Monday, October 24, 2016

THE DECORATING CONTINUES



And on it goes.  I have decided not to be so hard on myself with my cleaning schedule.  Since I have been sick for such a long time, I have let the house go so now it is difficult to get everything done.  But I am getting a little done at a time and everything I do is that much less I have to do later.  I am doing my best to not let it get messed up again, although the table by the front door is hopeless since that is where the mail gets dumped every day.

Today I worked very hard on a big pile that I had dumped next to the sofa.  I cleaned and moved things around, threw things out and rearranged.  Now I think it looks very nice.  See for yourself.



It took me all day, but now I can move on to other things and I feel such a sense of accomplishment.  I think after Bible study tomorrow I will work on the yard.  I will be careful not to hurt my back, but I will get things done.  My goal is to have the entire first floor and yard done by Christmas. It's good to have a goal.

Here's the run down on another Fall Harvest movie:  "Love on a Limb" (2016).  When the mayor hires a handsome landscaper to cut down a small town’s beloved oak tree, Aimie takes it upon herself to try and save it – by chaining herself to it. As the landscaper attempts to wait her out, the two find that the tree brings them more than they could’ve imagined in life and love. Stars Ashley Williams, Trevor Donovan and Marilu Henner.  I am so enjoying these movies.  And this one wasn't about food!
 

Well, have to go make dinner.  Hamburgers tonight.  One of my neighbors is cooking and it smells so good that it's making me hungry.  Have a good evening everyone!

Kathy
Sunrise:  7:21 a.m.
Sunset:  6:07 p.m.
10 hours and 46 minutes of daylight
Temperature:  64*/43* 

18 comments:

  1. It looks great, Kathy! I know what you mean about not feeling great and having other pressing things to do. That's why my house is not looking as good as I like it. When cleaning gets too tough, I sign up for FlyLady as it is free and keeps me focused. I think that I must invest in a leaf blower because I know my back can not handle raking this year. Enjoy getting things just as you want them!

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    1. Every once in awhile I look at Fly Lady too.

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  2. Kathy, I liked your décor. It's okay to go slowly when you are not feeling 100 percent. Look how much you got done anyways. LOL. Blessings to you and Joe. xoxo, Susie

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    1. Yes, I'm just plugging along and eventually it will all get done!

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  3. I understand completely Kathy, having been down for most of the year, deep cleaning is out of the question, but little jobs, like sorting through stacks of magazines, and organizing files were the perfect job :)
    Your decorations are just lovely !
    ~Jo

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    1. That's what I'm doing. How do we get so much paper in our houses?

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  4. Good for you, Kathy. It really does help to have a goal/time set doesn't it? That is what I did when I did this house to get it ready, too. I had all summer to get the house done and set the goal for Sept. 1st and JUST made it! You can do it, too. I know you can. Your Fall things are REALLY cute! I love that Apple sign! xo Diana

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    1. Thanks, Diana! All the things came from either Rite Aid's 50% off sale or Target's Dollar Spot.

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  5. What cute decorations! It is good to have plans & goals.I believe you can do it! Look forward to seeing the photos of the 'after'!

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    1. Thanks for having confidence in me.

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  6. Oh Kathy I understand, living with chronic illness can be so frustrating at times. I'm used to being superwoman, but now I need to listen to my body and when it's telling me to rest, I better listen. On my good days, I'd rather be out and about not home cleaning.....:) Thank God we have supportive husbands!!!
    Blessings from Ohio......

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    1. I guess I used to be superwoman too, but no more. Chronic illness stinks. But I'm not going to let it get me down. And exactly on good days I want to be out and about not cleaning the house.

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  7. it looks great and I must say, that honeycrisp sign is amazing! I hope you feel back to yourself soon, in the mean time just take it easy,,

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    1. The sign came from Rite Aid our local drugstore/everything else place. I got it 50% off and think I spent $5 on it.

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  8. Cleaning Schedules can hurt more than they help or at least they do me. If I know it's on the schedule and I have to do it, I don't want to. Then I feel guilty for not doing it. As I've always said, the mess will be there tomorrow!

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    1. Oh, Angie I am the same way. But I invited a friend over for Christmas so I am determined to have everything done by then. At least downstairs.

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  9. Hi Kathy, I love the "Honey Crisp" sign. They are my favorite apples. Your decorations look so festive. I hope you get some work done in your yard because I know that you love your yard but please be careful not to hurt your back. Any little twist or turn get set you back. We have been on a roll this week. Alan cleaned the carpet in our family room. We have other rooms to do but we will take it one room at a time. Blessings!

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    1. I still haven't gotten to my yard. I'm with you, one room at a time.

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