Friday, February 18, 2011
I've been chattering to you all for months now, first how I was moving into George's home, then how first one room and then another was being repainted, or furniture moved around, and all the time promising that "someday" there would be photo's. Well, SOMEDAY has finally arrived, and while this is not ALL of the house, it is a good portion of it. Gotta save something for another blog -- you know how it is!
So we'll start out as you come in the front door, here is one shot of my living room -- took one of the other end of the room too, but it was a little fuzzy -- so here goes (this is how it looks now that I've had a sofa, coffee table and end table moved out:
Then, turning to the left you will immediately see before you the dining room that I told you how I painted it, used the faux wallpaper treatment on the window and put up a swag across the top of the window:
close-up of the swag and wallpaper:
and looking toward the china hutch:
and the last one is looking toward the Grandfather clock:
Leaving the dining room, we go further down the hall as the very next room we come to is the newly remodeled guest bedroom:
there are a lot of mirrors and lights, so I hope you can get a bit of a feeling what it's like.
Turning around and going past the dining room and into the kitchen, you'll see where I fix myself all these "healthy meals" I've been eating. lol
That's the refrigerator side (my new one!) and I saw in the photo some things in the hall I should have moved before taking the photo. Just to prove to you I'm far from perfect.
Here is the other side of the kitchen:
Now as you look over the half wall dividing the kitchen from the family room you'll see:
And there is another identical sofa on the other wall:
Thanks for stopping by! Eve
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Sometimes people let themselves get so caught up in the everyday routine of life, chores, work and all the other things we feel we "have" to do, that we leave no time to socialize with our friends.
Tonight I invited friends over for dinner. I wrote it into my schedule, I planned for it, I cleaned for it, I cooked for it -- and when the time arrived I was ready for it and I enjoyed it! The whole evening went smoothly, we had a lovely time visiting with our friends, caught up with all the stuff going on in their lives and they heard what was new with us. There was both good news and bad, but the important thing was sharing!
Don't let life pass you by - reach out and grab all the fun you can get!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
There are various degrees of splurging. I'm not talking about the Whopper with fries and a milkshake kind of a splurge. I'm talking more about the kind, with Valentine's Day coming up, of having a very nice dinner with your favorite guy and still not blowing it.
I'm thinking along the lines of a thin cut steak (so it looks like more than it is) complete with baked potato (fat-free sour cream) and a tossed salad with some of my "no calorie" dressing on it. I seldom eat dessert -- or even WANT it, but if I did I could probably share one with my Sweetheart and not ruin the day!
I'm just pointing out that it is possible to have your nice dinner (there are lots of choices) and still not forsake the "healthy lifestyle." So get out there and enjoy yourself.
Friday, February 11, 2011
I was thinking this morning about the changes in my life over the past 3 years since being a devoted fan of SparkPeople. The following are just a few I came up with, you might think of some of "your" changes.
My favorite drink in the past:
Now I prefer water with lemon or perhaps a glass of non-fat milk
My favorite snack in the past:
Now I most often turn to:
And the whole world made their way thru the beloved "drive thru's"
It's been years since I indulged in that kind of food, now I favor salad, chicken, etc.
Let's not forget our leisure time:
which of course now is more like:
Breakfast from days gone by: !
Breakfast now is usually a smoothie!
Yes, folks, our lives change, but it's all for the best. Back in the "good old days" I wore a much bigger size clothing, I got tired easily, and climbing stairs left me gasping for air! So I'm HAPPY to see these changes taking place. A year from now I'll look and see what else has changed
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