Hi everyone, I hope that you all are enjoying this Valentine's Day.
I also hope that everybody had a good weekend.
The weather here has been improving and we were actually able to open up our front door today. The storm door is still closed of coarse but it was nice to let a bit of the sunshine and air in the house.
My dogs always enjoy it when the door is open as it gives them plenty of excuses to bark and bark and bark! So I finally closed the door just a bit ago. I've also noticed that the sun is setting later which is so nice.
We, well I, had a very busy weekend. I wanted to do another "Collections" post but I was just too busy with Jake being home with bruised ribs and Katie, well Katie was gone most of the time.
She went to my son's house to babysit for this one....
most of the day on Saturday. Oh but I'm jumping ahead of myself. I have a rare photo to show you. If you've been here long enough you know that Katie's (My youngest,16) best friend spends the night nearly every Friday night. Also on Friday evenings, the girls get ready and go to church for kids night.
They really enjoy this and now that Kate is driving it makes life easier for us! I'm sorry, on to the photo that I actually got "Permission" to post, which for Katie is rare! And if you've been here enough you will know which one is Katie, if not, just guess!
The girls were getting ready for church and I thought the double turban towel heads were cute!
now I can go back to Saturday. Katie was gone all day and I had to wait on, I mean take care of my helpless husband all weekend!
When he is home, the dogs are ALWAYS by his side, always!
They are so spoiled, all three of them!!
As badly bruised and injured as my husband was this weekend, I was amazed that he was able to play so many video games! This is a good thing as it kept him busy while I worked on a project of my own.
Our teeny, tiny downstairs bathroom has a teeny, tiny wood vanity that had seen better days. It was stained wood and had been scratched and stained over the years. I have no idea how old it is as it's been here before we were which is over twelve years now.
I only regret that I didn't get a before photo of it but I just sort of last minute decided to work on this and jumped right into it on Friday afternoon. I sanded it first, primed then painted it. One of the drawer fronts was broken off and the drawer itself had long since been broken. So I decided to paint the drawer front and glue it back on the vanity. I also painted the little shelf that sits next to it.
The shelves will be hard to see in the photo as this bathroom is so teeny, tiny that I couldn't get far enough away to get the whole photo but you'll get the idea. I finished it today and was very pleased with the results!
Little by little I have been learning to use more of my husbands power tools and fix things that I never have before. I don't like having to rely on others to fix everything for me and since my husband is only home four days a month, I'd like to be able to take some of the burdens away from him.
I am getting better with the tools and handier but I still have to learn to tackle some basic plumbing. This very much intimidates me. And my stepfather was a plumber! My husband is excellent with plumbing but I just feel that I should be able to learn to change a faucet at least! And while I know enough to shut of the water before doing a plumbing project, I still have a fear of water flowing uncontrollably, everywhere. It's just a fear that I need to tackle some day.
If the weather keeps cooperating I plan on caulking and painting all of the outside windows in a few weeks. This is something that I have done before and am quite good at, but there are 15 windows on the first floor that need to be done desperately and I am not looking forward to this!!
Well that's enough about work. I have one last photo for you. I love this one. Jake and I were having homemade popcorn Friday night. Our pug, Ruby loves popcorn. The picture is self explanatory!
That, my friends is her look of desperation! And yes, she did get a piece or two. I don't like to give the dogs too much table food, but every now and then, I'll let them have a piece or two.
Well friends that was my exciting weekend. Oh I almost forgot. After Kate got home from babysitting Saturday, Jake and I were able to go to church together. This is rare. I am usually alone. So I thoroughly enjoyed having his company!
I have a busy week scheduled but I still want to do another post on
"Collections" so I will try and fit that in. And if I haven't visited you yet this weekend, I will be there I promise.
I can always find the time for a visit with a friend!
Happy Valentine's Day, you are all sweethearts to me!