Monday, May 05, 2008

I Thought of...

awing ya'll with some Great Universal Vision-Truth-Thingie...but the best I can come with as I sit here lookin' at the Big Blue Barrel the Husband plans to incorporate into a rain-collecting system (did it have to be BLUE?...that's all I'm sayin'...)is to show ya'll some pixs...

first up...Mungo Mungo, Clara Clara and Chubby Bubby (formerly Christina)...they're siblings and I adore them (not present are Henri Henri and Cynthia Pretty Pretty...yes, I know...the vet receptionists probably just hate us)...I feel certain my adoration is returned...except, possibly, by Henri Henri...he is a little arrogant...which means, of course, I feel drawn to cradle him like a baby while rubbing his tummy and generally just tickin' him off...then there some Garage Photos...I know...I'm about sick of Garage Photos...and Garages...myself...even mentally sayin' it as Garrrr-aggggghhhh as an English Acquaintance says can't quite make me Give a Rat's Bottom too much longer about the Garrrr-agggghhhh...actually EQ doesn't' drag it out like that but between the British Pronunciation and my Southern Drawl...well, ya get what ya get, I reckon....


Advance Warning: Do Not Adjust Your Monitor...that line you see across some of the garage photos is, lol, my Garage Clothesline for when the weather is too crummy to hang clothes out...I truly wish all of our cat carriers matched...if I weren't so all-fired lazy (and cheap and tryin' to be Green), then I'd be grabbing the plastic spray-paint...the BLUE bins are recycle bins...they'd be gettin' painted too...It still is a long way from Serene and Ready for A Swanky Affair, but oh my word, it is a million times better than it was...and please do not look at the White Wall Behind the Stuff on the Shelving...I haven't been able to work myself up to removing all that stuff for painting...I will, but just not yet...the last photo shows the As of Yet Unpainted and Unorganized Big Pegboard...**

and here are some Pig Photos...because if I can't have a Real Pig (have ya'll read about Christopher Hogwood, The Good Good Pig, not the music-ie Christopher Hogwood who, I'm sure, is lovely....), then Pretend Pigs will have to do...
and, yawn, my Little Project of the Past Week...I took an old cafe curtain rod, painted it black, had Husband chain it up and, voila, Basket Station...I love baskets and I'd love to have an Official Basket Hanger Thing for the corner like my MIL but for now, this satisfies my Cheap Self...I plan to stuff the baskets with some nice Fake Hydrangeas whenever I around to it...and whenever I can find some nice lookin' ones that aren't Crazy Priced***...Hey! Ya'll Can Wake Up Now!!!!!! [VBG]

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*I really really really hate when I take a photo of something and am thinkin' it Looks So Very Good...and then in the Photo I see that I just need to get busy makin' it look like it looks in my mind's eye...sigh...

**and can I say that it has only taken Back-Breaking Labor and some $ for the new shelving (the racks were purchased half-off clearance but the rails & brackets were Not on Sale...a guessestimate would be $150 for all of it) along with our leftover paint to make the garage a lot nicer place than the Pit It Was...

***Crazy Priced means Do They Think I Don't Know These Were Made in a Factory Somewhere Else by Some Poor Underpaid Overworked Person Who Made...Maybe...A Buck for a 12-Hour Work Day? (and I realize that is a Big Ol' Over Simplification...but there it is)

and, lastly, I promise to re-learn how to fix the date on my digital camera...sigh...

9 comments:

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

nI am stopping by to say a quick hello and thank you for visiting my blog. I see in your favorites that you love The Ghost and Mrs Muir. One of my all time favorites too. I watch it whenever I see it.
I will be back .
Denise

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your garage is looking great!! Wanna come do mine?
Hugs,
Penny

The Feathered Nest said...

Good idea to put that line in the garage. I'll have to see if I can do the same. My husband came home with and brownish ORANGE rainbarrel Saturday (see it could be worse)!

Manuela

Kimba said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Nice to "meet" you! Your garage looks fantastic! I can only imagine the eye-rolls I would get from my husband if I attempted to paint the garage. Not that it would stop me. I can take a few eyerolls.

Kim

Susie Q said...

I think it all looks wonderful!! I want you to know that after reading your blog about the worl you were going to do in your garage, *I* went out and wore myself out d=cleaning and de-cluttering!
Now, I have yet to paint or anything like that but even the kids think it is SO much better!
Since we always enter the house this way, I thought it should look better. Pretty it is not but cleaner and MUCH neater it IS!!

You did a super job!

Hugs,
Sue

Cathy said...

Looks great! Is the paint on the wall the results of mixing several colors together? Great color.

see you there! said...

Lookin' good! The basket thing is a great idea, wonder where I could use it, LOL! Love the piggies.

Darla

Joy said...

I read that book...The good good pig. I loved it. I also collect pigs in my kitchen.

Julie said...

Your space turned out great!

I'm so glad you posted!
I'll bet you're so proud!

Happy Mother's Day!
Blessings,
Julie

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