Today I woke up to yet another dreary NW Indiana morning.
I double dosed my vitamin D3.
I said out loud 'this is going to be a great day!' about three times.
I needed a project, and I needed one quick.
I decided that I'd deep clean the kitchen and eliminate every little thing that I haven't used in the last year, or that just seemed like excess.
I have TWO four-cup measuring cups. One's gotta go.
Then I think 'what if I break one?'
What if I don't?
I'm just so done with stuff y'all.
So, anyhoo - with my ADHD in rare form - while cleaning and minimizing, I decided I needed some curtain panels to feather the kitchen nest a little bit. It's a bit contrary to the whole minimalist thing isn't it?
I went to JoAnn Fabrics in my little yellow Bug with The Mamas and the Papas blaring.
It broke my heart to think of Mama Cass dying.
What a talent, what a voice.
I'm still trying to get used to being alone so much - but when it comes to fabric shopping, sometimes you just should be. A side note. Something I've started doing when I see what I consider a striking woman about my age - I go up to them and tell them that they are very pretty. We all need to hear it - especially at this age. I saw the most attractive African American woman today - she was so cool looking and eccentric. I told her how beautiful she was. She told me to have a blessed day.
It's the Tang of happiness, that is - giving a total stranger a sincere compliment.
Instantly - you feel better.
I bought some fabric, but I don't think it's right for the kitchen. I surely thought it would be since I'm totally in love with it - and I'm starting to believe that to decorate you just need to use whatever you love and it will all work.
I don't want to cut it until I know I'll keep it...so I just hung it like this...
I think the pattern seems busy with the wallpaper border than Glenco won't let me take down.
Surely, it's gonna come back in style soon!
OK..the real reason for today's post?
I wanted you to read this:
I wish I wrote that.
It was always in my heart - but to read it in printed words - I just love it so, and wanted to share.
(5:37pm update - the fabric is going back. I adore it, but the house is rejecting it...: -) )