Sunday, November 14, 2010

Small Victory

Not a lot has been going on around here, but I did manage to rectify the framing situation.  Thanks to some urgings from my husband, a quick trip to Lowe's, and some muscle and brains (not from me), we got the frame up on the wall.  Unfortunately the rest of the photos didn't turn out so well, but you've seen this area before, so hopefully this will do!
I hope to be getting my behind in gear and get more projects started around here.  Otherwise it is getting to be a pretty boring read.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Come on, peephole

This post could alternately be titled What a Hoot.
I am sitting on the couch again, though this time I don't feel quite as worthless, when to my internet-browsing eyes should appear an interesting sight.
To which I turned the computer toward Byron and said, "Should we get a peephole?"
It doesn't happen very often, but he had no response.  I guess the best way I could describe his response was a silent giggle.  He gathered his composure, and to my surprise, said he actually like the owl.  (There was also a chick and a flower, that I saw.)  Now truthfully, installing a peephole in our front door reminds me a little too much of a hotel or apartment.  Do people in real houses actually have these?  Just a few weeks after we moved in, our neighbors house was robbed (nice welcome to the neighborhood) so I am all for increased security measures, but I don't know if this is the way of going about it.  It is just too humorous.
Image found here.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A little bit of nothing...

Monday night I came home from work tired.  Tuesday night I came home from work exhausted.  Tonight I came home from work and I feel totally spent.  I have been trying to muster up some energy, picking up a few things here and there, loading the dishwasher, but I'm not really doing much.  I got a little frustrated with my lack of energy that I was bound and determined to complete one of the projects that I had been putting off - hanging a picture.  I have done that before many times, but tonight it was a total fail.  To start with, the frame was 18 inches square, but the picture inside is only around 4 inches square.  So the frame is a lot of wood.  In the back, there is a little part carved out and a cleat for hanging.  Apparently the normal type of hook that is usually our fall back won't fit with the cleat.  Too bad we didn't know that ahead of time.  Now I am just left with my picture sitting on the floor and a hole in the wall.  Lovely.  Project = not tackled.
I have just been feeling like that lately.  I am tired, which makes me feel worthless.  And I don't really have any projects that I am working on at home, so I don't feel like I'm accomplishing anything.
I don't know if I shared this, but a few weeks ago Byron and I went to IKEA.  On our list to get were cabinet handles for the kitchen.  Mission accomplished.  We got these.  But now they have been sitting on the table for three weeks because I am too scared to start attaching them.  Since when have I been intimidated by a DIY project?  I just feel so overwhelmed.
I know that seasons like this happen in life.  And I know it won't last forever.  I will rally.  And I will conquer the kitchen handles.  So I guess this was a little bit of me giving you one part getting things off my chest and one part apologizing for the boredom around here.  For now, though, I'm off to take a nap!