I’m excited to share with you a new series I’m starting called, “Talk Till Dawn”, I want this to be about my everyday life, the things I’m reading, eating, my everyday ups and down, along with photos that I’ve taken over the week.
I haven’t decided yet how often this will be, right now I’m just going to get it going and see what comes of it. I encourage you to share with me similar situations and we can all support one another.
My life and home is far from perfect even though I always share with you pretty home decor picture. Now from time to time I’ll give you a look at how things can get out of control like everyone else’s life.
Right now I’m loving our Michigan snow storms (if the bitter cold is what you like Michigan is the place to be right now). It’s given me the chance to catch up on some reading. I love to read, but seldom make the time for it. With all the snow it makes me want to curl up with a good book.
What’s your opinion, paper book or digital? I thought I’d never go digital, I like the feel of a book in my hand, but it’s much easier to just download and read right on my ipad. I hate to admit it but I’m a convert and digital is winning in my book (something I thought would never happen). It’s just to easy to brows Amazon and find something interesting to read.
Right now I’m into historical fiction and have been totally engrossed in the following titles and recommend them all:
So I sent away for the online kit where you do the impressions and they send you new trays every to weeks that move your teeth. Look at the crazy pics it had me do and send over to them. This can be your laugh of the day, by the way this is stretching my comfort zone sharing these photos!
After doing the impressions, getting them all boxed up and ready to send back to Smile Direct, I broke a tooth Christmas Day (and the dentist doesn’t open again until Jan 8th) while eating a piece of chocolate. How in the heck does that happen? So now I’m waiting to get a tooth fixed, will redo the impressions and then start the process. Once they receive my photos I will get back a digital image of what my teeth will look like once I’m done with the process.
Smile Direct says 4-8 months to complete the process (and I have talked with people that said that’s the case and they’ve also used Smile Direct) so I’m praying that’s the time line. I’m really not looking forward to wearing them for 23 hours a day for months, but it must be done if I want the changes.
I have a new food addiction, is popcorn a food? It’s the Boom Chicka Pop sea salt popcorn. I love it and could eat an entire bag myself every day. You’ll learn if you follow along with “Talk Till Dawn” I get on a kick and eat the same thing for a while and then I drop it like a bad habit and switch to something else. Right now though popcorn is it.
Can we talk menopause??? I’m past that 50 mark and all of a sudden I can’t quit gaining weight, my butt is out of control and it’s just recently happened. I blame it all on menopause nothing in my eating habits have changed. Anyone else’s struggle with this? I’m absolutely hating it…. I feel like I went to bed one size and woke up a different size, and not a smaller size like I’d like. I’ve had no other struggles with menopause to speak of and I’m not happy with this one 🙁
Our business is making some major changes for 2018….our sons are taking over the family business, we own an environmental company, and my hubby will take over the consulting part of it so he’ll no longer be in the field doing the work. It’s time for him to retire and let the younger generation do the hard work. I’m nervous and it has nothing to do with the boys capabilities it’s just change and I don’t always deal well with change. It’s hard for me to feel responsible now for their livelihood, up until now we’ve only had to worry about supporting ourselves (and keep our employees working). I need to get over it and move forward, but change is scary for me!
If you read back a few post you’ll remember I mentioned I’m looking for new furniture, well hubby and I started the process after Christmas. I like to shop at local owned mom and pop shops. I feel the quality of the furniture is much better than the big box stores and the prices are always fantastic. We have a local furniture store we’ve been dealing with for 30 years. I used to replace our living room furniture every three years, just because I was tired of it, but when I went to the slipcovered type it lasted me longer with being able to do color changes. What we have now is 8 years old and I’m over it.
I’ve decided to make our living room more family friendly with furniture that reclines, I can’t believe I’m doing this I’ve always been opposed to big bulky, manly furniture. Many of you have asked me if we don’t use our living room where do we relax? We have a whole level of our home that you’ve never seen, so that’s the spot.
I was looking for vintage Morris Style chairs to have recovered but with no luck we’ve decided to buy 2 modern day Morris Stye chairs that recline. They fit the look I was going for and also made hubby happy because they recline. We had to compromise…he was looking at huge overstuffed recliners that made me cringe. Not only does the scale not fit our house, they’re just an eye sore in my opinion. (If you like them go for it but I’m just not a fan). Here is a photo of the chairs, now I just have to pick a fabric choice. Oh no another decision…..
The order will take 3-4 weeks so I still have time to find a new sofa. I think hubby will be fine with whatever I pick for that since he’ll stake his claim on a recliner anyway. I was so set on getting updated slipcovered furniture again but once I started looking and learning more about how fabric is stain resistant now I’m leaning towards something different. For a minute there I thought the chair situation was going to be a battle, but I had to keep telling myself that I had to compromise and couldn’t always have things my own way. I was so happy to find the exact chairs I wanted and he agreed they were comfortable. “Whew” dodged that bullet.
Thanks for taking the time to listen to me today, please share with me what’s going on right now in your life, and remember to come back soon and “Talk Till Dawn”