Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Update on Life - Do I Have One?

I'm am not exciting these days. I made some jewelry over Conference weekend. I took before pictures of all the bead I bought at the bead show but haven't taken afters yet. I even came up with some original designs instead of just copying my mother-in-law's designs. What can I say...she does jewelry for a living and has great taste. Needless to say that is why I had to come up with something to hold all that stuff. I posted about my jewelry holder in one of my first posts.

I was brave enough to navigate through Craig's list and post my old living room things for sale. Yes, Steph I did it. OK...I did have to have help from dad to strink the file size. My jpg's were too big for Craig's list and I don't have the soft ware to do it. No takers yet on the furniture...I think it is off to D.I. for those things. I again took before pictures but not afters. If I showed you the befores I know you would think I have the worst taste in the world. We didn't do much shopping before we bought the living room couches. For years I've asked myself, "What were you thinking when you bought those. Were you temporially insane!"

I know, I know, you can't wait to see the new furniture butttttt I have to find all the rest of the decor. After shopping all afternoon and not finding a rug, fabric for curtains, new frames, etc. I'm frustrated. I did find an end table. I don't love it but it is the best thing I could find. I have looks a lot for the perfect one too. I didn't just look for it this afternoon. (I can return it if I find something I do really love in the next 14 days. I'm not sure when I'll find time to shop again.)

Nothing is ever easy. The couch was damaged so they are bringing a new one of Friday. I hope they do better on the second try. They were very nice about the whole thing though. It is really too big for my living room but I don't care. It is so comfortable I know I will find some time to curl up in it and read a good book. I know my kids are dying to see what I have. You'll just have to wait. (I'm snickering to myself...scarry.) So, not a very exciting post. I'm just too busy with life to catch up on the blog. Maybe Friday. Be patient with me. My husband is having his students over for dinner tomorrow night so I'm off to try and whip things into better shape before I go to work tomorrow. Now that is something I should take pictures of.

Have you ever played Wii in an assisted living center? Bowling is as advanced as we can get. We have four wands so everyone has their own. It is still a challenge. Some have dementia so badly that we have to teach them how to do it every time their turn comes around. Last time we did have a few who loved it and hope we will come around again to entertain them again. I'm sure we will have lots of fun.


Thimbleanna said...

Oh, hurry, hurry and post pictures of the new furniture! Inquiring minds want to see LOL! We really need new couches too -- all the piping is wearing through on ours. I just can't get motivated to look for new ones -- the thought of it just overwhelms me. I've loved the ones we've had but after 15 years, I realize it's time for a new style. But what style -- I just can't choose. Your wii games sound very cool -- what a wonderful person you are!

Christine/bellacolle said...

Your life seems wonderful and full!!
Wii I've heard is very theraputic!
Catch your breath..and most of all have fun.

Kelli Radmall said...

That is funny about the wii tourney. I would like to see that. I am excited about your new decor-I'm sure it's great. Maybe you should list your furniture on My dad is obsessed with it. He bought a jetted tub and some other jazz. We bought a small entertainment center for 30 bucks. Anyway-peace momma.