All I can say about the game this weekend is that it was ugly.
September in Iowa is usually about football games, fall leaves, and Octoberfest celebrations. The football this year may be less than stellar but we still have the leaves and the parties to look forward to.
Things are still pretty green here in the Midwest but when I took my walk today it was definitely chillier and I know the fall colors will follow.
I do a lot of thinking when I walk by myself and today I realized that fall is officially here.This past season went by so quickly that I started thinking about what I had actually accomplished over the summer, which is never as much as I had hoped.
This, sweet readers, is what I did last summer.
We didn't do anything major to the house this summer. Those changes usually happen in the colder months. I did, though, make a couple of minor tweaks to our
I am still looking for or hoping to paint a canvas for this space too and I am also still thinking about painting that mantel or maybe the wall behind the fireplace.. perhaps this season. :D
I was planning to paint the dining room pink but Mr. Rosie is not on board with that one. He usually is in total agreement with whatever I want to do and basically gives me carte blanche. I was surprised he felt so strongly about this and because he so seldom balks at my ideas, I'm going to give in on that one and rethink the color.
Now I'm leaning toward painting the walls a neutral and maybe getting a blam of color with some fuchsia pink chairs.
I am also still looking for the perfect cocktail table in our family room More on that later this week.
When it came to painting projects this Dorothy Draper bowl is one of my most recent pieces
but this wine cabinet was my biggest undertaking.
Next up I will be doing a dresser for a client and I am anxious to get started. I love painting when the days are cooler.
I also did a fair amount of reading over the summer. This book was one of my faves and I included it in my summer reading reviews.
I just finished reading Dark Places, another book by Gillian Flynn and I am currently reading Killing Lincoln. My reactions to both will follow soon.
When summer began I had some things on my to do list; books to be read, projects to complete, and weight to be lost.
My goal to live a healthier lifestyle, though, has probably been the area where I have been the most successful these past three months. Along with making better food choices I have consistently "stepped up" my workouts.
I wrote about these shoes earlier this summer and I was hopeful that they would help me avoid those shin splints that seem to be a perpetual problem for me.
Well the verdict is in on the shoes. LOVE THEM. I have only had one twinge of an issue with shin splints and that was when, while out of town and without my Newtons, I wore another pair of athletic shoes on an extended walk. As long as I stay with these I seem to be okay. The Newtons were a bit pricey but I would buy them all over again now that I know how well they have worked for me. I'm not sure they are quite as cushy and comfortable as my Brooks or Asics but the ergonomically designed sole is apparently what I need to avoid what has for me been a real source of frustration.
So looking back I feel like I can say I met most goals, fell short on others, and added some new ones to my list. So bring on the fall. I'm ready.
Don't forget to check back later for this week's Motivated Monday here on BeColorful.