Happy New Year - 2012
Greetings, all (or none). I can't believe it's been a year and a half since I last posted. Where does the time go? I know that in my case it seemed to go to work. 2011 was insane, work-wise. Other than Mondays during the first half of the year, I don't remember leaving the employer's building on time. And from the first week of this year, it appears 2012 is not going to be any better. Yay...not. I'm a peon working manager-like hours without anywhere near manager-like money. I can't even keep up with the shows on my DVR - hard to do when all you do is work and sleep.
Oh yeah, I bought a house in 2011 as well...which was bizarre as I have never wanted a house. I never wanted to cut grass, garden, etc. And now I have one. It's a bit surreal to me still. It's a gorgeous 1920-built Sears Craftsman house which somehow has a maximum of gorgeous woodwork with a minimum amount that has been painted over the years. MIRACLE!!!
The living room had been painted a cobalt blue but had beige curtains, so that had to change. My furniture is olive green with burgundy/maroon flecks. It's now painted a very soft sage (with the beige curtains, it looked beige) and I have sage green gauzy curtains which my friend Joi made for me. It's the room in which I spend the most even though the bigger TV is in the second bedroom - I like looking out my front windows, especially when I have put peanuts out on the front porch ledge for the squirrels. I have a fabulous front porch which once spring comes will have a swing (it had one when I bought it but the previous owners took it ;-( ) as my sister and mother are getting me one as a housewarming gift. I was hoping to have it last Fall, but it didn't happen. Today's so nice I could actually sit outside (almost 50F) - crazy weather for January in Michigan. And I'm not complaining. In fact, it could stay in the 40s until about March and then start getting warm and I'd be a happy camper.
I could show you pictures, but I'm not sure I've taken any. I'll put it on my list of things to do. In the meantime, I think a short post is a good way to get started....let's see how long this lasts.