Master and i went to work very late last night and if i had my way about it we’d never go to work late on Saturday night again. i absolutely hate going to work that late, more over getting home after 2am. We have a messed up schedule compared to other people, i would much rather have a more “normal” schedule and Master likes having being more of night owl. i have also always been a night owl but just not as much as Master. i just operate a little better when i get up and get things done a bit earlier. i’m not a 6am person, i’m more of a 9am person, even 10 works! =)
Today is a pick up day for me. Pick up the house, do a little laundry, i’m finally caught up with the regular stuff, now i’m trying to stay caught up and doing extra things that have been loafing around for ages. i’ve had pillows sitting around since our older kitty made messes and i wasn’t happy how they came out so now that i’m all caught up on regular items i can work on putting the rest of the house back together. The night i “thought” i was all caught up on my laundry i made this big grand announcement!!! “May i have your attention please???!!!” i had Master and probably Kerpy, i don’t remember come into the laundry room and i said something like “At this time… i… am DONE with the laundry!!!” So then Master started looking around pointed at the pillows and the mattress cover and Bob’s bed that was sitting there, extra stuff that i guess i wasn’t specifically counting because it wasn’t weighing heavily on my mind. He made it very clear that i was in fact, NOT caught up with my laundry. He probably seven or eight different discoveries and i was completely defeated. Huh, okay then, announcement fail.
i am going to keep at it until i’m sure i’m done with everything because i will feel amazing when every stitch of clothing, blanket, pillow case, dog bed whatever sort of material in this house that needs washing is washed, dried, folded, put away, thrown away or given away. i will feel great when or if that ever happens.
The other day Master and i went to town to meet friends for dinner. We had a little time to kill and Master said i could look for a new purse! =) He is really good at picking out the right purse for me and we found almost the perfect one, but not exactly! We didn’t have a ton of time but enough time for both of us to browse and Him to sneak in a few pictures too!
There’s some specific criteria when looking for a purse for me! Number one, it can not be too big!! i’ve had way too many large purses and i get incredibly unorganized with a large purse. Secondly, it’s spring and that means, pink! =)
Onward with the quest for the perfect pink purse! Is it out there?
i hope you’re all having a wonderful Sunday.
Peace to you and yours,
Master and i got the second coat of stain on today. It didn’t seem like it needed it but as we got going we couldn’t really stop. i think once it dries it will look better and not quite as light in some spots.
We also stained the trim that we’re putting up on the paneling, there are only two pieces so it took about one minute to get that finished. With any luck we’re done staining and can put that nasty smelling stuff away! This time we opened the house up before hand and turned the ceiling fans on before we started! i really hope that helps because i don’t want to have the house smelling like poison again.
We’re going to work late tonight. Something i really hate doing but this week it was sort of unavoidable if we wanted to get the frame finished today. Master really wants to get the whole project finished so that was the plan for the day. i don’t blame Him wanting to finish, it’s taken a long time to get this done, we just always have so many interruptions. i’ll be glad when it’s done also.
Don’t forget friends that March is Q and A month. If there’s anything you’d like to ask me or anything you might not know about me after all this time, feel free to ask! i can’t imagine there’s anything that i haven’t answered after all these years, but if you can think of it, i’ll answer it. Here in the comments section or if you’d rather remain anon, shoot me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a wonderful Saturday night!
Peace to you ad yours,
Master and i spent most of Tuesday evening and night staining the frame and wheeeewie was that a mess! We’ve never done anything that dark before and i think part of the issue was that we didn’t take it apart before staining. We talked about it and then ultimately decided against it, that might have been a mistake. The only reason i say that is because we were working from a ladder and not from a flat surface. That made things messier. The really nice thing about having it all put together was that it was all completely exposed and no flipping, turning, waiting to do the other side until the first side is dry, etc. While it was a mess, it certainly went faster. We were a mess too, that dark stain made me look like i had the worst case of the measles known to man. my legs are still pretty bad but i think it’s worn off the rest of me for the most part!! i missed my opportunity to take a picture for the full effect.
