Thursday, January 14, 2010

WARNING!

This could be a long post so if you need to go to the potty or get a beverage feel free....

We'll wait....
Ok, everyone set?! I know I have been gone like a week or more. No it wasn't due to a fancy schmancy surprise vacation or anything like that. We got a stomach bug that has been going around. It's pretty yucky. Thankfully, I got it first so I could be well for cleaning up everyone else's pukey business. The 3 year old told me that I needed to push real hard so I could fart real big and the bugs would just fly out and go away.

Ummmm.....

Her grandma told her to do that according to her. I think she is telling a story. It was cute to see her all scrunching up "pushing real hard". Even though I did not take her advice I did get over the bug. I don't know what it is, but this winter it seems that I have gotten sick every time someone looks at me cross eyed!

I did manage to get something done on my list though! It was a kinda start project, get sick, finish project so it took longer than expected. I fixed my closet doors! Yeah me! Even though my husband's solution was to take down the doors, throw them in the trash and buy new. I didn't want to spend money on that. I got other stuff I would rather do that on. See I was tired of looking at the inside of my closet. All it needed was to put this pinny thingy in this waaaay too large hole.



So after much finagaling I got the pinny thingy out cause it had slipped into the door. So I filled up the hole with liquid nails stuff....



Mushed the pinny thingy into the liquid nails....



....and let dry for a gazillion hours like the tube says. This is where I got sick for a gazillion hours plus 3 so it came in handy.

Tip: Once you have enough gunk in the hole, you do want to release pressure on the plunger of the caulk tube. Otherwise it will ooze out the end all over the place. Not that I did that or anything....

Now, even though my closet is clean, this is a much better view....



Taaa-daaa!

I did get my colors straightened out or rather figured out, for my stripes. I am hoping that I will get to that this weekend. I even got a little trick that my Sherwin Williams Goddess Crystal taught me. I love Crystal!

See this?



Thanks to Yvonne @ Stone Gable this is the first pie crust that I have ever made that turned out edible. I have been redeemed and am no longer a slave to store bought crusts! Ywonne is also on my love list! Now to work on the prettiness of the pies....

So now to get a crack a lackin' on some of those other items on the list....

5 comments:

Dragonfly Treasure said...

AHH! We used to have doors like yours....what a pain. The center soft when it should be hard so the pins hold better in place and don't enlarge the hole. Same thing happened to us.
Love your fix! Will keep it in mind for future pains ;~)
*hugs*deb

Jacqueline said...

Well done Maggie,
Another successful job done. I think that you were a builder/carpenter in a former life. Your bedroom looks fantastic now. I bet your pleased...and, I hope that everyone is over the bug...for everyones sake !!!! Your little one hasn't been watching 'The Green Mile' has she ? That's sort of what he did only at the other end !!!! XXXX

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Magie, Oh I thought it must have been some bug that got you! I was wishing however it was that fancy schmancy vacation! So sorry. Hey, thanks for the shout out! YOu are my bbf- best blog friend!

I am frantically looking for this amazing chocolate mousse recipe I made about a year ago. It is so easy... it involves hot fudge sauce and cool whip. Now don't turn up a culinary nose- it is reallllllllly good and is soooooo easy (lot's of emphesis). When I find is, soon, I will make it and post it for you.
Glad you are better. BTW- how come you can get stuff done and throw up at the same time? Pretty neat trick! YOu are my hero!
Yvonne

DustyLu said...

Stunning I love it. Very creative. I want to reach in the photo and take a bite of that beautiful pie. lulu

Lori said...

You are a very smart girl indeed ~ I would have hauled out the glue gun I am sure! I am glad that everyone is on the mend ~ knock wood that nothing has hit us yet.... now you watch ~ I will be next ~ why on EARTH did I type that!!