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May 11, 2012

back in the swing

When you've been a bit off kilter for a while you are much more appreciative of life's ordinary moments.  This week was the first time in a while that I felt myself comfortable in my normal routine and it felt good.  Mixed in with cooking, cleaning and laundry I was able to...


Clean out the fireplace and get it ready for summer. I even fixed the vent closure thingy which we lived with open all winter long. It turns out it had only fallen off its hinge...why didn't I take a peek up there earlier?

I painted the frames above the fireplace and even finished the shelf above the sofa, which by the way, I am not sure I like up there...figures right?

I drilled holes in my radio flyer wagon and put in potting soil so now it's ready for flowers this weekend.

I finished a sewing project for my local quilt store that I've had partially done for three months now.

I spent some time playing with paper in my craft studio.



I went to the library and picked up a couple of  books that I can't wait to share with you soon.

I spent some time with my husband just talking about us.

I took a walk in the village downtown and reminded myself that life is good right were I am.

I sat in my favorite leather recliner and looked through old magazines for inspiration.



Pretty boring stuff I know, but isn't that wonderful?

I am back in the swing...and it feels good.

Happy Friday, all.

xo, Patty

20 comments:

  1. So happy to hear you are back in the swing of things :)

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  2. Ahhh, feels good doesn't it! Glad you're enjoying life again. Love the pictures!

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  3. That all sounds so dreamy normal. I love it.

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  4. So happy for your recovery. I am exhausted just reading about your day.

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  5. So nice to hear you are feeling up to it all. It is so hard to get all caught up, don't try to do it all too fast! xo

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  6. Absolutely!!! SO good to read this post this morning Patty!
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful day! Good for you!!

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  8. Sounds like a perfect day to me!

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  9. You have been busy! I can't wait to see the wagon filled with pretty flowers! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. I hope you are swinging high now and enjoying even the boring parts of the day.

    Hugs,
    June

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  11. It is good to be back in the swing of things, isn't it? As long as it is NOT in a tree and hanging by your tail. It looks to me like life has leveled out a bit...and that is a good thing. Happy weekend to you, Patty. xo Diana

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  12. welcome back..it sounds like you made great use of your time..Have a wonderful weekend

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  13. I'm glad you are feel good and back.

    Gretchen

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  14. You are returning to a new normal. I am glad you had a productive day. I read Hotel On the Corner Of Bitter and Sweet recently.

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  15. That is a lot to do in one day. Cleaning, painting, reading...You turned into Super Woman. I'm going to take a bath and relax.

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  16. none of it sounds boring to me:)
    Glad things are better!!

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  17. I a so glad to read you are feeling "back in the swing" You had good reasons to be off kilter.
    (makes me feel guilty about whining) You are an inspiration for me to get a plan and get some things done.
    You really did accomplish a lot.
    I saw a book about children' clothing in your stack. Hope you share about that. Glad to have you back in blogland.

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  18. When I can accomplish things like you've listed, Patty, I always feel good, like I did something major. I guess it's just getting all those little things crossed off the list and completed. A walk on a beautiful day always invigorates me. I should do it more often.

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  19. Oh it sounds wonderful to me! Have a lovely weekend!

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