Friday, January 21, 2011

Ta Da!

What do you see? A dining room table with three non-matching chairs shoved off in a corner? I see 2 weeks worth of sorting, cleaning, mending and tagging of a MOUNTAIN of found treasures that I finally got out of the house! They have been integrated into the sparkly chaos that is the sales floor at Stifel & Capra but I am guessing they MIGHT sell there better than on my dining room table!

I have been tempted to stop at road side haunts, sales and junk piles in the past week but I promised myself that I would clear this particular pile before I started a new mountain. Am actually proud of myself that I did it. What's next? Eating less, and exercising more? Doubt it but stay tuned!
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A rose by any other name

Almost twenty years ago my now husband Bob told me he'd never buy me "I'm sorry" flowers.  And it's true, he never has.  I usually get them on my birthday or our anniversary.  And random Thursdays.  These have held up well don't you think?  These roses are much better looking in person as this is one of those unedited camera phone shots.  And honestly they are more like "Boy , are YOU Sorry" flowers as I have been SUCH a grump lately.  It is not even the end of January and I already feel thwarted by Father Time vs. my "list of Big Things to Accomplish". 

Maybe it is because we have add some snow/ice storms and in DC that causes absolute pandemonium with less than 2 inches of precipitation. (Schools closed, grocery stores bare.) So my schedule gets knocked all a kilter. 

Maybe at almost 50 I should realized that a schedule is only an OUTLINE of what I want to get done when, so I shouldn't be shocked, SHOCKED, when things don't go according to plan.  How is it though that I seem to get every one's "things" done but not my own?  So, of course, most other folks think I am a model of efficiency.   Except for I am thinking the aforementioned darling husband, who tends to get lumped into the "my" category and of course gets slighted also.

Am thinking I need to do something about that.  Perhaps a date night is in order...