Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dining Room Desk

Have you kept your New Year Resolutions?  I have! 

   We are into day 22 and I can hardly wait for this year to be over!  Why did I make such hard resolutions?  Remember the first one?  
I resolve in 2015 to be totally responsible for my own goals. 

 One of my goals was to clean, sort, and organize my dining room desk.  This desk is not the family desk or the computer desk but my desk (in the dining room) where I keep recipes, magazine articles and any information I print off the internet.  My stuff!

 

I took everything off the top and out of the drawers and sorted it all in stacks on the den.  The den was tied up for about two weeks because I had to read each paper again and evaluate whether to keep it.  The left two drawers in the picture above is a file drawer. I threw away about 20% of the stuff.


 Then I started thinking about the time I had spent and began to wonder if I was going to do this again?  I quickly threw away 50 % of what was left.


It is much easier to use the desk now!

Love,
Lottie

Friday, January 9, 2015

January Walks



 I miss my January walks.
 I miss the clouds and the rain and the cold wind as it grabs my face. 
 I miss the sound of my own footsteps.


I miss the towering trees, my friends the trees.
I miss the road before me, ever welcoming my journey.
And the mist, precursor to beloved rain...


When my body is racked with pain, dear husband holds my hand as we walk as one.
I miss our walks in January.
I miss our walks in January.


Winter owns January!
When the temperature drops,
we can no longer walk!


Thank you for coming along with me on my pretend walk.  
When it is 17 degrees outside, all I can do is pretend and
 miss my January walk.


Love,
Lottie

 Linked to A Southern Daydreamer

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New Decor Colors in 2015

I bought two green (acid green? chartreuse? ) coffee cups on my shopping trip last weekend. I  couldn't pass them up for $1.65 each.

 I love them! 

  I don't drink coffee so I bought them to collect pens and pencils... and provide color.


Brenda of Cozy Little House says "I will choose colors that merely make me smile."

 That is what I want to do.  I want to walk in my home and smile!  So I put it to the test.




We do a lot of paperwork on the dining room table so I have two cups of pens and pencils on a lazy Susan in the middle of the table. No emotional response.from the white cup.  So I changed it out for the green cup just to see if I felt any different.

(Yes, I have a baby gate over the window to keep Sardis from jumping up on the window.)


I love it!  It does make me smile! But why? 

Could it be that my first stove and refrigerator was avocado green back in 1973? 

Or my handsome new husband drove a chartreuse Toyota pickup in 1976?

It could be any reason.  They only cost $1.65 each anyway.
  (sarcasm) I really take big risks when it comes to decorating.  

New decor colors in 2015 will be colors that make me smile, like the colors I see outside my kitchen window after supper.


 Don't get so busy in 2015 that you don't see the beautiful colors around you!

Love,
Lottie