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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Beautiful Weekend

I started my weekend early. I had rehearsal Saturday morning, so it motivated me to get up and get moving. I tried my hand at a coconut flour english muffin recipe. Which turned out just fine enough to share the plate with my eggs and later in the day delivered a good opportunity for a sandwich (which I haven't had in forever). However, when I think english muffin, I do not think garlic and cheese. I would like to find a gluten free english muffin recipe that would be perfect toasted and topped with almond butter. Now that would be divine.

Rehearsal went swimmingly under the hot, hot sun. Thank goodness for the breeze! Next Saturday I'll have to remember to bring sunscreen! The show is really coming along, though. I'm looking forward to putting it all together.

As I headed back into town, I passed the Restore and remembered my quest for a new patio table. I had to pop in. There were no tables. So I continued on my way to a rummage sale. Also no tables. By this point I was feeling fancy and had a little Illinois Adventure spirit under my skin. I hit the open road south to an antique store I have frequented a few times. As a matter of fact, I was thinking I have found quite a few treasures each time I've gone there. 

I always think of something to look for. You kind of have to in an antique store. It gives you the power to skim and not get bogged down with all the stuff! So I decided to look for golden yellow accessories to go with my new goldenrod sofa which is heading this way in a matter of no time. I saw several lovely yellow bowls. But because I couldn't figure out what to put in them or use them for, I passed them by. I don't need more stuff for the sake of stuff. I need things that also serve a function.

So, why I ask you, did I purchase the small yellow block wall art? It didn't fit into my plan. I have no available wall real estate in my home. I got home and tried it out in place of several things and it doesn't work. I love it, but I have nowhere to put it. Luckily it was only two dollars, but still. I've got to remember to stick to the plan! I cannot buy something for my home unless I know what I'm going to use it for and know where it is going to go. 

But luckily, with my eyes open for yellow, I happened to notice this beauty...
It was halfway covered with things, but it had a price tag on it. (That means it's for sale!) I had a place for this (as you can see). It wasn't what I had in mind. I thought I would be buying a table to refurbish for outdoor use. And this was actually designed to be a patio table. Go figure, right? Well, it's right down my cup of tea anyhow. Now I've got to find chairs and an umbrella. Maybe a good end of season sale is in my future!

I completed my Saturday with beautifying the yard (for the background in the picture). I cleaned up the yard, trimmed all the hedges (and my electrical cord...again), raked, and mowed. I never knew brown grass could look so tip top. I can't wait to have my own private cookout in my brand new backyard space.

After a much less active Sunday and a little pool time, I'm almost recharged and ready for a new week. Wish me luck holding onto that feeling.


  1. You got your power cord again?! Oops.

  2. Oh yes.... However, I don't think I lost a fuse like last time. Last time it was in the backyard and I lost power to the fridge.



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