Monday, June 16, 2014


not much new going on in my little corner of the world.
 summer is here and i have been spending my time mowing, landscaping and cleaning out the garage.  i have added some pillows to the front porch furniture .
still wanting to go for a swim and lay in the sun.
will post some pics soon.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

what to do? what to do??

This kitchen needs a miracle.. 

Its 9x17...


 and there is no separate eating area... 

 I think, no wait, I know I need Nate Berkus ... 

Anyone have his phone number?

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Mid Century Makeover

Weekend Project

so many scratches, so much dirt

 excellent scratch  and stain remover- 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 vinegar
mix well
wipe it on with a soft cloth
let it soak in

so much better....
painted the base and legs.

AFTER- new media center

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I choose SAVOR

The last couple months have been more than usually stressful.
The idea of having a "word" for the year had literally went out the window.
or so I thought...

but I am determined.

My new word is SAVOR.

SAVOR doesn't just have to do with taste and smell.
It has to do with life. It has to do with slowing down and relishing the things around you; it has to do with enjoying life.

 I savor the smell of the cold wet air, I am enjoying the sound of stepping on wet ground.

I savor the sights and sounds around me, the taste of food, the colors, and the feeling I get when  eating comfort food.

I savor my father's voice. He turned 75 yesterday. I know there is going to come a time when I will no longer hear him call me "Red" .  I wont get those texts anymore that say,"I love you".

I savor the conversations with friends.

I savor the silence when I am alone. I turn off the tv, the radio and listen to the other sounds in life.
I hear the clock, the traffic outside, and the cats sleeping.

I savor life.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Kicked to the curb

This old thing (64 years old !) is being kicked to the curb ..New furnace is being installed as I post.

Saturday, February 8, 2014


I know I picked "wholeness" as my word for the year..

 I just can't do it..

 I can't work on everything in my life at the same time. 

there is too much to fix.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Can I say snow?

thats it, thats all there is to talk about right now..

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Word of the Year..

It's a new year...

Now is the time to explore the major themes in your life – and set some new ones for your next trip around the sun. Maybe that means reviewing what worked…and what didn’t. Or reflecting on the obstacles you faced, and the odds you beat.
You might be trying to predict what’s to come, and hoping to set a new tone for 2014, filled with meaning and purpose.
Think you need a little nudge in the right direction? There’s a simple way to stay on track and get clear on what you want to achieve next year.
Let’s call it the word game. All you need to do is pick a ‘word of the year’ for yourself.
Yep, just one word… to guide you.

Mine is - 

WHOLENESS – remembering to concentrate on all 360 degrees of myself, instead of honing in on just work, or just relationships, or just health.

What is your word?