Independence day…

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Fourth of July.   We had a crazy and beautiful rain storm this morning followed by a nice, lazy day of swimming and watching movies.  Although we did go through a few things as we were sitting around but it really didn’t feel like work.

Independence day, I am thinking it works two ways here.  It, of course, refers to our awesome American holiday.  As I work through my first week of my 21 day challenge I’d like to think I am working towards my own independence day.  That probably sounds a bit cheesy or trite, but the more I work whether it’s drinking more water or getting some exercise I feel a little bit more free.  Sometimes I feel pulled down by everything that is going on, it’s good to have something that lifts me up.

Day 6

 1.  Water –  3 – 24 oz. tumblers

2.  Shimmy –  Episode 6 (Turkish bump, chest circle and Egyptian figure eight)

3.  Writing  –  Character review

4.  Exercises – Abs/leg workout and stretching

5.  Project –  Sort kitchen boxes and art crate (30 minutes)


Six days…

 Ugh, I can’t tell you how sick I am of being sick.  Don’t get me wrong, I am feeling much better than I was over the weekend.  I still have the runny nose, stuffy head and occasional cough, just enough to make me feel blah.

I want to scream because I have a bunch of stuff to do and no energy to do it. It’s not my usual complaint about Spring Cleaning either.  For the last ten days, my house has slowly fallen into a bit of a mess.  It was somewhat unavoidable, between all of the hours spent helping out with T.W. and the time that I have been sick there hasn’t been time to work on the house.  Next Wednesday, Kayla is coming to stay until Saturday, while Val and her husband take a short trip to the East Coast.  I’ve got to get this house back in order between now and then.

Six days…since I got sick, and, six days…until company comes.  Kill me now.  🙂


Another day…

I can’t believe I still feel so crappy.  I least I slept better last night, thank the heavens for Benadryl.  Sully was working from home so our ‘Community’ marathon continued.  I didn’t do much but rest.

Here are some fun clips from some ‘Community’ episodes.

Spanish 101 (Season 1, Episode 2)

Abed and Troy’s Spanish 101 rap, click here for the link.

Modern Warfare (Season 1, Episode 23)

Community Modern Warfare Trailer, this is a great fan made trailer that for the epic paintball episode of Community “Modern Warfare”. Click here for the link.

All clips belong to NBC. No copyright infringement intended.


Rest and recovery, Day 2…

I am still feeling blah, so today we watched more episodes of ‘Community’.

Here is my craft project that I did while sitting on my bed.

Here is the light switch plate cover that came with the bathroom set.

I decided to paint my other switch plate and outlet covers to match the rest of the bathroom.

My colors are a little brighter but I like the colors.  Sully thought they looked great.  I am going to look for some butterflies to attach to the plate covers.



Rest and recovery…

That sick feeling that I have been fighting off for the last few weeks finally won.  I am thinking it is a sinus infection given all of the fun sinus pressure type symptoms.  Unfortunately, Sully and Boo are also suffering from similar symptoms.

I spent most of the day with Sully and Boo, sitting on our king sized bed watching episodes of the NBC comedy, ‘Community’.  I wanted to be productive so I worked on some small craft projects while I was relaxing.

I had run by Joann’s in the morning, I was armed with a gift card and coupons.  I got some good stuff and there was still money left on the gift card.  Yay me!

This last week I changed over the decor in the master bathroom.  The Spring set is butterflies with orchid and light sage accents.  The first picture is a shot of the fabric shower curtain. The second, is one of the decorative towels on the new fabric for the curtains in the walk-in closet.  The last picture shows the curtain fabric with a coordinating print.  I might use the print for curtain tie backs, but I am not sure yet.  My guess is that I won’t be sewing today but maybe tomorrow or next week.


Here is the other project I worked on…Over the years, Sully’s mom has given me handmade cards with butterflies and dragon flies on them.  I have always wanted to frame and hang them with the Butterflies in the bathroom.

I started with these unfinished frames, I got a pack

of four at Joann’s for $5.99 (after 40% off $9.99). I white washed them by watering down Ivory Ceramcoat paint.  I used a foam brush to paint the frames.  The color ended up being pretty close to the unfinished pine color but we liked how they looked.I couldn’t find the original cards and I wasn’t feeling well enough to rip apart the craft room.  I found two cards that Martha had made.  I put together some pre-stamped pieces that Martha and I had worked on for the last two frames.  Here are the frames and handmade cards.








Now, it’s time for bed and more sinus medication.  Goodnight…


The Headache Corollary…

My more recent posts haven’t been very exciting or even original.  My allergies have been fairly annoying and this weekend.  I woke up Saturday with a horrid headache and suffered through the next two days trying to fight it off.

Sully, Boo and I spent the weekend having our own marathon of The Big Bang Theory.

Here are some of my favorite moments… click the episode titles for links to YouTube.

The Adhesive Duck Deficiency (Season 3, Episode 8)

^I love Raj’s face at 0:48 seconds, just too funny.

The Earth is moving.

The Psychic Vortex (Season 3, Episode 12)

"Goodnight puny human!"

All clips belong to CBS. No copyright infringement intended.