Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thursday Tangets

Hi there.  Remember Me?  I am alive and we are starting to come out of our Spring work coma.  Things are still pretty busy but hopefully after hiring more guys, including 3 that live together, we will be peachy keen in a week or 2.  Happenings in these parts:

We finished the deck and path:

The pad next to the door is a Colorado buff snap cut flagstone that came from the Quarry up the mountain in Masonville; as are the large pieces for the steps.  We needed to cover our existing foundation step coming off the house and this was the most creative way to do it.  If you want better detailed pictures, let me know.  My fabulous instagram picture taking has turned into a whole new level of laziness.

The deck is a composite Evergrain deck board.  While I am not a fan of the fake looking stuff, I am also not a fan of sanding and staining cedar every couple of years.  Convenience and my bare feet won out this time.

The pavers are a beat up tumbled brick from General Shale.  Yes Virginia, I bought an already distressed brick.  The house is 100 yrs old, so I can't use a new paver it would look funny.  Oh, just so you know, I also buy blue jeans already distressed too.

The white wicker set I snagged at ReSource.  I am not usually a huge fan of wicker, but it matches the farmhouse.  The set cost me $25 for a table 2 chairs and a couch.  The cushions and paint cost me $140.  Figures.

The dipshit dingo dog is a fan of the couch, and we still need to figure out how to cover and add on the roof.  But in the meantime, please enjoy the large 20 ft. poles coming out of the ground.  

I am also done with this:

It took a lot of work to make Sleeping Beauty happen.  And when I say a lot of work, I don't mean rehearsals.  I only had 2 before heading into tech week with spacings, dress rehearsals, and then 3 shows.  Being the professionals we are, Greg and I rocked it.  Hey now that I notice, where the hell are my flowers?  What actually took a lot of work was to turn Ethel into this:

Everything was fake.  Boobs, hair, eyelashes, nails, jewelry, you name it.  I actually scared small children because it didn't look like me.  In order to match the 5 ft. of fake Miss USA curly hair I had to have help  clipping into the winning pageant queen tiara, I had my dark dirty blond hair highlighted.  I asked for lighter blond.  I was feeling kind of fat and frumpy and my hair stylist and I decided going blonder would make me feel better.

P.S.  If your hair salon serves wine, don't decide on what hair color you want AFTER you consume 2 glasses and receive a scalp massage.  I ended up with Miss Texas blond (only fitting.)  Exhibit A:

Hi there bleached blond, haven't seen you in a long time.  You now match your small child named after a large country instead of the one named after a flower.  Not sure what the hell I am going to do with you in 4 weeks when your roots start showing, but don't feel frumpy anymore.  

After doing all of these Ethel character roles, I am thinking it might be easier to strap on a tutu and some pointe shoes and go that route again.  Might not be pretty, and would require me giving up.... oh I don't know.... my personal life and all delicious food, but man it has to be easier to get ready before a show.

Speaking of the food I am not ready to give up.  These arrived:

Four fine funky frizzled fowl flitting furiously stinking up my mud room.  They had been in the coop de Hilton outside, but it got cold the other night and so into the mud room they went. We have no intentions of eating them, but this time a round we named them after food.  They are more exotic bantam chickens like Birdy.  

So we have in the box..... 1 red and 1 black Frizzle.  Their feathers go backwards like I blew dry their fro the wrong way.  The red is named Cacciatore aka Tori, and the black is Mole'.

The little yellow is a d' Uncle.  Head to toe fuzz including the feet.  She is narcoleptic.  We named her Biscuit.

The blue gray one is a Silkie.  Same deal, head to toe puff of soft feathers.  So far the only food name we could come up with was Nugget.  But I have 2 kids, and chicken nuggets are one of the major food food groups around here.  I kind of like Dumpling or Chow Mein, but want something prettier.

I know it looks like I and turning into a crazy chicken lady.  Kind of like the crazy cat lady that has too many cats.  But in all fairness, I have wanted these breeds for a while, and each time we headed to the County Fair, they had to drag me out of the chicken exhibit because I kept oohing and aching over the damn frizzles.  So I think I am done.  14 is plenty.  Oh, and if you ever need eggs, send me a text.

Got the annuals planted at our maintenance properties:

These are the leftovers.  The flowers are part of the "Cocktail" Collection at Gulleys.  They are all named after alcoholic drinks.  Blue Hawaiian, Bahama Mama, Egg Nog, Blackberry Pilsner, Strawberry Daiquiri etc..  I figured it was only fitting since they are planted next to CSU.  Happy Graduation Students.  Cheers!

That is all I have for now.  Will be back sooner then later.  Oh, and if you commented on some previous posts, and I didn't respond back I apologize.  Blogger ate the responses.

Got any chicken dish ideas?  Recipes welcome too ;)



  1. LOVE the hair! You look hot!! And house looks gorgeous. Makin' me wanna visit :)

  2. Thank you! Come visit anytime. You know where the clean sheets are. ;) Hope the hand is better. mine went numb at 3 am last night and woke up thinking about you.

  3. Oh no! Just getting this. Let's chat soon :)