Saturday, February 25, 2006


I am turning into the painting queen.
Yesterday the ceiling in the kitchen, boy am I glad that is done! Ceilings are horrible things to paint because of the angle to have to work at. Plus I was painting over a rough crows foot pattern....with very liquidy paint.
I had originally wanted a tin ceiling in the kitchen, but the price of the tin ceiling tiles put my heart into spasms. But I still wanted the look of the tin ceiling. So we got some metal flake aluminum fence paint. The finished look is fantastic! To look at it you would think that it is a tinned ceiling.

Painting with a very liquid paint over a rough surface with a very fluffy roller was an experience. One I do not recommend for the faint of heart. Thankfully it covered in one coat. But by the time I was finished I looked like the tin man from the Wizard of Oz!
Today on to the walls! I will be very happy to see that dark paneling covered up by white. I did a test spot so I know that it will take two coats of Kills primer and then one of the gloss white. I just hope that my arms don't fall off. As stiif and sore as I am this morning after doing battle with the ceiling yesterday, I probably won't be able to move tomorrow morning, and there is till more painting to be done after that. Trim and the cupboards, which are also a dark color. But I can see how nice it will look when I am all done! That keeps me going.

When all the painting is done, then we will be putting in new floor tile. After that I will be making the curtains. In my minds eye I can see it finished, I just wish I could wigggle my nose and it would be done. Not really, because the experience of changing it from what it was to what it will be, even with all the work involved makes it that much more special.

Time for more coffee and then off to painting!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Let there be light

I had some shadowey spots in the kitchen. You know those areas where no matter what you do with the overhead light there are shadows?
Yesterday my hubby installed some under cabinet lighting, also one over the sink. It is wonderful! I really love it.
Thank you again sweetie!
He also installed a microwave/ventfan. This is also really nice. Now I don't have to walk aross the enitre length of the kitchen to use our old one. So much more functional.
They may be little things, but they mean a lot.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Collateral Damage

Have you ever had a can of spray paint explode?

Have you ever seen a can of spray paint explode?

Have you ever seen a can of red spray paint your kitchen?

It happened to my hubby yesterday. It is a good thing that we are going to re-do the kitchen anyway, because we would have to now.

I must be a crazy old broad, because I laughed until I almost cried. It is just amazing how much can be covered, or at least speckeled in this type of incident. I commented that while I did want red accents in the kitchen, this isn't exactly what I had in mind.

That doesn't even address what he looked like. He still looks like a serial killer with bad hygene habits.
And the kitchen looks like it needs some yellow crime scene tape.
I think the kitchen will be moved up on our to do list, especially since we are going to be having some of his family come for dinner in a couple of weeks.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Time marches on

Now that the Valentines silliness is history we can look forward to the Easter silliness to go into full throttle.
Everywhere you go will be the baskets, duckies, chickies and bunnies. Bleack!
Along with the "gotta buy the perfect Easter outfit" the stores will be loaded with the pastel frufru clothes for the females, and the pastel shirts etc for the guys.
People will actually get all dressed up in this frippery and parade to church, supposedly to worship. But this fashion show will be the gossip of the day. I can just hear the tongues wagging now......
This is just one of the reasons that I do not go to church, of any flavor. It is mostly about what you are wearing, where you are sitting and who sees you there.
Then there are the churches who proclaim, we are casual, wear jeans if you like, just come. We have alternative music to the traditional organ, especially our evening services....are they trying to be pseudo-night clubs? I just don't get it.
Oh, and don't forget to buy that Easter ham for dinner.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Messin' with Mother Nature

As if all the fertility treatments and abortions weren't enough, there is now a birth control pill that can really mess with mother nature.
This little gem not only helps to prevent pregnancy, but you get the added benefit of only four periods a year.
I see a problem here. A womans body is not supposed to function like that. I wonder what the after effects of taking these for years will be? This may change your body in ways you never dreampt of, with consequences that are far reaching.
What's next? Maybe a you can take a pill and only have to pee once a day. That could make for "more possibilites" too, wouldn't it?
How about a pill so you only have to take a dump once a week?

I think that the pharmacutical industry is going down a very dangerous road here. When they start messing around with normal and healthy bodily functions, there is bound to be some agregious consequences in the long term.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Random thoughts

It seems as if one half of the country are doing fertility treatments and the other half are having abortions. That is just so screwed up.
Until the last few decades, you almost never heard of fertility treatments, because folks didn't need'em. Now it is so prevalant.
Just what has happened that makes it so hard for some women to get pregnant? My thought is that it has something to do with the natural selection process. These people just weren't supposed to reproduce. But now science makes it possible. Makes you wonder if all the children produced through the wonder of science will be able to reproduce themselves or if they will also need help. Scientists and doctors have been so busy wondering if they could do this, did they ever stop and think if they should?
Then there are those women getting abortions. With all the birth control available, just why are the abortionists doing such a booming business? Probably because most women are just too lazy to remember to use birth control.
I don't have all the answers, but this is really screwed up. I wonder what these women are thinking, if they are thinking.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Little tears

Your big brown eyes showed pain inside
in a dank dark closet attempting to hide
oh how your little heart must moan
hiding in the dark alone
how could you ever understand
the pain of a raging fathers hand
I wish that I could make you see
you have nothing to fear trusting me
you cannot possibly understand
that my heart is in your hand
I hold you close your tears subside
my feelings for you I cannot hide
I only wish that I could heal
the confusion and pain that you must feel
the world holds frustration, hate and rage
but why for a child of your age
I pray your future holds love and cheer
a world of happiness to replace the fear
I hope I touched your mind and heart
to give your world of love a start
because inside I died
when I held you while you cried

Friday, February 03, 2006

Only 11 shopping days left.......

until Valentines Day.
What a load of crap. It is just another reason to go out and spend money, so you can prove to someone that you love them.
Well, go ahead. Far be it for me to tell you not to. You have a brain, or something taking up space between your ears, decide for yourself. I realise that is a radical concept.
Everywhere you look are ads for Valentines Day, and if that isn't bad enough, lurking in the wings is Easter. Those damned bunnies are already showing up in every store you walk into. And you know what they say about rabbits.
Then even before they finally get rid of all the damned bunnies, who have multiplied like Tribbles in a grain bin, the retailers are hawking merchandise for Mothers Day. "If you love your mother you will buy her X."
Followed closely by Fathers Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and every retailers nervana, Christmas.
I am worn out already.
Every so called holiday is filled with and over run by advertising reminding you to buy something. If you really care. Do it for your mother, your father, your sweetie and if all else fails, do it for the children............because they need to get indoctrinated into this nonstop retailers frenzy. Future buyers of that expensive crap, just they can show somebody that they love them.
What ever happened to spending your time, instead of money? Does your mother, father or whoever really need another something? Pretty soon they have to have a bigger house just to store all those "tokens of love", or at least a storage space somewhere.
Let us not forget about birthdays. Especially "for the children"........ they just have to have a better, bigger blowout than their friends had. Parents trying to out do each other with these parties, charging up the old credit card, hiring caterers, magicians, clowns and the like.
Really gives me heartburn....err....a warm and fuzzy feeling. Is it any wonder that most kids have an unrealistic view of life? This nonstop materialistic parade starts before they are born and spirals out of control for most of their lives.