Saturday, August 30, 2008
So, today, I had to strip away all that nasty black paint. If you take a peek, you might be able to see what is underneath that black paint.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Now, if more of you will leave comments, I'll know who is visiting! You don't need a blogger account to leave comments, and nothing you say will be used against you - LOL!
Thanks to everyone who stops by - I appreciate it, and I feel like I've already met some new friends who regularly leave me notes!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I knew exactly what I wanted, but haven't been able to find it until yesterday when I was at one of our antique/junk malls. This is a tiger oak wardrobe. However, I didn't know it was tiger oak, I just knew it was the right size for what I wanted.
The price seemed reasonable, so I asked if they would take anything off - because it doesn't hurt to ask. While the gal was checking on it, another man who has a booth there walked by and commented to a guy who works there that if noone buys that wardrobe, he wants it.
The guy pointed to me, and said I was interested in it. So, the booth guy comes over to me and says, They've got this way underpriced. This is solid tiger oak. I just smiled like I knew all about tiger oak, and thought to myself, well, if this is way underpriced, I'm trying to get it even cheaper!
The gal comes back and says the best she can do is 10% off the price because they just got the piece in. I was happy for anything off the underpriced piece! I picked it up today, and we got it as far as the hallway.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
This cornhole game was set up, and anybody that was successful in getting the beanbag in the hole got their name put in a hat for a drawing. Ted's name was drawn as the winner!
For a donation that went towards scholarships, students and faculty could attempt to dunk the dean, faculty members, and staff by throwing a baseball at one of those dunking machines. The closer you stood to the machine, the more you had to donate. Ted was able to dunk one of the faculty in his department. A couple of women even got dunked!
I'm excited to show and tell tomorrow the treasure I found today for my craft room! Can you guess what I found?
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I consider myself an expert on eyebrows. After all, some teenaged girl sporting a nose ring at Thornton's checkout lane swore that I've had my eyebrows professionally done. Now, if I can impress someone with my eyebrows as I'm buying a diet Coke and a Payday candy bar, then you need to listen!
Surely, you've seen this chart before. It shows the proper placement of your eyebrow and where your arch should be located.
Let's take a look at this week's TV Guide. Oh, Ellen, what is your problem? Do you not own a $10 pair of tweezers? Are you not famous enough to get your eyebrows professionally waxed like Jennifer Aniston?
Look how much nicer that eyebrow is after a little plucking! My secret? Buy clear mascara. Use the wand to apply a small amount on your eyebrows. Then take an eyebrow brush - brush the mascara into your eyebrows using an upwards motion. Take the eyebrow comb and smooth the top of the eyebrow - from inner to outer eye.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Because we have another guest room, I thought this room should be for:
Saturday, August 23, 2008
After trimming back a butterfly bush that had gotten completely out of control in the front yard, and then seeing the lovely rash that it left on my arm (I've got allergies to everything outside!), we got cleaned up and went to Turkey Joe's for linner.
What's linner? That's when you've been too busy doing stuff and you forget to eat lunch, and by the time you think about it, you might as well eat dinner. We had never been here before, and it was really good! We both got turkey burgers that came with seasoned fries. I've never been a seasoned fries kind of girl because they are usually too spicy, but these were awesome!
The place had a lot of televisions tuned into different sports stations. I'm boycotting the Olympics this year, but I did take a glance at the men's kayak competition. I've never seen such a fine selection of hunkiness - there wasn't an ugly guy in the group! And their arm muscles . . . . . I'm weak in the knees just thinking about it!
What?? Wait a minute . . . . . . I don't even wash my own windows . . . . . . what was I thinking?
Remember that arrangement I made for his office? Well, here it is! It was originally on a cute stand, but we moved the stand to another area and put a plant on it. The arrangement is now on top of the file cabinet.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Snacks - of course!
Why is it the Sub always wins?
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I've got cat/dog beds coming out the wazoo, so I plan to spend the day getting more of them listed in the shop. I only had time last night to list three of them.
I'm really excited to give Etsy a try. I've wanted to sell various things on Ebay for a long time, but never got the courage.
