My front room. I think the front room was meant to be a living room and what we use as our living room was meant to be a family room but since we have a large fully finished basement that we use as a family room, playroom, and office it has left the front room as a bit of a nothing room. We have a window seat and an IKEA buffet and dining room table from our old house. No chairs though since I decided that I liked them better with our kitchen table than the ones we had.
The room has high vaulted ceilings and big windows which allow for great light so it’s a shame not to use it. I need to give it an identity, but what? I’d like to get rid of the buffet and dining table (or junk catch-all because really that’s what it has become as you can see by my purse and the sweaters that need to go back upstairs after being washed). I’m thinking that I would like to make it a sitting room and maybe move my bookcases upstairs.
Right now I’m preparing for the crazy birthday and holiday season in our house. I have to get started early because in addition to Christmas, Dub’s birthday is November 5th, The Husband’s birthday is November 30th, and Red’s birthday is December 8th. Not to mention our anniversary on January 23rd. Whew! So I have been starting on my Amazon wish lists and I need to start squirreling things away for everyone.
I haven’t been too excited about much new music lately. In fact I don’t think that I could tell you the last time I downloaded an album because while I like a few songs here and there, I haven’t loved anything enough to buy the album. Whenever I’m in the car I switch between my usual rock stations on satellite radio since I’m even bored with what I have on my iPhone. Lately I am kind of digging Volbeat, Trivium, and Stone Sour.
My grandmother. My uncle’s new stepdaughter posted pictures of last weekend’s wedding and my grandmother looked amazing. She just turned 88 in August and she is still healthy, mobile, beautiful, smart, and independent. For that I am grateful though I do recognize the fact that I can’t take these things for granted. I need to get it together and make a trip out to visit her very soon. I want Dub to remember her when he’s older and I want some more recent pictures of her with both kids.