Actually not a whole lot, which, in and of itself, is refreshing. We are settling in and finally able to just live life. Which, to me, means doing nothing if I want. There’s a lot to be said for that. I even watched golf on TV for two days—something I rarely sit still long enough to do, but it was an exciting tournament.
Around the house, we replaced the dinky chandelier with this one. It’s still not massive like some of ‘em, but we like simple, clean lines.
We still enjoy eating our meals at the dining table, we never sit at the counter to eat. This is a habit I like.
We have been getting to know our neighbors and of course we are all interested in seeing how each others’ houses turned out. It’s amazing how different they each are inside. Some are gorgeous, some cause you to wonder what they were thinking.
Back to fans: The furniture in the studio/guestroom is white, so I went with a white fan here. I like the sleek, contemporary look. I don’t like those goofy flower lights hanging down, in fact I didn’t want a light at all but try finding a fan without one.
I just learned that the new blackout shade will be here Friday. Wow! Three weeks early—that never happens! Meanwhile we have been using these paper ones from Home Depot. They actually work great. They don’t come all the way down, but they do the job. I roll up the middle ones in the morning to let the air and light in.
This is the wretched light outside the bedroom; hateful thing that it is. But we’ll fix it, we’ve got all kinds of weapons in our arsenal, one of which is a big, dense bush. No progress on the landscaping—he’s doing the house below us first. I think most of the topsoil (clay) has blown in our windows and is on every surface inside. But I don’t care, I love the ocean breezes. Besides, that’s what vacuums are for.
Did I ever show you the bathroom? It’s got a free-standing cast iron tub. We chose that option because the standard one was built into a big tile surround and jutted out into the room, taking all the space. We rarely use a tub but they can’t NOT put one in. It’s code or something. A couple people have had theirs taken out. Like I said, some things cause you to wonder.
I took this picture to send to my son who doesn’t have internet right now. I wanted him to see that I have lost my double chin and fat neck. So I mize well show you, too. Now if I could just get that loose skin to firm up. At my age I don’t think that’s gonna happen on its own.
The rest of me is looking better, too. I have shrunk two sizes and my clothes are sloppy. The pants that I surreptitiously left unbuttoned beneath my shirt are now baggy and loose. We both look scrawny in our clothes—it’s laughable. We didn’t want to buy new clothes while we’re still shrinking, but we may have to.
I feel years younger, I have more energy, joint pain and stiffness has disappeared, and I still have not had a migraine! I was hesitant to blame such a seemingly benign substance as wheat, but now I am convinced: Grains and sugar are toxic.