LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE,
BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY.
Winter is a lovely season (yeah, right), but I, for one, am ready for it to move on out. It was nice to have a white Christmas, but that's about the extent of my liking snow. And don't even talk to me about ice.
When we go to Florida, people tell us that it must be nice to get away from the bad weather. What they forget is that we have left loved ones back in Iowa and we worry about them getting around safely.
I've decided I need a project. Since I am home a lot (hate to go shopping), I usually try and make some little change here or there. Two years ago, when Lon went south and I stayed home, I talked Dan into putting up a new ceiling fan/light in our bedroom. Then I bought new bedding and new curtains. Well, the walls didn't look so fresh, so of course there had to be new paint.
One year, when Lon came home, I had changed paint in two other rooms and redid our smallest bedroom into the "Pirate Room" for Alec to sleep in, (paint, bedding, curtains, wall decorations pirate toybox).
So you see, winter is my time to have a project to keep my hands busy. I have bookwork up the kazoo to do, and writing projects that are waiting. But I want something fun. My kitchen needs re-wallpapering. AHA! The only problem there is that these days, it's hard to find a place to buy wallpaper, and so few places offer it to order. And my eyesight has deteriorated over the years, so hanging the stuff correctly might be a problem.
I have had fun refinishing a few pieces of furniture in the past. The chest of drawers in the Pirate Room was won at an auction at the Legion Hall for $4. it was covered with red and black paint, but after stripping it, it stained up beautifully. I was working on a child's fold down desk/bookcase but it got too chilly to work on out on the patio, so that will have to wait until spring.
Got an interesting comment from niece, Tina. She said she was going through a drawer and found two packets of sunflower seeds. What a hoot! The Sunflower Movement is on! It's everywhere . . . it's everywhere!
P.S. I'm in a much better mood today.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL