Thursday, June 26, 2008

12 Rules to Live By

12 Rules to Live By - Robert Louis Stevenson
- Make up your mind to be happy.
Learn to find pleasure in simple things.
- Make the best of circumstances.
No one has everything and everyone has something of sorrow.
- Don’t take yourself too seriously.
- Don’t let criticism worry you.
You can’t please everybody.
- Don’t let your neighbors set your standards; be yourself.
- Do things you enjoy doing but stay out of debt.
- Don’t borrow trouble.
Imaginary things are harder to bear than actual ones.

- Since hate poisons the soul, do not cherish enmities and grudges.
Avoid people who make you unhappy.
- Have many interests. If you can’t travel, read about places.
- Don’t hold post-mortems or spend time brooding over sorrows and mistakes.
- Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.
- Keep busy at something.
A very busy person never has time to be unhappy.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

More Pink and Green

I do not need more nail polish - but it is one of those things that I always seem to get more of whether I need it or not. I definitely did not need these - but these colors were so great. I went with the pink when I painted my toenails last night. This morning I thought I probably should have used the green. Jake and KC bought pink and green floats and a beach ball for the pool - I just painted my table pink and green - and these great polishes. This is definitely the color combination for this summer.
"The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!" ~ Coco Chanel

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Isn't she lovely?

After I painted my chair I noticed all of these sticks next to it. It has been a couple of years since we have a dove nest under our patio - so I was excited when I looked up and saw. . . . .
. . . this. We named her Delila - I always have to name everything. She is so lovely and fun to watch.
She keeps a close eye on Sadie. I will have to keep a close eye on the Sadie and my cats once the eggs hatch and the babies start to venture out.
"When I learn something new - and it happens every day - I feel a little more at home in this universe, a little more comfortable in the nest."

Finally painting some of my junk

I pulled this table and the chair below out of the neighbors junk pile. I love taking someone else's junk and turning into something fun. Richard thinks I am crazy sometimes - some of the junk I drag home.
This table was in our neighbors junk pile during our annual garbage pick-up. The top had a big burn mark on it and it was a wobbly, ugly little table. I wanted a table to set out by my clothesline - and this is the perfect size. I decided to paint the legs green and the top this great shade of pink (Which matches a geranium I have perfectly). I should be done painting it tonight. The best part about painting something for outside - I don't have to be so fussy that I had to take it all apart. I think it is going to turn out cute.
I got this chair from another neighbor. A quick shot of spray paint - and it is great on the patio. I want to make a new cushion for it though - until then this one works.
One Man's Junk is Another Man's Treasure.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


This is what we were looking at last weekend. It had been over 100 for a couple of days - then things cooled down about 30 degrees and it rained - so the pool wasn't quite as inviting. Once in in the last six years it has been warm enough to swim and raining at the same time.
This weekend it was a little warmer. Not warm enough for Jennifer and I to go swimming - but great for laying in the sun. I am so looking forward to this summer. . . . .
. . . . . and this view.
Summer afternoon - Summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~ Henry James