Monthly Archives: February 2021

Recent Activity


Time is a funny thing down here. You have to be intentional, or else you can fritter it away. The only thing set in stone is my Wednesday morning BSF leaders meeting, everything else is wide open. We try to walk most days, spend a little time at the pool, sunning, swimming and socializing, and there are always little projects to accomplish.

Honey purchased a tv for the guest room when we were down here last fall, it sat on the dresser for a while, but Honey didn’t like that. I liked the idea of a wall mount so Honey found one when we were at the Costco with Uncle Bob. His first wall mount tv installation! In this post I am just showing the works in progress, the finished results will be in another post 😊

We originally used this room as a den, as the previous owners had. It had two chairs in it, an end table and a desk in an alcove. We planned to get a pull out sofa, Murphy bed, or twin bed feature to add to our guest sleeping options. When we made the decision to swap out a king for the queen in the bigger guest room, we either needed to get rid of the queen, or use it. We chose the latter because it was a nice looking white bed. But a white bed was not going to look very special with these walls. My friend Sarah helped me choose a color for our Michigan house that minimized our honey oak wood tones and worked with our kitchen granite and gold-ish /tannish carpet hues. It was called Antler Velvet. I thought the space was too small for the darker color so we went with its younger brother, Malabar, to try and minimize the gold-ish carpet in here. We would like to keep the chair if possible, because I think it’s cute 😊 The table will have to be rehomed, either in or out of our home.
The desk will remain since it is the perfect spot and not in the way. And we do use that. When moving it out of its little spot we found a postcard, a picture, a card from a hole in one from the previous owners and this poor fellow, perfectly mummified! You don’t see that when painting in The Mitten! 🦎
We are having some company next weekend, CMB and her daughter will be down on vacation, and we are happy to spend a few days with them! Always good to have incentive to get things going! Everyone will have a bed and sheets and covers, but I plan to wait until Mousey arrives in March to choose a color scheme and look for new pretty bedding, that whole can’t make an independent decision thing again 😉

No Snow Here!


Hi Guys! Honey and I are where it is NOT snowing! Apparently The Mitten is experiencing a winter weather event, along with much of the country, but we have been in FLORIDA a full week now and it’s all blue skies and sunshine here 😊

We do not have a respectable internet yet, so we are just using the hotspot on our phones. I have got to tell you that it’s getting old, sooooo, sooooo pokey. I have not blogged on the iPad in, oh, years, so I am going to try and remember how to post a picture. If memory serves me correctly, it’s a bear, because I never really figured out how to place a picture within text. Maybe I can just place all the pictures and then blog around them? There has to be a way.

Since we arrived we have been spending some time walking, pooling, going out to eat (that has only recently been re-allowed in Michigan at 25% capacity, so it’s a little nice), and gathering info on getting a king bed for the guest room. We have ordered the bed, should be here tomorrow, and purchased the Tuft and Needle foam mattress that we have heard great things about! We are moving the current queen bed to the unused den in an effort to expand our sleeping options for guests. Because the queen bed frame is white, and the den walls are also white, I want to paint in there before we do the switch-a-roo. I will try and get a before and after picture if I can figure out the aforementioned picture placement issue. I will probably not have pretty bedding until Mousey gets here next month to help, because I can’t seem to make independent decisions anymore.

Today we are meeting my Uncle Bob and Aunt Phyllis at the Costco in Naples. We belong to Sam’s Club, so I need to be a guest of a member to enjoy what Costco has to offer. I finally have a new prescription for new glasses, and there was not enough time to get them with my brother Beeve before we left home. Choosing new frames is hard, and you wear them, so you need to get it right! Pray for THAT decision, always high up on the list of decisions I don’t like to make. Along with purchasing a new mattress by the way. Two hard decisions in the same week! Killing it over here!

Enjoy your Tuesday, no matter what your weather 😊❄️☀️🌴