The smell wasn’t so bad during the staining, we had a fan running and i think it was pretty gradual, but afterward, when i came upstairs, the smell just lingered and wow. Just wow, it got so bad that i was worried about Pixie. Master opened one of the bedroom windows wide for a few minutes but for the rest of the week we left two windows open, even though it was like 12 degrees outside. i know this because Master came inside and said something like HOLY SH&T it’s 12 degrees outside!!! my head was just about to explode and it was just nasty, we could handle it though but she’s just a wee one though. She’s going to be 2 this May! =)
The other thing i think we really need to think about once we’ve got things in place for this dungeon is a door! It’s not like there’s a heavy flow of traffic in our basement, we don’t have people running in and out all the time but it happens once in a while and now there’s no explaining that huge frame thing. i have been pretty clever in the past coming up wit stupid things to say to people about why we’re going to “this” place or what we’re doing with “that” particular thing but if someone were to see that colossal frame with all kinds of hooks coming out of it, yeah i got nothing. If there’s ever any chance of Master’s sister coming to the basement, and that could happen, we need to pop a door up there. Nothing fancy, just something that closes. All along i had thought i’d make one of those cool beaded curtains that used to be so popular in the 60’s, i thought i would make one. Well that’s not nearly enough to cover our perverseness. i have a nice little collection of beads going too but i’m sure i can find something else to do with them, like make wind chimes or something, i’ve always wanted to do that too! =) Ideally, we wouldn’t have to hide anything ever but that’s just not a reality so we do what we have to do right now.
It’s a beautiful day here today, cold but sunny. i won’t complain about the cold though, at least it’s not 12 degrees anymore!! i guess we are going to get a bit of winter weather, it’s just going to be very late. i hope all our friends on the east coast are fairing well through the nasty storm. my brother is just outside of Boston and i guess he was able to get out, i don’t know how badly they got hit, however.
Tonight we’re going out for corned beef and cabbage with Master’s Dad, sister, brother in law and i can only assume, his mom. It’s been a tradition for a few years now and it’s something that Master really looks forward to. i’m not a cabbage eater but i like the other veggies that come with it, usually carrots, or whatever. i remember serving corned beef and cabbage at the annual dinner at my old church a hundred years ago, curiously enough, the church was called…. St. Patricks! =) my sister was even married there (the first time), beautiful church.
Happy St. Patricks Day everyone! Erin Go Bragh to my Irish friends out there!
Peace to you and yours,
MD’s (not Irish) treasure
Today we were planning on having a day of movies and vegging and tomorrow we were going to stain the big frame that Master built. Well seeing that we had to go into town and i had to take care of Master’s Dad’s legs. It really messed up the entire night. Now we don’t have a great plan so we’re back to square one. The best part is that we got Master’s Dad some groceries to last him a few days and his legs are well wrapped. He’s also enjoying his new chair, which is awesome!
We’re supposed to get some snow tonight going into tomorrow, how much is of course yet to be seen but from what they’re saying it could be a measurable amount. i’m not all that worried seeing that it will be gone by the end of the week. It’s just that we were sort of hoping to escape the winter without anymore snow. No such luck.
Here’s a sneak peek of the frame before we get it stained. Obviously, this is sort of mid construction or mid sanding, i believe. It’s nothing “fancy” really it’s simply a means to an end, so to speak, what it is, is a beast. LOL.
We’ll post plenty of close up pictures with the rest of the hardware on it, once He’s decided what else He’s going to do, after it’s completed. Like i said, just a sneak peek.
i hope you’re all having a good Sunday night. Stay safe and warm.
Peace to you and yours,
March has been declared “Question Month” in blog land. i have been participating in Question Month for a few years now, when i remember. well lo and behold i remembered before the month was almost over.
Here’s how it works: You, the reader, ask me, the blogger ask me questions. i answer said question.
So OK, it’s really that easy. Ask me a question in the comments section or send me an email at my email@example.com if you’d like your question to be a bit more private.
It’s as simple as that! i am more than happy to answer just about any question that you can come up with! So, do your worst!
