Saturday, April 23, 2011
Might As Well
NO SHROUDS HERE
NEW STYLES, NEW LIFE
PILED HIGH ON MY BED.
BUCKS SPENT THANKFULLY.
No time to do an artful arrangement to photograph. I just spread it out. I've been busy making and spending money.
After a year plus of working hardly at all, residential design projects are falling in our laps. Might as well fix up our non-salable real estate is the attitude. Since you can't get what you paid for your house, you might as well shape it the way you like it. That kind of thinking is my kind of thinking--and yours too. The surge in remodeling comes at a great time. I have needs.
In the last two weeks I've designed and specked a kitchen and two master baths (approximately 100,000 USD). Honey's been quoting USDs too. Feeling good about our new economic promise, I took time off to shop. I couldn't paint another stroke till my blood flow wasn't being cut off from my lower limbs and I could breath easier in my pants. It seems this non-athlete has been on steroids. I suspected as much, but who knew? My doctor.
I wasn't being paranoid when I thought my legs were starting to look like Lance Armstrong's. They are. I wasn't paranoid when I thought I was bulking up while eating the same small, boringly healthy portions and exercising regularly. Thanks to this pill, Arimidex, I've been taking for two years and must take for three more, my breast cancer supposedly will not reoccur. BUT in exchange for this peace of mind, for the first time in my life I have to accept being a zoftig, full figured woman who looks a bit like stuffed sausage in her skinny jeans. After hearing that somber news from the doctor this week, off to the stores I went to console myself and see what zoftig women wear?
I expected shrouds. But was pleasantly surprised to see stylish stuff and thought might as well bring some outfits home. And I did. From Chicos. From Christopher Banks. And from Annie Sez. Next week I'll hit Nordstrom's and maybe Old Navy; I hear they have dark blue jeans, boot leg cut, short, regular and long lengths for us curvy gals. Might as well. I can hardly wear warm ups when out with clients. To make a buck, I have to spend a few, churn the economy, rev it up. --And isn't that what we've all been hoping for these last three years? You bet.
MAY THE WALLS I'M BUILDING
BE THE BACKDROP
FOR THE PAINTINGS
Not a great Haiku, but where there's wall space, there should be paintings--just this artist's opinion.
Design Tip: We're putting in quite a few clock outlets for individual picture lights rather than ceiling spots. Individual picture lights are a wonderful way to show off art--but for works underglass, the glass must be non-glare--actually, non-glare glass is the only kind of glass to use. It's as important as acid-free matting and backing materials.