Sunday, January 17, 2010

Little Tidbits

And I'm immediately thinking pineapple! 

I'm already off topic. :)

Anyway.......We've been working on our basement years now.  A huge part of the hold up is deciding what to do with the ceiling in the craft/laundry room.  It's a mess of all kinds of pipes and wires, most of which aren't tucked up neatly between the beams.  Shudder...My mom eventually volunteered my handy man dad to come put up a suspended ceiling for me (thereby clearing up clutter from her house since he had the supplies laying around).  We also had to wire a light in.  There was an existing feature in the laundry portion of the room, but my craft area was a dark corner.  Lots of time hanging with my dad and a week later:

Ta-da!  We have light!  And a ceiling.  Wahoo!!There's still a bit to be done, like sheet rocking one wall, taping and mudding another wall, painting, adding a door to the bathroom and flooring throughout.  It'll get done.  Eventually.

I also (partly in thanks to my wonderful new lighting) finished my first goal of the year.  I finished scrapbooking our Disneyland trip (from 07).  The goal was to have it finished before this coming weekend (as in the 22-23 of Jan) before my big scrapbooking crop that I'm attending.  Honestly, I'm done with 07. I just need to get a few holiday pictures out of the way and that year will finally be history.

Last, but not least.  The kids talked us into a game or two of Uno attack the other night.  After the first round Sophie had the hang of it enough (with help) that I could have my own hand. We were all having a lovely time.  Then I looked over at my darling baby girl and nudged Jeff.  We broke out in hysterical laughter.  Sophie was holding her hand with the cards fanned out between her toes!  The big and second toe to be exact.  Jeff grabbed the camera and we caught this for posterity.  Love it!


Kelly said...

Don't you love checking off big projects? That's awesome, I can't wait to get mine X'd off!

Your girl has a sweet smile--and a good UNO hand!

Jamie said...

The only thing holding me back from finishing my whole basement is cash. And lots of it. My mom keeps saying, "We'll buy paint and have a painting party and it'll be almost done." And I'm thinking to myself, "Yeah but painting is the least of my problems. I need outlets, switches, an HVAC unit, flooring, toilets, vanities, and light fixtures throughout. Painting is easy and comes very last." But it'll come someday.

Jamie said...

And I'm pleased your basement is getting closer to completion!

Cami said...

The lighting looks great!
Sophie cracks me up.
I think your dad rocks.

Emily Youngdell said...

Good job on accomplishing your goal. I've been into the whole goal setting thing lately and I must say it is rewarding!
Adorable picture of Sophie. What a cutie.

Sherilyn said...

Way to go - It is always nice to see progress on such a big project. I wish I was dreaming of pinapple, pina coldas, sun, sand and some r&r. Sophie is so dang cute

Sunshine and Lazy days said...

Sophie is so cute! I might have to use my toes the next time I play a card game! We played Uno Attach once, and every time one of us would get down to one card, we would get attacked by 10 cards! It was a never ending game! And yeah for the basement! I would love to have that kind of space!

Ranae and Matt said...

love that sophie. what a little cutie