Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Lost In Thoughts About Nothing

One of my favorite 60s hits is "Gimmie Some Lovin" by the Spencer Davis Group. It's one of the 10 or 12 songs that will actually get me off my butt to dance to. My husband is watching "Last Man Standing" with Tim Allen on the Hallmark Channel which just advertised the Valentine's Day movies set to that song. Sung by a female. No, just no. I'm not big on covers by other artists even on songs that aren't my absolute favorites. I can handle the Blues Brother's version, but not this advertising female's rendition. Now, Joan Jett singing that song I could get down with, but all I can say about what I heard is this. Joan Jett she ain't.

The one thing I miss about no longer having DishNetwork TV is the SiriusXM channels. I can't turn to The 60s on 6 and listen to Cousin Brucie and the best hits of the 60s. I do have a 60s channel on Spectrum Cable but it's just not the same. I turn it on during the day when I'm doing housework but haven't heard anything that makes me want to boogie with my broom, mop or vacuum cleaner. The only saving grace with Spectrum Cable is it's cheaper than Dish was and it includes phone service.

Which, now that I know what our expenses are here, leaves me with discretionary funds. I can now take art lessons at the local art and community center or I could do a Sip and Paint party. I can take a drive to Hobby Lobby and not have to pinch the pennies and settle for the lesser quality paint brush. I could even join a gym...NAH! My joints wouldn't survive the first 10 minutes. Where was all this extra money when I was young enough to enjoy blowing it? Oh, right, being saved so I could have a home of my own.

Now that I have the home, there are a few little decorative things I'm thinking I might want. With 2 cats, real flowers in the house can get tricky, but I have this long shelf that I feel the urge to have something sitting on it that will provide color. It's winter. Everything here is cold and white and beautiful in it's own way, but inside where it's warm, it feels happier when there is color.
The couch has color enough, but the shelf above it is soooooooo bare. I think I'll go shopping on Thursday. I'm going to look for containers, artificial flowers, some floral foam and moss. At the Dollar Tree of course. I've seen the prices and to be honest, I've been penny pinching for so long it's a habit. Trying my hand at florals will keep me off the computer, away from politics and will give me some color. Until I find something I like better, it'll work.






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  1. Morning Sherry! Have a good day.

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    1. Thanks Vickie, I am having a good day.

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  2. Few things are as nice as a nap with a cat
    We put basil in the kitchen window - the cats don't seem to be interested in it - probably the smell - but if they got into it it wouldn't hurt them:
    the Ol'Buzzard

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    1. I never get a nap, but I do get to sit in the recliner with our big orange cat on my lap.

      I do plan on herbs in the kitchen window, which leaves the nearly 7 foot long shelf still needing color. LOL

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  3. Love the picture of your husband and the kitty. They both look quite relaxed and at home there on that sofa :-)

    I had a bare wall in my kitchen dining area. I tried putting up a large picture, but didn't like it. I ended up putting a couple of shelves and then got several glass bottles of different colors to put on the shelves. I really liked the effect

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    1. Everything is so neutral here, including the furniture that I have to be creative with color. The shelf is the top of the half wall that is behind the couch. It's 7 feet long. I had snowmen on it for Christmas and I had to keep adding things to make it work. I still didn't like it, so I know I can't just line stuff up in different colors because it loses something in the process. Shelf is too long.

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    2. What I did was put a couple shelves and staggered them. They were shorter shelves. I will get a picture and email them at some point. Not saying for you to do that, but just to show you how I added color . I am sure with your creativity you will do something really nice :-)

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    3. I'm thinking of grouping things close together with different heights and some containers that are narrow and longer for flowers. The shelf is 7 feet long and 6 inches wide. Awkward for sure.

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  4. No interior decorating tips here. I know my limitations and on my own my taste has always run to OPCOs - Other People's Cast-Offs. When there was more than one contributor ("hey! Help me move and you can have the chair/ coffee table/ dresser/bed,") my homes resembled disorganized Salvation Army stores.

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    1. This home has so much more room that it all feels empty to me. I can't afford expensive furniture and decorations so I'm aiming for organised Salvation Army. I find I'm much better at disorganised SA though.

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