Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Day 59 of 2023

I know I haven't finished my unspecified animal crochet project, 
but this yarn arrived and I need to sneak this project in. 
It will become a crocheted hat very soon.


Monday, February 27, 2023

Day 58 of 2023

It's a very gray, rainy, windy, tornado warning kind of day. 
The daffodils and day lilies think that means spring.


Sunday, February 26, 2023

Day 57 of 2023

The fake facial hair. 
The silliness.
I don't think I can handle it.


Saturday, February 25, 2023

Friday, February 24, 2023

Day 55 of 2023

I've been a real homebody this winter. 
I don't get out much so when I did get out today and saw this sky, 
I knew this was the picture for today.


Thursday, February 23, 2023

Day 54 of 2023

I'm still at it. 
Different day, different room. 
I'm almost done and then it's practice, practice, practice.


Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Day 53 of 2023

I am taking a wonderful online quilting class from Bethanne Nemesh. 
Today I watched about five hours of class. 
I am very impressed by her knowledge, experience and teaching style.
More happening tomorrow.


Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Day 52 of 2023

I finally got the rug placed back in the guest bath today 
along with a couple other small tasks. 
It seems that last 2% of the job is so hard to get done. 
I feel ready to move on but know
 I really can't until this one is completely finished. 
There are just a couple more things now, 
but I have to wait for caulk to cure.


Monday, February 20, 2023

Day 51 0f 2023

Cousins at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis enjoying learning 
about dinosaur food preferences in the most recent new exhibit.


Sunday, February 19, 2023

Day 50 of 2023

Does anyone else love a good tile (quilt) design at a restaurant? 
This one is on a wall behind the hostess stand.


Friday, February 17, 2023

Day 48 of 2023

I took some time today to re-read the contents of a very special 60th birthday gift
 which I put into an album so I can read it whenever I want. 
You can see the original gift here.


Thursday, February 16, 2023

Day 47 of 2023

After a valiant effort to change the faucet ourselves, 
a professional was called in to do the job. 


Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Day 46 of 2023

We had nice silent, staring conversation
 through the window this morning. 


Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Day 45 of 2023

These are called Raindrop Drawstring Bags
They hold a good amount of Hershey's Kisses and conversation hearts.


Day 44 of 2023

It's too late to start now but I need to make some little gifts for tomorrow. 
I settled for just fabric selection and pressing tonight.


Sunday, February 12, 2023

Day 43 of 2023

I've made my first charcuterie board. 
I wanted to make something fun for game day with a football theme 
and after getting some inspiration from Pinterest, 
this is what I came up with. 
It was delicious.


Friday, February 10, 2023

Day 41 of 2023

Today I did the scary (to me) thing. 
I know it's not perfect, but it will be better.


Thursday, February 9, 2023

Day 40 of 2023

After taking up some of the carpet at the Old House, 
we knew we would need some type of trim piece 
to transition from one level of flooring to another. 
I have searched the wood trim sections of the home improvement stores. 
I found nothing there and have described to employees
 what I was looking for. 
They have sent me to the sections with the ugly metal transition strips. 
They are not what I am looking for. 
Finally today, at yet another store, 
I found a nice employee who was very knowledgable 
and seemed to genuinely like helping customers. 
He sent me to the right department where I did find the piece I needed
 with the exact profile I wanted
 and had been describing to everyone to no avail. 
I was starting to think that I was making up something that didn't even exist. 
I feel better now. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Day 39 of 2023

It's my opinion that all towels could benefit from having hanging loops. 
I'm taking care of that today.


Monday, February 6, 2023

Day 37 of 2023

Welcome to guest bathroom adventures. 
Today while removing old caulk and grout, 
I also needed to remove one loose, wobbly tile. 
After removing that tile, the one next to it also came out. 
Now I need to replace two tiles and figure out what to do with that large gap
 where the backing board doesn't reach the tub.
Tomorrow I will definitely be doing some research. 


Sunday, February 5, 2023

Day 36 of 2023

I'm learning a little about electrical work today 
so I can replace two switches and an outlet. 
Fireball was very helpful.


Saturday, February 4, 2023

Day 35 of 2023

Did we discover some beautiful floors in this old house today? 
Yes. Yes, we did. 


Friday, February 3, 2023

Day 34 of 2023

A few paper hearts have gone back up. 
Egg carton snowman gets to stay.


Thursday, February 2, 2023

Day 33 of 2023

I'm not sure why it took me 35 years to change the Contact Paper 
drawer and cabinet liners in the guest bath, 
but I am so glad I did it today.


Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Day 32 of 2023

I'm not very good about remembering to water my plants
 so when I do the small ones they usually go into the sink
 for a little shower and then a good soak. 
I am working on habits lately and hope I can find another weekly habit 
to which I can attach this one.

(Please don't worry. I will wash and disinfect the sink 
before working on any food prep or dish washing in this same sink.)