Sunshine and sofas

Today was a beautiful autumn day here in the Lowcountry,  low 70s, clear blue skies, and sunshine. Hard to get better than this when you have plenty of fun errands to complete.

First up:  rescue the small sofa/loveseat I bought yesterday from the second-hand store but couldn’t get into my little hatchback. A dear friend was kind enough to lend me her jeep and with back seats removed it was the perfect size.  Up the stairs to Reesie’s apartment and hoping she loves it when she gets home tonight. It is a nice solid little piece of furniture and in really great condition aside from a small paint smudge on one arm. Tomorrow I will take the sweet lilac crocheted prayer throw the dear church ladies made for David when he was fighting his cancer.  It made him feel better having it, and will be the perfect accent (and smudge hider) for the sofa.  Then I will nab a couple of cute throw pillows and it will be adorable.

Next up, take my ‘helper’ (aka Little A) for a quick stop at McD’s for drinks and a haIf hour break on the playground. This one has a tube-slide almost two stories high…and a sign saying it is for children 3-12 and their parents too!  Challenge was given, and I crawled up the endless spiral tube, through the maze, following a giggling and taunting boy-child, and there it was: the slide. I got turned…and he shoved me.  Middle-aged woman eeeking her way around all the curves and whoosh out the end.

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I survived!  There may be bruises come morning, ha.

The trip home was blessed with a gorgeous orange half-moon over the river.

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Loving life here in the Lowcountry.

 

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Bring it on…

It has been a fabulous Friday here in the Lowcountry.  Work…was fun and productive, filled with friendship, laughter, and getting things done.  Spring is certainly well into its ‘middle’, but my camellias continue to bloom.  Less prolifically now, but still beautiful with their bright colors and soft petals.  The azaleas are also winding down their show.  Early bloomer are all but spent, but the late ones are in full color.  This week the tricolor azalea in the backyard…which occupies an ‘odd’ placement just standing alone and without any reason or plan we can find…burst into bloom.  Red, pink, and white ALL at once in one gorgeous display.  The wisteria is still blooming, but as it fades the magnolia will soon take over.

I added a wild carolina clematis along the fence next to the Kickin’ Chicken neighbors 🙂  If it lives up to its heritage it will cover the fence in a couple of years.  Spotted a bright coral lawn chair to add to the two turquoise ones in front of the house.  While DeeDee and I were picking up paint chips for her kitchen, dining room, and hall I took several home with me as well.  It will take a few years (fixed incomes are notoriously angsty about home improvement, lol) but one by one I will get my little beachy rooms painted and fixed up and turned into something everyone who lives here can enjoy.  Where to begin?  In the living room and hall which are the ‘public’ rooms?  In the kitchen which is just beige on beige?  The teen son’s bedroom which he will soon be sharing with the 5 yr old (I figure he deserves a little reward for that 😉 ) The equally beige on beige bathroom?

Decisions decisions.  If you were beginning this one room at a time project, where would you begin?

And because I have had such a fabulous Friday…. we get a little Fantasy reward.  It’s Fantasy Friday!

I am happily editing my fantasy and this picture reminds me of the backstory for the current scene.  The Ohnori of Khyr’s people went on a quest and never returned. His sword is found in the current scene where he flung it into the water where his enemies could not recover it.

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Beautiful artwork isn’t it?