I've been watching the Torchwood miniseries in the evenings instead of working on my dollhouse, so I haven't got much done. I did finish beading the ceiling light for the kitchen, but I'll wait until after I hang it up before I take a picture.
As I sit at my table then look up at my shelves I can see the unfinished bottom edge of the bird boxes...I've got to paint them, it's driving me crazy. I'm still messing around with stuff in the studio...my nit-picky anal-retentive perfectionist compulsions...I've moved a few things around...here, there, and back again...I think I've got everything the way I want it. Matt got the last piece of apron (the angled piece) on the worktable yesterday...I installed my new keyboard...all the keys work now, yay! I'm still waiting for price quotes for the blinds...it took him a week to get me samples, which I looked at a week ago...I don't understand what's taking so long. If he doesn't get his lazy ass in gear he's going to be out of luck, because I'll go buy them somewhere else.
Speaking of my nit-picky anal-retentive perfectionist compulsions...last week I was in the drugstore buying thumbtacks for my bulletin board...because thumbtacks have a shorter tack than pushpins do, so the zillion pushpins I already have just won't do...why can't the cork people make bulletin boards thick enough to work with pushpins? Or the pushpin people make pushpins short enough to work with cork? Probably the same reason the hot dog people and the bun people can't get their acts together...anyway...there were silver tacks in a 40 pack for $1.29 and gold pushpins in a 200 pack for $1.89...I wanted the silver ones, but the gold ones were cheaper, but silver would look better, but the closet door knobs are gold, but the silver ones are smooth and the gold ones have a dimple thingy in the middle, but maybe I should go somewhere else to get white ones to match the half dozen I've already got, but white is too bright, they would be distracting, maybe I should get black, but I kind of like the silver, but the gold are cheaper...OH FOR PETE'S SAKE, KELI, THEY'RE JUST THUMBTACKS. I can't believe I was standing there debating what color thumbtacks to buy...like the wrong color thumbtacks is going to ruin the whole remodel...geez! I ended up buying the gold ones...because I'm cheap.
I've got a few things up on the bulletin board, stuff I knew I really wanted up there...I'm not sure if I want to go through my stash of stuff to find more things, or just let it "grow" organically over time. Going through my huge stash would be overwhelming I think...I'd end up with more stuff I want up there than would fit, then I'd have to sort it out...on the other hand seeing the seams in the cork is driving me a bit fruity...I don't know what I'm going to do yet.
Speaking of cheap...I finally got brave enough to open up a statement from my investment account...the stock market was very, very good to me last quarter...yahoo! I love it when my money makes money. Maybe I'll splurge on something from my Etsy favorites list...nah, then I'd have to figure out where to put it...I am just plumb out of space for anything new.
Speaking of new things....boy, I'm jumping around this morning...too much coffee already. I didn't show you pictures of the new dollhouse rugs I got and the goodies Susan sent me...because both packages arrived the week of the remodel when I was crazy busy.
I now have twice as many rugs as I have rooms to put them in, but I couldn't decide what color and shape would work best, and they weren't that expensive.
Thank you, Susan, for the goodies! The crow beads will finish our Halloween pumpkin dioramas, the birdhouse will go in the attic of the dollhouse, and all the extra goodness I wasn't expecting will...well, I don't know yet. I'm curious...where did you get the weird rectangular things? They're funky, I'll end up using them in some off-the-wall surprise-myself kind of way, I'm sure.
Something funny...yesterday we got an anniversary card in the mail from Matt's sister...he showed it to me and said "I guess our anniversary is coming up." I said, "oh, I guess it is, it's July twenty-something, I'm pretty sure." So I went to check to see when it is, then walked back out to the kitchen where Matt was cooking dinner and said "guess what honey...it's today! Happy tenth anniversary!" LOL...
Finally...speaking of being out of space for anything new...Melinda, do you know when you're coming up to visit? The box of stuff I've got for you keeps growing and I don't have a bigger box to transition to...