Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Just checking in...again.

Hi friends!  Hope you all have been well.  I want to start off by saying I have been working my butt off pulling up carpet and stripping off 2 layers of wallpaper that has been covered by 2 layers of paint.  Yes, it is worth it.  I am doing it for my big little son so he can have his own room that isn't a pit.  And it is worth it because 12 years ago, I promised this old house (107 or so years old) that I would save it and help return it to its former simple beauty that existed before idiots came along and did their best to screw it up.  I am making small steps, but steps nonetheless. 

Sigh...I haven't taken my children to the pool as much as I would have liked.  I haven't been to even one free concert or farmer's market.  Fifi and Mark have not been round to visit MY house.  I haven't taken a picture in I don't know how long.  I haven't made any mosaic art in even longer.  But I'm okay.  One step at a time.  I am a crummy blogger in that I don't document every step of everything I do, but I love this old house, and one of these days, I will have some pictures of the "after" to share with you.  If I am actually willing to share them with you, it will be a miracle, because this redo is literally on a shoestring budget.  BUT hope springs eternal, so bear with me. Later today,  I'm taking my kiddos up to the mountains for a little fun for several days, so I will be out of the loop even more (no computer access-yikes!  I haven't gone "computerless" in a LONG time).

PROUD MOMMA ALERT:  In a photo that I did manage to shoot this summer, I have a picture of my gardening boys showing off the fruits (or would that be vegetables?) of their labors that the pesky squirrels didn't manage to make off with.  Radishes...yum.  They were so proud.  I think they tasted extra good.  From my little boys' hands to our that's summery goodness!

Until next time,

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  1. Hi Judy,
    I can't wait to see all the wonderful things you do to your home! And don't feel bad, Fifi and Mark probably will never come to my house!
    Have a wonderful time in the mountains.

  2. Well, have fun on your trip! Colorado is such a great place to live and has so many fun places to visit for a vacation!! I'm such a dunce, I don't even know who Mark is and don't really care. (I do know FIFI, amazingly). I just enjoy my blog friends for what they have time to share with me.♥♫

  3. Sounds like time well spent. Just keep the camera handy. You know we are always interested. Have a wonderful trip!

  4. Don't let it get you down, Judy. Rome wasn't built in a day. I think most of us do things step by step as the budget allows. The final finished rooms will make you happy and all the work will become a distant memory. Think of what you have done this summer and what you will do.

    Fifi and Mark have not visited me either!


  5. What fun to have a veggie garden and to have the boys have an interest.
    You must have gained some square footage, removing so much paint and wallpaper!! What a job! Not always fun to do but it will be so worth it in the end! Your boys are darling. Have fun in the mountains with them.

    No visits from Fifi or Mark for me, either!


  6. HI, Judy so good to hear from you... sounds like your summer turned into tons of work... But that's how we get it done garden looks great too... have a great weekend..


  7. Hi Judy, nice to be here and meet you.
    It is true that when you grow the vegetables yourself, they always taste better. what a good way to get your guys to eat veggies. I like your outlook on life. Carpe Diem.

  8. Hey proud Mama!
    Can't wait to see how all your hard work pays off! As for a Fifi and Mark visit...not here although they were in my state!!!

  9. Removing wallpaper can be a nightmare. I may be tackling that one next...yuck.
    Your son will love his new room so keep on plugging away.

  10. Life is just so busy! I love those pics! Those radishes are brilliant, I be they tasted great! Pretty flowers! Have fun with the kids! X

  11. liebe Judy, viel Arbeit, viel Schönes zum Ende, alles will mit Liebe und Geschmack gestaltet werden, alles braucht viel Zeit....
    liebe Grüße Jasmin

    süße Fotos.....


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