Oh my heck! Yesterday, I went to the paint store with a cabinet door and fell in love! Martha, who is the valley's Paint QUEEN, advised me of "what she would do" with my cabinets. Redoing the kitchen cabinets was not part of this upstairs redo. However, when introduced to this amazing gel stain and trying it out on one of my cupboard doors, I couldn't get home quick enough to get started! WOW!!! The difference, for the cost of one $21 can of stain, is going to be amazing. I have never been a fan of the whitewashed maple cabinets, but darkening them is making me very happy. This week, instead of planning things on paper, I'll be staining, but it's going to be my favorite part of the whole change! Happiness!
I do have a one huge concern. Remember a few years ago, when my big project to repaint the entertainment center in the gallery turned into painting the gallery, getting new carpet and the cabinet project from you know where. This time, we are reflooring the kitchen, the dining room, the entry way, the living room and my bedroom all at once. Please remind me in two weeks, when all of my furniture and appliances are tarped up in the garage that this is what I wanted!!! (Oh, dear. That sounds a bit reminiscent of someone thinking that they should do both knees at the same time, last July. But, as Doug teases, "Babe, you love fires!)
Carol called this morning to check on our progress. When I mentioned that all of the cupboard doors were off, she had a genuine concern for me. Open cupboards is one of my pet peeves. We laughed about the fact that I keep, automatically, reaching to close the cupboards, even though there are no doors on them! Doug will call this therapeutic for my crazy closed door obsession! But, I do have two closets that will get a good cleaning before the floors are done! It's great to have a big project to do! Doug's right...I do love fires!
Last night, as we decided we'll need new hardware for the cabinets, I said "Happy Valentine's Day to us!" Doug turned around quite surprised and said, "REALLY?" I meant it! I really can not think of one thing that would make me happier than completing this whole big project.
Doug informed me that I'm to dress warm and open the windows because I about asphyxiated us yesterday! We slept with bedroom doors closed while we aired out the house. Wait till next week when we are sleeping on the floor in the gallery!
Speaking of last night, the girls had New Beginnings, where ZJ was welcomed into Young Womens. She's so excited! The young women in the ward did most of the program and it was awesome... a very cute skit, presentation of the eight Young Women values and remarks from our Young Womens President and the Bishop. They kept things short and sweet, but it was a delightful program. Oh, Zeej. She's one happy camper! Five more Sundays!
Yesterday, the backyard was never minus deer. There were nine out there off and on. Three just took a nap under the plum tree. When Doug came home, he went outside to add some food to the compost pile for them. I was surprised that he got within ten feet of one before it jumped the fence. (They aren't doing the fence any good, but it's worth it for our entertainment.) Doug...the deer whisperer. ;) They are out there enjoying breakfast right now. Love it!
Life is good... crazy, busy, and good!!!!
We all need lots of powerful long range goals to help us past the short-term obstacles.