family.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Your bathroom looks like it's really coming along, Gloria! Love that chandy! Little Landen James is such a cutie pie! Please know that you and Len will be in my thoughts and prayers. You are such a trooper...enduring all this and never complaining. I am praying for a new year filled with good health and lots of memory making with your sweet family! Love ya', sweet friend!...hugs...Debbie

Blondie's Journal said...


I'm sorry to hear of all your health issues...I hope and pray that you will heal and be back to your old, happy, sweet self come the New Year! Please stay in touch if you can.

I hope your bath gets finished soon, I know what it's like to live with a mess after we had the kitchen done recently. And give that sweet Landon a big smooch from me!

Happy Holidays to you, my friend!


Salmagundi said...

Oh Gloria!! You will be so missed, but you really need to get well again. Take care of yourself - I'll be praying for you. Sally

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh your bathroom is going to be beautiful! Take good care of yourself and we'll see you after Christmas, we pray feeling better than ever. Hoping that 2012 has wonderful blessings in store for you.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Landon is so cute - he is growing up so fast.
Gloria - Take care of yourself! You will be missed. I will keep you in my prayers and looking forward to your posting again.
Merry Christmas to you and your family !! (((hugs)))

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh my goodness. HE is adorable.. what a bright spot he must put in your day.. reminds me of when Bailey was that age.. you cannot get enough of them..
Your bathroom is going to be gorgeous!! Wish I could come visit in person.. since I'mg grounded we know that isn't going to happen, doesn't keep me from dreaming..
Girl you're in my thoughts daily.. I'll keep praying things move a long for your health... I hope you're chest is improving... I love you tons and miss you... hugs ~lynne~

lvroftiques said...

Gloria your new bathroom is gonna be gorgeous! I can't wait to see the chandies up! Lovin'
that arch *winks*
Maybe it'll happen after the new year? I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for that girl....And I'll have my palms clasped together in prayer that these darn health issues will leave you ALONE!! You're a trooper girlfriend but enough already!
Little Landon is just precious playing in his Gigi's kitchen!!

Anyhoo girl I'm off to send you an email...Vanna

Anonymous said...

Oh, Dear Gloria! I will certainly be praying for you, sweet friend. You've been through so much and I pray God will continue to hold you in His arms and cover you with His healing hand. I've missed you and will continue to pray for you! You take care of yourself and rest and know I love you.
Little Landon is just so precious and is blessed to have a Gigi like you! :)
Love you, sweet friend,
Shelia ;)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hey Sweetcakes! Seems like tiny grandson was just born! He is adorable. Such a pretty little boy!
Your bathroom will be worth the wait.
I know how you feel..getting old can be pure hell when your health goes south.
Take good care of yourself..and come and join us when you can. You'll keep getting my emails..blogging or not. :)
Many hugs to you, dear friend!!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

Just seen that you posted and came right over! Ohhh my goodness...your bath is looking fabulous, dear friend! I love that tile and ohhh...that pretty arch! Can't wait to see it when it's finished! Girl, your chandeliers are GORGEOUS!!! I'm a tellin' ya...that bath is going to have some real "bling" going on in there! This is the first time that I've seen a crown chandelier...I love it!!! Ohhh...your bath is going to be sooo elegant, Sis!!! I'm just tickled pink for you!

Hehe...of course I had to giggle when I seen little Meester! or...should I call him Fonz Jr.? That black leather jacket is totally rockin'!!! Well honey, just wanted to come by and see what you've been up to and how you are doing! Please be careful and don't overdo it! I'll talk with ya later, Sis!

Love ya,

PS..sounds like Russ and I will be heading for Texas in about 3 wks. We'll be there to celebrate Christmas with all my girls and grandbabies! I'm soooo excited! Love ya, Sis!

Gloria said...

Oh, Gl♥ria, why does it seem that when it rains it pours... I'm sorry to hear of the other health issue. I will say a prayer for you that you are healed and 2012 will only be filled with miraculous good health. I am glad you have little Landen to keep you busy and loved though! He's adorable. And soon, when it's all done, you will be so happy to go to the bathroom now! LOL! Everything will look gorgeous when it is installed in your newly remodeled bathroom. You will just want to sit in there and stare at the beauty. ;) Len will be yelling in to you: "Did you fall in? What are you doing in there???!!"
Enjoy it in good health, as my mother would say. Again, I will say a prayer for you -- keep the faith and have a wonderful holiday with your family. God bless you and see you next year.
Gloria xxoo

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I have and will still miss you!!
Your bathroom will be stunning and I can't wait until you are ready to share it with us but most of all please take care of YOU!!!
Your health is your most important thing...
You and your will ALWAYS be in my prayers!!

Have a blessed Christmas with all of those that you love!!

Many Hugs and much Love,

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Gloria,
Little Landon is just the cutest little guy! Loving his jacket especially with just the diaper...tooo cute!
I am so praying for your dear friend. A tumor? Oh my gosh, I am so sorry. You have had enough to deal with that is for sure.
Your bathroom is beautiful!
Take Care and I will catch up with you on FB too.
Your one of my favorite forever bloggers and I am forever thankful for our friendship.
Hugs and Love ya,

Madeline's Album said...

Gloria, My prayers will be with you. I will miss your blogging. Your bathroom is going to be beautiful. I do hope you can post the finished project when it is done. Landen is so cute. Take care and I hope you have a very blessed Christmas. See you next year. Madeline

Richard Cottrell said...

Oh my sweet Gloria. I am so glad to see your blog show up on my dashboard. Makes me knnow you are doing so much better. I don't blame you about Christmas, it will be more special next year. The bathroom project is coming and keeps going and going!!! It will be divine in the end. Please drop by and see my latest blog post as I did a big, big house over for Christmas and yous gona love it.Love and Sissy Kisses. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Patty Sumner said...

