Good morning! Well my kids are happily back at school this morning and I'm all set to do some painting and upholstering projects. I'm also off at lunchtime to try a new spin class at the gym. I am making 2013 my year to look after me - it was meant to be 2012 but with I got thrown off track by my mum dying unexpectedly and actually ended up gaining weight rather than losing it. (Grief is a bugger...).
I have been swimming in a squad for a few months now and while it's definitely helped my fitness it's not resulted in any weight loss so it's time to step things up. I have started once more to eat clean, count my calories, move more, lift weights, meditate and start to believe in myself again. I've got to still get back into daily juicing and running but it's a good start.
Anyway I thought I'd share some little pretty things from around our house today. Nothing much but just a little loveliness for a Wednesday with no kids in the house for 6 hours!
This old soda bottle was in my parents' house - in the pool room - I can't write that without smiling and thinking "straight to the pool room!". The silver canister was my mum's - my dad gave it to her for a birthday about 35 years ago and it was meant to hold cigarettes - hello 1970's! She never used it for that and it's a pretty shape so I am happy to have it although I hate smoking. The Wedgwood white vase was also my mum's. So this whole little vignette is dedicated to her without me even realising it until I've written it here.
I bought this candlestick (above) from The Works in Melbourne - I have wanted a large candlestick for months now, thinking I would make one out of old turned wood or something, but this one caught my eye and I decided to buy it as the colour was perfect for our home and I loved the weight of it.
Well I am getting off the computer and getting stuck into it. What are you up to? hope you have a good one.