So, I knew that I needed to sit down and blog, but just couldn't seem to find the time, until today my sweet Aunt Sandy texted me to make sure that I was still okay since I hadn't updated, and well...that was a sign for me to get to it. Things have been crazy nuts here. My average bedtime lately is 1:30 or 2:00 am and there STILL aren't enough hours in the day. My business brownie-goose is hopping, and that is great...but it keeps me busy. I am about to post some pictures of the guest room that has been taken over by my sewing just to give some of you an idea of how flustered I am. For, I might can take the cake on A+ personalities and control freaks. I am about as OCD as they come, and am so high-strung that I just cannot sit still. I have finally come to terms with this, and no longer try to be relaxed, because it just isn't me. But I am HUGE on "a place for everything and everything in it's place" so you will see by the next few pics just how crazy I may feel right now. NOTHING is in it's place. In fact, it doesn't even have a place. Excuse the mess in the pics, but I am happy to say that the guest room/sewing headquaters for now is just about the ONLY room in the house that doesn't have sheetrock dust. :)
I so often wish that I had mice and birds like Cinderella that would come and help me to sew. :) Until then, I can just dream. But, all my spare time when Louisa is sleeping is spent in front of my sewing machine (Thelma) and my serger (Louise) and then in front of the computer where I spend way too much time with emails. But, business is good and in these times...one cannot complain.
The sewing room renovation is coming right along as well. We had originally thought it would be finished by now, but you know with renovations, you always double the original budget and time-span, and thankfully since we are so not rich (we are not poor by any means, we just don't have much) we managed to stay on budget, but the timing is another story. :) Byron is on ENT's busiest rotation which keeps him away from home, and when he is home, he is sleeping, or sleep-walking or has his heads stuffed in what Louisa calls "boring books." So, he got it primed and painted this last weekend, still needs another coat, but it is getting there. We put up the galvanized tin ceiling 2 weekends ago and I am so in love with it. I wanted this room to scream "me." I wanted to do things that I would never do in any other room of the house. I need a room to keep my creative, inspired and happy...so it is a bright turquoise, it will have dark trim, and NOTHING that is expected nor traditional. It will be funky and fun, just what brownie-goose headquarters needs. Here are a few pics of the updated room, and you can click here if you want to see the whole album so far.
Last weekend we took Louisa to Wellsfest, one of the local music festivals that the town has. We went last year and had a blast, and had another one this year. The highlight was the pony rides. Lou actually participated this year and I cannot even get over how proud of her I am. She is such a scardey-cat when it comes to things, and she rocked this. Maybe Byron will buy her a horse one day. Hehe. After the festival, we had 2 more birthday parties to go to. Needless to say, she was tuckered by the end of the day. So much that she couldn't even make it to her big-girl bed (by the way, that will be another post on it's own once we get her room settled, her new room is going to be the guest bedroom and her old room will be Bryon's office, so hence more chaos to look forward to, urrggghhh!), she passed out in her chair. This is her Daddy's child ALL the way.
Here are some other pictures from the day, but click here to see the entire album.