Where do I start?
Okay, first things first. I do not have a new recipe to post. I've been making lots of oldies but goodies, like pasta, broccoli and chicken which was the recipe that started this whole blog.
Nothing I've made recently has been good enough to blog about.
This was the pot roast that I made in my crock pot earlier this week. Ick. First and last time making pot roast in the slow cooker.
I've been spending way too much time trying to figure out my blog header. Or should I say lack thereof. Several months ago I changed the layout and the graphics, and you have no idea how frustrated I've been trying to put the header back together. I can't figure out how to layer a photo onto the header! Caitie is coming home for her fall break in a couple of weeks, I think I will cajole her into helping me figure it out.
I painted my dining room today. Or maybe I should say that I continued my kitchen/dining room painting project.
This is how I left it last week, when I didn't have time to finish. The new green is pretty close in color to the old green, and unless you were looking at this particular spot under one of the windows it was hard to tell that my walls were painted different shades of light sage.
As I was finishing up my painting I was thinking of what my next painting project would be. I don't like anything about my kitchen and since there is not a remodeling possibility in my near future I was thinking that I'll paint the trim as well (hard to tell in the above photo but the wood is an icky knotty pine). And I'm going to paint the icky oak cabinets.
And then I wondered, is it possible to paint the icky tile back splash? And what about the icky counters?
As I pondered all this ickiness, I decided to take a break from painting for a few minutes to check my email. In my email there was a notification of a recent post from one of the blogs that I follow, A Sort of Fairytale, In her post, Stacey talks about her recent kitchen update and then proceeds to describe how she painted her tile back splash! Amazing, just like that I found the answer to the question I had just asked myself, so I take this as a sign that I absolutely must paint my back splash. Stay tuned!
I think I've overused the word icky.
I'll switch gears, from icky to magnificent.
I'm so happy that my garden is still producing an abundance of magnificent flowers so that I can surround myself with their magnificence in my icky kitchen.
I'm not kidding about the abundance part. The more I clip, the more they grow and bloom and multiply.
Some of the zinnias are even having twins! I've never seen double blooms like this before. Magnificent.
Next post, I think I'll write about Gus. My magnificent little southern boy.