rain check

Bah … cold and rain and sleet and ice. Welcome to Wisconsin. You can totally disregard all the beautiful photos on the official tourism site cuz it does NOT look like that around here.

Feh …

BigD is home today.


So far he’s been tolerable, but y’know that could change at any time. I love my husband, as y’all know, but there are days he can make me CRAZY – case in point, as I was typing this he came up behind me and blew/moaned in my ear and scared the snot out of me.

Oh yeah, this is gonna be a great day.


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old house burning down

Okay, since this is the first Monday of the year, I’m gonna get started on how things are gonna go around here.

Mondays will be house day. I’m going to go through my list of DIY blogs and re-purposing blogs, then pick one or two projects to do.

The big projects that I want to get done this year are:

The Bedroom – both dressers, the nightstands and the sidebench need to be painted. I had thought maybe white, but I think I’ll be going with an pale, antiqued yellow. The floor needs to be done, as well, but I can’t do anything about that. I don’t think I can, but you never know, I may learn a thing or two in the next year.

I can’t do any kind of painting now as there is nowhere for me to paint without killing all of us with the fumes since the house is so small. So that’s a spring/summer thing.

The Kitchen – I have a list of bookmarks as long as my arm showing how to re-do those damn cupboards and countertops. Again, this is one of those projects that need ventilation and space. I’m going to have to take a the hardware off the drawers and cupboards and take the doors off, as well.

This is one of those projects, like the bedroom did, that will have to wait until BigD is out of town. In the meantime, I’ve picked this option of re-doing the cupboards and I need to start purchasing the materials (paint, hardware, crown molding, etc.) so that I’ll have everything on hand when he goes out of town.

I keep putting the kitchen off and doing easier things, but this REALLY needs to get done ASAP.

The Dining Room – I need to buy two more short bookcases and attach them to the wall on top of the existing bookshelves, paint them white and attach crown molding. I need to finish the trim, paint the basement door and frame it out.

I want to get rid of the desk and make a flat desk for the computer, making it look like a built-in to the bookcases.

I MIGHT re-finish my dining room table.

I haven’t got anything firm in mind for the bathroom yet (and I’m not even THINKING about the upstairs), but this drying rack is awesome and something I’ll likely put together before spring.

Tuesdays will be my photography day: learning, practicing, etc.

And that’s all I have for now. But this is pre-plan for the plans, so … 🙂

Manic Monday

If it was possible, would you want to know how many days you had left to live?

Ultimately, NO.

I think about this a lot and I would rather go with no warning, no panic than to know that every minute brings me closer … to WHAT?

Knowing how long you have left would only ruin the time you have left, leaving you unable to enjoy your life and loved ones. The constant worry of not having done enough, not having said enough would take away from the doing and saying of what’s important.

Whenever a loved one dies we all say, “It sure makes you appreciate your life more” and “I need to make more time for the people I love, they can be gone in an instant.”

Of course, those sentiments last only until the last sympathy card is sent or received then we go back to our old ways – rushing through life, worrying about unimportance – I’m just as guilty as as the next person and it’s sad.