See-What’s-In-the-House Tuesday

I came home last night to a very exciting scene. This is what the bottom half of our staircase looks like:  This is what the top half looks like: Do you like how I didn’t vacuum the carpet for months so the before picture looks really really grimy?  Yeah, that was on purpose. Seriously though,…

Sunday Planting

I have made very short to do lists for Sundays lately.  It’s been wonderful. Yesterday’s only project was to plant a windowbox, and I accomplished said goal right before sunset. There was crisp air; there were sage plants and thyme plants and dirty fingernails.  It was a good cap on a day full of friends…

Cleaning, Hoarding, and Regular Folks

You may or may not recall that I tried a new cleaning schedule a while back.  It was in February of this year, to be precise.  I would love to report that our house is spotless and miraculous and a perfect representation of Type A cleanliness after seven months of a strict cleaning regimen, but…

Between Projects (a.k.a. Planning Time)

Scott is working on lots of things at the house right now, but his primary project is building window boxes for us from pallets we had sitting around.  I have to say, I was surprised when he suggested building window boxes.  That sounds more like a me suggestion than a Scott suggestion.  Obviously, I was…

Living Area Final Countdown

We’re finally getting close to the end of our living area projects.  Sort of.  There’s always another tier of projects after the current tier.  But the big, expensive, troublesome projects are almost finished.  Woohoo!  Peanut is still putting his good friend Duck in the middle of the action. We’re starting to move some furniture back…

Becoming Your Mother (The Happy Way)

It’s been obvious since I moved out on my own that I am in fact turning into my mother–slowly but surely.  The good thing about that is that my mom is pretty darn amazing.  If I have to come to terms with the idea that she and I will always be a bit eccentric in…

Of Baseboards and Mondays

Please forgive me for the forthcoming post.  It’s just a Monday, you know?  It’s ordinary, and I’ll be at work for a huge chunk of the day, and that’s that.  If that’s all you can stand to read about Monday, I humbly suggest that you skip ahead to the last paragraph.  Laughs await via the…