Monday, November 16, 2009

we painted.

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these are the befores and afters of my dining room. the new colors are called interlude [the light one] and french press [the dark brown]. i'm incredibly satisfied with how well it turned out. the boy is gone hunting and he has the dogs, so it was much easier for us to paint - although, it was still a fucking huge project.

this morning i woke up with a pounding headache - maybe from twisting at odd angles all weekend? maybe from fume inhalation? at any rate, i called in sick and vegged out on the couch all day, with my little roaring fire and down blanket. now i'm waiting for pizza to be delivered because i was too lazy to leave the house.

Monday, November 9, 2009


i treated myself to some chocolate chip cookies from mcd's tonight. the guy got a big caramel frappe - yum! those are one of our favorites, and new to the mcdonald's in town. we were rewarding ourselves for raking and bagging the front yard in like 2 hours; let me tell you, that is truly an epic feat. we stopped at 9 bags, a half hour into dark. we probably could've even gotten one or two more, but we were tired, cranky, and ready to relax and eat dinner after work.

still, i was sweaty and needed to shower, so i ended up giving the puppy a shower with me. she was a dull, grimy shade of white from her weekend up north hunting, and had a small oak tree's worth of leaves in her pretty feathers. she is now clean and smelling yummy next to me, while i cuddle on the couch and enjoy my reward. it feels well deserved. :)

i would post a pic, but i didn't think about it in time, and just polished off the last one.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


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it is beautiful out today, completely unlike the bleak, freezing weather we have had the whole past week. i have my windows open, and the smell of the fall breeze is amazing. dale is enjoying the warmth up north at his family's property - i stayed home and have been catching up on some much, much needed sleep. today i will watch football, knit, and eat the cookies i baked last night. :)

Monday, November 2, 2009


i was inspired by wendy's post about her desk. i mean, for some reason, i like to be nosy and see how other people function. that's neat, right - like a museum exhibit or something. and anyway, *i* spend alot of time at work. more time than at home, probably, so it's pretty important that my little box is cozy. wanna check it out?

this is a poorly-stitched panorama of my cubicle. in it, you can find things like a little etch-a-sketch; twilight branded band-aids; my jungle of animals, including lion, monkey, & hippo; ipod touch with bose earbuds [crucial!]; a fairy wand; vampire bust; and my 'what up dog' greeting card.

just out of sight is the 'insane asylum' sign hanging on my overhead bin.


here's to a clean slate.