Thursday, April 10, 2008

It's Been a Week

Sorry--I meant to post more this week, but it's been one of those weeks. My oldest was very sick and missed 3 and a half days of school, and then the middle one came down with it--high fever and crummy tummy. My kindergartener decided to have the terrible twos that she missed when she was two. A six year old having a fit is not a pretty thing. Needless to say there were time-outs, toys confiscated, and grounding from friends. After she was done with it all, she said, "That was really silly of me and is was all about a dumb old sandwich!" Phoey--I wish she would have realized that two hours earlier. Then there was a little drama with some girlfriends. Luckily I played the mediator instead of being one of the parties involved. My super van (it's 12 years old and has 160,000 miles on it, but I enjoy having no car payment) had to have the brakes and rotors replaced--something about a new teenage driver riding the brakes. Then the van died on me today. Hubby came and jumped it and then it died again when I got into my subdivision. I pushed it by myself to the side of the road while my six year old drove (or steered). Hubby thinks it is (hopefully) a loose battery cable. He came to this conclusion after spending an hour taking the alternator out, having it tested, and then two hours putting it back in. Okay, enough whining for now.

I thought I'd show you a picture of my "hutch". this used to sit in my neighbor's garage and I would tease that if they didn't have room for it--I could find a place for it. A few years later, they moved to California. I came home on the day they moved and found the hutch sitting on my back porch. They had started stripping it (which made me sick--it has awesome chippy paint!). It has been yellow, cream and now is chocolate brown. The chocolate is probably my least favorite color for it, but I painted it when I moved it to my kitchen so that it would balance out my chocolate brown wall in my kitchen. I think it will go red next. I keep games in the drawers and I had a little stereo in the opening, but it was moved to my son's room. I want to put a wine rack in there, I think. I was always going to put chicken wire in the doors, but never have.

I also thought I'd share my little collection of white creamers that I keep on my kitchen windowsill. I like their simplicity. They also come in handy to hold rings, etc, while doing dishes.

Luckily, I get to melt the stress of the week off by heading to the hot springs tomorrow with my three fantastic friends for a girl's night away. Have a fun weekend!

PS--If you click on the pictures you can see much more detail. I have a clawfoot from an old tub holding up my cookbooks, a 90 year old autograph book that was my grandmothers, molds of my angel baby's hands and feet, and a few other fun things.


  1. Wow, you got that free?!! I think it will look great painted red.

  2. Sorry to hear about your kids being sick.I'm glad they are doing better.I love that hutch.It will look great in red.I have one that I painted black a couple of years ago that now I want to paint Creamy Ivory.I know that is gonna be a huge chore!Probably why I keep putting it off!LOL.

  3. I just love your Blog! I think you have great ideas and a creative mind! I will be back to see what you are up to!

  4. I adore the white creamers!I have a few myself and want to keep adding!


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