Thursday, August 16, 2012

Lonny Loving Take Two

Yesterday was just one of those days.  Have you had one recently?  I had mine.  World = 4, Bethany = 0.  It's certainly going to be OK because it just has to be, and I live to fight back tomorrow which always means it couldn't have been too bad.  My Mom has the best attitude about stuff like this and I strive to be more like her.  I hope to learn grace under fire. I admire strong people who don't complain and always see the bright side of things.  Not stoic for stoics sake, but people who handle things smoothly attributed solely to how they are chemically made and down to the way their hearts beat. Not something you can manufacture.  Some people just have grace.  I'm working on it...

But man, yesterday I just felt like I was bobbin' and weavin'.  I don't even like to mention a random bad day, but you know what, sometimes it begs to be released so you can just get past it. And I don't want to endorse negative sentiments on our blog, but I do always wanna keep it real.  It can't always just be pretty pictures (although stay tuned below).

Did you know the Swine Flu has made a resurgence?  My husband has it!  We found out when we took him to the hospital yesterday. He has some longstanding and pretty serious health issues, so something like this can really wipe him out, tsunami style.  A big thank you to my Mom for holding down the fort while we traveled to Charlottesville to see his team of doctors, and most importantly, for taking our beloved Wilma Sauce to the vet.  Poor girl has a whammy of a UTI!  I know... TMI, just keepin' it real.  

On the topic of illnesses, our buddy Lisa Mende has double pneumonia, so please send good vibes her way!

As promised, I have to share another Lonny fave today.  This is one of the vignettes I mentioned yesterday that I made Mom print out for me.  Mostly so I could oogle over that moody painting of Le Tour Eiffel.  Man would I kill for something like that in my house.  OK, kill is a strong word.  Obviously I wouldn't kill.  But maybe I could paint something myself in that palette.  It's really got me.  And that headboard.  Another rave, another time.

What were your favorites from the August Lonny?  Are there any stylings or vignettes that you heart so much?

Have a great day.  I'm going to make mine great!


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  1. Sending warm wishes to get you and yours back to 100% soon!
    (We had a rotovirus-filled week, and it was....crappy ;)

  2. Oh I hope your husband feels better soon...I hate all these crazy flu bugs...and your pup too! I will pop over to Lisa to wish her a speedy recovery as are right...sometimes you gotta just keep it real! BTW...that headboard is just amazing!! I am sighing right now.

  3. Oh Bethany I am so sorry ... You are doing amazing job keeping it real AND positive. I have had my share of curve balls thrown at me lately and you know what ... we make it through and hopefully with laughter and learning in the process!!! Keep Strong Missy! xo

  4. I think you are acting outstandingly for your situation. Don't know if I could be so strong. Hope your husband gets over this very soon.
    and...that is some headboard.

  5. This vignette speaks to my personal style in SO many ways it's heart not to really adore every single element...Who wouldn't want to wake up to Paris before breakfast?? Just lovely!

    Would love to get your thoughts on my most recent hotel renovation when you get a chance! Hope to see you soon!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  6. I'm sending positive thoughts and prayers to your hubby and friend, Bethany. I hope things calm down for you very soon.
    Thanks for sharing this Lonny fav. The artwork is breathtaking... and only $25? Wow! The entire vignette is beautiful.
    I'm thoroughly enjoying being one of your newer followers!
    ~ Wendi ~

  7. Oh man, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband and Wilma, Bethany! I didn't know Swine Flu was still around?? And also West Nile season is here! Take care, my friend. Sending you all lots of love, L

  8. Oh no, so sorry to hear about your husband and Wilma. Hope they get well soon!

  9. You poor thing! I hope your hubs and Wilma get better soon! Sending lots of positive energy your way :)

  10. Hope your hubby and Wilma get better....

    On a lighter note, would you believe I just discovered LONNY?!!! Ywah, reallY! thansk for the intro, I think Charmaine mentioned it befoer, but I never knew what it was, I guess, thats what you get for being a newbie! LOL! Anyhow, I love, love the Bender's living room and Stanley's Kitchen!!!!! Now I'm re-thinking of going natural vs. white when I re-do mine. :-)

  11. This months Lonny is fabulous!!
    I am so sorry to learn about all of this. It's not like you could do anything to help it. I saw on the news today that 1 in 100 people are getting the Swine flue. That seems a little high, but since they find me appetizing, I guess I and better stay inside, because it is bad down here in the south. And Wilma, I am so sorry. Get well, girl!
    hang in there. Things will get better.

  12. I love that painting too. So sorry things have been tough lately. I hope your hubby gets better soon and thank goodness for Mom's! Sending positive thoughts your way!


  13. Bethany, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband being sick. I had no idea that Swine Flu was a problem again. I hope he gets better soon! I'll be keeping him in my thoughts.


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