And I know what you mean, a few weeks hubby & I were discussing retirement plans & right now we are leaning towards getting a cabin cruiser to go to Belize to live on the boat! lol
My veg/flower garden died from our recent flooding & I am so over it now, so I don't care about having a yard anymore & I Hate mowing lol. Not to mention there will be plenty of greenery to view while cruising the islands!
Didnt know about FF Coppolas retreat tho, will have to check it out next time!
An awesome thing happened though, Orionaute (Francine) and I have become vast friends and communicate every day (probably a bit of a surprise to some after our rocky start LOL).
I also have contact with Bibiche (Francoise) and incredibly it turns out that my daughter Alice and Patrick Mallaley live within a couple of blocks from each other in Montreal!
Really looking forward to finally meeting them! : )
Lackew, in my old age I don't like the cold either. Perfect weather to me would be 70 degrees with mostly sunny skies all year round. I can handle an occasional shower.
VPA the Sunshine states average temp is 80 but can feel cooler along the coast with the gulf breeze. Winter is our rainy season (instead of snow thankfully) but still not a lot. We get daily afternoon showers in the summer that last about 30 minutes. But this summer my area had more rain in a few weeks than our yearly amount. I am in awe when it starts raining & the sun is shining!
And i do really hope to see Xvalidze, Kukimag, and Karmakitten here again in near future and really hope all of them are alright.
And for my novel, i can say i am still a beginner, since i have only published my debut last year (now still writing for my second novel, hopefully could finished it soon). For my favorite novels i love mostly from my country, classic literary i must say :)
Pramoedya Ananta Toer (Pram) is one of Indonesian writer that i enjoyed so far, Sometimes i might not agree with some of his political thoughts but i adore his fictional writing, most of his novels has written with deep thoughts of humanity. There are several other Indonesian writers that i put as my favorite writers.
And i do like some of worldwide writers. My first novel inspired also from Jerome K Jerome's Three Men in a Boat and Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. So, yes i enjoyed some Classic English literature. Not yet read many of them, but will do. Some of Japanese writer like Haruki Murakami includes to my favorite writer also.
And, i enjoyed also reading several novels with food influences, for example Chocolat by Joan Harris, Laura Florand's chocolate novel series, and Anthony Capella's food novel series.
How about you, Valentinapenta? Whats your favorite novels and writers?
Anyway, that's great, Valentinapenta! I wish i had more time to read more biography book but i did collected cookbooks, mostly come from my country and also pastry book ;) On my younger age, i also enjoy reading interior designs magazine that my father used to bought :)
Love to know you did enjoy cooking! Always fascinate about home cooks. Well, i guess it would be great to visit you with others fellow member here one day and savor your home cooking :) Home cooking are always the best!!!!
Anyway, my debut novel didn't hit the audience too much, not a best seller kind a book yet (yet i wont stop to write because of that, because who knew of what will going happens in future hehe) its got mix reviews from its readers which is I feel so grateful for. Opinions and critics are awesome so far, it helps me to learn about readers type in my country and so on, adding more knowledge so far. The cooperation experience with the publisher and Editor are also very interesting, still very grateful for the opportunity and moments.
The title is Sweet Karma and its only publish in my country only, as for now. The novel was one from 7 scripts which was chosen through a competition held by the Publisher. The theme is Seven Deadly Sins, so the main character must have one of the sins :) And I choose "Anger" as for the sin :)
Welcome to Roomstyler, bgref!
Welcome aboard Bgref! Congrats on the novel Ayudewi, you are truly blessed to be able to pursue your passion!
I never worry about the yard work but with all the doors & windows open its a constant reminder that those little elves have yet to show up to take care of it, lol.
How old are you, bgref, and what grade are you in?
My mom talked about moving down here but her hubby likes the cold weather :( Miss her dearly & try not to think of her getting on in years but it is a part of life......
On the bright side my son may surprise me with another dinner out tomorrow, lol.
Lucretia, sounds like you had a great Mother's Day - surf and turf with champagne - who could ask for more!
Wanted to bring this forum back to life due to all the recent bickering & negativity in the contest pages. One would think it was politics, lol. But it broke my heart to see adults berating the youngsters instead of setting examples in decorum. I do miss chatting with everyone!
I was looking through your previous discussions and I have to say, it was VERY entertaining! Hope I can join, though I'm not sure I'm qualified to be a "Seasoned designer".
Welcome back BGref!
It was named Seasoned because I don't like to think of myself as Old, lol. But this thread is open to all Afg15 altho the majority of the conversations maybe more appealing to your grandmother.
My son is in his mid 30s & luckily he has Not made me a granny yet! ;)
I joined this site when it started as MyDeco- after a break of about 2 or 3 years when I just found I wasn't feeling inspired I'm back again and loving it!!!
So I suppose as Its been about 9years I am a very well seasoned designer!
@kitty- oh wow welcome back!
