12/12/12

12-12-12 12:12




Hello! I hope you are all well. Today is my beautiful niece's birthday. Happy birthday dearest Lysa. (Correction: Lysa's birthday is on the 14th. It is only the 13th over there. Tita Frey is mali' pala eh!). It is very cold here today. I did not bother to check the temperature. All I know is I need to wear layers. Talking about covering, the Christmas Tree still looks naked. I tried to decorate it last night while watching an old movie on television, but I fell asleep. So there is the tree. I replaced the built-in lights with loose light strands. It has colored lights because my sister bought all the white Christmas lights at Target and Walmart. :) Well, she said she did. Haha!

Do you have a coffee table at home? We do. In fact we have a couple in the living area. One in front of the sofa and love seat and another in front of my reading chair. Yes, we have coffee table books too. There are over one hundred books on one table...I can't help it. 



When my husband and I went shopping for a home, the bank told us we can buy a home two and a half times the amount of our joint annual income. Instead we cautiously bought a home one half the amount of one of our incomes, which was a good thing because of the depressed housing market, the value of our home is equivalent to the ice cream man's income. Actually, the ice cream man earns more than that. Okay, exaggeration. I digress. Our house is too small for all the books.


My favorite pictorial book is called the Spirit of The Home. The book sits on my reading chair. It inspires me to clean and organize the house. There is a photograph which I love so much and I always dream of having a home that looks like the one above. Instead, I have these:


...books on the floor, corners, under the tables; bookshelves behind chairs, behind sofas and love seats. I have given away hundreds of books, textbooks and children's books. Somehow, I don't really think I want to change these.


 We can still walk around the house... :)








10 comments:

Rick Forrestal said...

Love your pics . . . especially all the books.
And the tree looks great.

C.P. Adorio said...

:) The tree looks retarded. Hehhe. Will finish decorating it this evening.

aimee said...

I am in awe of your library. Oh, those built-ins!

Lysa and I share the same birthday! :)

Bella Sinclair said...

Books, books, books, I love books! Wouldn't it be great to live in a converted library? I love your Christmas decorations. For a minute there, I thought you hung a globe on your fireplace. Hehehe

Tsup!

illustration poetry said...

very nice to see you again omg i have missed you so so so much!!!!
i think your home look cozy with all those books, are you decorating the tree now?

illustration poetry said...

tsup tsup

C.P. Adorio said...

Yes! I decorated. I updated the post with the decorated tree. :)

k.h.whitaker said...

I have way too many books too Ces. Mine are piled, stacked and on multiple shelves... Definitely not like a pretty picture in a book.

Ted Blackman said...

Books are cool. Whenever I see a room full of them I think of an old New Yorker cartoon of two men sitting in a den surrounded by mile-high book cases filled with hundreds of books. And one of them is saying. "I wish I had the answer to that question."

Emily said...

We are kindred spirits indeed -- there is no such thing as too many books. I put up a new bookshelf last week.