Wednesday, November 12, 2008

House update photos

Well, there's the front door. Four coats of paint. A new kick-plate and the door knocker is back in place. It looks so much better than it did a few months ago. And the red door/black shutters/white trim color scheme matches not only our Lakota East school district but also our University of Maryland Terps flag. There is balance in the force.

In other news, we finally got the family room painted. The only major thing left to do in there is to put up the crown molding. I'm not worried, it'll happen after the holidays.  Probably during the long, cold January when I'm banging my head against the wall out of frustration at the horrid weather. But now you can see more of what Brent did.  He's a rehab genius (and the guy can sing.)  I can't believe he's willing to be friends with two schmoes like Rusty and myself.

And yes, that is a cozy fire in the fireplace.  A fire that I built, while Rusty is away with Liam on the fourth grade trip to Camp Kern until Friday.  It's been cold and rainy all day.  I had no choice.

And this is our new Ikea purchase.

We needed something behind the sofa so the boys wouldn't put their foot through the back of it as they slide around the kitchen floor. And we need storage for the random hats, gloves, scarfs and shoes that are strewn about the entire first floor of our house. This was the best solution. The lamp on the side is not staying there.  There is also an oval, black framed mirror waiting to be hung above the fireplace but I'm too tired so there you go. 

P.S.  Notice the empty shelves.  I need to unpack some boxes in our storage area downstairs (some things I haven't seen since we packed to move to Maryland in 2003.)

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Cake Wrecks, anyone?

Holy cow.  If you haven't read the Cake Wrecks blog and you're looking for something to make you laugh hysterically? Click the link.  To get the full appreciation for the author, go back to the archives and read from the beginning (May, 2008.)

I'm going to be making sure I take a more in-depth look at the bakery case at Kroger next time I'm there...

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


I've been respectful.  I've been quiet.  I've not argued or belittled.  And I voted for Obama.  Because I believe he is a good man and he has good ideas.  I don't expect everyone to agree with me and I don't ask them to.  But I do ask that you quit sending the emails saying he's the anti-Christ.  Quit questioning my faith.  Or whether my Christianity is as valid as yours. It's one thing to disagree about politics. It's a whole other realm of wrong to start questioning someone's relationship with God.  I had hoped you knew me well enough to respect my decisions and know I make them with prayer and a lot of thought.  I'm not a poll number or a color on a map.  You know me.  So stop it.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

In this photo Sean is:
A.  Showing off his piratey hand-to-hand combat skills
B.  Reacting to Rusty's remark that real pirates don't carry smiley face pumpkins
C.  Playing air banjo
(Note: if you've ever met Sean then you won't be the least bit surprised to find out that the correct answer is C.)

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