Good morning, happy Monday! Aren't Mondays great! lol
I'm linking up to the party at ( happy-homemaker-monday- )
It's raining. The temps went from 90 to 30 without passing go. Like a switch was turned. It's been gray and rainy for three days now, and the forecast is for same all week. We had a bit of snow on Saturday morning,
will get more today, and tonight, and maybe in the morning.
Don't get me wrong... I have so very much to do inside that it will be okay this week, but I have a toddler...
Believe me when I say you do not want a tall standard poodle coming in muddy or possibly injured from running around on slippery grass! On my to do list will be how to figure out inside games for this pup.
Things that make me happy
I am never bored. Never. I love being home. Having a day where I don't have to get in the car is a good day. Getting the rooms sorted would make me a very very happy girl, since I've been looking for some halloween fabric and it's hidden in one of those rooms. Sewing makes me really happy so I hope to do that soon.
Book I'm reading
*I am enjoying my Royal Spyness mystery very much but nearly finished. I read in bed and fall asleep after only a couple chapters so it takes a while. It is fun to look forward to a book at night though.
*I am also nearing the end of Proof of Heaven (Eben Alexander) a brain surgeon who virtually died after an illness and compares what he thought as a doctor to what really happened to him. Awesome!
*I've been looking through two cool felt ornaments books for Christmas cuties!
* I am writing a lot more these days, the most recent story is (here) and I learn by writing. The words teach me as they flow through my fingers.
what's on my tv today
Well, dancing with the stars is back and I LOVE watching that. Also love This is Us. I'm exploring our ROKU stations, like ACORN (Brit shows) Prime, Hulu, TED, PBS, etc. It's a new world to me.
I found a really thought provoking comedy on Prime... "Forever" and I can't tell you anything or it would spoil the surprises. Fred Armison and Maya Rudolph have such comedic genius.
on my to do list
*switch from summer clothes in closet to winter, leaving out a few transitional outfits. Winter clothes take up a lot of space, so I have to figure out what to keep, what to let go (gasp!) and where it's all gonna live for the next 6 months. Changing house is a challenge! Change is my word of the year, and it's kicked my butt.
*Also, we rearranged the guest room, so I can get at the other studio boxes in there, so I hope to dig in and make decisions about storage in these two small studio spaces. I have a lot less room in this enormous house for studio work, than in my tiny MD home. Go figure.
*Oh and a hundred little daily things we all do each week just to maintain. Like laundry mountain must be climbed.
*I have to move two plants in for the winter today too, which means I want to repot them and make sure there aren't any hitch hiking bugs in there.
*drink more water
*write three fun posts for this week
tips and tricks
I learned the value of sliders this move. They are little gray things that you put under heavy stuff and it slides along the floor with a tiny push.
in the craft basket
I watched some youtube videos on three ways to craft beaded icicles for the tree we don't have yet. I also made copies of the paper piecing patterns to start my halloween quilt, so it would be great to find those fabrics to start!
I might just open my new diamond painting kit and start that too! Who knows! It all depends on my body cooperating.
Looking forward to this week
I am looking forward to world peace (imagine) and getting control over my life.
tips and tricks
I'm really testy when I am in pain, and this new chiro treatment is creating more of it. I realized I do not have to say everything I think. I can just keep quiet. Oy.
Dream kitchen of the 1950's
I've been having fun watching old tv shows on youtube, from homemakers in the fifties. They were very excited about electric appliances like dryers, and dishwashers. And their homes are very small with steep stairs. They were happy with that!
The furniture guy did a really great job on the treadle lid... now I need him to make the rest of the cabinet look that good. And to re furbish my antique armoire too, as I found the movers had broken the veneer on the leg of it, too late to make claim. I trusted him and it worked out! yea!
I have been writing fiction and growing from the experience. When I think I'm not doing as much as everyone else, I try to remind myself I am doing what I can, and at least I'm writing and learning from the process. Each time I finish a fictional story, I have something tangible that came from me.(link to story is under books I am reading section)
On my mind
We need an artificial Christmas tree that fits in our new digs. Our house is open plan, different from any East coast home I've lived in.
They all were older with smaller room layouts. Our little skinny tree that fit so well in our MD family room will be dwarfed by the ceilings downstairs here.
I've begun the research.
What I found out... they cost a lot of money. All of them.