Peace to you and yours,
The spring weather has started early this year. We’ve had yet another tornado. Not in our little town but the main town just adjacent to us. As tornadoes do, it caused a significant amount of damage. Taking out a few homes, many trees and did some major damage to one church and a few businesses. We only had wind damage but very minor, i think a few rotten fence pickets. Master’s best friend lives very near, like one or two blocks from the path the tornado took. They were spared and had almost no damage whatsoever.
i am simply not mentally prepared for another spring filled with thunderstorm warnings, running to the basement every time there’s a tornado watch, running for the cat carrier when i hear the tornado siren….i already have bottles of water, tons of batteries, flashlights gallor. Every year it seems to get worse and worse. Monday, the day of the storms, there were 29 tornadoes either spotted or seen through the weather map, however that works. Either way, too stinking many, right here! Not like in the US but 29, right here!
i think i was feeling particularly thankful and grateful for things and somehow needed to do something … good? i don’t really think this was necessarily good, but i wanted to do something nice for the little lady i watch. Right now Master’s sister is away and His brother in law plays cards on Wednesday night so i thought he could bring her here, i could make her dinner and she could spend a couple of hours here with me, while he went and played cards and didn’t have to worry about his mom at all. So i called Master’s brother in law and offered my services except this time i wanted to donate my services. He’s been very generous and i certainly could give back! i also thought there’s no reason he shouldn’t stop and have dinner too but he said he’d love to eat but asked if he could eat when he picked his mom up! He was a little superstitious and didn’t want to play poker on a full stomach! hahaha!!!
His Mom and i had a nice time, she ate a nice dinner and of course asked her repeated questions but we still had a nice little talk. i noticed she was much more calm when he dropped her off and that’s certainly in no small part due to Master’s sister’s absence. The more calm her environment is, the better she’ll feel. However, Master’s sister can not be all to blame here. She has been thrust into an impossible situation where she’s forced to be a caregiver to an elderly very confused lady and it’s not her fault that she doesn’t know how to deal with her. What IS her fault is that she won’t accept help in any way and she’s making it worse by always having to be right.
It was a nice night and i always have a nice time chatting with Master’s brother in law. Master basically tolerates him but he is pretty entertaining. Just last week when he and Master were taking the new chair to Master’s dad’s house i guess Master and had a bit of a talk with His brother in law about this whole situation, Master’s sister, how she yelled at me that one night for being “too nice” to the little lady…. Anyway i guess His brother in law told Master that he’d like to ask me to lunch or coffee to spend time just talking and i think pick my brain about ideas and different ways to manage her behavior. The worse it gets, the more redirection she’s going to need, the more help and ideas he’ll need. The worse his mom gets, the worse Master’s sister is going to be toward her, i fear. i can only hope there’s a period where Master’s sister realizes she really can’t help how she acts. That would be a miracle for the little lady and i pray for that.
That’s my soap box for the day. i apologize to anyone who is still reading. i’m sure i’ve lost the majority of you by now. Anyone who is still reading, well then, good on ya! Thank you.
Peace to you and yours,
Today i am going to spend the day sanding. It’s not exactly my favorite job but hopefully it won’t take too long! i am finding it very hard to get motivated today. We were up late last night. Later than usual even. We watched two movies, both of which were really good, which is odd. Normally at least one of them isn’t great. i can only remember the maze one, though. The Scorch i think it was, it was the second Maze Runner one, anyway. The first one was The All American, it was very good also. Super super sad though, but really good. It was one of those Dove Award winners. Wow, it was one of those lump in your throat, tears streaming down your face almost the whole movie type of movies. It was good though!
After the movies were over Master and i went to bed and had lots of sexy time until very very early in the morning. Being up late/early isn’t unusual for us, but being up quite that late is a little unusual. i had worn the new camisk that my friend and i had made, the only issue with it was, we made the front and back plunge way too deep. It’s supposed to have deep V necks very deep, but because of that, the shoulders wouldn’t stay up. It needs revamping, the bondage belt helped keep it in place some but not enough. The best part about it was that it was very warm, much warmer than the others.
i guess i’ll be getting a much later start today than i thought. i just had a bit of a set back and had a horrible headache, so Master put the TENS unit on me and gave me my new ice hat and i had to lie down for about almost 2 hours. Now i really have to get going or i’m never going to get this thing done!
