Sunday, August 2, 2009
The summer is fast passing me by...I missed the weekend on the Queen Mary and the trip to Catalina! I missed the 4th of July also. We had to cancel our trip to Maine..
This was not my best summer....but...wonderful Fall is ahead of me. Pumpkins, cornstalks, Halloween...many good things...and I have NO cancer! God is good!
Yes, I have more to go through...but I have so much! I cannot feel sorry for myself one single bit!
I am weak and can't get around very much and tire easily but...I am getting well! I am so thankful!
Now...I have a question. Have you ever had buyers remorse? Bought something you thought was really cute and when you got it home it wasn't right and with each passing day...you realized how very wrong it was for your home? I KNOW you probably have...and I just recently did that. See the picture below?
Yes, it is a pretty copy of a Paul DeLongpre (hope I spelled that right) and it is on canvas. I bought it on ebay and when I bought it the colors looked much softer in the photo. It took a full month to get it from the seller...but it finally arrived and I had a special place for it.
It was WAY too bright in color for the room. My question is...does anyone know a way to soften the print. I can do a very light antiquing on the frame perhaps..but...I am concerned about touching the canvas. I probably paid too much for it..but it is here now and I need to find a way to use it. At this time I moved it to the guest room and changed out the picture there with this one. (I should have done that in the first place! :) When I feel better I will see what I can do.
So...does anyone know how to fix such things? I don't think I will buy any more prints online or anywhere I cannot see them first hand. It just looks too..crisp and new for my taste. If you have a suggestion, please do let me know.
I am going to try and do some visiting tomorrow. I have done a bit and then give up. I am off to bed right now. I do hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
Hugs to all of you out there. I cried when I read the comments you had left me. I sat here and sobbed. I had sent Howard off to Long Beach to the party with his family....I MADE him go..it was his daughter's fiftieth birthday and I would not allow him to miss it and I was just too weak to do it.
I felt so lonely and left out..and blue..and then I came on and read your very dear and precious comments...I have even had some wonderful caring emails. I cannot thank you enough! What a wonderful group of women you all are!! I am every day impressed with your kindess!