Lackew- thank you. I actually looked through your previous discussions, they were really entertaining. So don't think of yourself as old- at least not yet.
Come on, don't you want to be a grannny?
Welcome aboard Kitty! I am sure you will enjoy all the new features lately :)
Afg15 nooooooo I am not looking forward to being a granny since I am still recovering from being a single parent RFLMAO ;0
Nothing about life is awkward Afg so need to be sorry lol. I am just being selfish & wan to focus on myself for awhile! But when it starts being hard to get up & down I think my knees will be ready to bounce grandkids lol
OK you go do what you want lol. you deserve some quiet in your life :)
Hi guys! Just wanted to let you all know that I really like how users of roomstyler connect from all over the world! I love the fact that you have those conversations together ;)
Thanx Afg I am really a hell raiser but I do like peace at home! lol
Welcome aboard Marleinxs! Hopefully there will be a better online translator in the future so we All can communicate here!
Yes that would be so nice!
Sometimes I'm also struggling to translate things, but I feel like I find my way. And thanks by the way! I've been around from when this site used to be MyDeco, but I came back a while ago, and I'm loving it!!
just bringing this back to the forum top to fill it with Positivity, Community & Support!
I love reading about the designers here.. I just joined a few months ago, thanks to my friend, Linda Koen.. and it's so cool to see someone else who lives in Florida? I'm near Orlando.. and being a grandmother is so cool Lackew.. I was a "most of the time", single mom to 4 daughters, and have 8 grandchildren.. am currently raising 5 of them, with the help of one of daughters.. the 11 y/o boy is actually designing some rooms here. My two oldest grand daughters are my besties.. they keep me young in the head. This is such a cool community of talented people! So many young designers with incredible talent, and of course, original members, who are amazing! I love this site. :)
Welcome Jade61356! I am on the West coast north of Clearwater.
Kudos for being for being such a fab granny, I cant even imagine ;) I feel young all the time - except when I am around my son & his pals or do too much yard work lol.
I love this site so much I have to admit I am here way too much but I don't do TV so when hubby is in front of the tube I am on here & since my workstation is exactly tween Living room & kitchen I often make pit stops lol
If this site was around when I was 11yo I would have surely flunked out of school ;)
Thank you Lackew! (please call me Jade) I feel young.. and my grand daughters accuse me of being, " so random, or childlike", which I take as a compliment.. I am no longer married, and retired, so when they are at school, or the weather is rainy, and we can't do much outside, I come to design.. (guilty of being addicted). One thing I am blown away by, is how some of these designers are in their teens, and soooo talented! :)
Thanx Jade but if you haven't noticed I am a lazy typist thus I would have shorten it sooner or later LOL.
BTW I just realized I smacked myself with the Old Glove.... the internet didn't exist when I was a teen & mainframe computers to up 50sqft.
Just imagine what the next generation will accomplish!
Just wanted to say that I miss these chats and there is Especially a big void since the absence of Russ (hoping all is well)!
Good to hear from you Lackew! It is nice to talk to other designers.. Is everyone getting ready for the holidays? I'm feeling a bit like a Grinch this year.. sigh..
HI Jade! I have the outside Xmas décor finished, and already regretting my hubbys Xmas gift choice. Went to a shelter looking for a pet to replace Pharaoh (pit rott mix) & a lady was there to surrender her 2yo pit that she adopted from there 4mo ago so we took him home. I knew he had issues, but we made the mistake of giving him too much attention the 1st day so now he Demands it & gets aggressive when we don't respond. So much so I considered taking him back. We are his 3rd family in 1 year so I decided it was time to show him some tough love which appears to be working in only a few days I am happy to say.
He is already skittish when it gets dark so I don't want to try putting up a tree so soon!
I always feel like the Grinch when they start playing Xmas music right after thanksgiving, I need a breather in between the 2 holidays lol
I used to breed registered American PittBulls and yes.. be firm. They will run the house if you don't let them know, you are the pack leader.. sad he's had 3 homes, that will give him separation anxiety. Hopefully, he doesn't wreck the tree! Good luck with your new addition.. with patience, I bet he turns out to be a wonderful companion. My one grand daughter is a nut about Christmas.. and is so excited, (she's 16), I give her eyerolls.. I just can't get into the spirit.. maybe after we put up some decorations, and a tree.. I have to at least smile, since I have 5 kids here.. who are all going to be getting that Christmas bug, soon. Ugh... :)
Awe so you have the advantage to be able to see thru the eyes of youngsters so I am sure they will pull you into the spirit in the Nick of time! lol
Ideally Xmas is a continuation of Thanksgiving; counting & sharing blessings, spreading Love & Joy, preparing for the New Year with optimistic expectations but the commercialization of it all can dampen any spirit ;(
A friend asked me how can I get in the spirit without snow (a 4 letter word to me) & I said cold weather makes me grumpy. Seeing a Palm tree with decorations, lights up my heart!