Beautifimous Doors

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tony rocks. Seriously, he is awesome. I had my doubts this weekend as he was installing doors, I had visions of a skyrocketing budget when it comes time to renovating our bathroom when unexpected problems occurred, but he plugged right along. We now have two BEAUTIFUL doors, lacking a little bit of finishing trim, but all the same, I'm pretty sure I could not be more pleased!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I actually believe that this past birthday was the best birthday, since oh, I’d say my 17th, which was a bonfire and hayride at my favorite stable, Roselawn. And c'mon, topping that is hard to beat! It was amazing. Friday night Tony and I went out dancing with some friends downtown, which let’s be honest, it feels so good to dance! We were the sober drivers, once we realized that if we didn't stop drinking at 9:00, no one would be getting us home. Saturday morning we were up bright and early to be in St.Paul to pick up my FIL’s truck, to be in Eagan at 8:30 to remove an unwanted chest freezer from relatives. They’ve only wanted us to get it for two months! Jeez.

After that we headed back to the house, where we made use of the gorgeous weather. Tony spent the majority of the day installing the side door, while I planted my next installment of bulbs. Last week I planted 95, this weekend 55, still another 76 to go. I’m so thrilled for the potential of my garden next spring! Just a little after we should have left, we went up to St. John's to watch my brother play his final home game. I can’t believe he’s a senior. Both my Mom and my Dad were there, so it was perfect to be able to get some family time in.

We quickly returned to the Cities to prepare for dinner, which Tony kept a surprise. He asked for suggestions at work and that’s how we ended up at Zelo’s, right across the street from my workplace lol, but we’d never tried it before! The food was fantastic! We got our customary calamari, it doesn’t even seem to matter where we go, if it’s a nice place we get calamari. We then got the Ciao Baby salad, with balsamic vinaigrette, goat cheese and pine nuts. Soooo nummy. I ordered the fettuccini with asparagus, which also hosted a ton of cheese, pine nuts and slivered asparagus, almost like French cut green beans. I ate the whole thing.

Tony presented me with a Banana Republic jacket, which was so sweet because I know he put a lot of effort into it, plus he really likes it. Unfortunately the small is just too big, so we’ll have to see if the xs works or if we have to find a different one. My winter jacket is holey and missing a button, so it was sweet he remembered.

After dinner we met up with Matt and Angeli at Café Latte. I was too stuffed for desert so I just got some Celestial Seasonings mint tea. It meant so much to be able to share some time with them. Angeli just started at Target again, after a 3 month maternity leave so our time is few and far between.

We were in bed by 11:45 and thoroughly exhausted, but it honestly was unbelievable.


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

It's my birthday on Saturday, I'm hoping for not hockey skates.

Actually, I'm just really unsure how to feel about birthday's now.

We got our doors!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

We got our doors, we got our doors, hey - hey - hey - hey! Yay!

So excited, Tony and I picked them up last night and they look fantastic! Now to decided on a paint color, although the door itself will not be the only thing needing paint, as the previous owners did an interesting job weatherproofing resulting in us having to re do all of the trim and repaint the foyer!

Sooo, now we get new doors, and new paint!

We have an on going list for the house and in all honesty, I love it that way. I think I'd go insane if I lived in a newly constructed home, unless I got to participate in the design.

On our list of wants, in priority:

Fixing the bathroom: knocking out closet, redoing sheetrock, installing fan, redoing tile, new fixtures and vanity, paint $1850

Fence: entirely fence in our backyard with privacy fence! $3200

Wall: repaint with the paint we will have to get for the foyer, decorate it! $100

Computer: We neeed a new computer. A legit need. $700

Treadmill: Anything will do. Our relationship may depend on it.

Now I've done it.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I didn't know it was possible, but apparently cat ladies can be married, which has now been proven. We have three cats, and a dog.

Friday, I decided with the little bit of time I had before Tony came home from work, to go up to the Humane Society to visit the unfortunate animals. I did it all throughout high school and figured there would be no harm in returning. I was wrong.
For the first half an hour I spent my time with two 6 month old kitties, one surrendered, the other found. My heart just broke for the pretty siamese who's owner brought her in because she couldn't pay to keep her. She literally threw her body at the gate to better enable my hand to pet her. She was so used to love . . . while on the other hand the perky black kitty next to her was a stray, and yet she expected and welcomed affection just as readily. I finally pried myself away, to only find a kennel with two white marked tabbies. I should have stayed with the 6 months old. I honestly did not think that there would be tabby kittens, who would think there would be in October?! And wouldn't you know that the one which made my heart melt was the female, Lucy.
I called Tony and asked him to come up, but only if he willingly knew his precense would only encourage me. I knew I couldn't leave alone without her, only that if I truly was not to have her I'd have to leave with Tony. So he came up and sure enough became absolutely smitten.
Now we're a three cat family!


Thursday, October 4, 2007

I never was much good at updating these things. Although I had a good stretch of updates there.

Well let's see, I'm making money at Acapulco finally. I actually really enjoy it as well. I've already stashed away quite a bit and I'm realizing that soon we will be making decisions on our bathroom remodel and that our fence in the spring will be a reality!

For the time being, a little splash of newness was bought last night at Menards. I now have a Big Card. Something which I never thought I would want or need. For $600 we got two entry doors and two new schlage locksets, which we will flip flop the lock and deadbolt for a little bit of added security. If only I could get my husband to agree to use them . . . He maintains that it doesn't matter if we have two different locks, requiring two different keys, if someone wants to come in they'll just use the windows . . . why then did he insist that we HAD to buy Schlage?


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