Thursday, May 26, 2016

Wednesday/Thursday, Tired of the dirt and mess.

     We have to wait until the 8th for our counter tops and then the plumber comes the next day.  All the cabinet doors are on and they are attaching the hardware.  There is still so much left to do, but at least when I catch up on my sewing. ( which I swear will never happen)  I can put things in cupboards and may be clean up the front room a little.  Can't wait to scrub up the floors upstairs.


     I started to finish a white bridal jacket when mom announced that friends were taking her to the Senior citizens for lunch.  So I stopped to do her hair.  Then Hub's and I having at least and 1.5 hour window to get some things done without mom went to Habitat for humanity to find a new light fixture for the dining room.  It was 1/2 price day.  I found a few things I needed.

1. brand new light fixture for 54.00 now 27.00.  I did not like the globes and found some I did switched them out.  As long as I donated the ones I did not like I was not charged for new globes.

2. solid copper hinges for spice cabinet .50 now .25

3. 4 ft long oak 1x2 for 2.00 now 1.00

    We then went to home depot and bought metallic brushed nickel spray paint to cover the new fixture.  I have at least 50 beautiful crystals off a chandelier at Kristalund( old family place in Sweden)  I will put a few hanging from this.  Crystal is heavy!

     Then I dropped hubby off at High School and I went and got my nails done.  This took 1/2 an hour.  Came home and mom was laying on her bed so I went upstairs and started to go over things with the contractors, I also started to do a little cleaning.  The floor was so dirty that when I washed it I discovered another broken tile.  Thanks goodness.  Then I moved old oak table from dining room into kitchen.  Continued to clean and work upstairs for a while even though I should have been downstairs sewing.  Finally about 3 I went downstairs and mom was madder than a wet cat.  She did not know where I was.  (upstairs)  She did not know when I got home. (1.5 hours ago)  She was in terrible pain from sciatica.  This has been flaring for about 2 weeks now.  I gave her something for pain and when she was feeling a little better what she really wanted to do was go over to Costco and get her pain meds.  I also had to pick up a cake for a baby shower I am hosting this afternoon at the studio.

     So off we go to waste 2 hours of my time when I could have done this errand in 1/2 an hour.  Then we came home and got ready to go to a church supper that happens once a year and is mandatory as we are lectured about something.  Yada, Yada, Yada.  Then home.  Put mom to bed and went upstairs to start bringing in dishes from back porch.  Everything needed to be washed and as I have no kitchen sink this all took place in the  bathroom tub.  So fun.  Hub's helped me and we worked until about 10:30 then collapsed and I went down to finish the bridal jacket.  then to bed.

     Now I am behind again in the sewing room.  Can I blame mom?  No I really could just blame myself.  Still too much to do.  But it will get better.

     I have to get a few things for the shower and go set it up about 3p.m.

     What are you doing today?

Have a great and productive day!



  1. Whew! Life as usual! What a relief it will be for you to sell the studio. Would love to see a pic of the light fixture with all the crystals.

  2. Wow... I got a LOT less done yesterday than you...

  3. I want to see your light fixture when it's up! ... I always think I've gotten a lot done in a day and then I go and read your post - you run circles around me!