Wednesday, December 19, 2007

ho ho ho

How are you doing?
Will you survive the rush of the holiday season?
I'm looking forward to having family for a few days. I found the dining room table today....my dining room table has always been a place to work, and in a little house it gathers things that have no place of their own to live in.
So now I have a living room....if I can get the vacuum out of the box and construct it.....A dining table, that need a new table cloth. I used the red one for two years now, and it has gathered fur balls from the cats living on it. Maybe tomorrow.
I have half a kitchen....One of my occupations in December has always been redoing the house decor. It is a habit I acquired during the 14 years we gave Christmas dinner for both sides of our family. This year I decided I hated my kitchen. After looking at new cabinets I decided it wasn't that bad.....and all it needed was a coat of paint. Oh, and a lot of organizational things so I could get everything off the counter top and into the cabinets. Last week I spent everyday dismantling all the hardware, sanding, and priming the doors and drawers and all. New hardware and a coat of paint is really helpful at bringing some change into the kitchen!
One of the surprises found in taking the doors off all the cabinets, was that the bottom cabinet which was full of pantry items was open to the dog. You bet'tcha' that same little dog that flips the trash cans over and drags stuff all over the house. Unfortunately for Boots, the small dog....what she found was an open bag of chocolate chips. Now we are always careful not to let our dogs have any chocolate, but Boots has a sweet tooth. She appeared thrilled when she carried her prize into the living room. My husband took the bag, and after examining it, decided the dog had not eaten any. She did. Fortunately for Boots, in the middle of the night she vomited neat puddles of chocolate flavored goo all over the floor. Hey, it was easier to clean up than that primer she stepped in and tracked. I found enough information on-line to learn she wasn't going to die from her snack, and substituted burnt toast for the activated charcoal. Boots was however, bouncing off the walls and the furniture until the required 17 hour half-life of chocolate ended, and she crashed. Moral....keep all chocolate high in the cabinets.
I have only painted one side of the kitchen....I still have to find the counter on the other side. You know the problem with cleaning, is all the stuff that didn't fit on the newly painted side.....now sits on the unpainted side. Argh! And I still have to clean the refrigerator.
We got thru the winter storm OK. Six inches of rain, less than 1/2 inch of ice and a couple of inches of snow. You should have seen the ewes after walking out to their grazing pasture. They tried digging in the snow to see if there was still food. Poor girls.
It's been in the mid 50's the last couple of days. Everything melted, even most of the pond. Which is nice because the cats always find a way to fall in it. I found a dandelion in the grass today. I know it's December....because I have to clean the refirgerator.
Did I mention I hate to clean refrigerators? Thank goodness we only have one.
If I don't get back because I am cleaning the frig, merry Christmas. I hope your ewes are all fat and happy, and all your rams, gentlemen. I wish you good cheer with family and friends, and great traveling weather!
May 2008 be the scene of the cutest little lambs in every barn, and good clients who HAVE to have them.
If you adopted some of my sheep this year, thank you! I hope they surprise you with a wonderful lamb that turns out to be just what you always wanted.

2 Comments:

At 8:56 AM, Blogger Nancy Larsen said...

way to go Peeps, keep cleaning you'll find the kitchen sooner or later, oh the heck with the refigerator, just toss out the green stuff, you were saving for later. I hate cleaning refrigerators too!

 
At 12:10 PM, Blogger Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Your newest post puts the one just before in a new light. My life is crazy enough this time of year, it would be ME going crazy if I added major cleaning and remodeling tasks to the list!

 

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