10.29.2010

Conversation #48: Show Us Your Life – Guest Room

So I’m back this week with Show Us Your Life.  Last week was nurseries/kids rooms, and I don’t have any yet.  I also don’t have any thoughts or ideas for those rooms yet.  I guess that shows you how close to having kids we are.  Someday, but not quite today I guess.

I also missed offices, but I’ll do a catch up post later.  I have to say that my picture today is pretty uninspiring.  I have this problem of taking pictures and then not downloading them to my computer.  Basically, this is one picture of the guest room and you can’t see all of it, but you’ll get the point.

I wanted something light and relaxing in here.  I went with the brown and blue because I have liked that trend in colors, but I keep waffling on whether or not I want to add a pop of color in there.  I’m thinking maybe an orangey red, but I’m not sure.  For now here it is:

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So that’s it for this week.  I really should take more and better pictures to add to this.  I actually made a brown and blue roman shade for each window out of the old curtains.  However, the brown one you can see needs a little extra help.  The blue shade is to the left of the bed.  The chair to the right is stationed at my sewing desk.  We got the chair on craigslist and the bed on craigslist (the bedding I had).  The wicker trunk was on my neighbor’s curb.  I haven’t done anything to it yet, but I think I may eventually paint it.  I also have a bench my husband made sitting in the bottom right corner.  I use it as a console table.  It has a TV and some decor on it.  I’ll try to post better pictures one of these days.  I think this is probably my one room that is constantly changing because I’ll switch out older furniture when I acquire newer pieces.  Anyway, I hope you enjoyed!  Not much today but it is a pretty small room anyhow.

Have a great weekend!

10.25.2010

Conversation #47: Oops little furry friend

First of all, I didn’t mean to take a blogging break.  I just feel like I have so much to do at home and blogging takes a back seat :( 

Anyway, I think I may have run over a squirrel on my way home for lunch.  I didn’t mean to, but they dart out in front of your car all the time.  Honestly, it is probably a miracle I haven’t done it before now.

Well, sorry poor little squirrel. R.I.P.

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10.13.2010

Conversation #46: 69 days

69 days. 1656 hours. 99,360 minutes.  5,961,600 seconds.

CHILE-MINE/RESCUE

(Picture from www.foxnews.com)

That’s how long the 33 Chilean miners were stuck underground.  Honestly, my mind can’t even comprehend that.  I know when faced with such an extreme situation, the human body and mind can amaze you.  However, I think I would have gone crazy.  Just thinking about it makes my head go claustrophobic, and you can bet I would be having panic attacks.

I’m not sure you could watch the rescues without being moved (unless you have no heart).  I had heard the story some but hadn’t paid much attention until the last couple of days, but I became enthralled.  Being an engineer (well in-training)  the mechanics and the technology are enough to amaze me.  But watching the reunions made me smile and cry all at the same time.  I almost felt bad watching those first few precious moments between a husband and wife or father and child, but it was such pure joy that I couldn’t look away.

I heard a debate on a radio show this morning about whether or not these men would be considered heroes.  Maybe they aren’t heroes in the same way we would look at the firemen who rushed into the Twin Towers on 9/11, but they I believe they saved each other’s lives and that is pretty heroic.  They brought together a nation and in some ways the world, and I think you have to be moved by their will to live and survive.  I know it will be interesting to hear the accounts of what happened in those 69 days as time goes by, but right now, all I can say is PRAISE THE LORD!!!  GOD IS GOOD – all of the miners are out!