September 2, 2014

Bathroom Progress!

Seriously, don't laugh. I'm aware this the longest 1/2 bathroom makeover e-v-e-r on record. I started removing the wallpaper two years ago? When we finally got serious about it, my Husband ripped out the toilet this past February so we've been without a bathroom on the 1st floor since then. And then the project sat. And sat. And sat. I love my Husband, I do, but he has ADD when it comes to home projects. He can do it and does a beautiful job but getting him to commit can be a challenge. I finally kind of lost it and let him know how ridiculous it is that it's still not done, he finally saw the light. It helps to have a son's birthday coming up too.

So here is where we stand now:

The floor is in and grouted - check!

Cabinet and doors are painted - check!

New light - check!

Wall planks are going up, about 70% done... filling in all the little nail holes won't be fun but the finished product is going to looks awesome!

Trim pieces going in...

With any luck, I'll get home today and the toilet will be installed!

Next up, painting the ceiling "Niagara Falls"   (my Husband is against this, but I told him to "trust me" as he's told me time and time again ... it's his turn now!)

I'm hoping to order the new counter top this weekend once all the walls are done and I also need to pick out a new mirror.

I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel!


August 27, 2014

Annoying Blog Advertising

Can we talk about the onslaught of advertising on blogs? Am I the only one who finds it incredibly annoying?  I can understand wanting to monetize your blog especially if you are very popular, but to the rest of us, it's a bit much. It's pretty bad when I can't even read your entry because a stupid pop-up window will. not. go. away.  Seriously?!

I am one of the people who will not stay and peruse your blog when flashing advertisements line blog or when videos automatically start playing. And no, I do not want to participate in a !@#$%^&* survey.  If anything, it honestly makes me less interested in whatever the advertisement is for.

And if we're being really honest, it's really hard to accept your glowing review of a product when they send it to you for free.  If someone sends you something for free, isn't it a sure thing you'll love it (even if you don't) so more companies will be inclined to send you free stuff?

Maybe I'm just grumpy this week.... ; )


August 26, 2014

Incomprehensible

It's a sad day.

It's a sad day when it's okay to strong-arm rob a store and you're hailed as a hero.

It's a sad day when you can violently beat a police officer and the "President" sends three White House officials to your funeral to comfort your family. They sent no one to a Two-Star Army General's funeral. Not only is that sad, but it's absolutely sickening.

Harold Greene is a hero. Not the "good boy" who was supposedly on his way to "college."

For the "President" to go on national TV and comment on what happened hours after the incident is downright stupid and completely unprofessional.

I understand the young man was unarmed but he made a series of bad choices that day. What if he had just said, "Okay Officer, I will stop walking down the middle of this busy street" and moved to the sidewalk where pedestrians belong for their own safety, none of this would have happened. If he had shown the law enforcement officer an OUNCE of respect, none of this would have happened.

This is what most people fail to see.

Respect.

Once he started punching the officer, he's now committing another crime. 

Choices.

Officer Wilson had every right to fight for his life that day when a 300lb 6 foot beast was assaulting him. Color has nothing to do with it in my eyes. Officer Wilson was assaulted and he fought back.

Kudos to you, Officer Wilson. My hope is that you are completely exonerated and hailed as the hero you are for the job you do every day.


August 25, 2014

Perfect Egg Sandwich Pan

I went shopping for 3 glorious hours by myself on Saturday. It was blissful. While shopping I came across one of those "As Seen on TV" items - The Perfect Pancake Pan - and I thought, hmmm, that's the perfect size for egg sandwiches. I like to bring them to work for an easy lunch and also for a quick dinner sometimes. And sure enough, I flip the box over and it shows using the pan to cook eggs.  The price tag on the box said $7.99.

Sold.


My only mistake was not lightly spraying the top/flat side of the pan before cooking the eggs so they didn't stick when I flipped it. Duh!  But it worked perfectly, even when I flipped the pan over to ensure even cooking. Just make sure not to flip it too soon and do it fast, or you'll be stuck with a runny mess!

I will be using this pan a lot!