Monday, August 30, 2010

Someone buy my furniture...please!!

So far there has been one bite on the furniture.  I'm hoping it will sell very soon because the mistress (aka the Chevelle) will want to be brought home soon.

I spent some time today going through the room and making a pile for keep, donation and for sale.  Surprisingly there was not as much stuff in there as I thought.  I should be able to make a nice pile in the center of the room while I take down wallpaper and do wall repairs.  I was originally planning on painting the room red but figured it would be too dark for knitting and sewing.  DH said we can do the master bedroom in red which makes me very happy!!  Now I'm back to looking at light colors.  Here a just a few I grabbed from the store the other day that caught my eye.  So far, I'm partial to the coral color (center top row).  Please note the tacky a$$ wallpaper that I need to remove.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Finally starting on my craft room....

Today DH took his mistress (aka the Chevelle) to his shop so we could fill the garage with the furniture that we are trying to sell from the front guest room.  All the furniture is out and posted for sale.  Tomorrow I plan on spending the day going through what's left in the room and purging some stuff, perhaps donating some fabrics.  I'm very excited about finally getting started on my craft room!!!  I have a good idea how I want to set it up with my sewing table, cutting table, fabric cabinet as well as adding bookcases and a small couch or futon.  There is a lot of ugly a$$ wallpaper to take down and old carpet to rip out.  There is also dry wall that needs to be fixed from before DH bought the place.  I think bribing dad with some of my home cooking should do the trick to get him to replace it.

I'm going to try and record the progress from start to finish.  So, for now, here's the room now (pre-purge).  When I get a chance I'll post dimensions as it's a good size room but hard to tell in the pictures.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Gray hair

First, let me share with you that I have gray hair.  Not a few hairs here and there and not totally snow white (yet).  I do have my generous share of gray and I'm only in my mid-30's.  I have embraced the gray, grown to like it actually, and refuse to ever color my hair again.

Today I stopped by a discount department store (no names please) and purchased a new handbag.  I didn't quite pay attention to the total that the sales clerk gave me, but when I got in the car and checked the receipt the total was less than the cost of the bag.  I thought there was a mistake or maybe I didn't read the price of the bag correctly.  As I looked over the receipt, there it was, clear as can be "Senior Discount".  While I'm happy to have the 10% discount, part of me has to say:

"COME ON NOW!!!! Do I SERIOUSLY look over 55!!?!?!?!?"