Well, I know you want me to bore you with details of my daughters' birthdays (insider tip: try to have all your babies on the same day so you can throw combo birthday parties. So handy.) but you're just going to have to be patient because today is a day to talk about what this blog is supposed to be about: this house and un-scary-fying it.
For reasons that I'm sure were good but which I can't seem to recall (probably something to do with children and snow. Who knows), back in the fall we stopped laying the new floor just short of the edge of the kitchen door and have since just dealt with a very Jekyll/Hyde motif in our entryway.
standing at the front door
looking toward the front door
But we are finally going to have our first over-night house guests in just a little over a month and so I said the horrible thing that I haven't said in a while which Tommy loathes with his whole heart and soul: "So...what are we going to *DO* today?"
And with only minor injuries and a little bit of hollering, this was my answer!
Clearly, there is still work to be done (tomorrow, by golly!), but it's a good, good start. As I refuse to leave you with the sight of an unfinished project burning holes into your untainted retinas, however, I will also share this, which I have so far forgotten to do: the wall on the second-half of the kitchen that used to look like this..
And it even has a fancy floating-start-that-has-a-special-name-which-I-didn't-bother-to-learn...
But the very best news of all is that two tiny seeds that were just planted on Saturday have already, as of Tuesday, sprouted their adorable little sprouty heads out of the dirt.
Just three days from seed to seedling... and apparently I still haven't killed them yet!