Saturday, May 31, 2008
Immortal Beloved letters by Voltaire....The Third Letter
Good morning, on July 7
Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, now and then joyfully, then sadly, waiting to learn whether or not fate will hear us - I can live only wholly with you or not at all - Yes, I am resolved to wander so long away from you until I can fly to your arms and say that I am really at home with you, and can send my soul enwrapped in you into the land of spirits - Yes, unhappily it must be so - You will be the more contained since you know my fidelity to you. No one else can ever possess my heart - never - never - Oh God, why must one be parted from one whom one so loves. And yet my life in V is now a wretched life - Your love makes me at once the happiest and the unhappiest of men - At my age I need a steady, quiet life - can that be so in our connection? My angel, I have just been told that the mailcoach goes every day - therefore I must close at once so that you may receive the letter at once - Be calm, only by a calm consideration of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together - Be calm - love me - today - yesterday - what tearful longings for you - you - you - my life - my all - farewell. Oh continue to love me - never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
This past weekend, when we returned from Florida, I hit up a few garage sales.
For $3.25 I got:
3 paint rollers
2 kitchen aid silicone trivets, never used
1 kitchen aid pot grabber thing, never used
4 childrens books
4 handmade and cute stone coasters
2 book crates
Just had to brag :) Have you'all found anything good lately at garage sales?
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
(I love my new camera- I used the zoom feature for this photo- I was 1/2 way across the room! Don't they look cute?)Brandon and I
Andrea and I
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
After we pass inspection I'll allow myself to be more excited about this house, and post pictures on here again!
But, I figure I can give you'all some details in the interim......The house is almost 2,200 sq feet. It's a more country style house on a corner lot. It's blue and has a white porch w/ a swing :)
The downstairs has hardwood floors, a great living room w/ fireplace, eat in kitchen, formal dining room, hall bath, semi-open kitchen, laundry room w/ a clothes chute from upstairs, master bedroom, walk-in closet and a master bathroom (that we hope to redo in a year or two).
The upstairs has the other 3 bedrooms, a floored attic (over the garage), a full bath and a funky but large/short closet.
Brandon and I went furniture shopping today- we will have to get 1 or 2 'snuggle' (over sized) chairs and a formal dining room table for downstairs. We started getting excited again when we were out shopping.
We are going to turn the large, odd shaped 4th bedroom upstairs into a media room- so we'll need a new tv and couch/loveseat, etc. for that.
We still think/talk about the 1st house- I know things happen for a reason though. It was hard to move past that house, but once inspection goes well on this house, I think we'll feel relieved and less guarded about this house.
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
writing graduation thank you notes....
This week has been a busy week for us! We met w/ a lender and were pre-approved for a home loan. We started looking at houses and have found one we really like.
Anywho- while looking around at all these houses, I've seen/liked these decorating ideas:
Both of these design elements were created with just paint!
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Anywho, here's the breakdown:
That's the least amount I've saved since I started couponing last July! We used alot of stockpile things this month- I hope the grocery store deals pick back up soon....but I said that in March!
So, how are you doing w/ couponing and sales? Where am I going wrong?
Saturday, May 3, 2008
I found this camera- the Canon G9, and fell in love with it. It's 12 megapixels and you can shoot in auto or do super cool photography stuff with the ISO dial and other settings.
Here's my 1st shot with the camera- I was sitting on a park bench, a good distance away from Jocelyn and Sonia: All of these photos were taken tonight @ my graduation cookout.....I didn't have too much time to play with the camera today, so these were all taken on the 'auto' setting- but I still think the quality is impoved from my last camera......
Karen and Will