Sunday, September 26, 2010


For a good long while now, possibly years, the floor in our living room has been deteriorating. There were soft spots where I'm sure if I had stomped really hard I would have torn a hole in the carpet and gone right through. It was in dire need of fixing, thus - Cody to the rescue. Cody is a mate from work who is infinitely capable. Last year he painted our house and built new front steps. I felt entirely confident turning this project over to him, although I know him well enough now to double whatever he tells me in time and cost.

I should have taken more 'in progress' photos, but my camera battery was dead for the first day of the process. These were really just an excuse to take pictures of Cody, who I think is totally adorable ;)

It's done now and feels so much more stable :) I don't have to tiptoe around certain spots anymore. We still haven't put everything back where it goes. It's a process.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Special Plate part deux

Here's my other niece's birthday plate. I didn't get to see her open it, as I was busy being ill, but I hope she liked it. I wish I'd done a darker rim around the edge, like the purple plate. I think it would have looked more finished. Ah well, live and learn.


Wow, it's been an inexcusably long time since I last posted. I have no good reason why, just lazy :)

I went to the State Fair last month with the usual posse. I didn't blog about it at the time because the memory of the day is totally tainted for me. I came down with the most EEEVIL case of stomach flu ever known to man after I got home, and unfortunately the two events are linked in my mind. I can't see myself enjoying a fair again for many years to come. That said, it was a fabulous day before illness struck. My favorite part was the petting zoo. Here's why:

Isn't she gorgeous? These photos were taken with my phone, so, yeah, they suck. But you get the idea. Alex, this goat's for you :D

This adorable goat was very interested in my camera,
as you can see.

We all got our faces painted. I liked mine best. I felt like a pretty pretty princess... until I got home and started yakking my princess guts out :[