Saturday, November 28, 2009

Our Guest Bathroom

Here are some photos of our guest bathroom project. We painted, tore out the old tile, installed new Italian porcelain tile, hung one of my paintings, got a new shower curtain and bath mat and tah-dah!

We install the red oak baseboard tomorrow morning and this project is finished just in the nick of time. Our deadline was my mom's arrival on Wednesday. I can't wait to see her.

I'll post another photo after we install the baseboard.

Gratitude Friday (A Little Late) Thank Heaven for Little Girls

I'm grateful to Jim for having two children. I don't have children, but because Jim does, I get grandchildren! They are terrific. Jim's son, daughter, her husband, Jim's stepfather and Jade and Lucy (our granddaughters) came over for Thanksgiving dinner. It was so much fun. Jade is 7 and Lucy is 1-1/2. They were both born on April Fool's Day. During dinner, Jade's dad asked her what she was going to do in the school talent contest. Jade said, "I'm going to play the trombone." I asked her if she knew how to play the trombone. She said, "Not really." I thought that was so funny. I admire how brave she is at the age of 7 - brave without being obnoxious. She is one of the nicest people I have ever met. I'm looking forward to watching her grow.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Gratitude Friday - Farmer Jim Harvests His Crop

These are the photos of Farmer Jim's first tomato crop. The crop was harvested on Sunday, November 15. After harvesting, we divided it in half and ate it in one sitting:) We would have had a crop twice this size, but Rosie (our Lab)ate the other tomato. The tomato that Jim and I ate was delicious. We had no complaints from Rosie about her tomato. We're going to try to do better next year. (It's unlikely that we could produce fewer tomatoes.) Anyhow, I'm glad Jim gave it a shot. I can say, without a doubt, no matter how few you produce, tomatoes that you grow yourself are absolutely delicious.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Gratitude Friday

Our solar energy system has been in for over a week. Our meter is running backward. We are waiting for an inspection and then for NV Energy to install a new meter.

We are meeting some friends tonight at the Italian American Club for dinner.

Life is very, very good!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Gratitude Friday

I love words. I love languages. I love to read. I love animals. I love to travel (even if it's a blogging trip). Thank you, Blogging Buddies, for introducing me to so many new words, new creatures, new colors and new places. (I should say new to me.) Wimberries - thank you, Teresa. Car park, Katoomba Falls, Mt. Kootaloo, courtesy of Mimbles. Shags - thank you, Penny. Quinacridone coral from Susan Abbott. Snowy, Dermott, Tuscany - thank you, Robyn. Scottish croft from Sherry. Sammy, Peter and Tebow, courtesy of Tracey. This blogging thing is fun and I've learned some things, too.