So another Sunday evening and I’m attempting to unwind after a long evening and a busy week. I have coffee by my side, my warm solace, as a sit here letting out thoughts from the day and the week gone by.
I may regret all this coffee later, but for now, it’s delicious and soothing, an enjoyable way to end a rather long day.
Speaking of my day. My daughter has decided she wants to start cooking a meal during the week and Sunday is the day she’s chosen.
Is that ok with me? Huh? Say what?? Food I don’t have to cook? I’m down for that. Soooo down for that.
I actually think she’s showing off her potential future wife abilities to her boyfriend who enjoys her efforts.
It’s like he’s studying and taking notes… “Can cook, check.”
Anyway, it is nice to sit down and eat and not have to do it. It actually gives me more time outside in the lovely afternoon working on my projects without stopping to make dinner.
In the process of watching all my kids ( who are adults) roam in and out of the kitchen and put dishes in the washer, I am semi-amazed to watch them barely crack the door open and work their plate or cups in without pulling out the rack and doing it you know, the easy way.
Like, “Hey, we paid full price for a dishwasher that completely opens to allow you to easily put your dishes in!”
I’m not complaining, I mean at least they are making the move to not leave them on counter.. but still I find it amusing…
Stupid things heard in the news this week….
Well, truth be known, I’ve heard a lot of stupid things in the news. I’m left wondering “did someone read that out loud before they decided to use it?”
For instance… “ The foods you choose to eat can impact your health”
Like really Susan? You mean if I choose to eat Cheetos, cheap convenience store hot dogs and wash it down with a Big Gulp Diet Coke followed by a King size candy bar for dessert it’s not the same as having a Salad loaded with colorful veggies and grilled chicken breast or having a whole grain sandwich with a side of fruit ??? And that will have an impact on not only my health but my ability to wear skinny jeans?
You don’t say.
Ah, there are so many other cheesy things. I need to keep a journal and write them down. I don’t know, maybe the world just lacks common sense and the news needs to remind us of that.
So yeah, whole colorful healthy foods are better for you than colored Cheetos AND your fingers won’t turn orange either…
In the ways of things that make me laugh….
I like to laugh. I love people who can make me laugh. We can be friends if you do that easily. If you happen to have my off beat, quirky sense of humor, that’s even better. Sometimes I find humor in the most unexpected things.
For instance, I was randomly trolling a online site looking for my next potential furniture project when I came across this photo….
Ok, my first thought was, ” another poor victim of that awful blue paint”. But then I was thinking, why on earth is her leg just stuck in that photo? Certainly she is aware that her leg is in the photo before she posted it, right?? Like, how do you miss it?
So I read through the brief description of table for sale. At the end it says “it goes to my knee”.
This dear reader, if you’re not following yet, is her unit of measure.
That is how tall the table is.
It goes to her knee.
I happened to have taken a sip of coffee the day I saw this and almost choked on it from a very un lady like outburst of laughter that was more like a snort.
I’m giggling sitting here writing this thinking again how insane that is… I mean.. my knee to floor ratio is like… 22 inches.
So, I don’t even know how tall you are Karen. How the heck am I supposed to know the length of your leg from floor to knee to know how tall that table is and if it would work for me ? IF I did want it in that awful color….
you’re laughing, right ? 😛
New things I’m perusing….
I got this book recently. A friend was reading it and I thought it sounded interesting so I grabbed a copy.
I am in the first chapter. He talks about the hierarchy of order in creation. He talks about lobsters of all things. Do you know if a lobster loses a fight with another lobster he not only loses his confidence but something more extreme happens. If a dominant lobster is defeated its brain basically dissolves. Then it grows a new, subordinates brain one more appropriate to it’s now lowly position. It’s original brain just isn’t sophisticated enough to manage the transformation from king to bottom dog without dissolution and regrowth.
Isn’t that crazy?? Yeah he does have footnotes to support that although I haven’t, you know, checked his sources.
That’s all I have to offer now on it. Lobsters can grow new brains. Ha who knew?
So the guy writes in a fun way that is already making me laugh ( see above how I feel about that) while getting his point across.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes life is busy and sometimes it is chaotic and well, rules are good to help keep balance, right? So I’m slowly picking my way through this when I’m not running.. or working on one of my many furniture projects…
Hubby tells me today on his way out… “Now no new projects ok?” Of course as he says it we both know…well yeah… he’s likely to find something new soon… haha
I however, smiled and told him probably not….I mean… unless something reallllyy awesome showed up 😉
Ok so, he’s a pretty cool guy and he really does encourage my shenanigans. He is my creative carpentry assistant when I encounter something that I can’t fake or learn on the fly… like.. building in the lower part of a drawer on a 1930’s vanity I scored last month.
Belle, as I named it, is almost done and will be ready for her debut soon and I’m so excited at how it’s turning out.
Not only did hubby create the bottom half he had to do some dovetailing on it ( that’s what you get with older furniture, those cool interlocking drawer pieces. Check it out…
So now Belle has a repaired usable drawer. I’m always amazed at the stuff he knows how to do…. Nifty right?
I also got to spend some time outside enjoying our emerging spring weather working on my antique Sligh dresser I got last weekend. Poor baby, it’s gonna need a ton of work. It’s pretty low on my project list right now, but I am going to try and do little things on it mixed in with my other stuff.
And I did get a new piece this week. The sweetest night stand that matches my project dresser, a real fixer upper, Eleanor that I mentioned in previous posts. https://sassyfitnesschick.com/2018/02/26/monday-musings-5/
In the beginning, I totally wasn’t feeling the love with Eleanor and almost considered flipping her in “as is” condition. I got it for 50.00 and in serious need of lots of veneer work. I’ll say this… I’m now done with the repairs (yay) and she’s ready for her new look and I am totally in love with it now. Both are a French provincial style and both will be painted the same colors.
Just look how cute this nightstand is…..
And I’m pretty thrilled it doesn’t require any repair work, it’s just ready to have it’s face lift 🙂
What about that cute little door on it? I love it.
Alrighty well that’s a wrap on my musings, thoughts and various fun projects. I can hardly wait to show you some more of my transformed sad pieces in the upcoming weeks.
Tell me how your week went. Have you read anything interesting lately? Are you enjoying spring weather yet or are you still trying to escape the clutches of winter?