Saturday, March 2, 2013

Old Baggage

Luggage. Grips. Suitcases. Whatever you call them...we all have it. 

Our baggage can offer us a means to carry our stuff with us when we're not at home. It can also hold odd assortments of stuff with which we aren't yet ready to part.

These days, much baggage we see is soft - 
made of some heavy fabric or vinyl. 
And it is much regulated for air travel. 
One must consider size, weight, etc. 

This guy wouldn't pass muster.  

But I have plans for him. 

With those lovely details and the charmingly shabby, rusty patina, this guy will probably end up doing what he's apparently done before. He'll be great - an old hand at it.  

He'll be used to store my art and craft materials in my future studio. Though he probably won't advertise it. 

My friend, Mr. Clean, will magically erase all traces of his past experience.

On the other hand, this Denver girl will probably be used on a book shelf in my room. She's petite - just the right size. 

Her soft turquoise will work well with other items I've gathered or painted recently.

She was very grimy when I spotted her. Though she's not entirely pristine, Mr. Clean has had his way with her. 

Last week, he stopped by for a visit. It happened in a dimly lit room while watching Netflix. You can see, he needs another visit. 

On the inside, she's lovely. But she has been well used, and it shows. Still, the girl has her charms. And she has plans to be useful as well. 

Just like all of us, her usefulness makes her feel much less empty inside. 

Word for the Day:
2 Timothy 2:21
Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, 
set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, 
ready for every good work.

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Better Late Than Never...and FOR THE BIRDS

Considering it is 
instead of Sunday or Monday, 
are going to have to be 
easy to accomplish. 

For your viewing pleasure,
aka to alleviate typography coma,
here are photos of a few birds 
you might spot around my home:

Last Week's Goals:

1. Stay diligent and do not cheat. Lose 5 more lbs. Track all food eaten in prep for phase 2. Fail. I hit the "P" word. Plateau. Now it's up 2, down 1, up 1, down 2. Aargh. On the bright side, I'm tracking my food on LIVESTRONG - daily plate. Did you know it's not easy to eat 1500 calories if you exclude grains and sugar?

2. Redo the Mantel with all NEW ITEMS! WIP - I'm still assembling and painting items. 

3. Finish two simple projects to photograph and post. Fail - sort of. I finished a few projects, but they're not the blog-worthy kind. Wanna see my new toilet and dining room light fixture?

4. Attend Hospice Volunteer Orientation/Training. FINALLY! Something to which I can say, "DONE!" And might I say, it was totally wonderful. (Hospice Orientation, not saying Done. Although that was nice, too.)

5. Work 30 minutes on housework 3 evenings. DONE! Ahhh.
6. Research low carb recipes. DONE! I found some promising Paleo, and alternatives to wheat recipes. I'm avoiding grains at present, but may incorporate ones that don't give me indigestion and other rude digestive issues.

7. 3 blog posts. TOTAL FAIL. In spite of two snow days. I have to beg your forgiveness for being AWOL. 

1. Purchase a gift for a Saturday baby shower.
2. Get new eyeglasses.
3. Photograph last week's thrift store haul.
4. Compose the first spring mantel of new items.
5. Move table to guest room and bench to den.
6. Begin growing a batch of wheat grass.
7. Rework items on living room shelves. 

Word for the Day:

Ecclesiastes 10:20

20 Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.

(Origin of the saying, "A little bird told me.")