My grandmother once said that the best way to spruce up a room is to add some fresh flowers, which is why I put this item on the list in the first place. Let me tell you, the temp (temporary housing) my family and I are living in right now sure could use some sprucing up. Due to “grown-up” issues, we aren’t allowed to move into our actual home for almost three weeks. Thus, when my parents found a “vacation condo” for rent, they jumped at the opportunity. Well, let’s just say that “vacation condo” is a generous term. Quite frankly, it doesn’t appear that anyone has set foot in here since it was built in the 1950s. From the furniture to the wallpaper to the cups and plates in the cupboard, everything is so old. Don’t get me wrong, I love my antiques, but living in a museum is not what I had in mind. However, the more I think about all of the negatives, the more I get sort of down. Instead, let me list three things I like about living here. 1) I have my own bed (which I wouldn’t if we had opted for a hotel room). 2) The house is decently clean, and the water isn’t as nasty as hotel water. 3) I have taken some awesome pictures not only here, but around the neighborhood as well. Alright, that makes me feel a little bit better, but it’s beside the point. I’ve learned that if you find yourself under unhappy circumstances, you must do everything in your power to fix them. Adding flowers is a minor adaptation, but looking at the quaint bouquet of daisies in my room makes me feel a little bit brighter. After all, it’s the little things that count.
Love & Summer,