Oh Boooo .... winter is coming. I don't enjoy the cold weather. I need to move to Florida where it's nice and warm. It's supposed to snow today and I've been 'bummed' out about that. I've soooo enjoyed this summer. I think part of the reason I've loved this summer is because the heat never bothered me. I enjoyed being out in the sun, loved yard work, and even enjoyed just sitting and soaking up some rays. In the past, with all of my extra padding, the heat was unbearable for me. And now I'm going to have to deal with wearing long johns, padded coats, boots, gloves, and a hat. And if you've ever seen me in a hat, it's not a pretty sight! Oh well ... that's what I get for living in Utah, right?

Here's some terrific news! My hubby has been on contract work with his new job and was anxiously waiting to be hired with benefits. He was given a job offer last Friday with a large increase in pay, three annual bonuses, and all health benefits paid for by the company. And that includes the family too! What a terrific company! I'm soooo impressed. The paid health benefits is like getting a raise.

We've lived in our home for over 10 years and my master bath was in desperate need of paint. We have 12' ceilings in the bathroom and I spent the weekend painting it. It was a lot of work but turned out beautiful. I'll take some pictures and post. The color is soft suede ... seriously, that's the name on the paint can, but when it's on the walls it has a greenish cast to it. I'm using accent rugs and etc. in burnt oranges and golds. It's lovely! I have two ledges in the bathroom that I had to climb on. I'm a little nervous of heights, but I did it. You would have been so proud of me. All I have to do is paint the base boards and I'll be done. It's a great feeling to have that off my check list of things to do.

Well, my lunch is up so I must get back to work. Have a lovely week!



DJ and Gin Family said...

You should have called me to help paint... I love the satisfaction of sprucing up a room with fresh paint. A few months ago I touched up the paint in the high traffic areas on my main floor, and it felt so good. Even though no one else could tell, I could.
Go Dad!!! Love ya Ma!

Diana Gibbs said...

Hi Linda,
Oh that is such good news! You know it was 82 degrees today, yep...82. Not bragging, I'm just saying!
I would like to see a picture of the bathroom and even more I would have liked to see a picture of you painting standing on the ledge, wearing your winter hat.

Hope to see you soon!

Love you,

Butternutsage said...

so good to hear from you so fast! Welcome back to consistent blogging! Good job on your redecorating. You are getting quite brave! Hugs~Donna from Massachusetts

Terry Molineux said...

Linda so glad your life is back on track. Vongrats on your husband's new job offer. My house needs a serious paint job...I did the entire house awhile back but I am older now and can't seem to get with it with my chores let alone painting! Guess it's my WEIGHT!

My Paper Antics said...

That's wonderful news, Linda, about your husband's job. I miss your funny, interesting posts...I check your blog often and always feel a little disappointed when there's no update! I love your bubbly, inspiring, positive, quirky outlook on life, it makes me want to "walk on the bright side" like you do.

Wendy Oakes said...

Hi Linda,
Your blog is super. Great idea for World Joy and the Stampers. You are amazing with all that you do.
Your involvement makes things happen. I look forward to talking to you more about how I can help.
See you soon
Wendy Oakes