If you're not familiar with Etsy, all the items in the shops are handmade. There are so many catagories of wonderful handcrafted beauties - be sure to check 'em out. It's a great place to start your holiday shopping! Egads - can you believe Christmas is only four months away? I couldn't believe it when I recently went in Garden Ridge and saw all the Christmas trees and decorations.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
The stress test is over!
His heart is fine!
My stress is relieved! I won't have to hire someone to cut the grass, finish the floor in the guest room, or move furniture around the next time I get a whim!
There was no real answer on what happened, and hopefully it was something that won't happen again. Now, let's get back to less stressful stuff! We're too young to be going through this crap!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
How would you like hearing these words to wake you up in the morning:
I think I'm having a heart attack!
That was what Ted said to me early this morning. I flew out of bed, and didn't know what to do first. I asked the usual - where is the pain? do you have pain in your shoulder? should I get you an aspirin? - because that is what I've always heard - get someone who is having a heart attack an aspirin. DO YOU THINK WE HAVE A STUPID ASPIRIN IN THIS HOUSE??? Advil . . . . Tylenol . . . . . Imodium . . . . . every allergy medicine known to man . . . . . . no stinkin' aspirin!
So I ditched that idea, and after seeing that he was sweating profusely, and said he felt like he was going to pass out, I called 911. They got here quickly, and determined his blood pressure was super low.
Off he went to the hospital. I was not too far behind because, of course, I've got a dog that has to go out, and cats that were screaming for their breakfast. I'm not in the mood to have someone else die on me!! So, I'm pleading with God all the way to the hospital that I can't handle another death right now, please let him be okay.
We spent the next five hours doing the ER waiting game. EKG came back normal. X-ray came back normal. Blood work - to look for some enzymes that are elevated if you have had a heart attack - normal. Another round of let's check the blood one more time. Ooops, that blood didn't work??????? Let's stick you again in another place and get more blood. That came back normal.
So, we came home. He will see a cardiologist tomorrow for a stress test - just to make sure there are no heart problems. Want to know his biggest complaint? Having to pull those electrode thingies off his chest . . . . . . his hairy chest!
Monday, August 18, 2008
So, I looked into my linen closet and this quilt jumped out at me!
Because the bracket from the last set of curtains was still attached, all I had to do was open another closet, find an old shower curtain rod, and brace it between the two brackets. Folding the quilt in half, I draped it over the rod.
For those of you who are thinking of getting a cat, here is a Cat Litter Box 101 lesson from years of experience! If you can get the cat to use a covered box, it will help on keeping some of the litter in the box when they decide to dig to China.
If you buy one of those white trays from Home Depot or Lowes (that goes under a washing machine), you will have an easier time sweeping up the litter.
Clumping litter is a must - and there are many varieties. The World's Best Litter is a corn based product. Two of my cats use this litter. It doesn't seem quite as dusty to me as most clay litters. However, Samoa will not use it, so you must ask your cat what she prefers. Believe me, they will have an opinion, and you will listen!
A cat's favorite time to use the litter box is right after you've spent time cleaning it out. They like to keep you employed! Having six cats requires a lot of clean up time. Therefore, I decided to splurge (and I'm talking I could have bought a nice chair for less!) and get The Best Invention Ever Known to Womankind!
Meet the Litter-Robot. After a cat pees in this box, you will fall in love! I'm not kidding! It is an automatic, self-cleaning litter box. If you remember I told you to ask your cat what kind of litter they like . . . . . . well, you need to talk nicely to your cats to get them to use this box.
Why don't they all use it? Well, seven minutes after a cat gets out of the robot, it rotates and dumps the waste into a bag-lined drawer in the bottom. One of my cats is terrified that it will rotate when he is in it. That can't happen, but convincing a cat is like convincing a two year old - I'm just sayin' - I've never had a two year old, but I'm 98% sure it's the same!
I'd like to leave you today with my attempt at disguising litter boxes. I'm converting one of my guest rooms into a craft room/cat room. Even though you have to look into the room to see the litter boxes, I wanted to hide them.
Yeah, I don't have a window treatment up yet, and the quarter round still hasn't been put down, but dang, isn't this the cutest thing you've ever seen to hide litter boxes?