Monday, April 30, 2012
This lovely scene from a park in Detroit shows us two important things:
#1 people used to wear alot of clothes (and never went without a hat)
#2 parks have always been a great place to enjoy
Find more amazing photos from our past at SHORPY'S
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
We are so settled in our little farmhouse, and very happy to be in the country. After trimming and grooming the lawn, I take on the housework like there's no tomorrow. There really is something to this 'house-proud' feeling and I enjoy making our home clean and comfortable.
I started with the closets, and moved out our winter clothes to make room for summer. Then I was able to make good use of a small dresser that my mama gave us.
My best effort has been on the wood floors and rugs. I bought a steam mop and tackled each room. The old wood floors have never looked better - they'll never have a bright shine, but they do have a glowing luster.
Cleaning house is something I really enjoy doing - strange, I know. But it means alot to me.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
My sweet sister gave me this tapestry because she didn't have a place for it in her new home. I couldn't wait to get it mounted in my dining room - which is really the only wall large enough for it.
The dreamy scene brings alot of romance and adventure to my home. The row boat, the houses along the shoreline, and the blooming shurbs. I really love the tapestry with it's muted tones. Someday I may have a bedroom large enough for it.
Thanks so much to Kelly for thinking of me!
Sunday, April 22, 2012
I just love a good murder mystery. In fact, those seem to be the only kind of books I read. I've been trying to keep my SHELFARI list updated and I think I've listed all my recent reads. There are a few thriller novelists that I prefer, but I'm just as likely to dive into some unknown author if the storyline interests me.
I'm lucky to have connected with other readers with the same taste in lit as myself, and we often trade out our paperbacks to keep the shelf full. One of my traders just handed over 30+ mystery books that I've never read! So, I passed along my dusty collection to my sister and few friends.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Ever heard of plantar fascitis? Well, I got it. Found out that the cool shoes I'd been wearing to work (for over a year) weren't 'proper' and caused my heels to be very sore. Had to throw those pups away.
After many trips to the pod doc and a new pair of supportive shoes with padded inserts, I'm well on my way to healing. I probably won't be wearing flipflops this summer, but I will be going for pedicure very soon. And I bought one of those car-wash-for-your-feet that goes in the shower. Even though that wasn't the cause of my problem, I need to be taking better care of my feet.
Sure, my heels still get sore but at least I don't hobble around and take advil non-stop.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I was in such a hurry to get the finished insturment back to Mike, that I forgot to take photos. I hope we'll be able to get some nic pictures for posting later . . . later, Gator?