From the AZ Republic, Sept. 7,2016
"Give your self time to reach your goals. Success trick: lower your expectations of what you'll be able to accomplish in a day, but raise your expectations of what you'll accomplish in 60 days."
I think the horoscope writer was speaking directly to me. I am feeling a little bit overwhelmed with all of my projects right now. So I am going to follow instructions and loosen up a bit.
I saw a cool thing in the newspaper today..... a comedy dinner theater at the Orange Tree Resort. That is close by and sounds like fun. They have a couple of different plays showing and only on Friday and Saturday nights. If we go I will give you my opinion. Murder and a Meal Comedy Dinner Theater.
I got some great advice from a trusted friend this week, to just make one small change at a time. I know I need to eat healthier, exercise more, and on and on. My friend said just add apples this week. I am going to buy them tomorrow....the already sliced ones in individual packets so I don't have to bite into an apple. I have the biggest fear that my front teeth will come off in an apple or in corn on the cob--- thus the individual packets of apples. One small change at a time-----I can do that!
|This is above my entertainment center- Oops ladder is still there- remember the house is not done yet---- I hope I can say finished this week.|
Fall Redecorate and Kitchen remodel update:
I am still working on my fall decorating. It will still be a couple of days before I can photograph. I need to get things together today because the cabinet man is coming over tomorrow. I am actually starting the kitchen remodel. I am choosing the cabinetry first, then the floor and backsplash. I need new appliances or they will immediately date all of the new stuff. Then repaint the walls and ceiling.
|Part of the mantle -great room....|
|G kids always have a few pics in our Great room, This years Halloween pic will be sweet. I love the costumes they chose.|
|My guest bath- Black and white with a little orange for Halloween- It is only 49 days til Halloween.|
|More black and white pumpkins. I did the polka dot one a while back with polka dotted duct tape. It took about 10 minutes.|
Ya-Ya's Bookshelf: I knocked off a couple of books this week and am ready for some serious reading. Great way to relax....what have you read this week? They say half of the adults in America read 5 books or more in one year. The other half reads less than 5 IN A YEAR.....Wow. A friend told me about a friend of hers who read 365 books last year. I said she must not have a job.... and she did, but no kids or spouse. This is extreme even for me.
Danielle Steel- Rushing Waters
Marni Jameson-Downsizing The Family Home-- recommended to me by Debra, I told her we would downsize in the next few years and she recommended this book.
Jon Gordon- The Energy Bus---
Jennifer Dukes Lee- The Happiness Dare--- I read a review about this one and thought I might like it.
Susan Wiggs-Family Tree
Debbie Macomber-Sweet Tomorrows
Dance with My Father.....Luther Vandross..............
"If I could get another chance
Another dance with him
I'd play a song that would never ever end
How I'd love love love
To dance with my father again"
Make sure to hug your Dad today!!
- The Desert Trip
- Cheap Internet Shopping
- Staging a reno
- Fall decorating
- A tribute to Papou- and our trip to Greece