Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday Mornings are Simply Divine!!

It's Sunday morning - a very peaceful time - the sun is shining though it is still below 0c but I'm not about to complain. Lots of bird activity outside my window, my coffee is at hand, the washer and dryer are humming away and I had a great day yesterday.

I got a few of those little jobs done - put a second coat of paint on the coat closet and basement door, painted the trim around the patio doors so I  could put the curtains back up, put a new knob on the coat closet door, painted more trim and started to paint the wall heading down to the basement.

 Isn't that exciting - my basement door - FINISHED!
 Even more exciting - the coat closet - painted and newly knobbed!! (That sounds kind of kinky doesn't it?)
 Simple sculptural ceramic knobs - nothing fancy but a sight more attractive than the previous plastic ones.
 Trim is painted, curtains are back up - the area rug for this room is supposed to arrive April 2nd!!
More of the stuff from Talize that was previously sitting in a cardboard box.
 A closer up of the wire candelabra- I have a few different sizes.
 Probably THE MOST exciting photo - the snow is receding at about the same pace as a glacier! revealing my new flagstone patio.
My first completely empty can of paint - yahoo!

While I was engrossed in painting yesterday I had a text inviting me to a friend's son's birthday dinner. Having known the family for years I was happy to meet up with them at the Sweet Onion Grill for fun times and good food. The newest addition to the family - Sophie, age 3 months, got passed around and around with not a peep - she is a placid and content little one and yes, grandma let me hold her briefly!

 Grandma with Sophie...
 My friend Troy and Sophie...
 Grandpa with guessed it - Sophie!
 My best shot of the night - Ethan - the 23 year old birthday boy.
Blowing out the candles with a few of his wee friends!

Then I went back to Troy's house where we chatted for hours and enjoyed a really delicious bottle of wine. I'll have to get the name of it - it was a "staff pick" at the LCBO.

One of my readers, Kim, gave me a great idea for a challenge in April:

"How about an April 3 School Challenge? Bring home, gift, or recycle 3 school items each day. I am giddy with excitement about your retirement because I'm living vicariously. I'm not sure what I'll do with all my school supplies, books, decorations in 5 years."

I had written about the March Take 3 challenge which I summed up yesterday. So I've decided I'll accept Kim's challenge for April :) Thanks Kim for the great idea!! Tomorrow I'll post pictures of some things I've already brought home and then beginning Tues. April 1st I'll bring home 3 items a day from school. This is a completely doable challenge and should make clearing out my office and desk drawers a non-issue come the end of June. 

I LOVE getting ideas from readers. Keep them coming!!


  1. livingrichonthecheapMarch 30, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Wow, your house is looking all shiny and new! Your flagstone patio looks great, I always wanted to do that. Cheers!

  2. I agree about Sunday mornings. I really like your style. Those curtains are right up my alley.

  3. Are you for hire? Your home looks great and mine could use some work!

  4. I can smell the fresh paint from here!
    Jane x

  5. Wow, you got a lot done during the weekend. Glad you liked the challenge idea. My April challenge is going to be getting my 10,000 steps in each day.

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  7. What a sweet little baby! Actually, I'm just testing my keyboard here cause I can't type on Kim's blog. I think it's her version of wordpress not working with the old OS on my computer.


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