Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I still alive

Yes, I haven't dropped off the planet. Just a serious case of writer's block. I would log into a new post and then stare at that blank page until I cried. Another problem... I had a serious obsession with the recent elections, both state and federal. I have many favorite political blogs I would check daily plus the online news sites. And though I'm not a big TV watcher, I tuned into CNN and MSNBC daily. Wow, I got sick of those political ads. So glad the election is over. As a result I did very little checking on my favorite reader blogs (bad Renee).

But October was a beautiful month weatherwise in the Seattle area. I was out in the yard almost daily pulling weeds, raking leaves, trimming perennials, and planting 200 bulbs. I can hardly wait till spring to see all those tulips and daffodils.

I also made some time to do some volunteer work at my church so I'm not a complete slouch. And I just finished painting Angie's old room. Next project... replace the electrical outlets and switches. I bought fabric to recover my dining room chairs and just decided I hated the fabric I picked out. *sigh* Back to the fabric store.

Remember how I had my living room, dining room and entry way redecorated last June (before Angie's wedding)? Well, the designer posted before and after pictures on her website. Here is the link in case you want to take a look. Unfortunately, there was no picture of the dining room which I liked the best.

I'm still unemployed but my elbow is starting to feel better so I'm not in a big hurry to find work. Bob hasn't pushed me out the door yet but I think the time is coming.

Next time I promise to post about some books.


Kristie (J) said...

So glad to see you back again!! I missed you while you were gone. And what a great job the decorators did! Your living room looks so warm and comfortable now - not that it didn't before *g* but it looks really nice now.

ReneeW said...

Thanks, Kristie, I'm glad to get my blogging mojo back. I missed you and reader bloggers too. I see Wendy had a close call with the fires. Scary. I finally got caught up with your blog, Cindy's and lots of others. But still have a bunch left to read. I love my dining room best. I'll take a picture and post it.

CindyS said...

I'm telling my Bob you got a decorator!! ;)

I'm glad you spent so much time outside - it's good for you and if your elbow has time to heal all the better!

I've missed you but knew you were probably going through too much right now. The elections were painful (I couldn't wait for it to end) but now me and hubby can't stop watching the stock market, the people heading to gov in private plans with their pants full of money but crying poor and then, my mom ;) My dad is away in Malaysia for work and only gets home about 4 times a year now so Bob and I try and get my mom involved with us as much as possible. This past week though I haven't been over as much. Must do better!!

You living room looks fab!! I hope you do post your dining room pics. I do so love to see things. I will be posting pics once I get my sh*t together with our living room.

And blog about whatever moves ya - I'll still be coming over!!


ReneeW said...

Cindy: So glad you haven't forgotten me :). Yes, I had to get a decorator. I was desperate with only 5 weeks before the wedding. It was worth it. I will get the dining room pics. I'm trying really hard not to obsess about the stock market because it's so depressing. I'm sure your mom appreciates your attention, that must be rough having him so far away and only home 4 time a year.

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