In the spirit of a dialogue I have decided to comment on your comments regarding my last post. Seems like a lazy way to respond to you, but I have a severe case of tendonitis in my right hand and I am eating copious amounts of Motrin and typing with one finger...Dr. tomorrow. I have already had Carpal Tunnel surgery on both hands 16 years ago, so I know where this intense pain, can't even close my hand is headed, but enough of my pains.
Penny commented about the Property Shop show on HGTV and my response is that I have seen Tatiana on "Buy Me" on occassion and I really do.not. like. her. She seems way too overbearing and egotistical. Not the image of Realtors that I wish to see portrayed.
Red Shoes is worried about my cancer post. Thanks for the concern Bridgette but I am fine ( well except the finger/hand thing), but a friend, who is a cancer survivor multiple times, asked me to pass it along. Also my MIL died of Metastatic Renal Cancer so it seemed like a tribute to pass the wish for a prayer along.
Anonymous vented and I think venting is great. Come back anytime and vent all you want. Perhaps HGTV needs to read and hear some of our vents. Seems most of you feel the same way.
Habbala, I went to your blog to read and it wouldn't let me comment, perhaps your comments have been "diabled". I would have just e-mailed you privately to let you know, but I didn't see an e-mail listed. You have a cute blog and I love that someone your age has domestic ideas and talents. Don't worry about Beef Burgundy...you can't ruin something with good wine in it..the wine will hide a multitude of sins!!
Susie Q is missing the older shows and I agree that Kitty B was the best; I think I have seen every one of her shows multiple times. I think many of us "Old Broads", and I use the term very kindly, lol, miss the older shows with more mature hosts and ideas that were not always the same old look.
Rue comments about the re-sell shows and how they all look alike and I couldn't agree more, but from a Realtor point of view I understand how staging for a target audience is important. Like Rue, I like Property Virgins, but again as a Realtor I have a problem with Sandra Rinomato. At first the show was in Canada and I don't know how Real Estate licensing works in Canada, but now she is all over the US. Does she have a license in each state to practice Real Estate? I am such a stickler for details..yada yada. Also on the new shows it looks like someone dipped her in the paint box as my Grandmother used to say. She is really made up! I am more of a subtle girl(I use the term really loosely) myself. It is amusing to watch the "virgins" B*tch and moan about the price and condition of homes in their price range.
Liz, I noticed there was a new episode of Decorating Sense on this morning at 11:00. I was excited and then horrified that Joan Steffen has been replaced by a young blond host and the show has taken on the same "vibe" as all the other shows. D.C. was kinda the last holdout from the shows I loved. My favorite designers over the years were Barbara Sculati and Krista Crawford, but I imagine they have gone the way of Kitty B and Joan Steffen.
On the homefront, the cleanout of the House from Hell continues. We are making progress, but it is slow. We have to make trips to the Salvation Army and St Vincent dePaul when they are open and we have donated anything that we feel can be used. We are on our second dumpster of trash..I have never seen so much make-up, shampoo etc. Most is old or opened and I will not attempt to find a home for that stuff. This weekend I gave away 15 trash bags full of various yarns to Nursing Homes, Senior Centers and anyone who would take it. I still have another closet with 14 more boxes of yarn to sort. It is absolutely overwhelming! I think of all my "imaginary friends", ie: blog friends and wish I could send you the vintage Santas or the small amount of milk glass etc, but quite honestly I just can't even take the time or energy to sort it out, bring it home and then ship it off. It is *that* overwhelming! Bob is back to work today after almost two weeks off and I intended to go over there and work on the rest of the yarn, but the hand is far worse than it was and I can't close my hand enough to hold onto the steering wheel. Maybe I will just nake a nice strong cup of "Pleasant Morning Buzz" and try to find something amusing on TV..it probably won't be HGTV.