It's cold outside today! Over the weekend it was so warm that we had
the air-conditioning on. Then last evening the winds kicked up and
we had a touch of the arctic. Gone are the flip flops and back on are
the cozy socks and slippers.
It's dark, gray and windy outside. I am so thankful I don't have to be
anywhere today. So here is the plan ….
Chicken cacciatore slowly cooking away. All the daily chores
are complete. Now is the time for some serious nesting in our
bedroom. Under a quilt ( I am the quilt lady), resting on a stack of
fluffy pillows and …
watch some TV ~ there's Chip and Joanna. I TiVo'd a few episodes of
Flipper Upper. Next I plan on watching an old movie. I won't
really be napping because I am not very good at it. I flunked nap time
in nursery school and still can't do it. However, resting is supposed
to be beneficial too … right? Bentley however is a master napper.
About that ceiling fan …. I know that some of you will say that the room
would look so much better without it. Well to that I say …. try surviving in
south Texas without one. In about a month the air conditioning will come
on and won't go off again until next November. A ceiling fan is crucial if
one wants to get a quality night's rest, despite the air conditioning cranked
up to max. Trust me, at 3:00 AM I am much more concerned with function
than with form.
Now you may also have noticed that the style of our bedroom is very
granny chic. Well, you are correct. With the exception of our bed which
was handmade by some Amish folks in Pennsylvania, everything is vintage.
I love it that way and I planned it that way. Our room reminds me of the
bedrooms in the old movies that starred Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant,
Myra Loy and Greer Garson. Any of life's problems could be easily
solved in one of those classic rooms. Well, at least that's what I
think. In fact ….
see what I mean? In black and white this room could be in a
Connecticut farmhouse. "Very homespun, very blueberry pie" to quote
a line from Myrna Loy in Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House.
Now if I could just figure out a way where I could flip a switch and
the whole room would be instantly converted to black and white
nostalgia ;-) Maybe Brenda would know. She is very skilled
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley