Good morning, dear ones. I want to start out by thanking you guys for some of your recent comments. :) I never know how to reply so you will see it so I should figure that out some time. Michelle shared her line, "The choices you've made." and I love it! I need to remember it now to use it. Also, Sybil, thanks for the calorie intake encouragement. I always just trusted sparkpeople because so many people use it and I guess I should have questioned it more. Who wants their metabolism to slow down??? Not me. :) Also, Sarah, you are always so sweet to me and I love you. Also, I wore jeans yesterday that I know you would have liked. wink, wink.
So last night I was up until TWO AM. Can you believe it? I hardly can. Patrick and I FINISHED the painting of the kitchen. Holy cats, that was a lot of work. By tomorrow, when everything will be put back together, it will have been 27 days since we started. Want to see??
before, a little bit in progress:
woohoo!! We love it! I think it looks SO much better with our new appliances and I don't even hate our countertop with it. (we still want a new one but it's not a priority.) I am so happy. Patrick really likes it, too. I like that we did it together without fighting. :) It looks much prettier in natural light so maybe next week I will take a few more pictures to show it off.
Today I am supposed to be working but since I was up until TWO AM, who knows what will happen. :) I have a ton of stuff to do around here plus make two lemon loafs (starbucks copycat recipe) for tomorrow night. I am thankful for this quiet day to get stuff done. My mom took Nicky yesterday, too, which was wonderful.
A few things to share from this past week:
Two nights ago, Patrick brought this home:
Last week, Annie, Ronan, Patrick and I went to a beer tasting dinner in New Glarus. The beer was a cherry one, Wisconsin Belgian Red from the makers of SPOTTED COW, and was just okay. It was weird, honestly, but I didn't hate it. The whole night was fun and this cheese they started us with was all so yummy.