I had so much fun yesterday. I was gone for four hours, which is longer than I ever leave Charlie. I gave him a Composure chew before I left.
I arrived at Spiritual Rose right when they opened. I strolled around and had so much fun looking and asking questions. The two ladies were ever so nice and helpful.
I’ve decided on my meditative space. It is going to be in the center of the living/dining area. I put my coffee maker on the World Market stand my Breville oven is on in the kitchen and am using the space you see below.
I have several reasons for putting it there. First, it is basically the center of the living/dining area and I can see it from many angles.
Second, I eat at the table across from it. I figure I will be more aware of what I’m eating being in that spot. Your body is a temple and all that.
And here’s what I brought home yesterday. First, from Spiritual Rose. I’m always happy to put my support behind a local shop.
Then I drove through McDonalds and bought my favorite iced caramel coffee they sell for a buck fifty. A cheap treat for sure.
Then I decided to drive to Barnes & Noble. There’s a fairly new book on bohemian spaces I’ve been wanting.
But on the way I was driving right past Tuesday Morning. I find lots of treasures there. So I stopped and went in.
I found three items for my meditative space. Tuesday Morning is always full of surprises and good deals.
So then I drove to B&N. They did indeed have the bohemian book I’d been wanting. But they also had a bevy of books on the clearance table that I was interested in.
Last night I reverently turned the pages of “Global Bohemian”, written by Fifi O’Neill. I always love her work. I couldn’t wait to see the homes on display they toured. And of course I always like to see her home.
Fifi’s home in Florida used to be more cottage/shabby chic. But the global bohemian bug had bitten her too.
What surprised me most about the book is that it was boho style added to all kinds of other styles. There is no one way to decorate. There is the sophisticated bohemian, the vintage bohemian, and all sorts of decorative styles meshed together.
That truly is the beauty of this style. It is every style!
I had decided to eat lunch at a local place that has very good prices. It happens to be in the same shopping center as Pier 1. I almost drove right past Pier 1, but I’m so glad I went in because I hit the jackpot there.
They had set up rows of merchandise in the back. All were clearance items. But then you got 25% off the clearance price.
I can’t wait to open the seashell chimes I bought. They are beautiful. I’m hanging them inside by the French doors.
Then I drove around the back to the restaurant. I was feeling so good about my outing. It was calming to be out and about with no schedule to speak of.
This restaurant is famous for their burgers and chili. I’d never had their chili. So I ordered a taco salad with their chili and beans. It was delicious!
You can have a meal and a tall iced tea in there for less than $10. So it’s one of my favorite places to go, now that I’ve gotten accustomed to eating out on my own. And they have lots of things to choose from besides chili and burgers.
When I got home I had three sacks of stuff that Ivy immediately charged upon.
Finally I put the sacks in the closet overnight because she was not going to give up. She wanted in those plastic sacks. She pawed and pawed at the door and she can reach the knob. I figure before long she will have figured out how to turn the knob and open the door.
This morning I gave her the biggest sack with all the paper they wrapped my pretties stuffed inside, and she has been having fun playing with her mouse baby and the sack.
Sorry for the low light, but I’m sure you can make her out down there with her precious sack she worried herself over till she got it.
She has got to be the nosiest creature I’ve ever known.
I shall be setting up my space and showing it to you.
There were those of you who commented that you weren’t much interested in the hippie boho stuff. And that’s fine. To each their own. Everyone has their own spiritual way of dealing with life. My spirituality has always been rooted in nature.
I figure it’s called Mother Nature for a reason.
Oh, and last night I watched the last episode of “Wanted” on Netflix. I was so happy to see Lola and Chelsea drive off into the sunset! But sad the show is over.