Yes, it's true. I'm giving myself the Worst Blogger of The Summer Award. I've been caught up in so many activities, projects, our children, getting the house ready to put on the market, landscaping, waiting for repairmen to arrive to fix every appliance in the house, trying my hand at redecorating, exercising, still running my online antiques & collectibles shop, practicing my Italian, dealing with my friends dramas, and planning trips and things, I have totally neglected my blog buddies and for that, I apologize from the depths of my heart.
Unfortunately, this is the chaos that is my life these days.
At this point, my old sofa and love seat are still crowded into the living room with my new sofa, which is getting fairly suffocating. It is *so many* days until I leave for Italy and I haven't even begun to think about what I'm taking. I need to sell the old living room set but I'm still using some of the pieces from that set, so I can't really sell it yet. Therein lies my dilemma. It's almost like a Catch-22. The set consists of the sofa w/ pillows, the love seat w/ pillows, the side chair w/ pillows, the matching ottoman to side chair, the cocktail table, the lamp table, and the 4 shelf etagere. So, should I try to sell it with the promise that the other pieces will come later? Or do I go ahead and sell the entire set and live with nothing until I find what I want? Argh! I thought this would be so fun, but it's really only adding unwanted stress to my little world.
I still have a long way to go getting the house ready to put on the market. Twenty five years in the same house is never good, trust me.
The best part about my entire summer has been swimming. I've lost 7 pounds, an inch in each upper arm, each thigh, and 2 inches off my waist and my bust. However, I still have a long way to go to being in good shape, which is the price you pay for totally blowing off exercise for 10 years. I've been swimming for 3 months and have only missed 4 days total. Yes, it takes that long.
And I swear that as soon as I return from Italy (if I return), I'll be the best blogger ever. I promise....