Friday, August 1, 2008

Dog Days of August

Happy August 1st!!!! The summer has flown by and now the very, very last of it is here. And it's HOT!!! and HUMID!!!! Reminds me why I like spring!!!

Speaking of "hot"---we had a "hot" little time last night! We went with Penny & her hubby to see a production of "South Pacific" put on by the church they attend. "South Pacific" is one of my favs--love me some musicals!!--and this was delightful! I really like local plays--if you let your imagination go, you can sit and imagine you are right there on Broadway!!! Anyway, the BABA did an excellent job! The songs of "South Pacific" are so familiar--I almost sang along. But, I restrained myself (for the benefit of all others attending) and just tapped my foot.

Before the play we had dinner at one of the all time best pizza places around---Hideaway Pizza! Yummy! It's strictly an "okie" business, so you'll have to come to Green Country to try some, but hey! it's worth the trip. They have all sorts of pizzas with quirky names. Penny had "Pizza of the Gods"! Moi? Just good ole pepperoni!!!

Ok now--put your thinking caps on---Do you know why it's referred to as the "dog days of summer"???? It refers to a hot, sultry time. A time of lack of activity. Guess the "dog" part of it is due to the fact that one just wants to lay around all the time. But that's rather unfair! My dog still wants to go out and chase the ball or take a walk--it's ME who wants to lay around. Perhaps a better phrase would be the "slug days of summer" or the "sloth days of summer"!!! I think dogs across the nation would appreciate the fact the name is changed!!!

Ok, yes, it's early, and yes, I didn't get enough sleep last night, and yes, I am rambling! I think the heat has definitely affected me! I can't sleep well, can't think straight, and earlier this week a co-worker and I had a MAJOR spat! It ruined my day, her day, and made the workplace quite tense. It's ok now. But you know, I just hate it when I weaken and react to what's going on around me! Especially when it's sooooo trivial. Don't you think I could blame the heat? Temporary insanity!

Enough rambling---obviously my life is quite mundane this week! Maybe I'll have some excitement this weekend that I can share with you. Or maybe I can get my thoughts straight! Either way, have a great August 1st!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Preview of a Work in Progress~~~~

This is a preview of the room I told you I was working on. I have all the painting done, and some of the decorating--but not enough that I want to show you yet!
As you can see, I put stripes on the walls. It's real subtle--in fact, I think they show up better in this picture than in actuality! I did learn a valuable lesson--don't use a colored chalk to mark lines!!! I ran out of white chalk after one wall, and just grabbed a lavender one. Bad Idea!!! Very, Very BAD!!! The white chalk wiped right off---not the lavender!!! It smeared and just faded a small bit--and believe me, I used every kind of cleaner I could find. It's a wonder the paint is still there. So, I took a small craft paint brush and went over the light color about 7 times and the darker color about 5. And it was no picnic!!! In fact, my legs are sooooo achy from doing the "squats" to paint the lower walls!!! But, all in all, I am going to be quite pleased when I get all the decor finished. The picture on the wall is made up of notecards I found in Colorado. The photographer took pictures of daises and put them on a black background. I fell in love with them, and they work perfectly in this room!!!

Now, my extra bedrooms are small---very, very small. But I want to show you the other bedroom that I finished last summer (I think). I came down about 12 inches from the top of the room and painted solid white. Then the green, and capped the white with painted moulding. I read somewhere that this draws the eye up and makes the ceiling appear taller. Along that same line, I hung the curtains higher and sewed panels on the bottom to make the purchased curtain longer.

I think it turned out quite nicely! Oops---I don't have the pillow shams on the pillows yet!!! Well, trust me when I tell you the sheets compliment the comforter and colors in the room!!!
This is the view of the curtains.
And then another view of the room and my junky little shelf!!! Maybe I should have opted for doors!!! One of these days I may make a little curtain and velcro it on the outside of the shelf. For now, I'm bored with this room and off to other projects!!! One of these days, I'll show you my red/black glazed bathroom!!! It's my favorite in the house!!!

So, this is what I did this weekend, along with rearranging furniture in the dining room and living room, and cleaning out the kitchen cabinets!!! Just got a wild burst of energy, had the time and went all out!!!

I'm going to sit back today and take an hour off. And then to buy groceries!

Have a great day!!!