S called me in the morning, today, and we agreed to have the piano lesson at noon. I practiced in the morning and the lesson went very well.
In the afternoon, I called and rescheduled a couple of medical appointments, read blogs, relaxed, and played games on the computer. Later in the evening, I watered the plants, started the car, chatted on the phone with family and friends, printed out the appointment code to be scanned at the lab tomorrow (needed my daughter's help, once again, for that, as I forgot one small step I needed to do to get the printer to work on black and white mode) and watched the news.
One of the things I've noticed in the news, with people participating from their homes, are the bookcases and other shelving units in the background. These are what I'd call real people's real bookcases! Not the elegantly styled ones shown in magazines or decluttering books! The ones in the magazines and the decluttering books, especially, have a handful of books on a couple of shelves, some framed pictures, maybe a sculpture or a vase, or a plant, and lots of empty space. It looks beautiful and uncluttered and makes me feel that I should strive for that. But the bookcases in the rooms behind the people talking about the news are bookcases that I can relate to! They are a lot like mine, crammed with books and things they've collected, and some even have books lying on top of other books, which I how my bookcases used to look! These people's bookcases make me feel better about my own! LOL.
Today, I am grateful for:
- A good piano lesson
- The car started without any problems
- Phone chats with family and friends
- A working printer
- Being able to reschedule some medical appointments
My joyful activity for the day was being in the garden. It is peaceful and relaxing. I pray and meditate as I water the plants.
Tuesday's To Do List:
- Piano lesson - DONE
- Start the car - DONE
- Dust family room and my bedroom - DONE
- Bring the trash cans in - DONE
- Water the garden, front and back - DONE
- Water the garden, front and back - DONE
- Water the house plants - DONE
Wednesday's To Do List:
- Lab test in the morning
- Do one decluttering/organizing task
- Practice the piano
How was your Tuesday? What are your plans for tomorrow?
It doesn't look like it would be a comfortable place to nap, but I guess Dancer knows better. :)ReplyDelete
That's what I thought, too, since his neck isn't supported (I took a close up to show that, but, it came out too blurry). He usually curls up on the middle chair, but, I guess he wanted to stretch out for a change! :DDelete
Real life is so different from company ready or magazine photo ops! Ever notice in a bedroom magazine photo that there are no Kleenex on the bedside table and no lotions and potions like I keep on mine. Or maybe I am the unusual one. Who knows.ReplyDelete
I am thankful for my adult kids who can help me with tech stuff.
That is very true! I, too, have a bunch of stuff on the bedside table - including tissues! LOL.Delete
I've come to the conclusion that Dancer can sleep anywhere!ReplyDelete
I like bookcases to look used and full of books that are loved. I occasionally try to keep my bookcase tidy but it never stays like it for long.
He can and does! LOL.Delete
My bookcases don't stay very tidy for long, either, Eileen, as I pull things out to read or just look through them. :)
I am always looking at the backgrounds of the people on the news from their homes too. I like the ones that look real as you mentioned but there are some really weird staged ones too where people have the bookcases but not a single book on them, just a few little knickknacks all placed two feet apart. It's so weird! Have a great day :)ReplyDelete
Well, I've been thinking that I should strive for that minimal look, myself, but, it is reassuring to see that others, too, have overflowing bookcases!Delete
I think the problem with magazine photos of homes is that they just don't look lived in! They are more like museums. We once visited a reconstructed Roman site where in one building there were baskets with fake fruit and such on tables, and visitors were sitting on the reproduction benches and putting their stuff on the tables and it all seemed so alive!ReplyDelete
Oh, my house looks VERY lived in! Definitely! LOL.Delete
That looks very uncomfortable Dancer!ReplyDelete
I also like looking at the background of people on the news, makes me feel normal, I have a lot of clutter!
It does look uncomfortable, doesn't it? But, he apparently likes it because he napped like that, again, today, too.Delete
I'm glad to see that I am not the only one who enjoys looking at the background of people on the news, these days. :)
Great picture of Dancer. Cats seem to be able to sleep anywhere. XReplyDelete
That they do! This morning, however, he is preferring the folded towel on the floor. A bit softer, I suppose. :DDelete
Haha I've noticed that too - the bookshelf thing.ReplyDelete
I find myself judging whether the person really reads the books or has them "for show" based on the arrangement of the books.
Well, I have some books that I haven't read in a long time and one or two that are still waiting to be read, years after purchase! I keep intending to read them...someday...sigh.Delete