Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Craigs List

I have been getting very impatient with my living room furniture. I call it the "church foyer" furniture. Not only have I never liked the fabric, but the fabric has been wearing in spots and even got a hole punctured from the hide-a-bed. I like the shape of the couches, and they are in good shape other than the fabric. I couldn't decide whether or not to attempt to make slipcovers, or do new upholstery. I figured for the cost of fabric and time, it was worth looking to see what I could get on Craig's List.

So, I have been looking for new furniture - preferably leather. It is much easier to clean and much more classic.

I have been casually looking at Craig's list. Unfortunately, for well-priced leather couches, you can't just look casually. So, I started to get serious about it. After looking at several, I finally found this one, and I got it for a great price. It is very comfortable, and the cushions are attached!

I love a good bargain. Persistance pays off.

New Haircut

On Friday, I finally did it. I cut my hair short. My inspiration picture was this one of Winona Ryder.

Many of you are responsible for encouraging me to go this direction. To quote one friend, "go for it, it will always grow back."

So I did it, and now I will wait for it to grow back. This short cut is one more thing I can say I tried, but I will never do it again. This is the wash and dry version. I think I look 10 years older.

One more item off the bucket list . . .

Kitchen Disasters 2 in 3 days

The first disaster happened as I was making bread. I forgot to put the extra water in. Looking back, it would have been fine if I had slowly added the water, allowing it to mix with everything that was currently in the mixer. But, I didn't do it that way. I added all the water, then continued to add flour. It wasn't mixing together, so I decided to turn up the speed on the mixer.

Bad idea!

This is what happened.

The second disaster happened today. I was disinfecting the kids toothbrushes by boiling them on the stove. Well, I forgot about them until I was reminded by the oh so pleasant odor of melting plastic. This is what the toothbrushes look like now.

It took me about 1/2 hour to get the toothbrushes out of the pot, and another 1/2 hour to clean the pan and remove all the stuck on plastic. But, I did salvage the pan!