Friday, December 30, 2011

Construction Update - My Windows Are In!

 Big construction update - my windows for my future windowseat are in! What do you think? Still a construction zone here, but the wreathes cheer things up a bit. I am so happy with how the new windows look.

The addition and ceiling are getting ready for wiring and insulation. See the new wiring to the top of the photo? A gorgeous new Craftmade ceiling fan will be going in to replace the two old "eyeball" lights that were originally in the living room.

We've decided to do a big whole-house insulation project at the same time we insulate this little addition - that's why you see all the old fiberglass insulation pulled out of our living room ceiling! Icynene Spray Foam is coming soon...

{how to light this little space?}
Here's a shot looking up in the window seat space. It will have a vaulted ceiling. I'm still trying to decide what type of lighting to do up here. Any thoughts?

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas - Back From My Blogging Break!

{Evie, Son H and Rosie}
Merry Christmas!

Thanks you to everyone who sent well wishes after my bicycle accident the day after Thanksgiving.  I'm 99% recovered, just some soreness in my left shoulder.

I took a nice blogging break - it was too tough to blog and catch up on the holiday whirlwind and house construction. I was only trying to get things done that absolutely needed to get done. Let's just say I'll send out New Year's Cards instead of Christmas Cards this year. Ha ha!

Enjoy this wonderful day with your family and friends and feel thankful. I know I will!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Friday, December 2, 2011

An Accident and A Good Book...

I hope everyone had a wonderful, unforgettable Thanksgiving with family and friends.

My Thanksgiving was, um, partially forgettable!

The day after Thanksgiving I supposedly took my brother-in-laws bike for a spin and ended up knocked out on the side of the road with a concussion. This happened at 2:00 in the afternoon, I spend 5 hours in the hospital with memory wiped out for most of what happened that entire day. I don't even remember riding the bike!

So thank goodness for the bike helmet, and for recovering over a nice holiday break hanging out with lots of cousins, nieces and nephews. I'm feeling much better and am nursing a separated shoulder, but expect to be in full swing, soon.

On my R&R list - finally sitting down to read through the pages of Brooke Gianetti and Steve Giannetti's new fabulous book Patina Style.  Now that's nice! Have you read it, what do you think?


p.s. Sadly, no fabulous out-of-body story, or enlightenment. (Just remembered vaguely eating a fruit cup in the hospital!) But nice to regroup and be really thankful for all those things we take for granted!