Hey, guess what?! The trim’s not done.
Oh, don’t look so shocked. I know I said I wasn’t going to blog again until it was done. But it’s not like you didn’t see this coming, after Tuesday’s post. I’ve clearly been thinking about things other than trim. And it turns out that I have SO MANY THOUGHTS banging around inside my head that if I don’t release them in the form of a post, bad things happen. Like, the last time I didn’t post for two whole weeks, and the thoughts got so crowded that they had to compete for territory, and there was some sort of battle royal in my brain.
It was a messy fight, in which the biggest, baddest thought of them all pummeled its way to the top, throwing out all the weaker thoughts and finally forcing me to do its bidding: to enter myself in a terrifying contest.
I shudder to imagine what other kinds of compromising positions I could find myself in if I let that happen again. So I’m gonna let some of my thoughts out to play here, in this post.
So if you’re reading this: thanks for taking one for the team.
Thought #1: ”I still can’t believe I did that.” I’m only going to write that sentence once here, to save you some time. But just so you know, that phrase pops into my head about every 12 seconds or so. It’s getting hard to concentrate on things that actually matter in real life.
Thought #2: Remember when this website looked like this?
As in, a couple of days ago? Did you notice that it looks a little different around here today? I spent 3 days re-designing this blog. Why? I don’t know. Because I am a master at avoiding things that I don’t want to do. Like sanding trim. So I consulted my “Photoshop for Dummies” bible and dusted off my rusty (and elementary) HTML skills, and messed with things I don’t understand. All of which caused me a lot of stress and made me think that maybe I should have just stuck to sanding trim. Or maybe I should have made…
Thought #3: M&M cookies. I’ve been thinking about making M&M cookies since Friday. Not yesterday, but the Friday before that. Because I saw this recipe (or more accurately, I saw the huge picture of M&M cookies), and I knew I had to try it. But it took me a couple of days to remember to buy M&Ms at the grocery store, and then it took me a couple of days to find the time to make cookies, and then in between those two things happening, I ate too many of the M&Ms and didn’t have enough for the cookies, so I had to buy more M&Ms. And then once I started making them, I realized I didn’t have quite enough shortening, so I had to supplement with butter. And then I realized I didn’t have quite enough flour, so I had to supplement with chickpea flour (that makes them healthy, right Lisa?). So it’s almost like the universe was conspiring to keep me from making these cookies. But luckily, as usual, I was a little slow to take the hint.
And they were glorious.
Thought #4: I’ve been looking for something to hang on the chimney, to cover the large unexplained hole, which is currently covered by a weird metal thing that kind of looks like a paper plate.
I found the perfect vintage tin sign. I am SO EXCITED about it.
But I can’t show you until it’s hung in place. And I can’t hang it until I clean and seal the brick. Which is on the list of things that need to be done in order to call the kitchen “done”…right after “finish the trim.” Which is not done yet. But, as you might have noticed in the picture above, significant trim-progress has been made, despite my best efforts.
Thought #5-A: Remember that fabulous crystal chandelier I bought for our tiny half bathroom? Well the other day, I was doing whatever it is people do while sitting in a bathroom, and I realized how nice the view is when you look straight up.
That light fixture…was a good choice. It really made me smile.
Until I looked straight down and saw this:
And I thought 5-B) This does not bother me as much as I think it should. Because it’s been there for so long, that I kinda forgot it was there. Is it weird that I don’t think it’s weird to have an air compressor in the bathroom? And 5-C) I wonder what guests think when they use that bathroom.
Nobody’s ever asked about it. Which is too bad, because I have an answer all ready to go:
Imaginary guest: Why do you have an air compressor in the bathroom?
Me: To blow sh*t up.
Get it?! HA!
And now you know why no one ever comes over.
Thought #6: I walked the dogs to the park the other day. It took me about twenty minutes to get there, and when I got there I saw this:
And I thought it was so pretty that I should take a picture. Except I didn’t have my camera. Or my phone. Or anything with which to take said picture. So I turned around and walked the dogs twenty minutes back home to get a camera. Then I walked them twenty minutes back to the park so I could take that picture. I walked those dogs for almost an hour and a half, because it was 15 degrees outside and sunny. It was the first time in about two weeks that it was above zero, and it felt GLORIOUS!
Thank you, Minnesota, for teaching me to appreciate 15 measly degrees. And now that you’ve taught me that important life lesson, let’s just let bygones be bygones, and promise to never have a winter like this one ever again.
Thought #7: This is the last one, I swear. While I was walking back from the park the second time, I snapped this picture:
Because it was a beautiful sunny day, and the birds were making such a happy racket, and I thought it was so cute the way they were all clustered together like leaves on the bush.
And then I realized it was probably super creepy of me to be standing about 15 feet away from my neighbors’ house, with my camera pointed at their windows.
Have a great weekend!