Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Inside and Outside

The carpet cleaner came yesterday, and I asked him to clean the living room, the hall, a bedroom and a bathroom. To stay out of his way, I assigned myself a task. It was time to assemble the last piece of furniture that I purchased last week. wow. It was a bigger chore than I'd envisioned.

This is what I bought. I know, it says it's a wine hutch. But I had a different plan for it. I am extremely partial to shelving units with glass doors. Not only can you see what the shelves hold, but the doors keep out the majority of the dust. In my world, that is HUGE. (The only drawback was my discovery at the end of assembly that there is no base to this piece. arg! I'm not happy about that, but this is still infinitely better than my previous nightstand...)


Here is the "before" picture. Yeah, I know, I groan too. It's worse that my "studio." Things have a tendency to pile up, and before long, I no longer see them. It's a gift...or a Curse (with a capital C).


Wow! When I started unloading the books, I found treasures galore. No wonder they were all shoved in the nightstand. I want to read all of them...


hahaha!!! Well maybe not this one. It was WAY in the back, covered with dust and completely forgotten...

I intentionally put everything on my bed, so that I was forced to find a place for it before I could go to sleep. It was a good thought, and that corner is now clean, but unfortunately much of the pile has been relocated to my sewing room. (You knew that was coming, didn't you?) I'll have to go through it again, at another time...What do you think? Is this an improvement?


Meanwhile, outside, the seasons are changing in their peculiar California way. There are some beautiful trees turning yellow at the park. I do hope I remember to take my camera with me today, to capture some of their beauty. It's supposed to rain, and if that happens, it will be too late for a good picture.

I found these paperwhites in the backyard...

And these yellow narcissus were very near them. It's so exciting to find them before the snails did!!!


But typical of California, it's hard to tell exactly what season it is. The narcissus are blooming in the same patch as some gerberas. And the gerberas are still green and healthy. While they think it's still summer, the narcissus declare that winter is coming...

I guess we'd better ask the oranges. The navels are almost ripe, so it must be getting colder...

But the mandarins are still pretty green, so it's not cold enough...


And that about sums it up around here. There is PLENTY of quilting still to be done. Today, the house and the yard can take care of themselves...

1 comment:

Jan Krentz said...

Suzie, I LOVE your new nightstand cabinet - terrific! ATTA GIRL!