Monday, October 5, 2009

Weekend recap

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I certainly did.

Saturday morning, Sasha and I went for a 1 1/2 hour walk (9000+ steps! yeah). We visited a couple of garage sales where I picked up a few picture frames for #1 on my list. This is the third time I've found some like this and I think I'm liking the idea of a kind of hodgepodge of frames on the wall when I'm done. Well, I'm liking it in theory. Let's hope my perfectionistic tendencies don't get the best of me and make me think of it as looking cluttered when it's done.

After our walk, we ran some errands. I headed to Lowe's. I've been reading some of Sarah's posts over at Thrifty Decor Chick and so I've been feeling the need to do some home improving. The two projects I had in mind to start right now were: the kitty box closet and an old bench that I have.

The kitty litter box(es) are in a small closet that has a wood floor. Read: kitty box + wood floor = bad for the wood floor! So, I decided to get a small hand sander, sand down the floor, refinish it and then cover it with some vinyl flooring so that when the kitties "color outside the lines", it will no longer ruin the floor. When I went to the flooring department at Lowe's and asked for some remnants, the sales guy showed them to me. I hemmed and hawwed because they were marked $25 and were way more than I needed. I wasn't THAT concerned about the $25, but I will thrilled when he said, "These aren't doing me any good here. How about you take it for $5?" SOLD! Sweet! I'll post pictures when I've completed it.

The bench that I wanted to redo holds all of my motorcycle stuff. It's a LOT of stuff. How did Troy end up with an entire motorcycle closet (that I organized and made for him) and I have a bench? hmmmm... I digress..... Anyway, the bench... It's a bench I remember having at my parents house when i was younger. It was an ugly dark brown and I tried (miserably) to repaint it about 5 years ago. I've been disgusted with the way it looked since then and so I decided to give it another go. This time I got some tan paint and I'm going to upholster the seat with some fabric that I already have at the house. So, the total cost of the "new" bench should be less than $5. Nice! I'm hoping to finish it this week and I'll show you how it turns out.

Saturday evening I joined my girls at Elaine's house for a Chick Flick Film Festival where we enjoyed "Confessions of a Shopaholic" (nothing like the book, but very cute), "Atonement" (what a complete downer! and how thin is Kiera Knightly?!?!) and "Chocolat" (who doesn't love Johnny Depp and chocolate on the same screen?) We enjoyed lots of chocolate goodies and I even made a fruit bouquet! (pictures to come, I promise) After all, SOMEONE has to bring something healthy, right?

I didn't get in until late Saturday night, so I slept in a bit on Sunday morning. By Sunday afternoon Sasha and I went to see Troy before he headed off to work. It's nice to get to see him for a little bit and Sasha does LOVE her Troy!

When we were done at Troy's we headed over to the dog park so she could get some exercise. It was a gorgeous day and the park was packed wit probably 40 dogs and their owners. Sasha usually runs off to play and forgets that I am even there. This time I decided to wander around and see if she would notice. The park is a HUGE fenced in area. I had made it about 1/2 way around when she looked up from playing to see where I was. She scanned the park and eventually found me. She came RUNNING at me. (I love that). A few minutes later she went back to playing and I made it back around to the entrance. This time when she looked up to see where I had was, she had a hard time finding me and I saw what it must be like when a child loses their parent in the store. If a dog can panic, she was. She even went to the gates and looked out. I wonder if she thought I had left her. With my heart breaking for her, I called her name and once again she came RUNNING for me. This time she went to play again, but she started checking on me a lot more often. Apparently she didn't want to lose me again. I'm horrible, huh? Of course, I would never leave her. She is the best dog in the world, after all.

The funniest thing to watch was when this miniature greyhound would approach a big group of BIG dogs (including Sasha who just thinks she's big), bark a couple of times to get their attention and then RUN away with all of the dogs chasing her. Let's just say most of the dogs didn't stand a chance of catching her. It was funny the first time, but hilarious the second time. I guess if you're a mini greyhound, it FUN to be chased.

I left the park with a (gloriously) pooped puppy and we enjoyed the rest of the weekend curled up on the couch watching some TV.

It was a very good weekend.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a perfectly lovely weekend. I especially love when the hardware stores give remnants for peanuts!! I once got a box of laminate flooring for a few bucks, all because 1 piece was missing! Love that! I made a hearth for our pellet stove out of it. A little shoddy, but under $20. You can probably tell: I luv a bargain:)
Good luck with the bench..and I loved Atonement. Great cast!
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