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Archive for ‘June, 2012’

I love finding something lovely when it’s not expected. We stopped at a different library yesterday to stock up on reading material for the next few days of scorching heat. Parked on one end of the parking lot, but as we were coming out …almost hidden around the corner…was this lovely girl.


Our plan for these days of temperatures over  100 degrees – movies, reading, napping, maybe just maybe some more sorting and moving of furniture. And I will have to go out to check on my pony boy and move him into shaded areas with maybe a hosing off or two. On a side note. Back to my Portland/Seattle chant. Thirty degrees cooler there. All that needs to be said. Stay cool and hydrated everyone.

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My whole house has exploded with boxes packed so we can move some large pieces of furniture. Moving straps have been bought and sliding ‘feet’ to help make it easier. The sensible thing might have been to just paint each room and then move the furniture, but I wanted to see everything in place and go from there. And have been haunting Pinterest for ideas …and more ideas… and more. I wouldn’t have enough time in my life to get all my projects done, but it’s going to be fun to do some of them.


I love all the photos with chandeliers. Chandeliers in bedrooms, in kitchens, halls, living rooms, foyers. I found this yesterday on a jaunt around to a couple of Habitat Restores. Whether I can succeed in a transformation remains to be seen.


I also found some doors that I’m hoping my husband can craft into a daybed for the makeover of the guest room. He doesn’t quite get my vision, but he’s willing to try. What more could I ask for?

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We had some hot, sunny days in the 90’s here and I started doing the Portland, Seattle chant. As in I think life could be oh so much better where it’s cooler with some rain. I know that’s not the answer…but maybe it is? We had a cooler day yesterday and quickly decided it was a day for an outdoor lunch with the chance to take Daisy Mae along. Couldn’t have been more perfect.

We’ve been able to open our windows so our bedroom might finally be done with the paint smell. With a forecast for the weekend of 103 degrees (gasp!) …might have to wait on more painting and be content with mad moving of furniture and rooms. We switched the beds around from the guest room to our granddaughter’s bedroom. She was ecstatic when she came home to a full-sized bed. I’m turning the guest room into a reading/yoga/meditation space with a daybed for guests. I’m delighted at the thought I might have a space somewhat removed to practice my asanas and to sit. Now do I still let Daisy Mae join me?

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Weekend of painting, horses, gardening…and visiting with a florist for our daughter’s wedding. Too tired for many words. Letting my photos do most of the work.


I had been searching online for this chandelier and then when we went to this little gift shop to meet the florist…there it was. I’m still thinking if there is a perfect spot for it. It is indeed sweet.


First eggplant I’ve grown…ever.


I turned around before I left and there was the horse that inspired the painting on the barn where I board. I am going to do this one day on my barn. Different horse. My horse. Sampson. And good night.

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After the white paint fiasco, I ordered some full spectrum paint from Citron Paints. I called them up and said I’m looking for a blue for my bedroom and they suggested ‘Mystery Novel’…sold. Love mystery novels and when I looked at it on their paint chart, the number was 53 which is a good number for me. So today we will see how it unfolds. Will this mystery have a good ending?

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I missed blogging yesterday. It was just too full and started from the moment I woke up. Volleyball camp for the granddaughter, farrier saying she is going to be an hour earlier than expected, volleyball workout in the evening. Cleaning and filling a water trough that made my back a tad unhappy. But here I am today.

We stopped off at a paint store for Imani to choose some purples, greens, and turquoise shades for her room. Our blue arrived on our doorstep so we can get rid of the ghastly white. But now there are another eight rooms for shade choosing. Just like whites, who knew there could be so many shades that could be considered ochre or olive or meditative grey. See my dilemma?


Ten minutes of jogging. Stretching. Wall sits followed by sprints – rinse and repeat over and over. 50 sit ups. 20 full-body push ups. Is this my workout you may be wondering? Well, no, it might be a great thing for me to start, but no. This was the first day of volleyball workouts that my granddaughter will be doing all summer long with the hope of making the volleyball team. An hour of working out followed by an hour of volleyball skills. There are about 20 girls showing up. Some are from last year’s team. So if they make it again, there will be about six openings. Hoping for her to be chosen.

My workout was a bit different. More of an upper-body one using an 1100 pound weight. Actually I just gave my pony boy a bath yesterday and then spent hours in the sun scraping and brushing and making him shine. I think the effort paid off.

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