Goals, milestones, hope & love

I am off to the office shortly, but I have a few thoughts, emotions, joy, fears, all jumbled up inside me. I sit with my “stuff”, for days or weeks I ponder a solution, a compromise, a bandaid, sometimes I journal or write and  sometimes I cry, sometimes analyze, sometimes I over analyze until  I find a beacon of light, a small ray  of hope , or just  a simple  solution. I always boast to people that “I’m all about the solution”. It’s a big part of my job, negotiating, selling, fixing, rectifying, ass kissing if you will,  and afterall,  being a mother and a wife…well, you learn to negotiate well.  I’ve learned to pick and choose what is truly worth my time, my patience, my love. I have guided and pushed myself to do the things that bring me joy and peace and happiness.  I have struggled with many issues throughout my life, today I choose to win, to move above it, to conquer, most of all to forgive and move on,  forward, no regrets, no guilt, no problem.

I am coming up on my year after weight loss surgery. Yes, time does fly, so have the pounds, off I say, and quietly I celebrate my new health, my new self. It’s beautiful and pure and unpretentious. It’s hard for me to acknowledge that I will reach my goal by December, really mind blowing and surreal in a way. I most of all want to acknowledge that I was gentle with myself, delicate and loving to my body. I took care of my dietary needs, and it became routine quickly. I must say 10 months later, I feel healed and I am able to eat a small portion comfortably. It is a long road, sometimes challenging but very much worth it.  My diabetes is slowly dissipating, like every other health ailment I had for over 30 years, today…I have none.  The miracle has happened, I work on embracing and acknowledging my new self daily…..most of all I feel alive, again.  I  set a personal goal a year ago and I am very, very close to it. ….I will try like I do everyday, to love myself, make my health and diet a priority and enjoy the blessing of health & well being. Thank you Jesus for protecting me and guiding me on this journey…..


The road is long and steep

Yet, I’m going to climb, one step at a time

slow and steady. I may not win the race

I’m just going to enjoy the ride this time  ~



Have an awesome day <3  xxxxx ~ leelee

A few finished projects

Good Morning, from chilly & brisk New York.  I finished a few projects recently and promised to post pictures of them.  I am really enjoying refinishing some old, shabby chic pieces. I also find it very therapeutic. The process of sanding and re-finishing. It takes some patience and time, but the end results are always worth it. I picked up a solid wood rocking chair at a flea market and a side table ($5 bucks at a flea market) it  was in abit of “distress”, some damage to the top, but fixable.  I somehow convinced the hubby to get out the electric sander and give it a whirl.  I must say, he seemed to want to take over and he enjoyed sanding and smoothing that piece. It also was a solid wood piece, with great bones, sturdy, vintage but the top had some wear for sure. He was determined to get it down to the original finish.  I think he did a pretty good job with it. I chose pale pink for the side table and white gloss for my future Granddaughters rocking chair. I am pretty happy with both pieces and they will fit nicely in our little nursery we are making for her.  It’s hard to believe in about 3 months, our first Grandchild will be born. I feel amazingly blessed and excited to meet her. I picked up another piece to finish for the nursery. This is a small cabinet with 2 glass doors.  I think it will be abit more involved, due to the glass doors, but, I am up for the challenge and have a good vision for this piece. More on that down the line.  I hope you like the finished pieces as much as I do, these projects keep me occupied for sure.  Enjoy your Sunday! Luv,  ~leeleechair side table