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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Keeping Busy

There's nothing like a lovely spring snow fall to buoy the spirits.
Yeah, right!
I think everyone around here was grumpy with a capital G. We'd experienced some lovely weather prior to the white stuff and we were all starting to go for walks, plan yards, and think of summer vacations....and then a 25 degree drop in temperature and days of snow.

Trevor and I promptly, yet begrudgingly, took advantage of the lousy weather and did some indoor activities. I engaged in some retail therapy with my mom one Saturday. I used some left-over Christmas money (don't ask how I managed not to spend it until now) and purchased some fun new shirts for spring/summer. I love shopping and buying new things but it also frustrates me soooo much. They simply do not make clothes for women with short torsos and curves. Skirts are pretty much a hopeless cause because they nearly always come to the exact wrong spot on me and I look even shorter than I already am, and frumpy and stumpy. Not a pretty sight! I quite like skirts. I don't sew so making my own isn't an option, so this is sad reality for me. If I actually bought and wore many of the skirts available in stores I'd be whisked away to "What Not to Wear" in a flash. Hmmm, there's an idea, those people get $5000 do spend on high clothes in New York. I'll have to think about that! Shirts are about 50/50. The necklines often plunge rather low on me but that is easily made appropriate with a camisole or tank top underneath. Anyway, after trying on the entire store I did manage to find a few great buys.

Trevor and I finally chose some tile for a backsplash in our kitchen so he's been working on that. Pictures to follow upon completion. Unfortunately it means our kitchen is in disarray and I can't stand my kitchen not being neat and tidy. It makes me twitchy. Breathe Carla, breathe, it's only temporary.
I stained our front door this past weekend and if I say so myself, it look s a million times better. Of course that only makes sense because it was meant to be stained.


...after. (It was a trick to get a decent photo with the lighting)

Now the weather is nice again, albeit windier than windy. With warmer temperatures our focus once again shifts outside. As I am typing the bobcat guy is busy filling in our yard with top soil and grading it. We're starting to envision grass and flower beds and a garden. Then again, a dirt yard is nice and all- and rather easy- so I am wondering if grass really is the way to go - just kidding! I am quite ready for some grass, especially because Sierra thinks being outside is the greatest thing. We hope for some in a few weeks. I confess that the size of the yard is what appealed to us when we bought the lot but now I'm rather daunted. It is enormous and I don't like yard work.
Bad combination, I realize. I keep telling myself, "It'll be great for the kid(s)."
We do plan on keeping it fairly simple for now with plans of being able to evolve it as time goes on. Our needs will change and it's always possible that I'll decide I love yard work more than anything and go for a more exotic look.
Not likely
Maybe I'll win the lottery and get rich and I can hire a gardener.
Now I'm getting away on myself, time to sign off.


jen's farmily said...

Yuck to the temperature drop, I know I've been getting grouchy when it rains anymore!! EVERYTHING is wet! But at least it's not wet and cold!

The door looks great! I can't wait to see before-and-afters of your kitchen! I love kitchen remodels.

kraftykash said...

There is nothing worse than nice weather turned yucky! That is so not fair!!! The door looks great! I remind myself to breathe all the time. :)