wait a minute

And the weekend is here, yay!

Snippet from last night:

BigD: What did you do to your eyes, they’re all red.

Me: Uh, five little sharp needles attached to a tattoo gun will do that. Do you know me?

I swear to God, I sometimes wonder if he doesn’t have early onset Alzheimers.

Anyway, yes I did let my BFF at my eyelids again with a tattoo gun. Yes, she is licensed and knows what’s she’s doing. Yes, we are going to do it again in three weeks. No, she won’t be drinking anything until she’s done with my eyes.

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here for now

Anybody who knows me (or has been reading this blog for any amount of time) knows that I have a tendency to go into funks once in a while.

I KNOW, right?

Who would’ve thought that I, as well-balanced as I am, would EVER allow myself to be taken by the blahs?

As luck would have it – I can share the anti-sunshine with my readers (Lucky you. And you and you.)

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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 … 🙂