Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I went blog hopping and look what I found...

My favorite books have always been true stories. My favorite TV shows are reality. So it should come as no surprise that I love to blog hop. I have learned, laughed, cheered, cried, gasped and giggled with some of the greatest strangers I will probably never meet. So often I want to leave comments to tell a person that I think they're amazing, or that I understand because I've been through that too, etc., but I'm too chicken. I'm grateful though that an old friend of mine-- old as in we haven't seen each other in a long time not as in age because we're pretty much the same age and I plan to remain in denial about growing old until I'm at least 80ish-- anyway I'm grateful that my young old friend Brenda is not chicken and that she left a nice comment on my blog which led me to her cute blog where she posted this great idea that she found on another blog (she's a blog hopper too) called SPT or self portrait Tuesdays. A concept that was thought up by Lelly (cute name) another one of those amazing strangers that I will probably never meet. Anyway, Lelly posts a little thought provoking question or idea on her blog each week then on Tuesdays those who are up for the challenge, post something about themselves on their own blogs in answer to Lelly's question or idea. I've seen Brenda's SPTs and thought they looked fun, so I decided to join in this week. No more Miss Chicken. So here goes...

This weeks SPT was to provide a photo for the caption: "What was I thinking?!"


I have always loved to decorate-- for myself. But when my mother-in-law put her house on the market I agreed to stage it (decorate for showing purposes) for her. It turned out great and I got a lot of complements on my work, but the best thing is that her house sold, hooray! Well, now my sister-in-law's neighbor has hired me to stage her home. It's a large home that needs a lot of work and I have to decorate using only the items that this dear lady already owns. And to make matters worse, she insisted on paying me handsomely just for my consultation with her. Now I feel like I really have to deliver so she'll get her money's worth. Talk about pressure. What was I thinking?!

9 comments:

linda said...

Staging a home is very popular these days...I'm sure you'll do great. Show us some before and after pictures!

Chris said...

Fun talent! I am sure it will be great. Do share pics

Bren's Life said...

Yeah Jeanette - I'm so glad you came on board.. I am still waiting to see what happens with the shoes & now I get to see what happens with your new job!
I love your picture. Man you are so stinking pretty & don't look a day older than 24. That's just not fair & to top it off you've been a baby makin amchine & still have a body to die for!!!!
Glad we're going to become good friends....

Windy said...

Welcome to SPT! I have no talent when it comes to making a house look nice, so -- all I have to say is "better you than me!"

Alisa said...

Oh the pressure- I am sure you will do great!

Lene said...

I am fairly new to Lelly's SPT. They are fun and you meet some of the nicest bloggers out there!

Holly said...

I'm sure the end result will be FAB. Be sure to post before and after pictures. Good luck!

lelly said...

oh, wow! that sounds like a fantastic project!! i've always wanted someone to come to my home and redecorate it with my own stuff.

i'm so glad you hopped over to amuse-bouche!! like you, i am fascinated by reading other peoples' *stories* - and blogging is the perfect way to do it. i hope you'll keep spt-ing with us!! thanks for leaving such a nice comment.

Dacia said...

Wow, sounds like fun to me. This is the kind of thing that I love to do, but it would be stressful to have to do it for someone else. Good luck!