Monday, January 25, 2010

Week 3

Jan 18: We had many days of dense fog. It's hard to capture it but this was my drive home from dinner with friends on Monday night.
Jan 19: Alan gave me an amaryllis for my birthday. It has been growing about an inch a day.
Jan 20: I had a nice surprise in the mail today. Amanda sent me this book I had asked to borrow. It's written as a series of letters so she thought it appropriate to mail it to me. I couldn't wait to start reading it this weekend.
Jan 21: I finished putting together the last of the furniture pieces - # 4 (2nd bookshelf), 5 (coffee table) & 6 (end table. Well, I didn't have to put together the end table but I did plan ot replace the knob with one that matched the rest of the furniture. Unfortunately the sucker wouldn't budge. I asked some boys to help and they couldn't get it to budge either (thank goodness I'm not a whimp!). Jeremy ended up drilling out the screw head to remove the old knob and replace it with the new matching one.
Jan 22: I went home to see my parents for the weekend. I snuck out after dinner to see "The Young Victoria" at Liberty Hall. Fabulous movie! And I love the uniqueness of Liberty Hall.
Jan 23: While JT and Dad got barber cuts at Mike Amyx's...
Mom, Sharon & I did a little window shopping downtown and I took them to see The New Show at Signs of Life that my friends put together. This is one of Darin's sculptures that is on display (and for sale).
These are my favorite pieces in the show.
Jan 24: JT and I got a lot of play time this weekend.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Week 2

Jan 11: The glorious afternoon sun shining into my currently bare living room.
Jan 12: Piece #1 - I put the new tv stand together.
Jan 13: My birthday. Gayle made me a cake and Jane made cookies which we ate at biblestudy.
The b-day card pile. Jan 14: Piece #2 - the first of the bookcases gets assembled.
Jan 15: My birthday party entailed rounding up a few friends and going dancing at Margarita's. It was a fun night with a great group of friends!
Jan 16: Piece # 3 - The new couch has arrived and I am loving it. Man, I have good taste!
Jan 17: Over a year ago, Heather Y and I took some gourmet cooking classes. We finally got around to putting together a dinner for a few friends and trying out those recipes. Pork Normandy - pork tenderloin with apple brandy sauce and apple chutney, salad, roast potatoes and carrots, bread and I made a tarte tatin for dessert. Good food & good friends. It was a good thing my living room was practically bare. We pulled the dining room table out there and added on a card table to have enough room for everyone.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Week 1 continued

Jan 4 - I decided to take down the popcorn ceiling in the living room. Good-bye, glitter, I will not miss you. Jan 5 - Remnants as the process continues.
Jan 6 - The paint clothes come out for priming & painting the ceiling.
Jan 7 - Mom requested chocolate chip cookies to bring home this weekend. Yes, there are some missing. It was quality control.
Jan 8 - In Lawrence, the Christmas snow has not melted and they've added a few inches. This is Mom & Dad's back deck.
Jan 9 - I'm thankful we didn't get snow like this in Wichita.
Dad is home from his hip replacement surgery. Barkley is happy because he's the only one who shares bits of his cookies.
Jan 11 - Mom made me a birthday dinner. JT helped blow out the candles on the cake.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Week 52/Week 1

It seems it was a busy week. Lots of pictures to share.
Dec 29: Treated myself to a pedicure for New Year's Eve. By chance I chose Janel's favorite shade, "I'm not just a waitress."
Dec 30: Declaring war on the popcorn ceilings. Bedroom #2 before.
Bedroom #2 after.
Dec 31: Our fantasitc new venue for Pathways' New Year's Eve Party - WaterWay Cafe in Exploration Place
Dancing the night away.
My fabulous friend & co-planner, Lindsay.
Jan 1: Saying good-bye to the hide-a-bed that the previous home owner left in the basement. Tanya & Chris got engaged on that couch. But Sara is giving it a good new home.
Jan 2: So, I might be a tad stuborn & independent. I moved the purple couch & loveseat to the basement by myself. My living room looks like a bachelor pad now. I'm awaiting the arrival of newly purchased furniture, and in the meantime will remove the popcorn ceiling while the room is cleared out.
Jan 3: JT's birthday and no major plans, so I braved these fine road conditions to drive 3 hours to Sharon & David's house to spend time with him on his b-day. Yes, that is the interstate.
The newly minted 5 year old who was very excited about his snuggie from Grandma & Grandpa.
Trying to get the goofball to hold still so I could get a good picture. His cousin Amber had spent the night. We had a good time playing together. Happy birthday, buddy. I love you very much.