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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Well it certainly has been a huge shift in our normalcy lately. Actually the past 6 months I am guessing. It is a new normal for all of us, scary at times, uplifting sometimes, and just doing what we need to do one step at a time. I believe I have adjusted to the new normal although I ran into my neighborhood market this morning to pick up a few things and I totally forgot my mask until somebody politely told me I better cover up. Oops.

It seems quieter here. Less traffic, less hurried locals, less of everything I guess. I am finding that I don’t need as much as I use to. “Less is more” as the ole saying goes.

I am sheltering in place for the next 7 days. I had the Covid test this morning, a new thing anyone must do before having any type of medical procedure. I am having a meniscus repair on my knee on the 28th, a no biggie surgery. So that’s the reason for the Covid testing. I am not supposed to go ANYWHERE for seven days.

Although today is my first day quarantined, I have decided to re-do my great room; I changed my accessories around. I don’t believe anything that is visual in a room should stay in the same place longer than a year. SO, the spirit moved me and I re-decorated for a couple of hours. Basically, I took everything off the surfaces and “edited” what I wanted and put the rest in a pile for donation. Then the fun started, figuring out what type of vignette I could come up with.

I have a very old peel-y painted wrought iron birdcage that I had in my storage and I placed it on top of my Asian influence cabinet. I design something that makes a statement. This birdcage definitely does. I then switched around my accessories and it’ll take me a few days to get use to it. I always tell my clients after designing their homes is to wait 4 days and if 4 days past and they don’t like it…we will change it. Usually they love the change after a 4 day period. ;o)

“Before I close, do me a favor for just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there’s nothing else. It’s here, and you’d better decide to enjoy it or you’re going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.”
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    Fredie, what a great blog. I'd love to see a picture of your birdcage some day. Apparently most of my spark emails were going into my SPAM and I only found them this morning. I hope you are doing well after resting for a few days.
    52 days ago
  • EISSA7
    So glad to see your blog...it has been awhile... your wisdom has been missed! Good luck with your surgery/recovery, I will keep you in my thoughts! emoticon
    59 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    I can understand the quarantine time, as I will be going through that myself in a few weeks when I have my cataract surgery, only I'm supposed to do mine for 2 weeks before surgery. That won't be any more difficult as it is now, because I don't go anywhere unless I absolutely have to. So for those 2 weeks I just won't go, no big deal.

    Wishing you all the best on your surgery and speedy recovery. Take care and I really like the way you used your time to make things different for you.
    59 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Glad your surgery is on again will be praying here for sure!
    60 days ago

    One thing about lock down we all sure gave our homes much needed make overs. I'm glad you are able to get your surgery, speedy recovery!
    60 days ago
    What a positive way to use quarantine time!
    60 days ago
    We were discussing wills today and I told hubby that if anything happens to him, I will stay single as I know that I couldn’t find anyone to match him ... quite an admission for someone who’s been married four times. Yes, fourth time lucky for me...
    60 days ago
    Wishing you the very best with your upcoming surgery!
    60 days ago
    Many hugs and prayers for you and your healthcare team for your upcoming surgery.

    Oh it really has struck me that I can do with a lot less now. I guess I didn't realize how spoiled I was!

    I am content to be in y home, my haven.

    I hope Bernie is doing well!
    60 days ago
    Sending good vibes your way that the surgery goes without a hitch.
    60 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Nice to see your blog notice. I've been wondering if you were hunkered down at your home or your daughter & son-in-law's. Hope knee surgery goes well. Stay safe.
    60 days ago
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