Last night I hosted a Birthday Party for my friend Barbara. Just seven of us old biddies...er...middle aged women eating, laughing and having a fun time eating Chicken Tarragon Crepes, Seafood Spinach Crepes, Roasted Beets and Buttercup Squash. That was followed by a decadent Apple Cranberry Bread Pudding made with a lovely Challah Bread. Yummy in my tummy! Did you used to say that when you were a kid?? Anyway, sorry no pictures or recipes because I tend to wing it.
Now for the Horror Story of the fireplace. Many of you have probably already spotted it. When I was finally finished with all the brick, I taped off the sides and top to give the mouldings a nice fresh coat of paint. I used new blue tape ( Shurtape, not 3M) and when I removed it just hours later, it pulled off all the gold wall paint. Never fear, I had almost a gallon left so off to the basement I trudged, opened the can, stirred like crazy only to find that whatever binder Benjamin Moore uses does not last for 6 years, darn! I put some on the wall anyway and all it did was dribble. So off to the paint store where they don't have samples in this color ( it is 6 years old, OK,OK), so I have to have a quart mixed ( from the label on the can's lid) and pay $17. Remember this was supposed to be basically a free project!! I ran home and used less than 2 Tablespoons aka one ounce of paint on the white stripes. I went out for an hour to give it a chance to dry and hopefully darken. No!!! See those goobers on the wall, now the whole room has to be repainted , which it *does* need, but I don't have the energy or $$ to do it right now!
End of Horror Story and I am over it now.
On Sunday October 26, tomorrow as I write this, please go over to Rabbit Run Cottage and wish our dear,sweet friend Susie Q a Happy Birthday. Apparently she is throwing herself a party! tell her I sent you.
Thanks for the kudos; I love you all.