Life Just Clicks Along

I don’t really have anything important to say—we’re still in a holding pattern—but I start missing writing to the blog after a couple weeks.

It has been ages since I’ve spent time in the studio and I am dying to sew something and make some art, but I don’t want to mess up the studio. I spend a good amount of my time every day spiffing up the surfaces—it gets dusty in one day—and I’m getting tired of it. Last week I polished the kitchen cabinets and shampooed the carpets. Again. We get a lot of traffic tromping through here and the carpets get dingy quickly.

We have been on the market 118 days. Interest and activity has been higher lately, so we remain optimistic. I still believe that an offer won’t come in until the season starts to wind down. The truth is, the longer it goes the more likely we won’t have to move twice. And we do have the time, we don’t have to freak out until mid-April, but I’d sure love to exhale already.

On the other side of this adventure, this week we had the second of three sessions with the design center at the new digs, which is a whole lot of creative fun. Something is amiss with the color in this photo—everything looks grayish purple and when I try to balance it it goes yellowish purple. I give up.


But we see the wood floor, which will be in most of the house, the tile that will be in the bathrooms and laundry, the carpet that will be in the two bedrooms, the cabinets and countertops, shower, and that square in the middle of the wood is the granite for the kitchen. It’s a stunner. We have to go to the yard to select the particular slabs, and if we don’t love it we’ll go with something more conventional. We still have one more session before our choices are set in stone, so everything is subject to change according to our whims.

Meanwhile, I have been enjoying golf. I have been playing well lately and golf is more fun when that is the case. I still loathe getting up at 5 AM to play with my club on Thursdays, I’ll never acclimate to it. At least the days are starting to get longer and the sun is above the horizon when the ball goes on the first tee.

We have been watching Breaking Bad on streaming Netflix. I never watched that show in real time, but I am sure enjoying it now. It’s terrific. We also love House of Cards, which is a Netflix exclusive, and season 2 begins next week.


  1. Looks like you and I share the same color preferences! I LOVE that tiny tile. Great choice! Still have my fingers crossed that the sale happens when and how you want!

  2. Just dropped in to see what's new with you folks and say hi.

    So exciting to watch as you plan your new home, everything is so pretty. All is so different from this side of the country it seems like you are in a different world. No snow, no ice, no freezing cold. I suppose you have your own problems with weather too with heat and drought.

    Wishing you all the best with the sale of your present home. Will be checking frequently along the way.

    Annie in Maine : )

  3. Your color choices are so pretty!

    If your house still hasn't sold by the time April rolls around, don't freak out...just lower your price. If your home is priced right, it will sell. No worries.

    Hang in until then. :)

  4. Great choices. What's left to choose ? Lighting? I'm getting angst just thinking about furnishing an empty house. We won't take anything from this one except some odds and ends and choosing EVERYTHING will be very daunting. Can I hire YOU !
    It's just a short drive …..
    Glad the golf is good…. and the best way to forget about open houses and potential buyers.

  5. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you Rian!!!


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