Sunday, May 24, 2009

New Kid in Town

DANTE, our new boy!

I'm becoming kind of a lazy blogger. We've been mad busy. First of all, last Wednesday was our 25TH Wedding Anniversary! People are really impressed by that. My friend Kevin started volunteering at a nearby shelter that day and called me that they had a standard poodle! A friend for Leo, YAY. I was practically breathless til I could get there to see him. I went with Kevin on Thursday and met this poor guy who had been found in the woods in extremely bad condition. He is not a standard poodle, but probably a labrador/poodle. We went back on Friday with our dogs, everyone seemed to like each other, so we took our new boy home and named him Dante. He is ridiculously smart and sweet.

We are also busy getting ready for the kitchen demolition tomorrow! No more white plastic cabinets. The plumbers start on Tuesday, followed by electricians, followed by us. I bought my kitchen paint yesterday. I finally remembered to buy the low VOC paint, and it's a light mauve, sort of a lilac color. (Sherwin-Williams Duration Paint, Wallflower) Here's the wall where the
base cabinets and sink and dishwasher will be.
Today, I finished painting the secondary front door that I'd not-quite-finished after we moved in. I glued and clamped a small crack in the yard sale chair I got for J's room. I've started painting it orange, definitely a two-coat job.

I'm not sure why I was so convinced that I had to hand-sew the trim onto the shower curtain. I machine stitched it on last week and it came out really nice. Then I started to hand stitch each little hanging loop, which was incredibly tedious. Somehow I ran out of loops, I don't know what happened to them because when my mom was here, we counted out the number I needed to sew on. I have to go back and hope they still have that trim.