Saturday, August 6, 2011

Remember when I used to post a lot?

What happened to those days?  I dunno.  I miss those days though.  Looking through old blog posts and remembering that I used to write and blog about all the things we did and the places we went and the things we were doing.... I got sad because I don't do that anymore.  Well- I am going to try and change that.  I am going to write about us more.  I am going to make a new commitment to tell our life story more regularly.  So- here is what has been going on the last little while:

A couple of weeks ago we were in the mood for waffles.  Of course we didn't want to MAKE the waffles, so we went to IHOP to indulge.  While we were waiting for our food, we played the "see who can push the sugar packet across the table and get it to hang off the table the farthest without the packet falling or flying off the table" game.  We haven't played that in a long time.  I won... SEE:  

It was a fun time.  We enjoyed our breakfast for dinner.

I love to paint my nails and I haven't been posting about my latest "designs"... so- here are a couple of designs from the last couple of weeks:

About a week and a half ago we had one of our cats (Spock) come into the house to visit us one evening.  We haven't had them in the house for quite sometime but we let them mill around for an hour or so in the evening.  Well- I decided to let Spock spend the night in the bedroom that night.  We were petting him and Harrison noticed that his back paws were in bad shape.  It looked almost as if a few of his claws had been ripped out.  OUCH!  They were bloody and very painful looking.  Well we decided that he was going to be an inside cat while we let his paws heal up.  Well- he is LOVING the fact that he is now an inside cat.  He is quite well behaved too!  He sleeps at the foot of my bed almost the entire day and night... unless he is sleeping in the bay window downstairs, the chair at my sewing machine table, or waking me up at 5:30am when my alarm goes off (he is in my face and mewing until I get up).

I have also been doing a few sewing projects.  I have finally overcome the fear of my sewing machine and I have really enjoyed the feeling of accomplishment when my projects turn out AMAZING!  So- here are some before and after shots of my new kitchen and dining room curtains.  I am quite pleased with them:  **DISCLAIMER:  There isn't the best lighting in the kitchen/dining room really EVER so these pics are pretty crappy looking but you get the picture (oh- and don't mind the dirty dishes in the sink... hey- we live here and we are kinda messy)

And last but not least- we have decided what we are going to do with our NASTY and beyond repair parquet wood floors.  I saw this idea via (my new fav social networking site) and I about died with excitement.  Paint the wood floors!  So simple... so awesome looking... and about a tenth of the cost of replacing the floors!  So- Harrison practiced in the downstairs coat closet.  Now- these are NOT the final colors for the kitchen/dining room... BUT they are still awesome!  We are however using the chevron pattern.

Now I know there are a lot of peeps that will see this and think... HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO WOOD FLOORS??!!  But folks- we can do what we want!  Ha.  But really- the floors cannot be repaired or refinished.  So- we decided to paint them.  Its a great idea.  It really is.

Oh- and one more thing.  I am reading the most wonderful book.  I have been feeling sort of different lately and kind of weird.  I couldn't really put my finger on it until about a month ago.  I decided that I needed to be happier.  I don't really feel depressed but I just feel unhappy.  I feel like I could be a much more positive person and an overall happier person if I just set my mind to it.  So- I went to Barnes and Noble the other day to look in their self-improvement section.  I haven't read "self-help" books since I was a teenager and read 7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens  and Chicken Soup for the Teenagers Soul and other LDS self-esteem books.  Anyway- I thought I might find some good reads and something inspiring.  Well- I went straight for the "H" section to see if I could find something on Happiness.  Well- a book jumped right out at me.  It is called The Happiness Project.  It has been a wonderful book!

I am about 1/3 of the way through it.  I have highlighted the CRAP out of it too!  There is so much good stuff in it.  All sorts of ways to become a happier person... to become your best self.  I am very much enjoying it.  I suggest everybody read it.  

Well- I think that is a good update for now.  I am going to be better at posting about what the heck we are up to in our "daily" lives and not just what we did for birthdays and vacations.  I miss blogging often.  I guess I just felt like we weren't interesting anymore.  Well- I was wrong.  We are totally interesting!  We are awesome!  We are blog worthy! 


carey said...

Dig your blog, Harrison! What happened to the days you used to post?? Grad school. I think my last post was in May. I'm hoping to start back up again soon. :) See ya Monday. One more week...

Harrison said...

Ha ha! This post was by my wife, But you are right, the ole' schoolio takes over one's life.
My post is the previous one, with all the random photos.