Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Hello again! Hope everyone is safe and well this week before Christmas!
I got behind on my Christmas cookie baking because we were renovating the dining room. Who knew I was storing that much crap in the china cabinet!? I had dishes stacked all over my office and kitchen counters. Then there was the dust to deal with. Didn't want to add 150 yr old drywall dust to the Snickerdoodles. I did pare down on the amount I baked this year. With Rich being quarantined until Christmas and my office has everyone working remotely, I wasn't sure how much to do. Instead of my normal 20 batches, I downsized to 15 and it feels weird. No pictures, but the cookies finally got done and shipped/ delivered to various destinations today.
Next time, I'll share what I made the kids for Christmas. Much to Rich's dismay, it involves epoxy resin!
Until then, may you have the brightest of days, the merriest of Christmas's, the holiest of Hanukkah's and an epic freakin' New Year!
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Since we're quarantining together, Rich & I have decided to sand down the walls of our dining room. They've been SUPER janky since we moved in. 150 years of patchwork and crazy textures. This is what it looks like so far. It took Rich a day to sand everything down. The ENTIRE house is covered in dust, even though the sander was attached to a shop vac the whole time. We just started the skim coat on the top. You can really see how they textured the bottom. Yikes! The dogs would rub up against the wall and the paint would rub off. We also found some fantastic 80s wallpaper under the chair rail. Which, incidentally took some wall with it when we pulled it down...
Hope you're Thanksgiving was great and that you're all staying very healthy!