Yesterday I sat down to write a blog post, finished the whole thing, posted it…and WordPress lost half of it. Argh. I deleted that little half, and then had to jump in the shower before my house helper showed up.
Once I sat down to redo the whole thing, the power when out. Which not only knocked out my Internet, but also my computer (because the battery is really old and doesn’t hold a charge anymore.) Argh again.
I gave up for awhile and worked on other projects in my house.
A few hours late, I came back to it again. I sat down and wrote half of a post and then the power went out…again. IWA!!!! (Indonesia Wins Again!)
So, I guess that post was not meant to ever see the light of day (or the light of the Internet as the case may be)
Hopefully the electricity and WordPress will cooperate so that I can write a whole entire post today!
Today, I’m taking you on a little tour called “Stuff on My Walls.” Very exciting, I know!!
I love, love, love having my own house where I can hang up stuff on my walls!
This is in my “entry way.” I bought the window frame in Salatiga and the hooks at Ikea in Singapore. It’s quite the international wall hanging. And it gives us a place to dump stuff when we walk in the door…always a good thing. The photos are of my nieces…I need some new pictures though! They are so much bigger now…plus I have a third niece and a nephew on the way. Good thing I already have 4 frames.
This is what you would see looking straight ahead from the front door. It’s pretty new to my walls. The first decorations on it were Christmas. Now it’s been de-Christmasized and I decorated with randoms things I found around the house. We don’t have any craft stores to run out to, so most of my decoration shopping is done in my own home. The pears and apples were things I already owned. I made the little “F” with scrapbook paper and a marker. I printed out the “You are my favorite” (something I say to Nathan all the time) sign after creating it on my computer. The other red swirly things are from note cards that I bought on clearance at Target a long time ago. And the bottle was in my house when I moved it. Yay for virtually free decor!
I took this photo in Karimunjawa, an island just north of Java, where we went on vacation during language school. It hangs in my family room now and I love it.
You’ve already seen these, but they are my timezone clocks that hang over my front door.
These paintings, that I bought when I lived in the U.K., hang in our hallway. (sorry for the terrible lighting) From left to right, they are: Windsor Castle, Tintern Abby, and The Royal Crescent in Bath. If I could live in any city in the world, I would live in Bath, England. It’s SO beautiful and full of so much history. Plus Jane Austen used to live there.
This is in our bedroom. I loved my wedding.
And finally, our guest room/office. On the left is a wood art thinga-ma-bobber that I bought in Java. And on the right is a Dani feather headress.
This concludes the tour of the stuff on my walls! Hope you’ve enjoyed it!