Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The equivalent of tongue-tied

I guess that would be writer’s block, hmm?

Not much to say this morning. I try to throw up a daily post during the week, taking the weekends off. (Which is ridiculous, because I don’t have a 9-to-5 weekday job; I have seven-day weekends every week.) But sometimes there’s just nothing in my brain that needs to come out.

Lessee, I finished painting the end table bases yesterday and they look great. I recovered the lampshades and they look “homemade with love,” if you know what I mean. But they’ll do; I might be overly critical of my fabric-glue skills. My husband didn’t even notice! I guess if they were truly ugly he would have said something.

I’m knitting four little bunnies for Easter gifts for the four younger grandchildren. I think the 8- and 12-year-olds are beyond the stuffed bunny stage, and I’m sure they do, too. This is the simplest pattern in the world – knit a square, sew a few strategic stitches, stuff it and you’re done.

I found time over the weekend to walk on the treadmill both days, about 40 minutes each time. Today looks like a great day to walk outside. I have a haircut appointment at 1 p.m. and my volunteer gig at the prison tonight, so that means a morning walk and no time to work on any house projects today.

I’m anxious to start sanding and priming a curio cabinet that is currently a hideous gold color. I’m going to paint it dark red, to match our couch, and then apply a mahogany stain to it. Then I’m going to sand some of the edges to make it look all shabby-chic. I just hope it works.

Still maintaining that 8-pound loss. I’m pretty much convinced that in order to lose more I’ll have to go back to Phase 1 for more than two weeks. I’m not quite ready yet, but I’m getting there.

I wasn’t so tongue-tied after all, was I?


  1. Oh, gosh, that bunny pattern is adorable and will have me checking out the stash for something suitable to try too!

    I am new to your blog and I likes it - sounds like you are busy at the moment, at least it stops the nibbles.

  2. Those bunnies look adorable!

    You've been quite the busy lady and I'm impressed (and jealous!) I don't think you're tongue-tied at all! You have a lot going on.

  3. Sounds like you are enjoying the home furniture redeux . . . that curio sounds like it will look so chic - I love red.

    Nice 40 minute walks on your treadmill. My parents have a new treadmill collecting dust. I really need to jump up on it.

  4. Yay for the 8 pound loss maintained!

    I was thinking of you the other day, while I was googling the country music marathon for 2010. It's nagging at my brain, that I want to run a full marathon in April 2010 for my 40th bday. I know it's a year away, but I figure I'll need a year to train to run 26 miles. Maybe if you're in the market for a 1/2 (or full?) next year, you'd sign up? I haven't signed up yet, but if I run one that's likely to be the one since it's close & I have family in Nashville.

    Your furniture changes sound lovely.


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