Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Happy Hump Day!

Just stopping by to say Happy Hump Day! And to also say that I have been a very, very bad blogger lately. It doesn't mean I don't love you though! I have just been a little pre-occupied with a few things.
Tomorrow, I am taking another half day from work to head to Atlantic City, N.J.

How refreshing does this look? I'm going with my 2 sister-in-law's, and my mother-in-law. It should be a fun time, because they are fun people. A little break from the monotony around here.

This is where we are staying. I got my quarters all counted! (j.k.) Looking forward to a great dinner at Resorts International too. My Brother-in-law, who now lives in Maryland, used to be a chef here. Can't wait to hit the jackpot!
Then on Friday, I'm off to the Maryland sunset. I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday weekend. I'll be thinking of each and everyone of you!


Sunday, May 23, 2010

This is how I have been feeling most of this week. Down right lousy and no energy. I'm feeling much better today. I took a break from going to Maryland this weekend.
Yesterday, I had a surprise birthday party to go to for a girl I work with. It was really nice to see people outside of work, and she was really surprised!

Not a whole lot to report on this week. My daughter had her graduation from college. She received her Masters in Special Education. We are very proud of her. Took her to a really nice Italian restaurant, with about 10 other family members. It was very nice. Took Stella to the vet for her annual visit. She gained a pound, now up to 11 lbs. Little porker.
On June 7th, I am flying to Paris. I'm starting to get excited and anxious at the same time. Will keep you posted on this one!
Have a great week everyone!


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Renovation Update

Well, we arrived in Maryland on Thursday for our weekend crunch on our almost last leg of the renovation.
We made a stop at Loews for a few things, and Stella couldn't get to the house soon enough.

This is my daughter Amy's room before.

The first thing I want to say is I'm using an old camera, and it does NO justice to the beautiful colors we painted the walls. Her room color was called "Heavenly Blue". A beautiful aqua blue/green, but more blue than green. So pretty. Please note that these are not the finishing photos, as you can see.

No artwork or pictures yet. I wish you could see these pillows. The turquoise with the brown is really sweet! I was just happy to get a bed made at this point! All of the trim throughout is bright white, which I love.

This is the new bathroom we put in my Mother-in-Law's/guestroom.

The tile work turned out absolutely beautiful! I love it! As you can see, almost done.

My son's/guest room before.

O.K. Don't jump to conclusions, the doily is GONE! My Mother-in-Law put it there, and it was quickly removed. The furniture is old and will be replaced, but the bedding is new. I felt like a crack addict last week at Bed Bath and Beyond trying to find something warm and neutral (for this friggin' golf outing). This is all I could come up with for the moment. Besides the creases on the quilts, it looks just alright. The flooring is just gorgeous, and the brown/taupe walls with the white trim are saving me right now.

Hallway before. Son's room to the left, daughter's room, and Mother-in Law's room to the right.

Finishing touches. Beautiful color on the walls called "Guesthouse", by Benjamen Moore.

You can't see the painting hanging at the end of the hall, but it amazing! We found it when we were in Key Largo, Fla. It is called "Reversed Sushi". A fish, fishing for humans! Love it!

Stella got bored and went looking for her friend, Lovey. She is not usually a socially girl AT ALL. I did find time to let her roam for a bit yesterday.

For once in her life, she was in a playful mood. I guess Lovey wasn't.

Here they are looking at my hubby starting up the John Deer.

Time for some beauty rest, and I couldn't agree more.
I will have some final pictures soon, not that you care, but you don't have a choice! This has been my life lately, and I'm ready for a break.
I came home early (Saturday), and it feels soooo good to be home a day early.
Good golfing honey, and don't let that ball hit you in the ass!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Happy Thursday/Friday to Me

Hi all, long time no talk! Too busy of a week to feel guilty about not posting. I've been keeping up with you all, and miss you. I'm taking a half day at work today and heading to Maryland. My husband's golf outing is on Monday. About 15 guys will be staying at our house (friends from high school). He planed it this way, so we could get a rush on our renovation. I wasn't happy about this either! So, as we near the end, whatever is not done this weekend, he will have to live with until after the "golf outing"!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, enjoy the weather, and most of all, enjoy your life and your loved ones!!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I'm Still Here

Hi everyone. I'm sorry I haven't been around much lately but I have been so busy. I have no time for the computer this week, left my camera in Maryland and can't post any updates on the renovation. We worked really, really hard this past weekend. It was so hot too (around 92 and very humid), but the sunsets were very pretty. Couldn't put the air on because of all the dust. We are getting very close to being done, thank the Lord!!
I hope everyone is doing well. I haven't even had a chance to check in on you guys. Hopefully, tonight, I can make some rounds. Please bear with me, and don't forget me!

In the mean time, please have a wonderful week and enjoy this wonderful weather!