I woke up hours ago, ready to figure out the rest of my mirror/light problem.
Teri and I did go to the antique mall yesterday, both of us hobbling along like grannies.
Thus I was itching to go to the store to see if I could find something to go with what I found yesterday. Something that would pull the look together.
I love the process of trying to solve decorating problems.
This is what it looks like outside right now. It’s sleeting and snowing.
I had to order something that I hope will hang what I found against the mirror surface. And I still have that light to try and cover.
The combination of the light from wall to wall and the mirror completely covering the entire area has posed quite the problem.
But I’ll figure it out.
I Knew Immediately When I Found It:
At the antique mall, on about the fourth aisle, I saw “it” and asked Teri if she could locate a measuring tape.
At that point, I’d found a chair or bench or something to get off my ankle. Which I did on just about every aisle.
I’d been on the stepladder yesterday morning, and that gets me every time.
With Teri, her aches and pains come when she sits down. Mine hits when I stand up. So together we make a team of sorts. A granny team.
I always carry a measuring tape in my car, but we were in her car this time.
A Light Bulb Moment:
Isn’t it funny how a lightbulb flash moment lets you know you’ve found just what you want?
We measured it and I looked at the dimensions of the mirror I’d written down and knew it would work as the “star” of the mirror space.
But by itself, it doesn’t completely fix the problem. More ideas will still have to bloom to bring this project to completion.
And I’ll show you what I figured out when I get the rest of the dilemma figured out.
So today I wanted to get out and see if another idea would hit me about how to put “my find” up. And maybe add something else to cover more of the mirror that would still show.
Sleet & Snow:
But unfortunately, it looks like it might not be today.
I can hear the sleet pecking at the window behind my chair. So I may be stuck here till this winter storm is over.
Yesterday I noticed that about half of the cord to my little electric fireplace was hot. That scared me so I unplugged it. And now I’m afraid to use it. Has anyone had this happen before?
Other Projects To Finish:
Well, I have another window, the second bedroom window, to hang curtains that were delivered yesterday.
Kendra already has the rod up.
And I can always find something to keep me busy.
I Can Always Cook Something:
I was hoping to make a meatloaf with ground beef I ordered last week from Whole Foods. I’ve had those two pounds of ground beef thawing in my fridge since last Friday. And it’s still hard as a rock.
So now I have it on the counter trying to speed up the process. I hate to do that. But if I don’t, I might not have meatloaf for weeks.
Maybe if I can stand up long enough, I’ll bake a cake. I’ve been wanting to do that ever since I moved here.
Funny Ivy Story:
Yesterday I was preparing my evening meal when suddenly my vacuum cleaner came roaring to life. It was only about 3 feet from me, so the sound was jarring.
I went to the door leading to the dining area, where I’d placed the vacuum while I washed the parts that I was waiting to fully dry.
Ivy tucked tail and ran. Oh my, that cat!
Last week she turned on the CD player. Then yesterday the vacuum player. And scared all three of us half to death.
Never a dull moment with Ivy around to stir up trouble. While Gracie is quiet and shy.
And I mentioned that Ivy was no longer hissing. Well as soon as I wrote about that, she started hissing again. Sometimes I think Ivy reads minds.