I've had a few spare moments to post an update, but I haven't because. . . well, I'm lazy.
Here's what we accomplished last weekend:
First, since the weather was gorgeous and not so stinkin' hot, we headed outside and attacked the insane bush that was trying to take over our front yard. Like, literally.
[I hear Sheldon's voice saying to me, "Literally? Literally?" Yes. Literally.]
|Imagine the branches extending to cover the grassless areas on all sides and that's how huge this thing got. Also, you can see my bro & sis-in-law's house through the trees over there. Hiiiiii!|
There are still a bunch of roots we need to dig out but this is a HUGE improvement over the way it looked previously. I'm pretty sure it will come back just as big as ever next year.
Then we took our exhausted selves inside and I started cleaning the mantle that I got several weeks back.
|You can see the left crevasse is "cleaned" out and the right one is still dirty. This is even with using my cleaning toothbrush to get in the corners.|
Once it was cleaned as well as it ever could be, I let it set and dry off for a few minutes.
Then my hubs got to measuring. And making pencil marks on the wall. And drilling. And drilling and drilling and drilling.
|It's up! The color stands out a little more in person. Our walls are Mourning Dove by Olympic.|
|Here's how I decided to decorate it. For now.|
I had spray painted our new light for the breakfast area earlier in the day, allowing it to dry while we were puttering outside. We just need to purchase a new rewiring kit and it'll be ready to hang.
This coming weekend I have set aside to paint the chair I got in PA. Hopefully.
We're also counting down the days until vacation. After the past couple of weeks I've had at work, I sincerely need one.
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In other news, our little guy is getting so big! He's over 4 months old now and weighs almost 5 pounds! This is significant because occasionally he still forgets himself and attempts to claw his way up my leg when he wants attention.
I'll leave you with this bit of cuteness: this is his post-dinner snuggle habit.