Saturday, December 5, 2009

Where I'd Like to Be...

Actually, I am where I'd like to be - The Squash House, but at the moment, I'd like to be sitting in one of these luscious leather chairs! They were delivered yesterday - loads of creamy Italian leather! We splurged on them as a retirement treat! Mr. Squash and I sat in almost every chair/ottman combination until we found these. I particularly like them because the arm is low enough for me to embroider, hand quilt, or sew on bindings!!

The lower level will be our family room where we intend to spend a lot of quality winter time in front of our new flat panel TV! Tomorrow we're going to pick up a fun rug to put under the chairs.'s the hard part...finding time to actually sit in them and watch TV! We are both exhausted from nonstop unpacking! I tweaked my back when the movers were here. Everything I do now takes extra effort and lots of extra time to accomplish. I certainly had a lot of sympathy for Mr. Squash when his back was out this summer/fall, now I have even more!

In two days, however, we are quite far along in the unpacking process! All that is left is the living room, my studio and the garage. It doesn't seem like much, but between my studio and the garage I think we have several days worth ahead. On Wednesday while waiting for Mr. Squash to arrive, I spied a box marked "Father Christmas" among other things. I thought, why not get him out to signal in a little Christmas spirit! He was one of the Christmas In July exchange gifts from Melanie.
I realize he looks a little lonesome...hopefully he'll have some company by next week! I sure have appreciated all of you kind words on retirement and finally "coming home"! I try to sit down an hour or so before bedtime and go through email. Monday the cable installer comes - it will be nice to have regular internet service instead of "borrowing" off whichever neighbor has the unsecured wireless connection!


Stephanie said...

Gorgeous leather chairs! Father Christmas may look a bit lonely but he sure is lovely sitting on your mantle.

Karen said...

The chairs look so comfy!

Jackie said...

I can't believe you've gotten so much done already! I can't wait to see pics of your furnished home! I hope you get some time to sit in that chair soon. It looks really comfy!

peggy said...

OMG, Father Christmas sure is cute!! I'm sure he'll have company soon....
All the work and extra effort will be just a distant memory soon...enjoy the new house.
Peggy in NJ

SewCalGal said...

I think Father Christmas is watching over you and going to sprinkle magic dust over the new Squash House every day. Enjoy!


Kaaren said...

You're oh so close to the finish line now, Candace. One box at a time. I just got a flash of the "Little Engine That Could"...I think I can, I think I can.

Your new leather chairs look absolutely scrummy. Love the color! How's Sophie, btw? Has she settled in somewhat? Now don't tell Mr. Squash that I asked about Sophie before him. (wink)

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Love the chairs and love Santa!!

We've been "retired" and moved for three years now and i still have boxes to unpack!!


Anonymous said...

Getting your home in order is not a retired! Take it easy and save that back for all that wonderful fishing ahead! Your chairs do look inviting...

Kim said...

Well now I am glad for the neighbors shared internet service so we can hear from you. The chairs are indeed gorgeous and I would be earning to snuggle up with a quilt and a book and never leave that chair...good thing they live at your house, lol, cause I have plenty to do here. I'm guessing that you have a picture of how each room will look and this makes for swift work of setting each thing in it's place. Sorry you caught a glitch in your back, you did so well for so long! A bit of light lifting is in order and perhaps it needs some rest so pull up a comfy chair and take a break. LUV those leather chairs!

Julia said...

I am so excited for the both of you! Your chairs look divine and you both deserve lots of time relaxing in them! Be careful with that back, the fish are waiting! lol

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

There is no place like "Home" for the Holidays!! Congratulations!! You both did it!!

onlymehere said...

I'm so sorry about your back. Wouldn't it be fun if we could all gather together at the Squash House and help you get settled? I know I would if I could. Hopefully soon though your Father Christmas will have a firend or two to keep him company! Cindy

Ulla said...

The older you get the more important it is to have a good chair, a good bed and so on. Your chairs look so good! Father Christmas looks like he could use some company, but I'm sure in a couple of days you will have found something to put there.

Anonymous said...

Good to hear that you are progressing so well. I'm sure Father Christmas will soon have lots of company and quash House will start to feel like home.

Find a nice stitchery or something that you can look back and say "my 1st proper Squash House project" so you can sit quietly when you need to rest your back.

Carrie P. said...

So sorry to hear about your back. I can feel your pain. I hate it when I do that too.
Love your chairs. You have to show us the rug you end up getting.

Anonymous said...

Those leather chairs are quite handsome. Glad to hear you are making progress in spite of the back. Do take it easy though. I think Father Christmas might add the necessary spirit of the season until the rest is unpacked..take care..Louise

cockermom said...

You two have done so much...and it is beautiful! Slow down a bit so you don't hurt yourselves and enjoy the process of creating your new nest! Merry Christmas to Squash House.

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