Thursday, June 26, 2008
Alright, back to my original story. Sammy has learned how to use the kitty door. As his mom I will also tell you he was a very fast learner. One time out the door and he had it down pat. Pat is a good word to use here as PAT,PAT,PAT, is the sound the door makes when he comes and when he goes. You know what this means. Awake, awake, awake, depending on the number of times he comes and goes. Now, many of you would say to just close the door at night. Can't because I cannot stand litter boxes. Sammy goes potty outside. Choices. I am thinking about getting a very loud fan to sit right next to the bed. We already sleep with a loud vintage one across the room. Love that dead noise.
We were supposed return to the valley on Tuesday, then Wed., then today. Now it is tomorrow. I have product to complete and deliveries to be made for next Tuesday so I MUST get my touche back to the heat. I need it to light a fire under there somewhere as product is not what I have been working on up here.
I did get the piles and piles of fabric somewhat organized and out of the middle of the floor. I need more of my storage pieces from home to continue to organize all this STUFF. I think I have had sort of a meltdown craft wise this week. I am normally a pretty organized and productive ( or so I thought, before reading Marissa's blog of artologist, and numerous other talented bloggers) person but this week, not so. I have been disgusted with all the STUFF I have. I antique, garage sale, sew, cook, create altered art, make books, knit, crochet, and blah, blah, blah. You get the picture.At one point I almost just picked everything up in the middle of the floor and threw it away. My logic was much as my husband's is when he is going on a trip. ( I think most men are like this-irritates the you know what out of me as I want to think in this manner!) He says if he forgets something he can buy it again. I was just about to close my eyes and take this plunge when the word GREEN came to my mind. Here I am creating something new out of vintage linens in an effort to save them and give them new life. Why does being GREEN have to become practical and politically correct just when I am having serious BROWN thoughts? Having said all this I will also let you know I have not even started packing my craft room closet, in the valley. I must purge. I must, I must.
Need that second cup of coffee. First one is long gone and I am still rattling away. Kim and Jennifer, hope to get in to Mystic for a visit before our Rocky Point week with kids. Kim of sweetsagevintage, have a lovely, lovely time in Cody. Know you will have lots to share upon your return. I hope to visit there someday. Bonnie, dear, kiss the bride for me and hug all your family, especially our Megan. Everyone else, I hope you have a HIGH time without caffeine or any other stimulant. Though if it takes it for you to function--indulge. My dad always told me to do what ever it took to make myself look and feel better. Hey, next post might be The Latest Two Things That Have Changed My Life. With that I will close and go down stairs for another cup.
Monday, June 23, 2008
More of the dumping to take place today.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Now, however, I am listening to a huge backhoe ( or at least I think that is what you call it ) travel up and down my street, making all kinds of racket reminding me I am not in the middle of nowhere. Shame on it for interrupting my peace! Regardless of the machinery, the temperature is perfect and my heart is filled with gratitude for life bringing me to this glorious, peaceful, retreat of a home. I am busy unpacking boxes and all the other chores of moving but with every minute I am shamelessly becoming more in love with this opportunity. Shameless is a great way to feel!
Close up of Impatiens just planted, in vintage wire baskets hanging on a vintage trellis outside of the porch railing. I have shamelessly been spending the green on plants of every color.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
This picture shows the living area and stairway at this stage in the game. It also nicely shows our new wide planked pine flooring. All of this furniture will be moved. The top cabinet pictured must go up those steep stairs. We have never owned a two story house before. The cabinet will be in the hall way outside the bathroom upstairs. We are waiting to move a lot of things up stairs once we have help. Did I mention the stairs are steep????!!! The box holds my farmhouse sink which will be installed in the kitchen, of course. The television will go up stairs, as well. The birdcage and little chair with the plant will find a new position too. We have a huge vintage cabinet that will go on the wall shown. It will house my husband's ( and I must admit mine also, now that I am used to the size of the picture ) big screen television.
Upstairs bedroom which is now painted.
Close up of the laundry room. A mistake became as us crafters say,"an opportunity for creativity" The framers accidentally did not frame the door opening to a standard size. It was their mistake but rather than have them correct it, Amber, my daughter, suggested I use curtains like I am using for window treatments. The sign was another October trip find. I have several of these I will be selling eventually. There are a few different colors, sizes, and sayings.