Friday, February 25, 2011

Feline Friday

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Miss Mina kitty loves to spend her day playing with the little soccer ball toys that we have in the house. She loves to play with just about anything that will roll quickly and can be tossed around. The day of the Super Bowl we spent more time watching the cat attack the screen where those football players where tossing around the ball. Who ever had the ball was the one that she was leaping at the screen to attack. I'm not sure but I think she would make a great football player. She would claw their eyes out to get the football and run like mad to keep it! Oh and all the quarter backs better really look out cause she really doesn't seem to like any of you hog that football and keep her from getting to play with it.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Now What?

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Last week saw the final painting of the final walls in the house. I no sooner had all of the paint brushes, rollers, and other paint supplies cleaned and had the thought go through my head "Ok now time to get started on those ceilings!". Actually the ceilings are going to wait just a little bit longer for right now. There is a whole long list of projects that I have. Sadly some of my next projects like new ceiling fans and blinds are going to cost a bit more than the painting did. But slowly and each pay day there is budget being set aside to go towards all those things. Let's not forget that there are also projects outside the house being done too. Sometime this week there is going to be some more fruit tree's bought and planted. I'm not going to bother trying to list out all of the projects because this would turn into the never ending post then. There is more than enough, and there is a want to get a good amount done here in the next couple of weeks before our much warmer weather starts to show up.

In the mean time I will try to take some pictures and post them of all of the area's of the house. and I'm also going to figure the answer to "now what?".

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Little Diva

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Just a quick picture of Chey (a.k.a. my little diva) from this past Friday's winter formal. She had a wonderful time!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Keeping Busy

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What has been keeping me from posting on a regular basis? All things house related of course. Painting, planting, planning, all thoughts are currently tuned to a just about the house process. Last weekend while waiting for the call that Mina was out of surgery and ready to be picked up, I removed the 5 foot mirror that took up the entire wall of the half bath off of the family room and painted it. (You can see the mirror in the reflection of the new smaller mirror that is now in there.) After finishing that project it hit me that I only have one large area left to paint! The living room and dinning room are going to be the last rooms to get their new color added to the walls. Don't think that all of the painting will be done then though...oh heaven's no. There is an issue of the ceiling needs painted. It seems and looks as if they used several different kinds of white for the ceilings in here and that is something that I plan of fixing. There is also an issue of very large not needed or wanted mirrors in the other bathrooms that need to come down and get the walls behind painted before new mirrors go up. So I guess when I add all of that I'm not really as close to being done painting as I first thought.

Ever so slowly though I am getting to the point of starting on other things of my list of "Changes I want to make" to the house. The list is really pretty long, but keeping with the set so much aside each pay day for budget is working out very nicely. Also trying to alternate between work inside the house and landscaping outside. Our first fruit tress have been planted and the area has been planned out for planting more in the coming weeks. The apple trees right now just look so very small and lonely. I have been mentally drawing plans for flower beds in the front of the house, and wondering if Trinity doggy would leave some alone in the back yard area. Probably not since she has a real love of digging and chewing on things.

Anyway, these are the things that are keeping me busy right now and away from posting. Plus then add on just being Mom and having to transport kids from here to there. I will continue from time to time though to put something up here to share. I hope that everyone has a great Sunday.