Friday, September 14, 2012

Just a Minute: August Edition

reading…Finished Gone Girl in less than 24 hours. Hyped for a reason. It was definitely a page turner with a dark sense of humor. I'm also started reading a series (Maisie Dobbs) set in the 1920's about a woman investigator who was a nurse in WWI. I'm enjoying it enough that I'm only half way through the first one, and I've already checked online to see how far the series continues. She's a very thoughtful, interesting character.

listening…Need a quick song to help you relax? Though it's awfully depressing if you listen to the words, These Ain't Raindrops by James Carr, is an amazing song.

surviving...The fourth annual Leisure Games took place the last weekend in August and was, once again, a success. We had seven out of town guests, and we fed lunch and dinner to well over 30 people! The house survived (minus one toilet handle) and is nearly back in shape 2 weeks later.

planning...Finally bought our tickets to Italy for this fall! Now I have to plan the trip. We're thinking we are going to rent a place in Tuscany and explore the countryside. I probably won't care where I am as long as I'm eating all that delicious pasta! 

Oh the texture in the wall paint, Martha?
I made it myself, with a little help, I suppose.
It's kitten hair. I'm glad you like it.
painting…This month we finally got around to redoing our tiny third bedroom. We painted the walls a robin's egg blue/green color, got a new yellow rug, and fabric to make new curtains; and it's only taken 3 years to get around to it! 

making...Curtains for the room-in-progress. It's very difficult to put a room together when you pick the wall color first. I couldn't find curtains that included the wall color or blended well with it, so I found a fabric we like and decided to make them myself. Curtains are one of the easiest sewing projects because it's just four straight edges.


  1. I'm listening to Gone Girl (from and its so good! I find myself wanting to work out just so I can hear what happens next.

  2. I was so mad at the ending of Gone Girl!!

    1. Really? I thought it totally made sense with the rest of the story, and I couldn't think of any better way for it to end. You must have liked Nick much more than I did.

  3. Sorry about the toilet handle...