Friday, April 4, 2008
Just Hanging Around The House
Cody takes hanging around very seriously. He reminds me of a bat, sleeping (almost) upside down like that. Oh, no sign of Batly yet.
I decided to take some random pictures of some neat things in the house. That hinge is made of brass and is original to the house which was built in 1891. It was covered in layers of paint. We removed as many doorknobs and hinges as we could and dunked them in paint stripper. After the paint was removed and they were polished, my husband put a coat of varnish over them so they wouldn't tarnish. Our house isn't a super fancy Victorian because it was built by a working/middle class family. But, it does have some pretty touches here and there.
My daughter painted that picture for me for Halloween. I love the show Bewitched and I told her that as a little girl I pretended to be Samantha and I named my dolls after characters on the show. :) She saw a picture similar to this in a magazine and painted this for me. Now, my hair is auburn, but I'm not as lithe and beguiling as this pretty witch. But, I love this picture and I think my daughter is very talented. When I framed it, she seemed a little embarrassed but I think she was secretly pleased that I hung it in the living room.
I'm hoping for a quiet weekend. I have to grocery shop. (Yuck!) If it's warm enough I'd like to go for a walk. I just need my body to cooperate. I was stubborn yesterday and changed litter boxes and hauled a vacuum around even though my back was hurting. But, you know, sometimes you have to get things done, because if you don't do it it won't happen. (Even scoopable litter has to be dumped eventually, eew!) .
I hope Spring is finally here and the sun finds you all!