Tuesday, February 22, 2011

This is what I get for being nosey

The house next door to us has been recently vacated.  I decided to poke around a bit.  (are you surprised?)

The moving out was entertaining for us neighbors.  Especially the water bed mattress that I was sure contained a dead body.  Thankfully my neighbor Elizabeth is up on her Dr. Bass non-fiction books and was able to ascertain that the water bed bladder only LOOKED like a head, shoulders and back.

So, I am examining the beauty in shards of broken glass from a patio table.

I turn to continue snooping and I see this:
yes, I screamed.  As you would have too.  The previous inhabitants were in cosmetology school.

At least the kitchen didn't look like a meth lab.

That is one BIG tree right on the west side of our house. It is the main reason why I don't enjoy storms.

Next time, cute stuff, not scary heads.  Promise!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

ta da

Jonathan has an old telescope which is very cool but needs a new lens.  In the meantime I took the neat old wooden tripod and made it into a lamp.  Yes, I did the wiring and did not electrocute anyone.  Fun.  Of course now I want to make lamps, lamps, lamps.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

That's better

DSC_0325, originally uploaded by lisacooper100.

I finally put a bed skirt on our bed. I have been putting this project off because I knew I would have to hem a king size bed skirt, ugh! It turned out to be so easy and elevates our bedroom from the "grad school squalor" look we were rocking.

Tomorrow I will show you the cool thing I made with electricity!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Spring hopes eternal

After a brisk walk this morning I snapped some shots of signs of spring around the yard. 

Lenten Roses ready, daffodils peeking, foxglove holding fast...

Looking ahead but enjoying the moment

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New things

Today I followed some great advice I received when Anna was a baby.  "Sleep when the baby sleeps".  I never followed the advice when my babies were babies so I decided to put it to the test today.  My girls still (thankfully) willingly take naps. I know, I know, don't hate me.  Well, especially don't hate me when I tell you that I took a lovely 2 hour nap with them today. 

New things:

Swim lessons and a note from Anna to her Daddy about what she "lund" (learned)

I bought an old suitcase at the thrift store and recovered the inside and added some ribbon trim.  As I suspected, the girls love it.  I am amazed at all the the things it becomes.

Lucy whispered to me the other night: "sweetie baby is half doll, half human".  (sweetie baby is up on the left)  I think Jonathan has been reading Stephen King to them at bedtime.

Why, why, why does she already give me this look?

See you tomorrow.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Let's think about summer

Here are some photos of my yard from this summer.  I have plans for enlarging a flower bed this spring.  I need more sun in my yard for my plant taste.
I made the above photo to remind myself that the inpatients next to the hydrangea need to be white.  Those two colors together are like fingernails on a chalkboard.  Of course the hydrangea hasn't bloomed until this year and I wasn't even sure what color it might be. 

I still think about our great yard on East Scott. Wasn't it great??

Enjoy your day and for my friends in the blizzard, please be safe!

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