Saturday, November 12, 2011

Day of Total Awesome

Oh, my goodness, I had an epiphany today!  Yesterday I had said on this very blog that I wanted a sofa bed in my office.  But nay.  I remembered today that since I was 18 years old I have wanted a daybed.  (Smacking forehead.)  Today I had my vision!  A white brass, very scrolling, very girlie daybed, with lots of pillows.  My whole office will be in white and red.  Red is my fave color so it is only logical.  I will paint the existing shelving white, too.  I am envisioning a very cottage look, very feminine.   I can totally see it in my head! This room overlooks my garden, which will be perfect.  With the daybed I see it as a perfect place to read, take naps with Liesl, watch movies and stitch on a Saturday afternoon.  It will be a little nicer, too, for friends to stay over and sleep on a real bed rather than a sofa bed.  I am so excited. This is going to be awesome.  I am on a mission.

Today was such a good day.  I got my garage almost done, and a lot more organized.  I have discovered way more Christmas ornaments than I thought I had.  I have to buy some heavy duty garage shelving from Home Depot to put all of my big totes.  I am impressed with all of the space now and am looking forward to the day when I actually get to park in my garage.  The need to get organized was born of the fact that my daughter and son in law were coming over to pick up my old/new dryer.  When I moved in here I had to buy a gas dryer, which dries lightening fast.  My electric dryer was less than a couple of years old, and thankfully the kids can use it.  They did that truck rental from Home Depot where you get the truck for 75 minutes for $19.95.  It was a pretty good deal.  I will remember that when I have to pick up my big ol' shelving.

On top of getting my stuff done today, I had the chance to talk to one of my best friends on the phone.  She is one of those true blue friends that always has your back.  I love talking to her and she motivates me to be a much better person.  She is absolutely, unshakably loyal.  She is the kind of friend, who remembers if someone was unkind to me years ago, long after I have forgotten and is still mad for me.  LOL  She is also quick to stick up for anyone, and would be sure to call me on it if I was unkind to someone else.  I love talking to her and getting her pure, honest perspective on things.  I do not know what I would do without my girlfriends.  

The one smart thing I did today was make chicken teriyaki in my crockpot early in the day.  I was way too tired to make dinner after all that moving around today.  I ate my dinner while sharing the chicken with my furry sidekick who makes her presence very well known at dinner time.  I then rough housed with her for as long as she wanted to play.  She is a little rough neck and I am always a bit surprised at how quick she is.  She loves to play rough but is still always very gentle on her momma and makes sure she minds her manners.  I then made the mistake of laying down on the sofa.  Liesl has a set place on the sofa and I was in it.  No other spot will do.  She just sat there giving me the hairy eyeball.  We made up and all is well, but I had chills for a few minutes there.

I will be on my daybed mission tomorrow.  There are some nice ones online and I am going to look at a local place after church.  I would like to have my office in place by Thanksgiving.  I would love to spend the long weekend in my playroom.  This is too much fun!


Carolyn said...

Patti-Don't know your e-mail but thought you'd love this SAL
starting in Jan. they'll be stitching a small cottage every month--sounds like fun. Love your cottage blog.

Dee said...

A Schnauzer! Lost mine a couple of years ago - will never get over it. They are a special breed. You are a lucky dog mama!

They call me Estatez... said...

A daybed will not only be terrific for guests, but for future grandchildren (wink, wink, nod, nod). I bought a Paula Deen daybed( and love the quality of the piece. This is her newer metal daybed:

Happy Hunting!

Patti said...


I am so very sorry for your loss. I understand what you mean about not being able to get over it. I always tell Liesl that she is my onliest dog. She was my first dog, and is so human and amazing that I can not see having another after her. Schnauzers are a special breed. I am not sure that they got the memo that they are dogs. (They would probably ignore it anyway.)


Patti said...

Hi Laurie,

Thank you so much for the link! Love the storage underneath. There are a couple of places locally that sell Paula Deen so I will go check it out. Thank you for your help!


Patti said...

Hi Carolyn!

Thank you so much for the link! I am wondering if it is something I can put together for a small quilt!

Thank you!


Carolyn said...

A cottage quilt would be awesome!