We talk or text several times a week – usually I will call her to verify I am still sane and she will properly diagnose current condition (usually too self-critical), recommend appropriate action (up dose of meds, etc.) and we will belly laugh and by the time I am off the phone she will have made me feel normal.
My call frequency varies, but during the move I am at a nearly daily check in. Amy understands collecting, she understands emotional decorating at midnight on a weekday, she knows I will change the color scheme in any room based on current issue of Country Living.. She also knows condo living will not support that kind of behavior.
I sprayed an awesome frame this color over the holiday weekend before all the wind hit. Down in the corner of my inspiration board is a tear-sheet of an ad for a vintage fridge and stove I am using for inspiration for the 2 pieces I found earlier this month and can’t wait to install in my tiny-tiny one butt kitchen.
On our last wild junk adventure, Amy and my mom and I went on the Treasure Hunt: 400 miles of garage sales along Highway 36. I acquired a lovely set of the brightest aqua drapes you could ever hope to find for a bargain price of $13. Then I had no idea what I would do with them, but had to own them and had started dreaming of the little cottage I would someday put them in.
Last night I dug them out from under my bed (condo storage is tight) from a secure storage tub and started ironing. Amy would freak out at the way I have approached this move in – she is a list maker and follower and I am flying by the seat of my pants (always). She did give full encouragement over text disclosure of my intentions for the evening. Daughter nearly flipped because she thinks I am a little loopy. We did discover, though that this is our shared favorite color of all time.
Because house is still a wreck – here is just a peek of the drapes and nod to husband for hanging my chandelier last week. I used some garage sale money to buy new shades.
These two came home with me from work yesterday and are front-runners among my favorite JUNKS. At lunch, Mom and I hit several garage sales and zipped into the DAV. At one sale, I bought 3 ivory slip covers for the living room furniture (bargain $18) and can’t wait to give living room summer breeze treatment. I am having fun living big in a small space and rediscovering where I find the most joy – in decorating and in color.
Whatever you are working on right now, I hope it is bringing you joy!