Month: August 2014

Ralph Lauren

I Dreamed A Dream Of Ralph Lauren

I was listening to Les Miserables last night while looking at a magazine spread of Ralph Lauren interiors. That is obviously what inspired the dream I had. I dreamed a dream of Ralph Lauren When hope was high And life worth living I dreamed that he would decorate my house I dreamed that he would be not expensive Then I was young and so naive So dreams were made and used and wasted There was no mortgage to be paid No song unsung No college tuition But the budget talk comes at night With my husband’s voice soft as thunder As they tear your hope apart And they turn your dream towards Target And still I dream he’ll come to me That I will live the years with velvet But there are dreams that cannot be And there are storms we cannot weather I had a dream my life would be So different from this budget I’m living So different now from what it seemed Now Ralph Lauren’s fee’s have killed The dream I dreamed …

Inspired Living, Or Pictures of Not Normal Living.

It’s August 21st.  Today marks my very first normal day since 1979.  Meaning, my house is not on the market, I’m not packing to move, I’m not unpacking from a move, I’m not being chased by a pack of very aggressive geese (really did happen last week), I’m not leaving for a trip, planning a major event, or staying at someone else’s house because I am homeless, I don’t have house guests (8 just left including a baby and a 4 year old not including a small dog and a really big dog), I’m not on percocet (Yes, my husband had to call 911 2 weeks ago because I was paralyzed on the dining room floor due to a very unwelcome back and nerve issue.) and my house is clean and semi-to do list free (I actually just refuse to make a new to do list so therefore that counts as not having one.)  So today is normal.  It’s 5:53 pm as I write this so I hope I don’t curse it.  Watch, any minute …

House Tweaking.

Tweaked. This poster was ripped.  I didn’t like all the black.  It needed custom framing because of its nonstandard size.  And so it has sat in a poster tube for several years. This was a framed article that was no longer relevant.  So it has sat in a box.  But–I loved the green custom mat, plus it had glass and a decent frame. So I combined the art from the poster and the nice mat and frame of the article and made new art–for free.  Thus, eliminating the need for custom framing, a poster tube, and a framed article taking up storage space. Tweaked.