The most requested thing for dinner around here? Noodles. With butter.

Friday, June 20, 2014

So ready...

So ready for summer.  Been waging war against Coldzilla for 12 days, also trying to get finals graded, grades entered, classroom cleaned and tidied, etc, etc, etc.  It isn't easy when my head feels like it has been stuffed with cotton.  Can't hear, can't smell, can't taste anything, can't talk without coughing.  Blech.

So ready to feel real again.

So ready to turn off the alarm clock.

So ready to have breakfast on the patio in a leisurely manner.

So ready for a bit of sunshine.

So ready to get caught up with laundry, grocery shopping, house cleaning, etc.

Wanna see my latest project?  I did this way before Coldzilla, but haven't really had time to post it yet.

This is a table I bought from Salvation Army about 25 years ago for $20.  It was just your basic wood table- stained dark brown.  I used it like that for a bit and then I moved and snazzed it up for my new house.  I painted the legs red and the top black- with a red and black checkerboard.  It was very Mary Engelbreit.

Then I moved and I decided on a more subtle color scheme- the one you see here- all black with a black and creme checkerboard on top.  The drawer held all the checker and chess pieces.  It was very convenient when kiddo and I got the urge to play.

Then I moved again, and there is really no room for the table in my house.  So I found room outside!

I painted the body bright blue, put wheels and towel holders and hooks on it, and put a sheet of metal over the top.  I had everything except the paint and the sheet of metal, so it only cost me about $30 to transform it into an outdoor table for my small gas grill.  The drawer now holds matches.

This is the view from the shared courtyard.  The wicker chairs usually go opposite the pew, and the coffee table is in the process of getting sanded and painted.  Orange, I think.  

The planters were all planted at this stage, but there was no growth (other than my boxwood, George, on the far left).  You should see them now- the peas are about 18 inches tall!

This bush is on the berm in the shared courtyard and it faces my patio.  I like it but I have no idea what kind of flowers these are.  Anyone?  Anyone??  Bueller????

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