Tuesday, October 27, 2009

missed it...











Yes, I did.... totally missed Monday...but, let me lure you in to Tuesday disguised as Monday with a mouthful of chocolate cake ... even if it is the last measly bite .. we can pretend it's Monday 'kay? It was all that remained of Mr. BV's serving (mine was long gone) before I finally remembered the camera and shouted STOP .. !! What a piggy I was!
Remember 5 minute chocolate cake in a mug? Well, when Susan did hers she mentioned the use of butter instead of oil and divvying it up between a couple of ramekins and baking it instead. It truly is much nicer than the rubbery microwave version, although if you simply must have chocolate .. and must have it "now" ! ....... by all means just nuke the mix.

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so, ..... Monday's photo of the week ... we're pretending remember ....??

I just didn't feel like hanging out in front of the computer yesterday.... I was busy re-organizing rooms and storage spaces and closets and, in general, purging unwanted and unused "things".... ooooooh..... does that feel great! We had leftover Shepherd's Pie ready for supper so I had a whole day to do my own thing...except later when somebody needed an extra set of hands to help with gluing on trim for our newly made louvered doors for the back of the stereo units.

We made cupboard doors a few years ago... and they have been in position...looking great...but unpainted for these several years.













Now... with finishing the rooms... we decided to put in some louvers to get some air flow inside the cupboards to help cool the stereo units and also to match the little louvered doors we made for the storage area .. whose doors are on the side wall to the right of these doors, in the exercies room. That bracket on the left set of doors is where my tv hangs ... so I can pound away on the treadmill and not keep looking at the clock to check if more than 2 minutes have passed since I last looked. 40 minutes can speed by in no time while surfing back and forth between Dog Whisperer, Superstructures, Biggest Losers or Boot Camp ... ah, the power of the remote and some entertainment .....














We bought a bi-fold louvered closet door... trimmed the louvered part to the size we wanted... cut and routered a space in the center of our existing cupboard door... glued the louver into position and trimmed the edges to conceal any of the cut area... now... they just need a few coats of paint in the soft sage green of the trim for the rooms... et voila.... aerated cupboard doors.

Some people seem to have trouble finding things to post about, and here am I ... waaaaay too many pics and thoughts whirling around in my poor little pea sized brain. I never stop to think whether anybody will care if I am busy building airy doors .... I just toss it into the mix, becuz...pehaps somebody will be slightly interested or will see my joy in getting my house, my room, or just a door completed and being one step closer to having a totally finished house after 23+ years of renovations. For me it's more like where do I stop>? the trick to decide what and then to jot down something shorter than a mile long....I'm overly long winded, overly opinionated, overly passionate about tiny things or almost non existent things, overly excitable, and, most days, just have too much to say about little or nothing. Oh, well, .... I still like me. That's a good thing isn't it? .... I tell myself it is.












eg: .... a tiny self seeded snapdragon that showed up in the patio ..... how cute is this little guy? I ran right back in for the camera of course....

10 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

glad you are almost done now :)

I never know what to blog about but once I start typing its very hard to stop lol

Susan said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting today.

Michelle Eaton said...

Don't worry, I only just did my Monday post and it's Wednesday.

I enjoy seeing the process of your house renovations.

Serena said...

I could never tire of reading your posts, Vee...keep 'em coming along with your great sense of humour.

How uncanny....over the weekend, I was trying to remember whose blog I had read about the cake-in-a-mug recipe and...here it is! lol

The louvre doors are a great idea and, I so agree, about watching the clock....so much better to be distracted by TV or DVDs while exercising.

I potted a common fern that had self-seeded itself in our backyard earlier this year and it's coming along well. The snapdragon is lovely!

beedeebabee♥ said...

What a great post! I think you're very funny also. I'm one of those who can't seem to find anything to write!!! Great cabinets! ;)

Abi said...

Yep - I agree - much amusement to be found here! Glad you are getting along well with the refurb! :O)

Sue said...

I love the idea of the 5 minute cake...although when I want chocolate, I MUST have it NOW - it's the microwave for me!

Brilliant idea on using the louvres in the doors!

Fabby Dolls said...

So enjoy reading your blog! Your doors look fantastic, you have wonderful, creative ideas. I would love to blog more but this dial-up thing SLOWS me down a whole lot!

Linda Fleming said...

Love the picture of the little flower that was determined to live and bloom. And that cake looks yummy, no wonder you scarfed your's down ;)

Kerry said...

Love the flower photo, where there is a will there is a way (: