Fought with Fondant, barely escaped unharmed.
To play along, read Cat's post here. As for me, I'm partying with the 9 year olds all day. Later!
And how far has that storage bench progressed? After three types of sandpaper, a steel bristle pad and a layer of paint stripper, here's the back.If anyone has any suggestions how to get the green paint off, please let me know. It's driving me crazy!
When we tired of breathing the paint chip filled air of the garage, we decided to tackle the 3-D puzzle of the Sydney Opera House the Mr had received many Christmases ago. The problems began when trying to read these.
Let me just save everyone else the headache and say that if the puzzle has directions, you should just walk away. Walk. Away. It looks so pretty and tempting and such a team building activity...Then it turns into a frustrating mess of puzzle/cardboard/throw away pieces. Progress has grounded to a halt and I refuse to do anymore work on it.
Oh look, it's the kitchen table. Formerly known as the crafting table. But after much cajoling, and because who doesn't love to put together IKEA furniture on their 3 day weekend, I talked the Mr into my very own desk. In his very sports oriented office.
It fabulous no? It even has little spindle-y dividers on top that I can put my ribbon on. However, the creating of a space for me, meant that the entire office had to be re-arranged. Furniture, computers, bookshelves, all the "extra" items that wandered in (you know what I'm talking about). And of course, I needed to organize all my stuff...
I'm still bringing boxes of scrapbook paper downstairs (from my closet where they were hidden away) and have found lots of little goodies that I totally forgot about buying. I may even be inspired to do a little goodie bag giveaway soon.
So, I know there's a light, it's just getting really hard to find it when both my morning and evening commute are in the dark.
After school wasn't that much better (though the sun did manage to make an appearance), as my computer decided to load my personal settings for 2 years. It made me miss my 4:30 exit. *tear*
*wow, that is a really scary picture of my forehead. Sorry!*
And while I'm pretty sure I should go to sleep soon to ensure that my morning commute stays the course, I find myself drawn to the Whatever, Martha mini-marathon on FLN right now. The vicodin and muscle relaxer make it all sooooo much better.
"Just what I wanted!" (can you beat that smile)
The Mr. took a unique approach to name tags (To Ewe, From Mi)
Favorite presents? That's easy!"Louisiana Girl" Flat Wallet
Our Christmas Day was relatively low key. We set up Magnetix roller coasters, stored jewelry in a lovely new jewelry armoire, and tried out the bluetooth. We also took a trip to our favorite cinema- Alamo Drafthouse- for a late lunch and a Bedtime Story. Movie was cute and a light hearted touch to the festivities.
The day after Christmas was as loud and chaotic as Christmas Day was quiet. I braved the 7 A.M. Target crowd for a little gift card shopping spree. Let me just say that $200 will buy you a lot at half off! I was back home revelling in my success (mercury glass candle sticks, red glass birds, glass trees) by 7:45. I'm already planning all the fantastic displays I'll be able to create!
But that was only the start of the day, we still had to pack up all the remaining Christmas presents and hit the road for a 7 hour drive to good ole Russ Town for the second half of our family Christmas celebration. The celebration that involves lots of food, and a serious game of bingo. The celebration I'll blog about later :)