Who says a Spring Chicken can't wear fabulous shoes?? Check 'em out, lol!
This e-card from came from Victoria Trading Company (just giving credit where credit is due) from my friend Martha. The caption is "Happy Birthday Spring Chicken". Now, where do you think I can get that oh so chic outfit to go out to dinner with my fabulous husband tonight??
Trying to learn this new way to load pictures that Blogger has promised would be easier. Easier to load and size maybe, but not sure if I should have written text first. Anyway, Bob took these pix to show the new color and I love, love, the color ( thank you, jano, for the assistance), it is different in every light and my kitchen has many different gradations of light and shadow. None of these pictures show the color exactly, but you can get the idea. I really wanted some artsy shots of specific areas, but apparently I don't communicate all that well. That and I am not at good at visual displays as I would like to be, lol!
This is the barren eating area that we have never used to eat in. The microwave has to live here for many reasons, no counter space being one and also the there is not enough room over the stove. That curtain ( tablecloth masquerading as a curtain) is on a double window. I would like to have a built in shelving unit built under the window and I could put plants etc there. It would probably end up being a place for the cats to watch the outdoors. There is no electrical outlet on that wall and no easy way to get power to that wall without making a mess of the new paint. It has been suggested that I make this area into a sitting area with a couple of comfy chairs, but as nice as it sounds I still need a place for the microwave and I also think I would feel psychologically cold there in the winter so near the back door( to the left of that window). Of course you can't see the whole kitchen layout in these pictures, so just use your imagination and give me some ideas, OK?
Has anyone else been having a problem with "weird comments" lately? I have been getting an anonymous spam comment or two every once in a while. Just an annoyance, really...but in the last couple of weeks they have been becoming more common and just today I received over 20 comments on posts as far back as 2007. A great way to revisit some of my old posts, but pretty time consuming when there are that many and they are in CHINESE. Not that they are any harder to delete in Chinese, I am just sayin'. So, sadly, I have enabled the word verification feature and hope that this doesn't cause anyone not to leave me comments. I love your comments and it makes me so happy that someone actually reads my less than prolific (lately) posts.
In other non-news, it is cold, it is wintery and I am over it already. Bring on spring. And oh yeah, someday it will be light enough for Bob to take pix of the new kitchen color before it gets too dirty and you can gaze with awe at my new "tile" backsplash behind the stove.
The wise men or should that be Wise Men, have arrived and I am ready to take the rest of Christmas down and put it away for another year.
The reason I started ruminating about this whole "when do I discard/put away Christmas" question was because I heard an ad for a car dealership on December 26th. The ad screamed (why do car dealerships scream at us anyway??) "the 12 days of Christmas are over and the 12 days of sales have begun" and I thought"NO", the 12 days of Christmas have just begun, we need to wait for the Wise Men to travel the many miles with their gifts. It just makes me think that we are in such a hurry for Christmas to get here that we forget that it is a 12 Day Season. We anxiously put Thanksgiving to rest and start Christmas decorating the day after and are off and running. Then the minute the gifts are unwrapped we are tired of the whole thing and usually exhausted from all the work as well. Remember reading stories when you were young about families decorating their trees on Christmas Eve or maybe parents decorating late Christmas Eve and the delight of the children as they discovered the tree on Christmas morn? I'm not saying that that is practical nowadays, but I am just waxing nostalgic here.
Okay, enough said, just wanted to get that off my chest. Hope the New Year is a fabulous one for one and all!