the house and stuff

Because my company actually encourages us to use our vacation days, I took the day off today. I've been in town all week (oh, the luxury of having one local site to visit) which usually means I'm crazy productive on the house.

But this week I wasn't. I watched a couple of movies. I cooked (gasp!). I hung out with Geek's baby (with whom I'm in love). I lounged on the couch. It was a good week.

I realized today that I haven't posted anything regarding progress on the house in awhile. The yard is a nightmare. It's big...which is both a blessing and a curse. It's a b!+ch to mow. And the wonderful plants? They come with weeds. I'm going with a very casual garden look right now. I just don't have time to tend it. I figure I have a year free pass what with not even knowing what would spring up following winter. Now I know and I can try to figure out what I like and don't like for next year. It smells good, though. It at least has that going for it. And butterflies and an occasional hummingbird. Oh, and cute lizards.

The inside is coming along. I've painted the office a nice chocolate brown. I think it looks really good. I'll try to get some pics up soon. And I have now completed the transition from the 10-year-old bedroom furniture on Everybody Love Raymond to a more modern, darker stained look. Some of my furniture I just gel stained right over. My bed is new (as in obtained-from-my-across-the-street-neighbor-for-$20-at-her-garage-sale new). I love it. All the darker wood makes my bedroom look more grown up.

I guess that's about all that's gone on here lately. I have lots of ideas, though. Once I get a few more rooms painted all the projects will require lots of manual labor. But they will be oh so worth it. Goodbye ugly bathroom! One day...


Bubba's Mom said…
I love it that you said new furniture made your bedroom look more "grown-up"! You're so cute!

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hey, would you like to see the nursery?