Friday, November 13, 2009


Sadly my friend left on Tuesday and I miss her. We took a trip to Vermont where Old Man Winter decided to take an early exploratory trip. It was freezing and we were staying right next to the lake ( Lake Champlain) so everytime we went outside our noses and eyes starting watering from the cold wind. The air was a balmy 38 degrees...bbbrrrrrr!

We played with paint colors for the kitchen. Remember I was agonizing over the choices and had pretty much settled on a color called Copper Mountain. Then I realized it appeared "dead" to me and in a complete about face I have decided to go with a cool, pale blue. I wish it was just a tad warmer, but it will warm up when all my plates are up on the walls, my copper is polished and I accent it with touches of brown and brick red. Right now the walls look like a prop from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. So many colors that didn't make the final cut.

We went for long walks in very New England feeling neighborhoods, but alas my camera is acting very strangely these days, so no photos. We watched the Celtics ( did you know I am a basketball fan?) and we saw Julie and Julia on Pay per View at our Hotel in our cozy jammies. It was so much fun.

Now it is back to the real world. The new stair treads are almost finished...the last four should go down this weekend and hopefully the painters can come next week. I am tired of having power tools in the way in my kitchen and having so many splotchy patches. I with my kitchen or house torn up. I am a creature of order!



  1. Your description of the weather was so good I was shivering. I have only been in New England twice and both times I was chilled to death from the wind. Nantucket and Rhode Island. I love the description of the kitchen colors. The copper color and terra cotta are two of my favorite colors to paint with. So glad you had a great time.

  2. It sounds like you had a wonderful time with your friend! Can't wait to see pictures of your kitchen when it is finished!

    I know what you mean about remodeling messes. I don't know what is is like to have a dust free home at the moment. Drywall dust, wood floor sanding dust, spakling dust...etc

  3. i'm gone, but not fogotten! JOY! it was so fun. thanks for taping all the leaves to the trees for me so i could leafpeep as well as housepeep! blue sky and high 70's in socal today. no wonder i'm confused! jkj

  4. Hi Janet,
    Such a lovely time you had.I still haven't seen Julie and Julia, I must be the last person left.
    I am looking forward to seeing your kitchen.
    Take care and enjoy your day,

  5. RYC- Well of course the fabric on the wall was Clarice's idea. I wasn't sure about it at first, but liked it and so I put up another one, the one in the children's library. It's my favorite spot too. Linda

  6. Glad you had such a fun time despite the chill in the air!!!


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