This Is Just Life.
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.”