Delightful Decor

Another stage of development is complete, now that the wood wall is up in our master bedroom. Thanks to my son and husband who put in hours of work on it this weekend. I’m loving the look, and it hasn’t even been stained yet! Good grief, I could have made the bed before I took this pic! Ugh, sorry!

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Soon, it will be a room comparable to the comfy cottages we frequently visit at the coast. I’ll be posting progress as we make it! Until then, goodnight and peaceful dreams.

Family Day

Whether is my church family, regular family or both, Sunday has become family day. I love having Sunday dinners at my house and having the family come over for food and visiting. We all eat and/or swim and talk about the week’s goings on and maybe watch some sport on tv or play pool together.

I usually try to attend church as well and have found that my week goes so much better when I do. Today I visited a different church because I was invited to attend by my new hairdresser. I’m not sure if I will go again, but it’s nice to have experienced something different. I’m a Methodist and this church identifies with a Pentacostal view. It was quite lively and I did enjoy the music. The pastor was well spoken and extremely knowledgeable about the bible. However, I personally feel that what you give and how you serve are between you and God and should be your choice. I feel this church put too much emphasis on both of these points and that is why I was glad I was merely a visitor.

Dave and Chris got another project close to completion today with the installation of the wood wall in the master bedroom. It was so nice to have our son with us all weekend and he was a huge help to his dad on this project. So in two weekends they got the room painted and got the wall up. Next is crown molding and staining the wall, and then they will build the headboard, which will be a beachy looking wood like old fence panel or pallet boards that have been painted, stained or distressed to look that way.  I can’t wait for it to all come together, my vision is for it to look like a beach cottage like we stay in when we visit Port Aransas. My entire house has little touches of ocean love here and there, from my dolphin collection to shells I’ve gathered through the years, I always like to insert my love for the beach into the decor somehow.

Although it has been a fun and full day, it’s time now to rest and recover so I’m ready to face a new day. Goodnight all, see you tomorrow, on the patio!

Sharp Cuts and New Do's

This was the week for new do’s. Stephanie got her hair cut and colored and I liked it so much, I had her hairdresser work her magic on me. Stacy is a very special lady and I really  appreciate how she works to accommodate Stephanie and me. Today it was my turn, excuse the bad pic of me, however, the cut is awesome. I’m sure it will be easy to maintain, with or without products and too much effort.

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My lack of makeup and age was showing, that’s alright-it is what it is. I’m one happy customer and I give Stacy and all the girls at Sharp Cuts a glowing endorsement. Salon services at very reasonable prices, respectful treatment of all clients and they are super down to earth ladies.

Today I just got cut and styled. Can’t wait for it to be color time! I need to do a little bit towards strengthening my hair, other than that, they will be ready when I am. I not only look forward to that, but to the day someone invents a wax for super sensitive people like me, so someday, I won’t have to pluck these brows any more. Last time I let someone try it on me, I looked like Rocky after a boxing match saying, “cut me Mick!” Before you advise, I have also done the threading thing, not much better, but tolerable. Luckily, due to my age and my hormones, my hair doesn’t grow as thick or as fast as it used to. My nails, now that’s a different story! See y’all tomorrow, on the patio!

Let's Talk Topics

imageAs the month is quickly coming to a close, I’m trying to decide if I like the added pressure on myself to write every day. Sometimes, I don’t have a subject in mind (ok, most days) and sometimes, at the last minute, I get a great idea. I have been proud of myself so far for keeping it up but I need a better system. I should either be part of a challenge of some sort, start using an editorial calendar, or open the floor up to you guys for topic ideas. This is, after all, ” The place we can talk about anything” so do you want to do, say a month where you all give me topics to talk about? If we go that route, that’s fine, just be aware….I don’t discuss subjects I’m not educated enough on, like politics. Sure, I have an opinion, but that is all.  So, before I start a new month and decide to have a more structured blog (topic wise anyway), let me know what you think of the idea. We can talk about food, family, vacation spots, work, you just let me know what topics you want to see covered here and I’ll tackle them. I hope y’all hit me up with some great ideas! Maybe I will like one enough to make it a theme for all of next month! Or maybe we will just discuss certain topics back and forth, I like that too. For example, someone may ask me how I go about food prep for the week and I will answer, then you all share your thoughts and so on. It doesn’t have to be that boring, I was just giving an example of the first thought that came to mind. So, you tell me. Until then, have a great night-see you tomorrow on the patio!

Whats New With PKD and Me

Some of you may know from reading my old blog that I have PKD, a genetic disorder I inherited from my mother. Well, I came across an email today inviting everyone to attend the Summer Fun Day with the North Texas Chapter, which is really an event for The United Way. I wasn’t even aware there was a North Texas Chapter for PKD. That’s how out of touch I am with what’s going on in PKD news. I was aware there’s an upcoming walk for PKD in October, only because a couple of months ago, I became a member of the foundation so I might learn a little bit about the latest research for a cure. In any case, the Chapter will have a table there so people can sign up for the walk, or just learn more about the North Texas Chapter. I should probably get more involved myself, however, since I’ve been diagnosed, I am asymptomatic and honestly have not thought too much about it. I am at a certain stage and I’m managed by a doctor, I just try not to think about it much. Maybe I should. It would be nice to have a support group, meet other people with the same issues so I can someday relate, but since I’m not sick, it’s hard for me to want to be reminded of everything my mom went through. Is that wrong for me to feel like that? I realize I may be in the same boat someday, but I’m healthy right now and that’s the way I try to manage it. By eating the way I do, keeping my doctor up to speed and taking my medications. I also do some things in the alternative health realm, like using essential oils and getting flax and chia in my diet.

Anyway, I feel like I should at least try to bring awareness to a disease that a lot of the population deal with on a daily basis, so I’m going to share the flyer and the info. Maybe I’ll even go to the event or the walk. At the very least, maybe more people will learn about it and want to help. Maybe getting that email was a sign, maybe this could be the start of something new, a way for me to learn more and help others with the same problem. I could do some research and write some articles to better familiarize myself with my own disorder. What a novel idea! My wheels are starting to turn, who knows where this could lead. So, go check out the event, grab a dog or a frozen drink, heck it might even be a fun way to grab a quick lunch and get educated in the process. Let me know what you think, maybe I’ll see you there!

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Have a pleasant evening, hope we talk again tomorrow!