Thursday, November 8, 2007

It's been a hard days night . . .

Well, I feel the need to clarify and then apologize. Clearly I had no idea how bad things could get when I ranted about sawdust over a month ago, but now I know. And honey, it ain't a pretty picture!!! Sawdust don't got nothing on insulation! I do believe that stuff is of the devil, sent straight from the HOT PLACE!
We've kicked the "remodel" project into high gear and have been at the house as much as possible including weekends. My body truly aches in places that are completely unimaginable. But with the aches and pains comes a sense of pride and accomplishment. It is getting done and WE are the ones doing it. Plumbing and electrical have been completed and today the last of the insulation was reinstalled. Let me tell you that stuff is nasty. After taking an extra long shower, I still feel as though I have tiny shards of glass stuck in my face, hands, arms and neck. It's even oozing out from my eyeballs, which are still burning 9 hours later. The sheet rock should be going up the middle of next week. I'm hoping to get some sort of painting done before us 4 girls take off for the "big city", even if it is just primer. We'll see though.
Well, I'm off - I should be sleeping like a log (or was that dog?).

Friday, November 2, 2007

I'm in heaven, I get carried away . . .

It's back!!! And I'm a happy, happy woman!
If any of you ever watched Ally McBeal - picture with me the episode where they go thru all the steps to truly enjoy a latte'. First, hold the hot cup in your hands and let the warmth permeate into your fingers. Next, bring the cup up to your face and before taking your first sip briefly smell the delightful scents wafting from the opening. Then slowly, very slowly, take your first swallow. Enjoying the taste of the coffee and the spiciness of the gingerbread and the bite of the nutmeg sprinkled on top of the fluffy, light whipped cream.
It is glorious, it is heaven, IT is a Gingerbread Latte'!