Moderate progress: The house closing is moving along pretty well. Or ‘swimmingly’ according to our lawyer. We should be ready to close in about 2.5 weeks. Yay! I need to clean up the old garden bed to get it ready for the new owners (and probably cry a little bit), and possibly nab some chunks off more plants to bring to my new gardens.
I thought I would share this amusing sign at the grocery store. Job incomplete:
And all of this time spent thinking I didn’t like peas!!
Slow progress: After kicking my own butt at the beginning of March, I have seen snail pace progress. The scale is down 2.5 pounds in all that time. It was a little lower than that, but the scale popped back up again. I have to admit that this is frustrating for me – particularly when I see a others losing 4 times more than this in less time doing basically what I am doing. I try not to let this bother me, but it does sometimes. Comparison does no good, but it’s hard not to. Yes, I probably could do more drastic measures, but I just don’t want to live like that. I just need to whine about it. I don’t want to change things too much since I know what makes me happy and what would make me miserable. I just wish my body would cooperate a little more and reward me for the work I do and not pay so dearly for indulgences (hi cannoli).
On the trunk front, I actually scored a trunk that I really, really wanted, but didn’t think I would either be able to find or afford. It’s called a Jenny Lind, named after a Swedish opera singer who toured in America in 1850 with PT Barnum.
This trunk was made for her and the style became popular for the next 10-20 years. This trunk is seriously old – like Civil War era!
Sort of looks like a loaf of bread, doesn’t it? It was partially restored already, meaning they took off the old covering inside and out, so a lot of work is already done. I got this for a really good price, so I jumped on it. Now this one I don’t want to sell, but I want it for me. 😀 It is on the end of the restoration pile for that reason.
Speaking of more slow progress, this is the one I am working on currently:
We have had rainy weather since Monday, so I have been getting more work on this one to get it ready for selling. It is cleaned and getting the rustoleum treatment. From rusty trunk to this so far:
I might try to age that aluminum some so it doesn’t look quite so new, but I will have to see how the whole thing looks with the finished black and newly stained wood slats.
I guess on all fronts slow progress is still progress, though, right?