I’ve not been totally up to par the past couple of weeks ~ but I do have a diagnosis and it is Peripheral Neuropathy. No, I do not have diabetes. So, I will be seeking holistic treatment. Looking for the cause and treat that as well as the symptoms at the moment.
I say almost daily, to all of you on my face book page, if you are one that stops in, then you know this.we need to try to let go, and let God have the things that are not within our control. I will practice just what I write and say. As I go into this with my eyes on God. I have been in a lot of pain, and passed it off as just being over worked. But, inside I knew that something was wrong. As we get older, and so many of you reading this are right there with me. We start to feel little things that we pass off, many are nothing, but there is that chance that if it continues for a period or return as mine did, get it checked it ASAP.
I know that this is a nervous system illness, and involves the brain not firing correctly and the body doesn’t get the right command from the brain.. I’ll keep ya’ll posted here from time to time. But, please, if you are not feeling up to par, and it returns do not put of till tomorrow what you can do today. I may have waited to late to really get the healing my body needs. Love to all..
Hello Oh So Shabby readers! I’m Karianne from Thistlewood Farm and I am so excited to be here today sharing my renovated butler’s pantry. I live in a turn-of-the-century farmhouse. In the middle of no where. Well…..actually….the middle of no where, Kentucky. I’ve learned a lot renovating the farmhouse.
I’ve learned that vinegar is your friend and wallpaper is not and that four layers of flooring can hide beautiful old floors and that white paint makes everything look better. And about 5,214 other useful pieces of information.
I’ve learned that I like milk glass stacked to the top of the white shelving and new crisp white moldings…. and linen lined baskets….
and white built-ins with crystal knobs…. and numbered baskets lining the top of the shelving. Oh…and…and I’ve discovered that I like checkerboard floors, too. And $4.00 garage sale ladders.
Yep. It’s official. I’ve discovered that I like “afters” way better….
…..way better than “befores.”
I’ve learned that I like open shelving….and milk glass and gray walls instead of khaki. And little white stools for anyone who can’t reach the dishes.
And khaki linen dish towels with fleur-de-lis.
But over the past six months….you know what I’ve discovered about myself? What I’ve discovered about me? Something that really surprised me.
I mean….I still can’t believe it.
I cannot believe how much….I love to bring my farmhouse back to life. Really and truly. I love it. There are days when I think I would rather work on the farmhouse than go on an all-expense paid trip to Disney World or win the lottery or have the perfect hair day or learn how to paint sea creatures on my toenails for a new beach look or sit by the pool on an 108 degree day.
And every night when I sit down after a day of renovations. And I think about my day. And that I just painted the butler’s pantry. And how excited I am about it. And that I absolutely LOVE just saying the words “butler’s pantry.” And that this time I decided to go with gray. And that I’m not really sure if grey is spelled grey or gray or greige. Or maybe I should stop with all the gray and start with navy blue and orange?
And then I laugh to myself….because everyone knows that navy blue and orange is so 2013
PS It was awesome to meet you! If you like to read about more farmhouse adventures, follow along at www.thistlewoodfarms.com.