Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
(you know you wanna buy a Samsung now, right?? scary tv)
Roxy started out with Sherman the Sheep.
4 months later, and she just now managed to get into him. The toys are made with multiple layers of really thick material and super-strong stitching. And legs, ears, etc are all sewn on as separate pieces, so if they rip off an extremity, all is not lost!
Sherman got a severe beatdown daily from Roxy. He's about the size of a small cat and she would whip him around like he was prey. Seriously, she was obsessed with him for 4 months and just now managed to destroy him.
Thus, Howie the Horse came off the shelf, and as I type she just came wandering into the room, Howie in mouth.
Best. Dog. Toys. Ever.
(peace and quiet for Claire:)
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Dark ash - kinda like it...
Sled... I like this one a lot, but does it make it look like I need to hang up needlepoint ducks on the walls to match???
Spanish Galleon - nice and neutral... but is it boring??
The good thing about paint is, if you hate it, you can just redo it. The only problem with that is, I'm the only painter in this family (Tony manages to be gone when I decide to paint) and again, I'm lazy. So once would be nice, thanks.
Monday, March 9, 2009
While the lovely town that I call home is not quite as sexy as Barbie, it is safe to say it is more naturally proportioned.
50 years ago today, our little city was
I know I've rambled on before about the things that make the city great - plenty of trees, hundreds of miles of cart paths (there is a path entrance right across from our house on the other side of the street - easy access!), nice and safe area... etc. Of course there are the "cons" - lack of variety for shopping, eating, entertainment (we have to drive about 20 mins to even get to a movie theatre - but we have a Target, so I'm okay). But we are within a reasonable distance from Atlanta (ok, it's not reasonable during my morning and afternoon commutes to Buckhead). But you get the idea - I'm willing to trade a few things to know that if I want to leave my doors unlocked, I'll be fine.
Peachtree City is quiet and small, but so far it has suited us well.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
This week it went from snowing, to 80 degree weather. Can't complain about that!
With the onset of spring, I feel the need to plant things. Plants and I have never really gotten along (ask my mother - I did not inherit her knack with them). I like them, don't get me wrong, but they have a tendency to die upon entry into my house or yard... but I'm working on changing that. We have gotten a few recently, and I really want to get more! Nothing like some greenery in your house to make you lose the winter blues!
I love these little bud vases we have on our kitchen table, with trimmings from our outside bushes.
Come on spring, I need your warmth and sunshine!!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
One thing I have been planning on doing, but haven't gotten around to yet, is to take "inventory" of everything in our house. I want to go through and take pictures of every room of our house, and of every "larger" item - electronics, appliances, furniture, etc. This will be helpful for two reasons:
1. I always start a project, meaning to take a before and after photo, but I am usually too excited to get started that I forget. These inventory pics will be very useful for the blog! Haha.
2. For insurance purposes. Hopefully, I will never need them for this, but if our house burned down, etc - it is super-helpful to have records of all of the stuff you had, so a fair assessment of value can later be made (or so Tony says! He's in insurance, so he knows, right? Maybe they don't care about what's in your house...hmmm....). Of course, I will need to put the pics on an online album or something, in the sad case that our computer also burned, or drowned, or got tornadoed.
Not to mention, having a solid record of my pathetic first attempt at decorating our house will be funny to laugh at in 20 years. Hopefully, by then I will have more skills at that kinda thing!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Courtney and Byron came to visit, and it was nice to see her, and meet him, although I'm sure they were kinda bored!
Come Sunday, the rain changed to snow, and was really coming down fast. Weird. We were, of course, giddy like little kids - snow is a rarity, and this was the first (and hopefully last!) snowfall of the year. March 1, go figure. I kicked Courtney out, for fear she would get stuck with us (the horror!) and we went to frolic in the snow with Mikey and Kacy and all the dogs.
That's where the weekend went downhill. Roxy decided it would be fun to run away, full sprint, away from the house and down the cart path. That left about 10 directions she could have run, one of them being the woods that were currently flooded from all of the rain. It was still heavily snowing at this point, and we all split up to find her, thinking she would come running back.
Well, we all spent hours walking all over Peachtree City, with lots of friends and family out driving around too, on the lookout. After it got dark, not only were we all completely worn out and frantic, but it became clear that we would have to wait until morning, since it was so dark. The snow covered landscape didn't help either, as it kept playing tricks on us, thinking we saw something.