Thursday, January 26, 2012

It Could Be A New Record

I think I have set a new record for being away from my blog - 4 months is a long time!  I am having so much fun being back "home" that I just have let a few things go.

I am settled in my job and finally have my own place to live.  I moved into a small, 2 bedroom duplex the week before Christmas and am now in the process of decorating.  Or, maybe I should say, collecting home furnishings.  Since I don't have a garage most of the painting projects are going to have to wait until Spring.  I will have lots of before and after pictures to share.

When I left Washington, I only packed the necessities and things dear to my heart.  I have had to completely start over with furniture and many things like pots and pans, glasses, towels, washcloths, etc - the daily stuff that we just take for granted.  I am so grateful to my family and friends for their donations to my new home.  My brother and sister-in-law got a new flat screen TV for Christmas and I got their old one and the entertainment center.  My sister took me shopping for things for my living room and bathroom.  My bedroom outfit belonged to the parents of a high school friend.  Other things I have collected from used furniture stores and garage sales.

I love, love, love my new shower curtain.  It is Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic from Target and is pale gray cotton with vertical columns of white roses.  I even got the "bling" rhinestone shower curtain rings and darker gray rugs for the floor.  Now the walls will need to be painted as the tan color really shows a yellow cast next to the gray.

The bedroom outfit I got is mid-century blonde straight from the 50's or 60's.  When I get done with it, it will be a satin black with brushed nickel pulls.  I think it's going to look great with a pink and white rose theme.  I have a gorgeous quilt all picked out and am deciding what I want to do for window coverings - right now I have bath towels nailed up at the windows!

My sister and I have decided to open a booth at a local craft/antique mall.  I will start with my soap and things, she will add furniture that she has collected and wants to get rid of.  I will be on the hunt for things to "pretty up" and hope to be sharing pictures of that too.  It's been a long time since I've redone any furniture and made pretties - I am excited about our new venture.

Life is so good!  I do miss both of the girls and my grandkids, but I am so much happier here.  I truly did not realize how depressed and unhappy I was.  It had been going on for so long that it had become "normal".  It wasn't normal and now I know that.  It feels good to laugh, be happy and have things to look forward to.  God has blessed me beyond measure!!


Cottage Remnant said...

So glad to hear that you are not only making the best of things, but that you are excelling at life.....


Darlene said...

You just made my day!