Friday, July 24, 2009

Kids fed... check.
Kids bathed... check.
Kids to bed... check.
Enjoy shiatsu massage chair and peace and quiet simulatneously... check!

It's been a long, hard week. My brother was in the hospital Monday through Wednesday, and while he's back home, we still don't know what is causing the numerous problems that keep reoccuring. I just hate it. Also, the man who coached me for many years in multiple sports, who is also the father of a friend of mine, passed away this week... from cancer. Such a wonderful, wonderful man. I can't get his family off of my mind.
But- it's now the weekend, which means this difficult week is coming to a close. And our weekend looks pretty promising. :) Today included my husband being home half a day (to compensate being gone all night), painting trim (ugh), and buying numerous project materials for our 'work day' tomorrow.
Work day? Oh yes! My in-laws are coming up to help us get some things done, and I am SO excited. We've been in our house 18 months now, and our entry way is still this vinyl fake wood print that was chewed up by the previous owners dogs, that... I attempted to rip up months ago and was told to stop by my husband... so, aside from the ugliness of the pattern, you can pick it up and reveal the concrete below to the midway point. Very classy. Just what I like guests to see right when they walk in... Ahem. Not. Also on the agenda is installing new light switches and outlet and their covers. Because currently they're black. And hanging. Very safe... especially with two children roaming around. And the last big 'to do' I'm hoping for them (the boys) to accomplish is hanging up trip and crown moulding in the kitchen and hallway bathroom.
Meanwhile, I'll be painting my rear-end off. Because I'm pretty sure I have enough trim to paint to last until I'm 82. I'm oh-so-close to having every inch of formerly stained-but-peeling wood trim painted white in our downstairs, and it has been no small task, let me tell you. Especially considering that two of the rooms have chair rail. That's double the work! Taping TWO edges! Whose idea was it to paint this stuff anyway? ha. ha. I love the result, it's just a lot of stinking work.
I'm also hoping to paint my hallway tomorrow, pending the completion of the trim. I've hated the color I chose originally since day 1. I bought a new color months ago, but it's been sitting in the closet... waiting for the trim to be finished first. And now, I want to lighten the new color I chose- it's just a little darker than what I'm envisioning.
Anyway, it's going to be a busy, full, fun day tomorrow. It'll feel so good to finally do those finishing touches. I won't feel like I have to explain to everyone who enters that our house is a WIP (work-in-progress). And of course, I'm looking forward to our time with our family!
My ten minutes of massage just stopped, and that means it's time for me to get to work. Sorry for this boring post... I'll have pictures of completely projects soon- hopefully!


  1. wow I'm excited for you to get some work done! I know you've been excited to have it done for soooo long!

  2. Yay for you. It must be the season for home improvement projects. Tomorrow we're putting finishing touches on the "new" kitchen, cleaning out the shed, and having a bonfire (to burn all the junk in it that's flammable!)... all before my cousin's wedding at 2pm. Wish me luck! :)

    PS. I don't know what this shiatsu chair is that you speak of, but I think I want one.

  3. Can't wait to see pics of the updates! I can't imagine how hard this week has been on you. I pray with all my might every day that they figure out what's going on with JD and he can enjoy the rest of his summer. He's such a trooper!

    Enjoy your day of home improvements!


Leave your thoughts, questions, answers here!