8.31.2010

Objects of desire...

Still pluggin' along...

The highlight of my day yesterday, other than moving stuff around in my kitchen, was my Weight Watchers meeting.  3.8 pounds down from last week.  Simple pleasures.  Another highlight...a bag of tomatoes and peppers from my friend and her husband.  Almost every Monday night I get a bag of tomatoes from them, and they are delicious!

Going to get the puttering in early today...I have a novel tempting me, and I don't know how long I can just let it sit on the coffee table!

8.30.2010

A new day...


Almost every day this month, I've thought about a blog post..but there seems to be nothing much going on in my life to write about.  Sad but true.  I've decided that all of that is going to change, beginning right now!  I'm not saying that I'm bored OR boring (jeez, I hope not, anyway!!), but it seems to take so very little to make me happy.  I'm usually quite content to be at home, either puttering about, or doing absolutely nothing.  All summer long--heck, it's been way longer than that--I've mentally wanted to clean and organize the house.  During other stay-at-home vacations I've had long "to do" lists made...from organizing closets to scrubbing floors and walls...and none of it gets done.  What I'm best at, it seems, is thinking about doing things and compiling lists.  What I'm not so good at is the follow through.  This.must.change...NOW!  Recent spurts of activity...like the beginning of the month cabinet redo...were accomplished by just getting out of my chair and doing something.  Well...I'm on vacation this week and have NO list.  So far, all I've done is transplant  Greek oregano and a rosemary plant into the clearance planters I picked up at Lowe's after work yesterday.  That and try to artfully arrange the kitchen window overlooking the back enclosed porch.  Clutter, clutter everywhere, but by gosh, that window sill is finished!

8.08.2010

How I spent my Sunday...

Here's what's for dinner...Moussaka, Weight Watchers style.  The main ingredients are still there, and it's quite flavorful...very low fat, very delicious.

I've been up to my usual things...sitting around doing nothing, mostly--then I get hit with a burst of inspiration and can't stop creating (a mess usually).  Today's spark came from a bit of a cleaning rampage yesterday.  I have a pine jelly cupboard wedged into a tiny corner of my bathroom.  It's stained dark and is kind of primitive.  I had to pull it out of the corner to mop and wax the floor, so I decided it was time to update it.  I pulled pages out of an old foreign language dictionary and ran them through some liquid starch.  They now cover the back and shelves of the cupboard.  The outside of the cupboard has been painted white.  After the paint dries, I'm going to put a bit of antiquing wax on it.  It's amazing what all I pulled out of that cabinet...old makeup and creams, hair things, lots of Megan's old stuff.  It's good to do something like this the day before garbage day!

Before...

Page liners...still drying

After...the paint is still drying, but it's finished (except for the antiquing wax).  I put a piece of lace inside the wire opening in front...can't wait to move it back into the bathroom and load it up!