Tuesday, July 27, 2010

How Do You Take a Picture of the Rain?



Can you see it? It's the stuff that looks like snow, or else like my camera lense is really dirty. The towel was laid over the railing yesterday to dry. Good luck with that, my friend.

What you can't see--because I didn't take a picture of it--is my garden singing and dancing for joy. She's been a long, hot summer 'round these parts. Now, today, this rain and only eighty degrees. Had I known, I would have planned to spend the day cleaning out my attic, which is worse than ever.

No, that's a lie. I'll never clean out that attic. You know what my big dream is? Having enough money to hire a personal organizer to come put my attic to rights. That seems to fly in the face of the Ye Goode Housewife Rules and Regulations Handbook, but confess: don't you dream of hiring a personal organizer, too?

One thing I did do today was tear up magazines. I'm giving a lot of thought to what needs to happen with my house, aside from a thorough cleaning (I'm leaving that up to the personal organizer, whenever she comes around), and Sara over at Shiny Red Houses has suggested going through magazines and tearing out pictures of whatever catches my eye.

I subscribe to two "shelter" mags--Country Living and House Beautiful. As it turns out, most of the pictures of rooms I tore out came from Country Living, but the pictures I tore out of colors I loved came from House Beautiful.

Here's a strange thing: a lot of the colors I seem to love most are oranges and bright pinks. What's that all about? I'm trying not to edit myself as I rip, and I do keep ripping tropical hues. Won't the boys be excited? Actually, given that Will has an orange room, he may be very excited indeed.

6 comments:

Sara Padrusch said...

Excellent! You are doing great! It's interesting to see what we like when we're not censoring ourselves. Having seen all of the bright colors you use in your quilts I am not the least bit surprised that you find yourself attracted to orange and pink.

Continue to have fun!

xoxo
Sara

Tracy said...

I have a dream of hiring someone to clean my floors and the bathrooms...once a fortnight would be plenty more often than I get to them sometimes! Yep...that would be bliss.

After you mentioned Sara's blog the other day I hopped over there and had a look. Wow, that woman has style! Bold and adventurous style...but really inviting and embracing at the same time. I reckon I need to get me some magazines and see what happens!!!

Ali said...

I was in our loft yesterday, hauling out stuff for a car boot sale. To think I worried tat we may not have enough. Ha ha ha ha (slightly manic edge to my laughter). I want a cleaning lady for Christmas.

Heather said...

The day I read you've finally conquered your attic is the day I will have to face my garage. I'll say, "Well darn. If LHHW can defeat her nemesis, I suppose I should too."

Please, I beg you, don't make me go in there!

wayside wanderer said...

I think I permanently hurt my back when I organized my attic so having someone else do it really sounds appealing. I really like how you are going through your magazines and that inspires me. I have several stacks that I need to do something about. I do move them out of the bathroom and felt like that was a huge step in the right direction. :) The best part is that it sounds like you are having fun which is very inspiring!

Gumbo Lily said...

Glorious rain in mid-summer! Nothing better.

My dd and I did a yard sale at her house (nobody drives to the country for a yard sale unless it's an auction). It forced me to face the crawl space. Ugh! I promised myself I was leaving it to the kids to fight over and divide when I die. One thing we learned....we are never having another yard sale again.

Jody