This has nothing to do with my post but i thought this was such a fun day, i would post it!!
Looking forward to warmer weather!
i hope you’re all having a wonderful Sunday afternoon.
Peace to you and yours,
Master and i are going to work a little early today so we can try to get home early and have an early dinner, unlike most nights. We’re leaving here soon and with any luck we’ll be home not too long after dark, ready to sit down and eat after we put away just a few groceries.
Master said that tomorrow, He’s putting me to work. i can only assume that means i have to help sand and get the frame He built ready for staining/painting. i don’t mind sanding but this thing is huge and is going to need a ton of sanding. It’s going to take hours, even with two people. i worked on the house a lot yesterday and i was getting under the sink to get out the furniture polish and thought, well that’s dumb the whole house is going to be covered in dust, so i’ll wait and dust as soon as we get that sanded! =)
i haven’t been outside yet today but it looks like it’s a beautiful day! That’s one thing about Bobbie being gone, i used to be outside all the time or at least know what it was like outside because i was in and out with him many, many times per day. Now if we don’t leave the house for a day, i could never open the door for the entire day. Our back door has remained closed for weeks at a time, since Bob has been gone. It’s incredible, how much time i spent with that little fella. The free time is nice, but i sure do miss him.
Master has me dressed in my new camisk tonight. It’s not the best fit, it was cut too low but i think we can fix it and make it look better and fit better. We didn’t make it home very early, not nearly as early as we’d hoped but that’s normal for us. i have dinner in the oven and in just a few minutes we’ll be well on our way to a nice movie night!
Peace to you and yours,
Master and His brother in law got Master’s Dad’s new lift chair set up in his house yesterday. It’s awesome. It was pretty expensive for a chair but if it’s comfortable for him then it’s worth every penny. He’s got the money and he might as well spend it on his own comfort and well being. i am happy to see him doing so well after he has been using his adjustable bed for such a short time. He was barely able to walk upright and now he’s standing tall and at times not even using his walker. Those are big improvements!
Master and i have both been working here at home today. He’s been working in the basement on dungeon projects and i’ve been doing a bit of much over due cleaning. i’ve had plenty of help from Pixie, i’m not sure just how helpful she is but she sure does like to be around when the work is being done. She’s nothing like our past two companions, i’ll say that much for her. She’s so bold. She’s afraid of nothing, she doesn’t care if you start up something super loud or if she doesn’t make a jump that’s almost nine feet in the air, she’ll figure out a way not to fall. For a while i thought she was deaf or at least very hard of hearing. i’m not sure if either one is the case, she’s just not afraid of anything. We can start up a vacuum right near her and she won’t even budge! She just looks up as though she wishes we’d turn it off! haha
Not much else is going on today, so i’ll cut this short and sweet. i hope you’re having a great Friday night.
Peace to you and yours,
Today is the Daytona 500 and the Academy Awards. Master used to be a big NASCAR fan but several years ago He fell away from the sport and is now a very casual observer. He watches the main events, IE today’s race and maybe He’ll try to catch one or two others throughout the year. i’ve never been a racing fan although i did like a couple of the drivers. The races were too long and boring for me so i basically just sort of napped through them.
The Academy Awards are a different animal altogether. This is a one time a year thing and we love to see the stars, i love to see the gowns, Master loves to get a glimpse of the shoes if at all possible and we both love hearing about the movies. We both love the movies and the glitz and glamor of Hollywood. i can’t think about Hollywood without thinking about when Master and i went to see the wax museum and saw the ruby slippers, Elvis, Marylin Monroe, some of the outfits that she wore. Judy Garland and how tiny that blue and white checkered dress was that she wore in the movie, Wizard of Oz. Then i remembered this picture!
Master and i were out shopping one day and He snapped a picture of it, it was amazing and very true! =)
i think i’m going to get busy and try to get a little something accomplished before the festivities begin for the evening!! i hope you’re all enjoying your Sunday afternoon.
Peace to you and yours,