Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I'm an over achiever

Well at least I admit what I am. It's hard to not want to get this house set up as soon as possible. I've waited so long for this "forever home" that I want to enjoy it as soon as possible. Granted, we've not gotten as far as getting the walls painted (yet) but we have our new curtain rods up! I'm about to hang the sheers in the family room (thanks honey for buying them for me yesterday). I'm waiting on my latest order from Amazon (you can get just about anything from them) the  gauzy weave type-Waverly© sheers for the formal living room and I'm in the process of ironing all 6 drape panels for the living room (what a chore). But it's a chore that will end up giving me great satisfaction in the end. I'm enjoying piecing together all of the rooms, giving them each a different look and feel.

I'm almost ready to take pictures and then of course I'll post them :-)

quote of the day

I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams.
Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition.
In fact, there are so few people this crazy that
I feel like I know them all by first name.
Larry Page,
University of Michigan Commencement Address, 2009

Monday, November 21, 2011

quote of the day

"Be glad and rejoice with all your heart."
Zeph. 3:14

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Future Space for my all new Scrapbook Nook and Quilting Corner

Getting on with it...

It's really happening, I'm able to get on with moving into this house! So in one of my metaphoric terms- I've got a better grip on my greased pig! I found out at around 5:30 last night that our HHG shipment from VA is here. My husband tried to get the moving company to bring it today but alas there was not enough time to get that happening. So I get my stuff at 8am Friday morning! I am doing the happy dance! I say "Bring it ON"! The household goods shipment that was in New Hampshire was transfered down to Virginia. That's why there will be 10 crates arriving tomorrow, 8 from one shipment and 2 from another. Next week it'll be the HHG shipment from South Dakota. As long as it's all here before Thanksgiving I'll be happy!

quote of the day

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving;
make every day a holiday and celebrate just living.
--Amanda Bradley

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mia Bella Cucina

That's Italian for "My Beautiful Kitchen".

quote of the day

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
---Mother Teresa

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Poke me in the eye with a stick

...and get it over with! Moving is like wrestling a greased pig- just when you think you have a handle on it, it slips from your grasp!

quote of the day

My second favorite household chore is ironing.
My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.
Erma Bombeck (1927 - 1996)

Monday, November 14, 2011

quote of the day

Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself,
and know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
--Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Thursday, November 10, 2011

It's the little things that make me smile

From watching my cat spaz out and jump in the air all because I surprised her to listening to the little melody that my dryer plays when the load is finished (the washing machine does it too). It's raining now, the soft sound it makes as the rain drops splash against the windows sound rather musical to me. As I take the time to appreciate the peace and quiet of living in my own home I find myself enjoying simple things like listening to the rain or my appliances letting me know that the cycle is completed. Life is indeed Good!

quote of the day

If enough people think of a thing and work hard enough at it, I guess it's pretty nearly bound to happen, wind and weather permitting.
Laura Ingllas Wilder

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

What a weird feeling

This thing the "forever home" things, it's got me doing things I've only ever dreamed of. The #1 thing I've done for years and now am happy to do but feel weird doing it is...tossing out all of the boxes to things that I've kept for "the next move". Boxes to little things like my special to me items such as my Willow Tree Angels. Those huge boxes we all drag around with us from assignment to assignment like those for our TVs and other little and not so little boxes are all going to the recycle bin! Its a strange feeling but a good one at the same time!

Each day I find myself going through my mental list of things I want to accomplish. I've got to take those curtain rods down in the master bedroom, I've got to get that bed skirt on our bed, I need to put away that box full of books...I'm getting closer to getting our bedroom organized. Take each room and make it my own- that's the goal!

quote of the day

If it doesn't feel right, don't do it.
That's the lesson.
That lesson alone, will save you a lot of grief.
Even doubt means don't.
Oprah Winfrey
Stanford Commencement Address, 2008

Monday, November 07, 2011

Honey...I'm home!

Here it is, our new to us home. After 7 months of temporary apartment living, we are finally in our new home. This is hopefully our last move. It's a beautiful house which with love and care we'll turn into a warm and loving home which will be filled with family and friends often. This picture is actually one that the realtor took, I'll eventually post pictures of our house with the things we have have done to it. I've actually unpacked 99.9% of the boxes from our move from the apartment to here plus I've started to hang some pictures (I currently have 2 hung up but have great hopes to have more done by the weekend. I'm working on getting the kitchen organized but that will take some more time as I'm waiting on getting our 3 remaining HHG shipments from the USAF- which has my British pottery and all of those kitchen appliances that I so dearly love. Stay tuned for more to come...

quote of the day

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)