Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Friday, April 10, 2015

I is for Insulation ~ Celebrate the small things ~















Are you feeling inspiration?
Want to hang some insulation?
Call some friends for consultation ~
Then entice participation!


Postscript: Friday's 'Celebrate the Small Things.' I love this blog-hop! It's human insulation... wrapping ourselves with each others' celebrations of health, wealth, writing, family, or school... you name it, and we'll celebrate with you! 

What am I celebrating?
1- A friend showed me how to strip and restore a piece of furniture. I did four pieces this week... so exciting!
2- One more flower bed to clean out - running late, but at least I'm almost done.
3 - It's official - I've lost 6 inches in my waistline - back to high school size! 

 I hope everyone has a fun celebration day! And now ~  the linky vehicle we travel on. ~ Hop forth and celebrate!




46 comments:

  1. WTG for the 6 inches you lost! Insulation is a great thing to put up in a house I do believe!

    betty

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    1. Hi Betty. Insulation knocked my natural gas bill down by 2/3 in cost, over this winter. Better there than around my middle!

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  2. WOW! What an amazing list of things to celebrate! I've never restored furniture and I have so much respect for you for learning how. Go get those flower beds! Back to high school size??! Well, now I'm just jealous. lol

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    1. Lexa, you're so funny. I think because I had four pieces to do, it was easier to learn the steps or differences between types of restorations.

      Today was a lousy errand day. I feel like I got nothing done (boo). How can you be jealous when you inspire me (no fluff!).

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  3. Well done you about the weight loss and the other things you are celebrating, and thanks as ever for your kind support.

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    1. Carole Anne, I adore your stories and characters. (I've probably already said that this week, but it's true.)

      Thank you, (smile).

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  4. Great things you are celebrtating Dixie, Well done.

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    1. And you, Miss Yvonne... I hope that poem, you wrote carried you through the day... I loved it.

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  5. we do love losing weight and inches!

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    1. Remember that week I mulched? Well, the pants came down in the garden, and I think I scared my garden snake away! He was some 40 inches long!

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  6. Congratulations on the inch loss.
    That sounds really odd when I type it out...

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    1. I understand, Alex. Nothing like putting the insulation where it's needed, right?

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  7. Congrats on the weight & inch loss. OMG, how I wish I could get to my flower beds. Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. It's supposed to be beautiful! Enjoy your weekend, Marilyn.

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  8. Woo hoo, 6 inches, that's a big loss.Glad you have almost finished your flower beds and know how to strip furniture. Wish I did.

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    1. I know Jo. A friend gave me a lovely pair of lambskin pants. Gorgeous and I tried them on - they were my size - but they were two sizes too big!! I was shocked. Though I know how to sew, it would be terrible to take these apart and remake them. They are so well made. I sent them back to her.

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  9. High school size you say, watch out, those high school guys are jailbait lol insulation can be itchy and makes me twitchy

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    1. Oh Pat - that's so funny. I was mulching this past weekend when a man pulled in the driveway. "Hi Dixie, bet you don't remember me?" And I didn't, lol. But we went to school together...

      I know about the itchy and twitchy
      Make me naughty and bwa-witchy!

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  10. 6 inches! Wow, I am really impressed, Dixie. You are doing a great job of trimming down that figure. Are you putting up that fiberglass, itchy sort of insulation? I think we are pretty well insulated, but don't need as much in Texas as we did in Illinois.

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    1. Thank you, Linda Kay. Mine is enclosed in brown paper. For the small stuff that isn't I bought brown packing wrap and covered it myself. Gloves, goggles, and face mask helps any way.

      This house needed more. So I've been playing all last year.

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  11. I would not want to install installation. That stuff can be itchy. 6 inches? *HIGH FIVE!*

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    1. You can get wrapped and it's easier, safer to install.
      Yes, I love the inch loss. Hated giving up those leather pants... they were so nice, but too big for me.

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  12. Six inches from your waistline, WOW. That's incredible.

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
    http://pensuasion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, S.L. I suppose I could measure everything else! But after the leather pants were way too big... I was in shock, and forgot.

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  13. High school size??? I'm not sure we can be friends anymore ;) :P Seriously, congrats! Love how you compared CTST to human insulation...genius!
    TheCyborgMom

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    1. Now, Katie, your blog is so inspirational to me. Gosh, I read about your struggle and think, it must be all about the attitude? I had to change mine to get anything done.

      I'm so, so glad you're better now!! (smile) Thank you.

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  14. I think I'm going to be grateful for insulation soon. The weather is just beginning to turn wintery. Unfortunately we only have ceiling insulation and a few odd pieces in the wall.

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    1. Hi Kate. This company came out last spring and told me how to find heat leaking from my home. He used a candle and held it in front of windows, and walls. The worst spot was my front door, which had been cut too short years ago. Getting a strip to go across the bottom cost around 4 dollars but has closed a three inch gap!! Can you imagine all the warmth that was going out that door. In other words, Kate, start looking at ovious things to close off.

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  15. "A friend showed me how to strip and restore a piece of furniture." That would be an even better sentence with a comma before the "and."

    Congrats on the 6 inches! That's a hard thing to achieve!

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    1. Oh Debra!!! Knowing me and my wayward tossing of comas, I'm surprised there's one missing??? LOL That said, I know how to strip!! Too.

      My chiropractor gave me exercises that he only allows me to do on the bed. The bed moves with my spine, and is better than doing them on the hard floor. This is the only thing I know that takes the inches. That and being extremely careful with sugar in any form.

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  16. Getting stuff done I see. Have a great weekend.

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  17. Congratulations on all three! And it's nice to see that bloghop list is growing :)

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    1. I know, Michael. It's taken two days to hop this time. Such a great variety of writers here.
      Thank you!

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  18. nice accomplishments! Kudos to you! I am hoping to get out tomorrow and plant onions and snow peas! Cheers!

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    1. Ooh, snow peas... hadn't thought of them and I love those. See you soon, Kathe!

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  19. Congrats on the weight loss and learning new skills! :)

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    1. Thanks, Lara - feel better - enjoy the weekend!!

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  20. Huge congrats on your celebrations... esp weight loss. Well done:)

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    1. Thanks, Tania, I enjoyed your Untethered Realms post!!

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  21. Restoring furniture is fantastic, but losing six inches in your waist is absolutely incredible! Maybe you can reveal your secret for your "S" post! Congrats Dixie!

    Julie

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    1. I could add some information to the already written "S" post - maybe?!!

      Thank you Julie, (smile)

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  22. Congratulations, Dixie! You have learned some new skills and lost all of that weight! Amazing accomplishments. Have a great weekend.

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  23. Wow, Dixie, congrats on all your successes! That's terrific! Enjoy your weekend!

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  24. WOW, you lost 6 inches in your waist?! That's amazing, Dixie! Congrats!!! It's time to sizzle with a new wiggly in high school style!

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    1. I sure did Cathy - big surprise, but welcomed!

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