Saturday, October 13, 2012

Saturday Musings

We, and by "we" I mean my brother-in-law and I, and even then, mostly BIL, finally got the kitchen painted. Last year, in the spring, we had plumbing failure in the shower above the kitchen, and the leak made a really nice paint bubble. Rather than try to match the "designer" (really boring) color, I opted for a warm, ruddy terracotta color. Was going to do it as an accent wall, but we liked it so much, we continued it to define the kitchen part of our living space. We have a tiny "living room" (used as a den) at the front of the house, and the stairs separate that from the back part of the house which is a great room - kitchen, dining and family room. I absolutely love the floor plan - 3 different spaces but everyone can be together. Was wonderful our first Christmas here, all the family except my youngest sister and her family and my BIL were here.

Painting the kitchen gave it a whole new look which I really like, it offsets the very neutral beige tiles, and it makes the white tiles of the counter (which I absolutely detest) look very bright.

Other things going on this beautiful autumn Saturday...

One boy is at Cedar Badge training for Scouts, the rest (including Mr. Laura  and BIL) are finishing up Oldest Son's Eagle project. I am training laundry and cleaning the house. As soon as the self-cleaning house is invented, I'm going to get one. Other things going on - I want to write, AND, I have the goodies to make Christmas presents for the extended family. Since we will be seeing the in-laws and my folks around Thanksgiving (but at two different times), I thought it would be really smart to get their gifts done to send home with them. Less business for the USPS, but yanno.

On You Tube - it started as a walk down memory lane listening to Ed Ames (I remember my parents had The Best of Ed Ames on 8-Track and tortured us with it on a regular basis on road trips), I managed to segue into listening to Jim Nabors and this.

So much for the day being very exciting. I think I have a date now with my dust rag.

I'll just leave you with this thought for the weekend. Have a great one!

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
William W. Purkey


Hippopotamus said...

Your kitchen looks gorgeous! I love that warm, inviting colour!
You and BIL did a very good job!

Valerie Parv said...

Lovely colour, Laura. Want to be back there making bruschetta at our retreat. Maybe next year?

Laura Hamby said...

Thanks, Angie!

Wouldn't that be fun, V? I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Cecelia Dowdy said...

Speaking of kitchens, I wish I could get mine remodeled! Some of the floor tiles are cracked and loose, the dishwasher has water coming out of the sink, onto the floor. The cabinet under the sink - the door rotted a few years ago from all that dishwasher water! We got a carpenter to replace the bottom of that cabinet, but, the cabinet is door-less! :-(

Laura Hamby said...

:( Bummer, Cecelia. Hope you get a remodel soon. :)