Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Floored: Part 1

Two weekends ago we laid new flooring in our master bedroom - it looks amazing!!! More photos to come soon of the completely put together bedroom.

Step 1: Load most of the bedroom into the living room. The rest is loaded into the garage (pics of that to come soon too- you are going to die!)

Step 2: Rip up the old nasty carpet that has seen WAY better days. Notice that nasty row of dust bunnies against the wall where our bed used to be. Rip up the padding. Sweep up a ginormous mound of silt from under the padding.

Step 3: Lay the new flooring - keep shooing the doggies away that just want to help and see what all the commotion is about. Hubby had a pretty good system - he set up his saw right outside the window, took the screen out and just stepped into the backyard every time he had to make a cut.

Step 4: Finish the floor, replace base boards, move all furniture back in, admire our beautiful new bedroom, lay on the couch with sore knees, take a bunch of ibuprofen and go to bed.

Step 5: Coming soon! Pictures of the brand new bedroom!!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011


One of my favorite shops in Durango is Yarn. I just want to gather up big bundles of all that yarn and touch it.....I was lucky enough to have a whole hour here by myself during our recent trip to Durango. A whole hour AND a Visa gift card from work.....woohoo!!! This store is such a treat to visit - probably a good thing I don't live close or I would be in trouble. This yarn is so beautiful! And the staff is fantastic - I was having trouble with my purl stitch and they helped me figure out what I was doing wrong. Double woohoo!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Happy 70th Birthday

to Bob Dylan. I've seen him twice in concert and loved every minute of it - even if I couldn't understand a word he said.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Lovely Weekend

Dang Blogger was down most of last week....so I couldn't let you know where we were heading:) We spent the weekend in Durango....it was lovely as always. This time we took all three dogs with us and that was A LOT of work. Over dinner tonight we all decided we needed to go back this summer but without the puppies:)

Our cabin at the KOA - with a gorgeous view. The weekend included a lot of sleeping, some reading, some knitting, and lots of walks to the dog park.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mr Fu's Big Day

Mr. Fu had his first trip to the groomer on Saturday. He went from a muppety little ball of fur to a naked little whisp of a thing. We always knew he had a tiny little body under all that fur but holy geez....it really is a tiny little body!! It will be much cooler for him over the summer. We'll let his hair grow longer over the winter but this will be his typical summer cut from now on.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

My Mother taught me LOGIC..."If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you can't go to the store with me."

My Mother taught me MEDICINE..."If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they're going to freeze that way."

My Mother taught me TO THINK AHEAD..."If you don't pass your spelling test, you'll never get a good job!"

My Mother taught me ESP..."Put your sweater on; don't you think that I know when you're cold?"

My Mother taught me TO MEET A CHALLENGE..."What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you...Don't talk back to me!"

My Mother taught me HUMOR..."When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT..."If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up.

My mother taught me ABOUT SEX..."How do you think you got here?"

My mother taught me about GENETICS..."You are just like your father!"

My mother taught me about my ROOTS..."Do you think you were born in a barn?"

My mother taught me about the WISDOM of AGE..."When you get to be my age, you will understand."

My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION..."Just wait until your father gets home."

My mother taught me about RECEIVING..."You are going to get it when we get home."

And, my all-time favorite - JUSTICE..."One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like YOU -- then you'll see what it's like."

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Monday, May 02, 2011


I have not been very talkative the last few weeks. I'm not quite sure what it is but I'm in the middle of a serious case of the blahs....blah....blah....boah...blah. So I thought I'd just post my favorite quotes for the next little while. Hope you enjoy them:)