Hello everyone...I didn't intend to stay away so long, but the days flew by and before I knew it I was 2 weeks away from blogland instead of one. The days were mostly very busy ones. Outside work and shopping for flowers, mulch and various gardening items were done when we had nice days. I just drooled over the beautiful flowers available and wanted to buy everything, but kept to the flowers that I know will do well in my yard and that are easy to grow. For me that means Stella D'Oros, Knockout Roses, Salvia, Petunias and Geraniums to name a few.
Then there was an unexpected doctor visit and a follow-up visit. And a regularly scheduled visit to my primary doc for blood work. The unexpected visit came after seeing arcing lights in my left eye and, fearing a detached retina, made a trip to the Eye Institute in CoMo at the University Hosp. They determined that it wasn't a tear but a usually age-related thing that happens when the vitreous gel shrinks and pulls away from the eye wall causing flashes of light and floaters. It is getting better now but I still have floaters which can be annoying. Had photos taken and, contrary to what I'd been told, that wasn't bad at all. I'll go back in 6 months for a check-up.
I wish I could report that the inside work is coming along, but we haven't started on the bathroom yet. Hubby has agreed...after much persuading...to hire the work done, but it's hard to find someone who will do the job when you want them.
I'm still waiting on my new sofa, but I can show you the style I've ordered and fabric choice. The sofa is a Flexsteel which has been a good brand for us and served us well. I had a hard time deciding on fabrics because of my wall color, Durham Beige. It has a hint of a pink undertone and it seems most beige or light tan fabrics lean more toward gold undertones. That's the reason behind ordering this sofa because I simply couldn't find a color that suited me...yes, I'm picky with colors. I was told by a helpful store employee that I should have picked out a sofa and then painted. Ya think? Anyway, the deed was done and I wasn't about to repaint again. Below are photos of the sofa style and color choice. It really is close to the wall color, but I intend to add color in my throw pillows and other accessories.
I have a lot of catching up to do on reading blogs. I've peeked in on a few from time to time, but didn't comment due to not being able to comment on all of them. I look forward to seeing what everyone has been up to.
Until next time...