Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sometimes I Can't Help Seeing All the Way Through

G. and D. hanging out at my place on Christmas evening.

Whew! It's been quite an extended holiday weekend. It was really great, I just tried to cram too much into it, as usual. I think when I left you all, it was Christmas Eve and I had just opened a bottle of wine and commenced to watching District Nine and melting into my couch. That was such a nice night.

Christmas day I had planned on giving myself a "get out of jail free card" day and just laze around. Then I heard that D. was stuck in Iowa City for Christmas, so I invited her and any of her friends over for lasagna, and Stinky asked if she could have a few friends sleep over and then I had all this weird cleaning and organizing energy, so I figured I might as well just go with it. I scrubbed down the kitchen and got things put back into the bathroom after my painting spree the night before. Then I made a big pan of lasagna. Our house is big enough for us all to have friends over without driving each other crazy. Coadster was parked on the couch, with a big comforter and watching a movie when my friend D. asked her if she could share it with her. They looked pretty damn cute all snuggling on the couch together.

Ironman sitting on the stool with some reading material.

On Saturday, the girls and I went to the mall where I purchased towels and a shower curtain and other stuff for the bathroom, all for less than $5 a piece. I sure love Target for its reasonably priced goods.

So, I finally let Stinky choose the bathroom color. She went with a Carribean Sea blue. I know that blue is the traditional bathroom color, but since I'm so non-traditional, I thought it would be funky if I used it. I found a shower curtain that matched it and suddenly turned my teeny, tiny bathroom, which had previously been opposing shades of dirty white with dingy off-white into a retro 60's kitschfest. It's all very swank, I can assure you.

Stinky and I put together the cupboard thingy today. It was so much easier to assemble than the entertainment center we tried to get up over Thanksgiving. All the slots were in the wrong places and we gave up on that and let my brother go to work on it. He kept saying, "It must have been a bad day in Singapore when they made this..." over and over again. Anyway, the cupboard was pretty easy...Well, for Stinky. I just stood around and handed her stuff and held things, while she figured it all out. Thank god, someone in our house has a knack for that.

I did go out for a bit on Saturday night. I was pretty wiped out before I even made it there. I took a nice long run in the snow earlier in the day and during that, took a header on the ice, so by the time evening fell, I was thinking that staying home sounded pretty good. Some people I wanted to see were in from out of town for the holidays, so I soldiered on, but I turned into a pumpkin exactly at midnight and went home and went to bed. The end.


Mnmom said...

I love your bathroom color!! It's what I chose for my girls' bath and I find it relaxing and energizing at the same time.

Glad you had a good holiday!

laura b. said...

Isn't it great to have enough space for entertaining? I don't here, but make do.

I LOVE your bathroom. Tres chic.

I have had way too much food over the past few days, but I will admit that lasagna sounds pretty darn good....

Ananda girl said...

WOW! Your house is really coming together. I admire your ability to get so much done! Way to go... it's looking great.

Yikes about the header on the ice. Ouch... I have been there recently. Glad you did not get seriously hurt.

Yes it is great to have someone able to deal with assemblies. Alot of what I get comes with Spanish and French directions. I am okay with French for the most part, but there are serious gaps there. Ha. But there is not much you can do when it's all fubar.

now its my time to turn into a pumpkin... good night Churlita! You have done amazing things. May 2010 be a wonderful year for you and yours!

Remiman said...

What a whirlwind Holiday you had! Sounds like a perfect way to christen your knew home.

SkylersDad said...

You are way busy, glad there was no damage from the fall while running!

Tara said...

Stinky chose wisely, I love Caribbean blue. There's something about white porcelain plumbing against a calm, blue color that just looks so nice and clean.

I love the shower curtain!

David in DC said...

Happy New Year, a coupla days early.

Critical detail missing from post (or maybe my elderly vision is failing me): What's Iron Man reading?

David in DC said...

Nevermind the first question. I figgered out how to enlarge the pic. He's reading Irish Life and Traditions. Makes perfect sense.

But why is his file called "spidey reading on the stool"?

These sorts of things keep me up at night.

Johnny Yen said...

Love the retro shower curtain! The place is shaping up nicely! Congrats!

NoRegrets said...

You really have a great knack for paint color! and decorating in general! wow...
wishing you peace and relaxation for the rest of 2009...

Churlita said...


Thanks. I think so too.


Yes. I've never had that before. It feels so surreal.


Thank you. I hope 2010 is just as wonderful for you and you finally find your one true frog.


It was really nice. I hope yours was too.

Skylers Dad,

Yeah. Me too. I've only had one really bad one before, where I basically fell right on my face. This one just kind of jarred me.


Thanks. Do you have the same shower curtain, did you say? Isn't it fun? I love that color blue too.


I don't take a lot of time naming pics. I did that one and while watching the 2nd Spiderman movie with my daughter. I just confused the two, is all. Now get some sleep. Ha ha.


Thanks. I really like the colors and the shower curtain.


Thank you. I hope 2010 is beautiful and peaceful for you too.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Bathroom looks great! I love beadboard in a bathroom too - excellent choices.