Jun 16, 2017

A DIFFERENT VIEW FROM THE HAPPY CHAIR...

Hmmm.  Not quite the same view as before, but I suppose I can close my eyes and pretend that I am looking out at the trees and birds and that Stewey is snoozing in the sun.


Rough night with pain, leg cramps, and a tiny little brain on overdrive.  Time to stop and sit for a minute and catch my breath.  I knew I was pushing hard, but yesterday was just too too much.  Today will be much quieter, and then tomorrow I am going to stitch with Miss Jane and Co. at her church for a bit.

The studio is going to take a lot longer than I expected.  For one thing, I am going to have to figure out how/where to assemble those storage cubes, since I vastly miscalculated the available floor space:
Another problem for another day.

I am hoping that the heat and humidity relent sometime soon.  I am noticing a vast difference living on the second floor and can only imagine what my electric bill is going to be for all of this air conditioning!  

Here's hoping that your Friday is spectacular.  If you're stitching, please take an extra one for me...it looks like it's still going to be a little while before I'm fully back into the fold!

14 comments:

  1. The horror is that you may have to shift some of the studio stuff out into the floor space you've cleared in the living room so as to give yourself room to work. I had to do a similar thing for my art studio last house we had. It was a dreadful few days before it all got put together, but it did eventually pass. Perhaps it's time to ask the ladies at your guilds for some help. Help moving boxes would be huge, but just having somebody to hand you the Kleenex when the weepies hit can be awfully nice.

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  2. Sorry you had a rough night, Coni. Sometimes that happens even with the best of intentions. Perhaps you should just sit in the Happy Chair and contemplate. Sometimes when I just sit and look around and imagine possibilities, one or two comes to me that I didn't think of before. It looks like a lovely apartment, though, in a lovely neighborhood. Enjoy your stitching time. Love, hugs, & prayers, Cathryn ♥

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  3. As for your view: I had to put my chair in front of my spread of bookcases, much like yours. I don't often need to get to the ones on the
    Lower shelves behind the chair.

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  4. Every time I go into my quilting studio to make some reorganization efforts, I have learned that things have to get worse before they can get better.
    You have really inspired me to do this year's spring organization. I, however, do not have your courage. There will NOT be photos.

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  5. In the winter your home should be warmer so maybe the electric bills will be lower then!

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    1. Funny Lynn - I had just popped into the comments to reply with exactly that thought! Apparently Great Minds Think Alike is true!

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  6. Slowly, but surely...take it easy on yourself! Do you know about those gels things they put into flower pots to keep the moisture in them longer? A fellow quilter took some of those and made a "collar" made with those inside. You soak the "collar" in water, the gel 'beads' hold the water and you can tie it around your neck to stay cool. They work really well. I'm sorry I don't have a link or official name for them, but maybe some of your readers will. It might be a good way to save on some of that air conditioning cost!

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  7. Floor or table fan. Those of us in the south live under or in front of them year-round, because moving air feels much cooler. As for the view: hang a big blown-up photo of Stewie and some needlework--make a bright, happy collage to rest your eyes on. Best wishes.

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  8. Hmmm. Just looking at your boxes gives me PTSD concerning my move here. I remember nights without sleep when I pondered where to put what, etc. I just couldn't seem to turn my brain off. Adjusting to a new place takes time so be gentle with yourself. I know you want to find a place for everything and have everything in it's place but don't take chances with your health. Sometimes taking yourself out of the situation helps(even though you still have to come back to it). I think stitching with Miss Jane & Co. tomorrow is a grand idea. And don't take your concerns with you leave them with the boxes for awhile. I knew yesterday was NOT going to be a "useless" day for you. So I guess you do pronounce the "G" in lasagna. Yesterday I was my birthday and as I was looking at the cards I received I was thinking about the "100 lb." box of old greeting cards I dragged from MN to TX. Talk about nuts. But there are just some things you can't let go of and everyone's move is personal. Take some deep breaths and remember tomorrow is another day. Things are going to work out.

    Sandra In Texas

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  9. You do know that you don't have to unpack everything today, this week or even this month. There is a rule - if you find that you don't need it or haven't used it in two years --- get rid of it!!!!!

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  10. This isn't like your old place it's new. A new start, a new outlook. Just new.
    Once you have your things unpacked over time it will be home again.
    It's a fresh start keep telling yourself. When you do you'll feel like a weight has lifted. I think your new place looks nice. A bit more simple living now perhaps?You'll get there

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  11. The view may not be the same but it is a lovely view none the less. Take your time. Hugs!!

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  12. I have made those collars with the cooling gel in them! I've sent them to our soldiers in Afghanistan, to my children and grandchildren and even made one for my Yorkie for our walks in the summertime! If you would like one, Coni, please let me know and I will gladly make you a couple. Just tell me color of fabric you would like and send me your mailing address and I will get them off to you within one week. My housewarming gift to you!

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  13. Are you in an apartment? If so, they usually include the electric with the rent. At least around here they do.

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