Bit, by the busy bee bug!
Apr. 20, 2010 2:54 pm
Updated: Apr. 22, 2010 4:31 pm
Once again, it's been crazy around here, but in different directions! The satellite dish went out for my kitchen tv a few days ago... waiting for the mail to bring a new one, so began hanging out in the back sitting room (loosely translates to JUNK ROOM!) The plan had been to paint back there after finishing with kitchen and dining rooms, after kitchen remodel last year. Painting was finished, and began the tree skirts... They are on hold, obviously.
Trying to be the "frugal" one my dad raised, checked out my stash of partial cans of paint, went and bought a gallon of white, and spent time over the past two days painting, thinking YUCK, and set about dumping these assorted mixtures of cinnamon (my bedroom paint,) and white. I now have 5 containers of various shades of (yuck) tan... Bingo! Remembered I had a partial can of mustard yellow left from yrs ago... A splash of it in a batch of pinkish tan, turned into a warm, medium dark tan... The two exterior walls are all glass, with brick/block construction about 3 feet hi under the windows, which I painted in the cinnamon, lightened only slightly with white. Having so much trim work all around, decided to do it all in white semi-gloss, and then all plaster (including ceiling) in the lighter shade of tan. So, now that the tan has a warm tone to it, believe it will look quite sharp! Perhaps I can get back to painting back there tomorrow!
Today, I am awaiting UPS delivery of some bedding... Not at all pleased with the UPS right now. December, sis called to ask had her gift arrived... no. She was told, it had been delivered... Ordered the bedding, I was told, delivered. Called the store back??? We show delivery on your front porch. Funny, I was home all day, and never heard a delivery truck in the cul-de-sac! My order was shipped again, and should be delivered today! I keep checking the tracking info provided to find only, "out for delivery." We'll see! Keeping fingers crossed, would hate to have to call the store back... AGAIN! Seems the US mail gets it right...
Forgot to add regarding the tv, I was informed that the boxes are interchangeable, so late last afternoon, removed the dead one, replacing with the sitting room box... Once again, I am back in my "nest" at the breakfast bar, but now have no tv to keep me company while I paint. Course, could just turn on music!! Felt strange spending the better part of 48 hours away from the kitchen!
So, that's the report on my past few days of silence. Am looking forward to doing some actual cooking today! Last night, frozen meatballs, jar of sauce, pasta and broccoli (steamed in the micro.) Do believe that tonight I'll actually peel some spuds to go with leftover ham I had in the freezer. I happen to love ham/scolloped potatoes, but usually heat some ham on it's own for J, as he prefers the two not be mixed together.
As always, enjoyed reading your comments of last time, keep checking in! Till next time...