Gloria I am praying your health will be renewed soon. Your bathroom is going to be gorgeous but not as good-looking as that little one in his leather jacket and diaper.....love that pic. May you have a wonderful and blessed CHRISTmas too! Blessings and get to feeling better soon....see you next year!

Julie Harward said...

I just love this little one...so cute, love the brown eyes! :D

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Gloria, I will say a prayer for you my friend and send good thoughts your way! I emailed you a couple weeks ago -I hope that you got it- but if you didn't- I just wanted you to know that I have been thinking of you. I hope you will stay in touch during your break from blogging. Do you remember that little victorian chair I shared on my blog & that you knew what it was back over a year ago? Well, anyway, I was thinking about it and was wondering if you would like it? We will have to figure out getting together one of these days!! Have a wonderful Christmas Gloria and get better soon! Hugs, Courtney

Anonymous said...

You just take care of yourself friend- Christmas isn't just about decorating-

The bathroom is looking great and those chandys are awesome!Can't wait to see it all in its glory!!

bee blessed

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Gloria,
That bathroom of yours is going to be gorgeous! Love that arch, and those fabulous chandeliers. Post us some pics when you get a chance.
I'm sorry to hear of your other health issues. Please take some time for yourself and know that we will be here thinking of you and praying for a speedy return.
Big hugs,

bj said...

O, dear sister friend, I am so sorry to hear you won't be blogging for awhile...but your health is so much more important and you need the break.
May the good Lord bless and keep you and please drop by every now and then. I love you, girl.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

You know you will get some sort of tree or decor up before christmas...thats just you....so get busy and decorate something for me to look at...lol...you know it will make you feel better....take care sis...I'll be back..phyllis

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Gloria, your bathroom is going to be absolutely stunning. I am so glad you are up and about a little bit, this has been such a scary thing. Take all the time you need to rest and get totally well. I know you always push pretty hard, so this is the time to do nothing. Landon is just a doll and I know he is the best medicine for you. Just enjoy him and have a very Blessed Christmas. You will continue to be in my prayers. Hugs, Marty

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, just popping in to give you some cyber hugs... hugs ~lynne~

Anonymous said...

Hi Gloria! Oh, how nice to hear from you and I hope you're feeling better and getting some rest, loving on little Landon James! Miss you, but I want you to take it easy and get back to feeling like yourself! I'm hoping your work on your bathroom is finished and when you feel better you'll show us.
Hugs and kisses coming your way,
Shelia ;)

shannon i olson said...

wow what a project you have going on! I know you will love it when it is done but that in between time is quite a test isn't it!! prayers for full healing

Lynn said...

Oh, I DO hope you'll report in now and then! I love your beautiful blog! And that little man helping you in the kitchen is adorable. My Best Strength thoughts are headed your way.

Mari said...

Gloria, your bathroom is coming out divine my friend, can't wait to see it all done.....
I pray you get better and stronger by the seconds.....


karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What would we do without our tiny Hellers?

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oops, that durn autocorrect on iPad! I meant helpers

xinex said...

I am going to miss you, Gloria, but do take care of yourself first. Hope the tumor is nothing. Landon has grown so much and is such a cutie. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas....Christine

Tootsie said...

it looks great so far mom!!! I know how you are looking forward to that being finished...but that little helper is doing a great job distracting you from things!!! He sure is a cute one!!!
love you...rest up. will call you in a few more days and check in on you.
today I am in bed sick...so I thought I'd read a few blogs to catch up with a couple of favorites!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Dearest Gloria, I do hope and pray that you are recuperating and getting your strength back. Continued prayers for you. That huge shower is just fabulous, and those chandeliers are gorgeous! I can't wait to see pictures of the finished room. You have the cutest little helper ever. Love that picture of him with the broom. Looks like he has a blast at his Gigi's house. Do take care of yourself, sweet Gloria. Love ya, laurie

bj said...

Just coming back by to say I hope you have a wonderful Christmas...hope you are feeling stronger.
I think of you so often....
xo bj

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Blessings to you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Merry Christmas!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

Just stopping by to say hello and see how you are doing, Sweetie! I hope that my note is finding you feeling better and better!

How is everything going and what have you been up to, dear friend? I'm wondering if you got your bath finished? What a great Christmas present! Hehe! I finally got all my decorating done...yay! Russell surprised me and said he would take me to Texas for Christmas. I'm soooo very excited! It will be the first time in a very long while that all three of my girls and all of my grands will be together for Christmas! I'm just beside myself with anticipation! Hehe! Sooo...now I am having to plan and buy Christmas for everyone. Since they all live so far away, we usually just send gift cards...but since we will be there...well, you know how that goes! Do you have any special plans for Christmas? Are you girls coming home? Well dearest friend, just wanted you to know that I am thinking about you and sending you all my love! I hope that you and Lenny have a wonderfully sweet and blessed Christmas! I love you, Darlin'!!!

Love ya,

Anonymous said...

Hi dear Gloria! thanks for popping in to see me. You know what would make my kitchen pop? Your blue sink! I love your blue sink. I hope your doing better each day and letting your family take care of you! ;)
Love you,
Shelia ;)

Sonny G said...

Hi Gloria.
thank you so much for visiting me.
I hope you know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I believe in wishes in this special season and I am adding the wish for complete healing for you.
I hope you and yours have the most wonderful Christmas ever.


Olive said...

Dearest Gloria, I am praying for you that you will be aware that you are in His loving Hands at all times. Rest up and take care. Blessings, Olive