House Resolutions for 2009
2008 was a tough year, and um.........not much was done around this old bungalow.
Our list was short. Only 8. Just to complete 8 things in 2008. That was all. Which at the time I thought was realistic. I was wrong.
Again. WRONG. ( See I said it right here for the world to see.... I was wrong.)
This year my goal is only one thing.
One. 1. Uno. Un. Une. Unis. I. The loneliest number.
(Sing it outloud, I know you want to.)
And if I combine it with the 8 other things that did not get finished ....ahem......even started. That would be 9.
Nine things for 2009.
I know you are wondering.....questioning...
"What the ONE thing that she is placing on her list?"
Paint the area around the light switch in the front bedroom ( our bedroom) where the terrible electricians re-wired the switch and completely tore up the wall...after I had patched, sanded, primed, and painted two coats of paint on the wall. I will also say that they tore up the wall .....
cough.....two years ago next week. And I re-patched and re-sanded everything....probably two years ago in March.
So Folks....That is it the ONE thing that I have on my list.
And as far as the 8 other things..... The only 8 things that we did not get accomplished.
We did work on the yard. A Lot. And the yard does look much better, except in the front where the grass is dying because someone turns his truck around on the grass.
I did work on stripping paint off the mouldings and door casings. Which is a major pain. Don't let anyone let you think otherwise. IT IS A PAIN. You can work for hours and maybe even days on one 8' board and still not get down to the wood.
The Kitchen..... I think I am glad we did not get further with the kitchen cabinets. After using the kitchen, I want to change some things around. Nothing big like a sink. Just one area about 3' long. (P.S. Chris doesn't know yet.)
That is it for 2009. Maybe just maybe we can work on some stuff from our 2008 list and complete the one thing for 2009.
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!
Tonight it is off to some bar that Chris and his band has never played at before. I guess we will not be sleeping in the new year like normal and I will be washing the bar smell out of my hair at 3 a.m. I am excited. You can tell.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
House Resolutions for 2009
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
and I GOT 'EM !
The first thing on my list was a stainless steel table to serve as a small island in the kitchen. I put it together yesterday when I was suppose to be cleaning house. It can be used with out the wheels or with...... and the wheels have little locks on them. I love the wheels and once we ever have company over and make use of the deck. The table can be rolled right on outside to the deck as a serving prep area near the grill.
Making zest with the ol' normal small grater is not very fun, actually it is a pain, a chore, a task that I always dread even if I do LOVE ZEST.
I made them with my Aunt's Recipe using the Brer Rabbit Black Strap Molasses. On Christmas Eve we baked cookies and candy and more cookies and more candy. Maybe since I do not have the recipe she will post it in the comments. (Hint...You may have to beg.)
I will also use this pastry scraper thingie that Santa wrapped and placed under the tree when I make the scones.
Monday, December 22, 2008
The vibrant red holly berries are oh so "Christmas."
Thursday, December 18, 2008
A stress reducing cup of hot tea with honey and lemon is one of
my afternoon treats of choice.
I am still very busy working, and very thankful to be busy.
I just wanted you to know I miss you and will post soon.
Do you have an afternoon treat that you enjoy during a stressful day?
Friday, December 12, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Today... I will share with you some pics from our trip Thanksgiving week.
We crossed the Alabama River via the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge into Selma.
Downtown Selma is almost perfectly preserved.
Most all of the old signs, buildings and architectural details still intact.
If one were to take away the cars and modern traffic lights,these streets would look the same
as they did years and years ago.
Oh........how I love a Kress building...
Everyone that I have seen has such great detail.
This one screams DECO...
Does anyone know the deal with the details on Kress buildings? I could google it, I guess.
Well that's about all the shots that came out clear while zooming through this beautiful town on the way to my sisters.