For the last nine years that I’ve been blogging, I’ve tried to mostly show the “pretty” side of life. There’s enough bad news out there.
Having CCH has given me the opportunity to meet lots of friends in real life and cyberspace, record great moments and help my business. Thank you for being here.
Everyone has their struggles/less than perfect life. The reality is, so do I sometimes.
Good: Today is my birthday. I’m 63 years old.
I don’t feel like an old lady but this leads me to truth #2
Good: I’m healthy!
Bad: When I dislocated my ankle tripping over Chief on stairs three years ago, I never showed you this Xray.
My ankle has mostly healed and gratefully I don’t limp. But it still aches every day…some days worse than others. A reminder that everyone carries some kind of pain… and to be careful on stairs especially with your dog.
Good: Looks nice, right?
Bad: Don’t buy the black Pottery Barn candles! What a mess!
I tried so hard to clean them and finally poured hot boiling water over them and that worked.
It’s back to battery-operated candles like these…
Good: Instagram can be fun and diverting.
Bad: I’ve been frustrated trying to get my Instagram followers to the magic number of 10K followers (allows you to have a swipe up feature).
I’ve decided to forget about the numbers. This guy’s take on influencers is pretty funny…(hahaha…I’ve watched it twice).
Good: Who doesn’t love receiving a sincere compliment? If I’m thinking about it…I pass it along. My kids will tell you that they’ve learned this from me.
This is interesting:
After I read the above, I sent out a slew of texts to friends and family such as:
“Thank you for being the glue in our family.”
“I love how you take such good care of Mom.”
“Thank you for making me feel special.”
“I love it when you call just to chat.”
“You made everyone feel comfortable and loved with that dinner last night.”
“You give the best hugs! I’m looking forward to getting one from you soon.”
“You bring a lot of joy to everyone and make this city feel more like a small neighborhood. Can Chief get a walk on Wednesday, please?”
Bad: Nothing about an honest compliment is bad really.
Good: I like things to look nice…
Bad: Reality — Four pm on Sunday
Good: Madeline Stuart’s recent talk at the San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show
I’ve asked for her new book, “No Place Like Home” for my birthday 🙂 She is really talented AND funny.
Bad: Why I hardly ever show you the left side of our mantel…
That’s it for random things Good and Bad. But generally, you can expect more Good here.
We had a party on Saturday and I forgot to take photos…usually a sign I’m having fun.
I hope your week is off to a beautiful start! You can get this easy to wear jumpsuit here.
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