Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Views from where I lay...

it seems a kidney stone has decided now would be a good
time to move (must be the theme for the year- move!)

so, I decided while I'm just laying here...
-which is NOT my favorite thing to do!-
I'll share a few random thoughts and photos from the new house-
from where I'm laying, on the couch, in the family room!
Did ya'll notice I wouldn't let them put the T.V. above the fireplace?
I was thinking I didn't want it to be the "main" focal point...
guess that didn't work out too well!- I bet your eyes went straight to
that large black box!-*please note however,  it is not on while I'm laying here!
(I'm not a huge fan of T.V.,  are you?)

my trusty sidekick Odie is laying in here too!
   His "downstairs bed" is kept right here in the family room-
He's never far from anyone who isn't feeling well, He's such a sweet dog!

I'm not sure if you can tell in this picture or not?...
but all the ceilings in the house are painted the palest blue,
I have done this in most of our homes- "nothing but blue skies" for this girl!
It just casts such a lovely glow in the home!
I chose chandeliers for every room in the house- I LOVE beautiful lighting!- 
it's like "jewelry" for your home!
Can you guess which room my husband "drew the line"
on my chandelier love?  yep! this one!...
now that I'm laying here though, I'm thinking I REALLY would like to replace
that fan with another chandelier!- we''ll see.

and of course on the coffee table you'll find a large glass of water-not coffee!
I've been drinking lots and lots of water,
hoping and praying this kidney stone will move on out!- quickly!
I've also been enjoying perusing through some of my favorite magazines and books!
Ya'll do know about Amy Powers amazing e-books (and now hard copies too!)
"Inspired Ideas"? Oh! there are such a delight! A true treat!

I brought my "stitching bag" down too,
hoping to work on a few little projects, but haven't felt well enough right now-
maybe tomorrow...

 for now though, I'm just content laying here- and not in the hospital-(thankfully!) 
focusing on just how beautiful life really is-
even when things don't go according to your plans!
Goodness! I think this might be the longest post I've ever written!
 Thank ya'll for enduring my random ramblings and little tour!
You are too sweet!

I hope you have a wonderful day!
 lots of love & blessings!


  1. So sorry Jill...thinking of you...I know how much that hurts, I suffered months of Gallbladder attcks/Gall stones, so I feel for you...take care and hope you are feeling better soon!

  2. Oh I trust you are back on your feet again... but it is truly a blessing to be able to find the good to focus on! Have an afternoon full of blessings!

  3. You poor thing!!!!! Praying you get that kidney stone out fast and painlessly!!!!

    I agree with you about the tv....it has crept back in our lives and I don't like it. Time to detox.

  4. Jill- I am so sorry you are not in your happy place! Well, maybe you are, but you need to get an uninvited guest to "move along"! I will be praying that it's "visit" is brief. Be good to yourself, dear friend.:) I love your new home! It is absolutely gorgeous and so cozy- just as I imagined.:) So glad sweet Odie is there to look after you. Big hugs! Lori

  5. Oh, and I did not notice the TV until you mentioned it!:) Lori

  6. I have been looking forward to picture of your new house . . . but so sorry about the kidney stone. (My husband had one recently, so I am very sympathetic.)

    Love your idea of blue ceilings and no tv over the fireplace.

    Praying for your quick recovery.


  7. oh girlie feel better. i've heard that is really painful. your house is bea-u-ti-ful. more pictures please...when you're feeling better of course;)

  8. Oh no Jill... I pray you are feeling better. But, I do love your light blue ceilings. I don't love how you are out of commission. Sending hugs your way. xoxo

  9. Oh no! I'm so sorry, Jill! I got kidney stones with both pregnancies, and they are the worst! Praying for you, my friend!

  10. oh no friend! that's the pits!! i'm so sorry you have to be laid up, but what a pretty spot to be laying in :) feel better soon!!

  11. that is the worst! but, the house looks great, and i can't wait to see more!


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