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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Dog Days of Summer.

I have heard that phrase " Dog days of summer" all of my life it wasn't until this morning when I looked it up did I find what it means.

"dog days. the sultry part of the summer, supposed to occur during the period that Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the same time as the sun: now often reckoned from July 3 to August 11. a period marked by lethargy, inactivity, or indolence." With it being so hot right now, doesn't that just fit?

We have the living room, breakfast area and the kitchen all painted now. I have had the most fun of playing house. See this mirror? When we bought our first house before children. I bought this painting. More for the frame then than the painting inside. 1980 to be exact. The lady who I bought the painting from said that her husband made the frame for her paintings from the old barn wood they had on their property. (Even in 1980 I had a thing for old wood.) I have had it out in my shed. I saw a very expensive mirror online and I knew I could make it with a little help from Ron---okay lots of help. 



I love the red old paint and the old daisies that I left on the frame. I think it turned out very nice.

I brought this in from outside. I am going to turn it back into a lamp. I had it out in my shed too. I am going to paint it and make it look all spiffy.

I finally got my rug. I think I have a thing about rugs. I just love rugs in every shape, size and colors.
Since we can't have anything delivered I was on pins and needles and then I ended up picking it up.
 Its so fun to be doing house things this summer.

 Makenzie had a yard sale and she had this tiny little wicker rocking chair for sale. I have never seen such a tiny little chair so I bought it. I have that plant shelf upstairs on the landing so I decided I will make a cushion for it and then put my Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls on it. Makenzie said it was her great grandmothers chair.
I think if someday she wants it back, I can give it to her. *wink*wink* You know for her babies.

  Now my dining room is as finished as its going to get. I am in a so tired of clutter mode. As I clean out things I am feeling better and better.

I hope you have a wonderful day. I dreamed all night of moving bookcases, so I might be moving some books today. Painting our bedroom is going to be next and I have just been moving things to there. Ron is going to make a coffee table for me as soon as it isn't over 110. That will be fun. Lots of things to keep myself busy with. Not to mention making a new Hobbs. During the dog days of summer right.

Have a lovely day,
~Kim~

“Children learn what they live. Put kids in a class and they will live out their lives in an invisible cage, isolated from their chance at community; interrupt kids with bells and horns all the time and they will learn that nothing is important or worth finishing; ridicule them and they will retreat from human association; shame them and they will find a hundred ways to get even. The habits taught in large-scale organizations are deadly.”
― John Taylor Gatto



14 comments:

  1. Wow, Kim, your dining room looks so fresh, clean, and inviting. You've inspired me to get rid of more 'stuff'... or at least do a clean up. Our heat broke this past weekend, dropped 10 degrees. What a relief. Pretty kitchen rug you have there, looks like something I saw on HGTV's 'Fixer-Upper' that Joanna Gaines chose for one of the houses.

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  2. So that's what the dog days of summer means! The weather is so arranged that our monsoons just ebb to nothing as they hit the hot, dry air. The one good thing is that the mosquitos aren't very bad this year. You can actually go outside without becoming a blood donor. I'm up to my knees in school organization paperwork today. Ugh.

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  3. So happy you bought that little chair. One day Mackenzie will realize what a treasure it really is!
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  4. Your life demonstrates the effect of air conditioning on human productivity. They say that countries who do not have much AC do not get as much done or have the GNP that the western world does. Even office work is difficult when the thermometer is reading 100 or so.

    I suppose if you didn't have it, you might paint from 4-6 a.m.... Your output of work in midsummer astounds me.

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  5. Your new rug is a lovely variety of blues and I am sure unloading all the clutter is bound to make one fell lighter! I have one room i really need to tackle... and i can't use the heat as an excuse!
    The wee wicker chair is perfect for more grand kids!
    Hugs!

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  6. Ben and Claudia will be here this weekend and we will pick out the paint for the nursery walls and furniture. Of course, when it's time to paint, they'll be gone. LOL

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  7. Looks great , My you have been busy in these dog days of summer , Very humid here today it was 100% humidity thankful for Air conditioning in this heat . Lovely photos . Thanks for sharing , have a great week !

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  8. I love the rustic barn wood mirror! I have a "thing" for barn wood too, and most of my art prints I have in barn wood frames. It goes with the territory!

    Your rug looks very nice and I love the little wicker rocking chair.

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  9. You've accomplished a lot!
    I'm glad you are feeling so good about all of your hard work!
    Huge applause!

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  10. You've accomplished a lot!
    I'm glad you are feeling so good about all of your hard work!
    Huge applause!

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  11. the mirror/frame is beautiful, it came out really good!!!

    that is a cute little rocking chair but i think you are right, it may not be yours forever ;)

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  12. I love the old frame- that is just awesome! I've never seen a tiny wicker rocker before either and that was a great find. Where did you get the dining room rug- I love the color! Well, I am a big lump on a log this summer. Can't do much except drive and limp around in the house. Blahhhhh!

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  13. That wicker rocking chair is so cute ♥

    summerdaisy.net

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