**warning: This might be a picture-filled post today. 😀
Hi everyone!! Happy Thursday 😀
Here is this week’s “bag”.
Cute eh? hehehe. I fell in love w/ the fabric on the outside. Of course this is something that is super cute, I had to have it. Asian people are obsessed w/ picking their teeth. Well not ONLY Asian ppl…but I know in my family, everyone is constantly grabbing at toothpicks, covering their mouths w/ their free hand and then digging away. So this little item is just cute-sy and functional! 🙂
My knitting progress this week has been a bit lame. Well, I finished 1.25 sleeves on that cardi I need to hurry up and finish. I knit on Sat night while watching alot of stand up comedy and just laughing laughing. Every time Chris Rock’s stand up is on tv, i HAVE to watch it b/c i just laugh until I pee my pants. He’s such a riot. anyway, i’ve been working on some paid projects and I need to motor on alot of those things. and this cardi is one of them. So i’ve put some of my personal projects on hold for a little bit.
Look at this little thing I got a month ago:
i haven’t made a pair of bootees since I got these, but I can’t wait to try them out. These are antique! A BIG find on ebay! WHEEE!
Sunday marks the one year anniversary of when I signed all the paperwork to close on my house. Granted, i didn’t move in until end of March, but I had the keys and it was my house on Feb 22. 🙂 people complain about home ownership. I’ve been happy. 🙂 I hated apt living so much toward the end of it all. I have made some changes to the house over the last year. Some very minor, some major. My master bath painting fiasco was taken care of. I didn’t blog about it after that post b/c i was pissed at myself. Pissed at myself for not making a plan of action as to properly paint the stupid bathroom. So i sat on it….for 2 weeks. I stared at it…for 2 weeks. i got more and more mad….for 2 weeks. I could still see that GREEN underneath the taupe! and stupid me…since I’m so short, I got paint all over the ceiling at the corners of the room b/c I couldn’t tape off b/c i cannot reach!! So i thought…ok..i will paint the ceiling where i screwed up and no one will notice. Well, did you know there is like 30K shades of white? I thought i got the right one until I slapped it on all that popcorn texture and I realize it’s a diff. shade of white. I stopped. and stared. and cursed. 🙂
So i had a couple of options.
- call my contractor friend and hire one of his painters to re-do the bathroom for me.
- call a very tall friend of mine to come over and help me (he seriously would NOT need a ladder)…bribing him w/ a 12 pack of beer or something.
- call my ex* and whine at him until he offers to fix what i screwed up.
*the ex and i are on good terms again. no lingering feelings of love or wanting to get back together or anything…definitely NOT…we are just friends. 🙂
So i did a combo of 3 and 1. I called my ex and told him the story of how i screwed up. I figured he would think it was hilarious. Plus he used to work w/ my contractor friend and I figured he could give me a good estimate of what the painter dude would charge. It was going to cost way more than i expected. So the ex offered to come over and fix what I screwed up. i accepted. He owes me money anyway, so i told him this would be his way of working off his debt to me. So he fixed it all. I asked him to just start all over. primer and all. he did. he did a great job. and he did it really fast…2 hours. Then he offered to do my other bathroom for me. Striping wallpaper, texturing and painting and changing all the hardware, etc. I accepted. He did all this in about 3-4 hours.
it’s very hard to take pics of a bathroom. What are the tricks of the trade here? option #2 was never exercised. i did talk to that friend though and when i mentioned painting, he just started going on and on about how much he hated painting. whoops. 🙂 hahaha. but he did laugh when I told him i got paint everywhere and he said “aw…you should have asked me to help you.” DOH!
I bought some new furniture and stuffs at Ikea last week. Well, new nightstands to match my bed, a dresser to match my bed. and i bought this drawer thingy at ikea so i could store my many pairs of eyeglasses that I seem to have a hard time keeping track of. After I put it together, i thought…this is so dull and boring. HELLO MOD PODGE!!!!
The theme i’ve been consistent with in my room is brown. One month I had a pink/brown quilt on my bed, right now i have a blue/brown comforter on my bed. So that’s why I picked those colors to go on the drawer thingy 🙂 I hate the color in my room so I need to paint the room as well eventually. and change the flooring. sigh. no one ever tells you that homeownership is expensive. i don’t NEED to do some of these things. I WANT 😀
Ok i think i’ve rambled on and on enough tonight. 😀 sorry if i bored you guys to death! hAHAHA
everyone have a fantastic weekend!