Aside from a hair appointment around noon and a quick stop at the school to do a couple of things I had left hanging last week, my day today was a quiet one. Of course, there was the daily Big Walk with George, and boy howdy, was it ever humid this morning.
I took these shots this evening after dinner. As most of you know, we just moved into this home. I will come out and say it again that we've never actually owned our own home and it's one thing that I plan on doing in this life, but with my husband's profession, equestrian management, you live on the farm where you are employed and are provided a house with paid utilities.
The home in which we are living at the moment is a sturdy place with some character and was probably constructed in the 50's. It's situated in a semi-private location on the farm at the edge of the woods, the floors are hardwood, the appliances are quite good and although the kitchen floor is a bit dodgy, the house itself is quite nice. It's a ranch home and it has 3 sets of sliding glass doors, two of which lead to small garden areas on the shady side of the house. The pictures here are of this side. I know it looks small, but there's a whole other section on the other side!
Here's the little rock patio that that I've been working on. When we arrived, it was nearly covered with grass and weeds, but you could see that a partially completed rock patio was underneath. I see George has left two of his fetch sticks on the ground there on the right. He has favorite fetch sticks that he keeps in the yard.
The gardens aren't much at all, other than some hostas. In my mind, though, I see ferns and other plants to make it more interesting, but that will come later. The other set of sliding glass doors is off the master bedroom. The frame around this set is in need of repair and the carpenter is coming tomorrow, so I don't want to show you that yet. The house also has a garage, which we've never had before.
When we moved, we did it quickly. My husband lost his job on a Friday, got another job the following Friday and we moved the Friday after that. I rolled with it all, packing like crazy along with him but when we got here, I realized that I had so much work to do just decorating our new place. So, using what I already had and trying to make it look beautiful has been somewhat challenging, but I think I've done it. And this morning, while surfing on the blogosphere (yes, Kacey, I like that word, too!) and reading Donna Boucher's Quite Life blog, I found a link that I found interesting. If you're into decorating, or even if you just enjoy treating your senses to beautiful rooms, or perhaps you'd like to be inspired, please visit this cool link. It's a blog called The Inspired Room and on it, I found a link to a fun picture quiz to help determine your decorating style. Fun!
I've still got some things on my list to accomplish this week, and my friends are coming this weekend to stay overnight. I love when they come. They're so much fun!
Until tomorrow, my friends.