1:38 a.m. — Tuesday, April 3,
Here are the afore-mentioned Unidentified Floral Objects:
Any hints would be great...
Here are some of the identifiable members of the garden, just popping up:
1 Lone Crocus
The re-emergence of my phlox, bleeding heart, and columbine has me especially excited. The pinks are spreading great and will soon be a nice edging on my kitchen window bed. The yarrow in that same bed is just outta control — I've gotta do something about it soon. I also need to move my bleeding heart. I grew it from bare root last year and it promptly died under the pine tree before flowering...the rain could never get to it and I never thought to water it. The hosta I planted there seems to be coming up again, as well.
Hmmm, I see much transplanting in my future...
I've noticed the daylilies from Ryan's mom are returning, though they also died quickly under another pine tree last year. Now I'll really have to remember to water my plants under the pines — regardless of the rain — because I've just planted some primrose between the daylilies. I was so happy with my primrose two years ago and was disappointed when I did not find more to plant last year. But, AHA! I was on the lookout this year and gobbled it up when I found it this weekend. Hopefully, now I'll have this happy flower for years to come.
4:39 p.m. — Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Last week, Ryan finished installing the shower doors in the master bath.
These were given to us a while ago by Ryan's parents, who had an extra set that perfectly fit our opening (super convenient, I know). Thank you so much — they're beautiful! How wonderful to shower without being attacked by a shower curtain! Now if we could only find that glass squeegee to clean the hard water off the doors before it dries on after each shower...
We've also put up glass shelves by the sink in lieu of a medicine cabinet:
That got all our junk off the sink. The mirror above the sink is also new. It's from Lowes. Here's a close-up of the detail, which matches the beading and the color of the light fixture above it (also from Lowes):
We put a matching shelf above the jetted tub:
These BAREN shelves (and the SMÄKT candles) are from Ikea, and are supported by two small chrome brackets at the back of each shelf. Now, all that's left to finish in this room is the trim above the tile on the walls. It's currently painted and awaiting installation in the basement.
2:36 p.m. — Friday, April 13, 2007
We officially "moved in" last September. Since then, we've had everything pretty much how we wanted it. That pile of clocks on the floor? Just as they should be! The stack of picture frames waiting to be hung? Let 'em wait!
So yeah. Now that we're preparing to double our household occupancy for a while, we've been forced to address the random stacks of stuff we've had sitting around. Which is a good thing. Because sometimes you need a kick in the butt to get things done. At least I do. Ryan kicks his own butt. Or something.
Anyway, we discovered it's true that things always get worse before they get better.
Here's things, mid-transition.
And someone wasn't very happy about the couch being in this new spot. I'll give you a hint: It wasn't Ryan.
Click for a close-up. It's definitely worth it.
So now we have things back in order. Pretty much. Ryan still wants to rearrange a bunch of things, but I think we've had enough fun for one weekend.