This post is a complete jumble from my to-do list. I do this occasionally; for whatever reason, writing all of these things down in exactly the same way they pass through my brain helps me to actually get them done. In fact, this entire week has pretty much been a product of my brain unwinding from finals. It seems to be taking longer to unwind each semester, so just bear with me for one more random post. Things should return to normal next week and I can finally share the stuff I’ve been working on in the living room. For now…
I still want a crazy, kooky rug for the entryway. Haven’t found one yet. But this Jonathan Adler rug I spotted a few months ago during an Atlanta blogger shopping trip is still dancing around in my head. I know I’ll find the right one (and for the right price) eventually. Maybe I’ll just paint a piece of drop cloth until then.
Speaking of bloggers, Amy from ModPodgeRocks (who also lives in Atlanta) and I went on a trip to a local “hackerspace”. It happened over a month ago and I still haven’t finished the post on it yet. As a peace offering, here is an unbelievably flattering picture of us both from that trip:
I have a huge pile of laundry and dishes to clean (though not the same pile). And now, thanks to Merrypad, I’m also realizing I need to clean my washer, too. This business of cleaning the stuff we use to clean other things just seems so fundamentally wrong. Like washing soap with toothpaste.
And speaking of washers, I’ve been saving up to buy a new washer and dryer set that doesn’t look like it’s been scrubbed with dirt. Why, oh why, do appliances ever come in ivory? As if slightly yellowed is ever a good look? I am very grateful that I’m getting close to being able to cross this large purchase off my list (there are other things, like a new TV that doesn’t have a broken screen and a grill for cooking food somewhere other than the kitchen – but that’s for when I start that remodel project somewhere later this year). The money is coming from something else I haven’t shared with you yet, but that’s only because school was sucking up all of the organization brain cells. Now that I have a month off from school to concentrate on this, I’ll share it the second it’s ready to launch.
The azaleas in my back yard have now exploded with pink all over the place (this photo was taken about a week before all of them popped). I still love the photos I took of them last year. And with that, my creepy back yard now looks like a little enchanted. I’m thinking of taking some extra funds (whenever they appear out of nowhere) and paying the neighborhood kids who ask to cut my grass to help me get this place looking more purposeful.
But first, as I mentioned, it’s limb-trimming weekend. A few of you sent me some concerned warnings about being safe when my Dad and I get crazy with the
Cheez Whiz pole saw – I promise I’ll be careful! But I am actually very excited to get these things out of the way and see more sunlight shining over the back yard.
K, enough rambling for one post. So much to do, and I am determined not to waste my first weekend off from school – no matter how much it rains. What are your plans?