Instead of frantically looking at everyone else's blogs hoping someone has posted something, maybe I should post something.
It has been a boring weekend for us. It is ass-cold outside. I can't believe how fast I have lost my cold-weather-acclimation from Alaska. The temps have been in the teens and low 20s. Yesterday I didn't leave the house, unless you count running down the driveway in my socks to get the paper. Of course, it is damp and WINDY AS HELL here, so that makes it worse. But still. I have spring fever. In the winters in Alaska I used to dream about green grass at night. I would dream that I would open the front door and it would be summer and warm! I would be so shocked and so thrilled! I had that dream a lot. So, I guess I don't have spring fever that bad, comparatively.
John and I finished organizing the storage closet last week. It looks 100% better. I'm so glad he made me do it. I was quite happy sitting on the couch watching American Idol, but no! He had to come traipsing in with three new shelves, insisting I help. (Speaking of American Idol, I now seem to find the early episodes just.....sad. Anyone else?) So, the storage room does look better. I go in there every day and just look around in appreciation.
Yes. This is my life. Looking at my storage closet and waiting for the World's Longest Weekend to be over. I still hate weekends. John is usually gone. Everyone else's husbands are home, so they don't want to get together. No one is online. There is nothing on TV. All the restaurants are jammed. Becca has watched more TV this weekend than can possibly be good for her.
But! I did finalize my curtain selections! (Geez....I don't think this post could be any more boring if I TRIED! Should we talk about alphabetizing the spices?) After playgroup on Friday, a friend came over and suggested this set up for the curtains. I never considered doing something different on the big and small windows in the same room! I just couldn't do the red valances. I loved the fabric on them, but they just weren't quite right.
Family room--tie up shades on the small windows and panels on the big window:
For the kitchen sink windows (this doesn't photograph well, but trust, me, it is cute!), striped red/khaki/green/gold valances:
I'm going to keep the hideous vertical blinds for now on the sliding door (they are just so practical) and am going to try to make a cornice board over the top of them. Either with khaki, or with the red stripes.
Hey! Speaking of playgroup--we have a new plan every Friday night around here. We all rotate houses and have a babysitter come and hang out in the basement with the kids, while the moms stay upstairs and eat and drink wine. It works really well, except for MY KID. She will not go down to the basement because she is SO. CLINGY. She stays right by me. When she even SEES the babysitter she starts freaking out. Does anyone know how to treat a total cling-on? It only seems to be getting worse as she gets older! *help*
Hey! Speaking of eating at playgroup. We have been doing potluck stuff each week. So, last week I told everyone I was going to bring enchiladas. I tried a new recipe that contained Cream of Mushroom soup. As I was making them, I thought...well...this is easier than making a roux and all the other crap I've done to make enchiladas. Then, I thought....this is cheating. These don't really COUNT as enchiladas. Then, I brought them to playgroup and everyone stared at me like I had three heads. "You MADE these? When you said you were bringing enchiladas, we thought you mean the Old El Paso box kits you buy at the store!" I said, "They make enchilada kits?"
These people had never seen homeade enchiladas before. And, unfortunately, the first time they had them they had CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP in them. If I'd only known.....(they did eat them and liked them, but I felt like it was just all wrong!)