August 16, 2017
I love our dining room. It's not quite
a finished room yet but still a favorite.
I love the peaceful calm and quiet it
alludes too. Before dinners of course.
A place of great food and infectious
laughter, teasing and good fun.
We decided that as much as we love our
hardwood floors, we wanted a bit of a
cushy feeling under our feet at times.
Especially in the winter when it's cold.
We stumbled across as sale one day and
fell in love with this very soft and very
plush area rug. It's hard to tell from this
angle but it's very thick, even too thick
to run the vacuum over it. So we rake
it and give it a good shake. Love it.
August 14, 2017
One of the items that we had to choose
when we were building was tiles for
the kitchen. I found it excruciating as I
knew I wanted a vintage aged look.
Our builders' wife took me on a few
trips to their regular supplier and then
to another one they sometimes used.
It wasn't very successful at the time.
Then I went on my own one day and
ended up in the back of the warehouse
where they had a clearance section.
And that is where the perfect tile was.
Tile that had that tumbled look, with a
wide variance in color and tone but in
the same family. And tons and tons of
it so we could use it in many areas.
This is what we ended up with. Because
it was on clearance, we had a credit from
our builder that we used for upgrades with
other items. So happy with this choice and
how well it all came together in our new
home. No regrets at all with our tile choice.
August 11, 2017
Our garden is a mix of natural foilage and some
planted perennials and annuals. It is truly an ever
changing and evolving landscape. We know it
will take us years before it's exactly what we
truly want it to look like. For now, it is what it
is and what it is is an eclectic mix of colors and
fragrance. We have greens, whites, purples and a
bit of blue. Pretty, fresh and so very, very alive.
One of the things that attracted us to our acreage
was the beautiful trees that filled the space. It was
heartbreaking to take some of the forest down to
make room for the house but worth it in the end. I
had fun taking these shots, showing the height of
our treescape and the sun shining on the forest.
August 10, 2017
I chose a graphic image today to show the feelings I have racing through my body. But it won't load to my page. A full moon is clearly wreaking havoc with my electronics .... and my ability to sleep. I'll add it later.
My big question of the day .... Am I the Only One? The Only One worried that there is a threat of a war and yet no one around me seems worried. Everyone has continued on with their lives, even joking about the two leaders who seem intent on changing the course of history with their words and their threatened actions. So why are we NOT doing anything? I can't sleep. My stomach is in knots. I don't dare turn on the tv for fear of a "breaking news" image to cross the screen. I keep busy and try to distract myself. But it's not working. Last night, we were at a meeting with our theatre company. I tried so hard to be my sweet self, cracked a few one liners that made the room laugh. But deep inside, my body is held in a fearful state. They are planning our show for next years festival. I'm wondering if we should take the lobster out of the freezer and eat it now .... do we have days left? Weeks? Months? Will this happen? If it does, are we safe where we live? It's all speculation now but what if it becomes real? What if one of them gives the go ahead? I want to see my grand babies grow. I've love to be a great gramma like my gramma and my mom both got to be. I want to take a cruise. And travel through Europe. I want to grow my first veggie patch. And organize the garage better. I want to publish my book. And visit my little island one more time. Do I quit my job? Do I write my memoirs? What do I do? What will you do?
August 2, 2017
For the 1st day of the August Photo Challenge, I
chose this shot of the sweet cushion we have on
our arm chair in the living room. I received it as a
gift from someone not long before our grandson
was born. And have loved it every since. It's a very
lovely quote and I truly loved being called "Grandma."