Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Taking It Slow

My hand is healing nicely - probably because I am taking it slow.


But, I am finally doing little tasks around the house and garden.


Steve's kitchen got a little bit of a refresh with new canisters - I looked at glass canisters online, but ended up finding these at Big Lots for $3 each.


I had red checked canisters there previously, but Steve likes this cleaner look in his space - and believe me, I like to keep the Head Chef happy!




there is a cute little apron in the kitchen - Steve won't wear it for some reason.


Connie of Crafty Home Cottage helped to add a cute beachy look to Steve's stove.


Slowly letting my hand heal means lots of walks on the beach and of course practicing with my new camera.


After a long, very hot walk, we came home, sat outside and decided that dinner in the garden would be a nice way to end the day.


The only hassle was actually ironing the tablecloth, but Steve was making me scallops so I ironing was the least I could do.
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The garden isn't looking its best, but I am doing a little bit of weeding each day.


It is amazing that we are actually eating meals outside in February.


I had time to start one more little project


before it was time to head out to watch the sunset.


I'm adjusting quite nicely to this snail paced recovery.

31 comments:

Kirby Carespodi said...

So jealous right now that you get to eat outside! How many more months to June?

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

In this fast paced world, I know I forget to slow down and if I do, I have to remind myself that IT IS GOOD! This is a great time to refresh so much my friend, and your table scape is SO charming with the simplicity of the colors of the sea. HAPPY HEALING!!!!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a wonderful world you create for you and Steve and are enjoying.

Glad your hand is healing.

Enjoy each new day ~ FlowerLady

Silvana Joanne said...

I can't wait to eat outside! I'm so looking forward to getting out my outdoor furniture and enjoying a nice lunch outside! Great pictures and glad your hand is better :-)

Rita C. said...

Reading your posts is like slipping into a romantic novel full of beautiful imagery, Carol - thank you for that! Connie's little towel with the bathing suits it adorable!

Stacey said...

It's all so beautiful, Carol. The gifts you've received fit perfectly into your home. Friends know you well.

I hope you continue to heal. I know it's been a long slow process and to us it seems like you've been pretty patient.

We are eating outside too. It has been in the 70s here for days!

ANNE said...

what a sweet post! Love the red apron!! Enjoy your down time, looks like you're having a blast :)

Patty Marker said...

Glad you're on the mend. I agree the days are too hot but the evenings are perfect for being outside.

Linda said...

Oh how lovely, I could only imagine!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

i just BUST out laughing...what do you MEAN that Steve won't wear his new apron, lol
C'mon now, I challenge him to put it on for a future post! Pretty PLEASE! :)

Jackie @travelnwrite said...

I am camera shopping, so have to ask, what is your new camera? If you told us about it earlier, I must have missed it or forgotten. Glad you are on the road to recovery!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

So happy to hear that you're on the mend. Just take it one step at a time and do what you're comfortable with. Love those clear canisters!!

bobbie said...

Yeah ~ why won't Steve wear that gorgeous apron?!?! ;)

I'm so glad you are healing now ~

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So so happy you are healing and taking it slow! I envy you eating outside this time of year. Continue to take it easy and your photos are as always, amazing.
hugs,
Linda

podso said...

Eating outside and a sunset on the beach? Sounds like a perfect life, and i do like the canisters!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Beautiful...those photos of the beach are spectacular, and I adore your sweet apron, so cute! Lovely to get outside once again....

Suzanne Oldham said...

So glad you are feeling better and able to continue sharing your wonderful photos and ideas. The outside dining pictures look delightfully tranquil - all the more special because its February!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Carol, I am so glad that your hand is healing and feeling better. Everything always looks so nice at your cottage. Your new canisters look very good.

Your table setting looks good. Yes, aren't we lucky to have had such beautiful weather. But i am hoping that we do get some rain tomorrow.

Take is easy and have a wonderful weekend. Hows Lulu?
Mary

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Hi Carol,
A snails pace? You still rock the hours in creativity my friend. Scallops are a favorite with John and I, After they are caramelized I drizzle a lemon/white wine/butter with herbs and capers sauce on top. YUM. Your glass canisters look culinary charming and at 3 bucks each a total wow! The apron is very cute, I guess it's just not Steve's fashion choice, lol. Keep healing and please next post include pics of darling Lulu.
xoxo,
Vera

Dawn said...

You'll be glad you're taking it slowly with doing things, the outcome will be much better. No need in rushing it. I so wish my hubby would dine outside, but he hates the bugs. I don't care I just swat them away and continue eating. What a beautiful gardens spot!

Maya said...

I like your Boho style. Everything look so tender and kind. the Sunset is the best end for your post :)

Susie said...

Carol, I love the new canisters. Your apron is adorable. With the beautiful views you have it would be hard to not walk everyday to take it all in. Glad you are healing. Blessings to you and Steve, xoxo,Susie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful photos! How wonderful to be able to dine outside in February! The weather here on the front range of Colorado may hit 70 degrees this week--the news called it "patio weather"! It's nice to have a break from winter but I know it won't last too long here.

I hope you hand heals quickly! I had eye auguries in December and was instructed not to bend or lift anything for over 3 weeks--it was soooo boring as it ended up being 6 weeks due to both eyes being done at separate times.

Suzan Sweatman said...

Wow Carol - you really DO live on God's Green Acre - don't you?
Such gorgeousness and as always you capture it all to perfection !
Happy to hear your hand is healing
xox

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

hope you'll be all healed up soon. your patio is so lovely, it must make all the food taste so much better.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Carol, wow I feel like it is Summer there where you are! Beautiful seaside photos. Your kitchen looks nice and I am so glad your hand is healing nicely!
Have a great rest of your week!
Gina

Kim said...

Love the apron! Still giggling at the thought of Steve in it...maybe on Halloween! ;)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You and Steve make such a great pair, Carol! I love the darling gifts from your sweet friends and those Big Lots canisters are great for Steve's kitchen. I hope your poor hand is healing nicely. Take care and don't overdo.

Carla said...

Why I don't understand why Steve won't wear the apron. I bet he'd look adorable in it. LOL. Maybe the idea will grow on him. That sunset was beautiful. Glad the hand is healing.
Thanks for sharing.

Leslie Harris said...

Oh Carol I'm so glad your hand is healing nicely. I feel so bad about your hand...but your attitude is always so positive! I sure love your pretty patio and it inspires me to want to eat outside more...unfortunately our backyard doesn't get the sunshine our front gets which makes it feel more of that ocean dampness.
xo
Leslie

cynthia lee designs said...

Glad to hear your hand is healing. How wonderful to eat outside in February!! What a beautiful sunset!!
hugs,
~Cindy