When you have a chronic illness, there are good days and bad days. Today is a bad day, all I am able to do is lay on the sofa. Fortunately, I cleaned my apartment this weekend. I am so grateful I have such a lovely place to rest. My apartment. It's small and humble, but I love it. Even though I have a lot of ideas, I'm not much of DIYer. I don't miss living in old, dusty buildings. I'm loving the clean, modern convenience of this place. Although I do wish I could paint! Oh well, I'm lazy anyway. I enjoy moving things around, though, and experimenting with color and texture.
Here's how it looks today. I moved the taller Parsons table to the opposite side of the sofa. I like it because three of my favorite vases have gained prominence by being elevated. I moved the black ottoman next to the sofa to use as an end table, now I have a great place to display my new square tea pot and my hot pink lacquer tray.
I love the functionality of this! I now use my smaller Parsons table for candles. The Vietnamese pot holds extra tea lights and incense. I am on the look out for a cute table lighter. I keep my slippers handy for when I want to go out on the balcony.
I have my new art project displayed on the partial wall, and a favorite painting in the hall. My personal space is important to me, and I am very grateful for this modest apartment. I am grateful that when company comes, they seem to love it too. My brother was here Saturday night for dinner. He said he loved all my "knick knacks." Oh no, I thought. Vases aren't knick knacks, are they?