August 24, 2016

Let's Talk...

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As I sat down to write this post, I thought, "What shall I write about today?" I'm not one to have an issue "hitting the wall" when I write, but face it...most of what I've been doing lately is neither joyful or creative. It's been hard work. Then, I thought, "That's okay. Sometimes, you just sit down with a friend and tell her/him about your day." That's what I'm doing today, so grab your cup of coffee or tea and get comfy.

Our home is back on the market! Our realtor is sending a professional photographer to take pictures of our home on Friday for the listing. Saturday, they've got someone coming to take a aerial images of our entire property with a drone. So since last Friday, I've been packing boxes, purging and cleaning room to room.

I began in the studio. I filled five or six boxes with bolts of fabric (with many more to go) and those are already in the garage, waiting for more. I also pulled bolts that I'll be listing over the weekend into my online shop for sale. I also packed items that will be donated or sold...or thrown away.
Next, I moved into the dining room and living room. I've been reading more about how to stage for showings, so I pulled up our beautiful Persian rug in the living room, and that's now in the garage. The room already looks lighter and brighter with more Italian tile visible.  Likewise, I wanted to feature our wood floors in the dining room, so I pulled the rug out from under the dining set, and then cleaned the floor before moving the dining set back into place.

Less is more (always), so I'm deciding what's precious to keep, and what we'll send along to Suncoast Resale Shop to benefit the Suncoast Humane Society animals. I'm trying very hard to make snap decisions and avoid handling things more than once. (That's especially difficult for me, but I'm getting better.)

There's still more to do, and it's so dang hot outside that the air conditioner is having a hard time keeping up in this oppressive heat. It makes my work a little more difficult inside, too. When I came home from Paneras last night, it was still 86º at 10 pm!
Today, I'll run over to our local storage spot and get more boxes and packing paper so I can do more of the same. Truthfully, I'm already over this process, but in an effort to keep less, I keep telling myself that it will get easier...and I'm "doing good" with those things we decide to donate. 

The reward for us (hopefully) will be a quick sale so we can move on to our next big adventure. I'm also looking forward to my short-term reward...getting back to the studio after the inside photographer leaves on Friday. By then, we'll be ready for showings and I can play for a while. I want to show you a completed project by Monday. No. I need to show you a completed project by Monday.


August 23, 2016

Tuesdays With Tag - A Bella Day...

Brynwood Needleworks - Tag - August 23, 2016

Hi, Everybody!

I think this week's post will pretty much speak for itself, which is a good thing. I rarely speak on command. Mom's still workin' on gettin' me to talk when she wants me to, and Dad tells me to be quiet. I kinda wish they'd make up their minds. 

Anyway, I'm goin' to share a few pictures with you from this past week. Let's just say, I'm glad to be back home again.

Brynwood Needleworks - Sleeping Beauty Bella

I think this one is so funny - and cute - of Sleeping Beauty Bella. She does this all the time. I have no idea why she leaves her tongue out like this. Heck. Flies could land on it, or somethin'!

Brynwood Needleworks - Bella, Bella, Bella

Mom's been busy this week. She's been movin' stuff in the studio, but not makin' anything. She's been fillin' boxes, and Dad helps her move 'em into the garage. Then, Sunday mornin' she got busy in the kitchen with these ingredients (and a bunch of different fruits).

Dad was readin' labels and said, "Look. Stella Bella and Bella Sera!" Great. I'm thinkin' Bella this, Bella that. Oh, look! There's Bella Butt! Enough already. These guys have no future as comedians! I left the room.

Brynwood Needleworks - Mom's White Sangria

Anyway, after all that messin' around in the kitchen, Mom just put a pitcher in the fridge and went back to work. At the end of the day, she got out a big glass and filled it with the stuff from the fridge.

She took a sip, sighed and declare her day "Done". She smiled a lot, too. I guess she liked it. She said the good thing is that there was enough left to drink the rest of this week! (She's not much of a drinker, actually.)

So, all in all my week has been pretty borin'. I've been dodgin' the hustle and bustle, happy to be in my crate. Mom leaves the door open, so I just trot in and snuggle into my pillow. It's best if I just stay out of the way. Bella and I will keep a low profile the rest of the week. As long as we get to go swimmin', we'll be happy pups.

I'll see you again in seven. 'til then...  
"Chase A Dream - Or A Squirrel".


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