Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Family photos tomorrow

My workplace recently had a silent auction as a fundraiser as part of its annual charitable contributions campaign. Guess who won a photo session and a 20x24 canvas ? Me, of course! I spent the last hour of the auction in a bid war with someone.

I have been stressing over what to wear. Steven wanted to do dressy. I insisted that we were casual folks. When I made the appointment, I asked if we could do both and they agreed. As of tonight, I still don't know what shirts Steven will wear tomorrow. At least Audrey and I will coordinate. I forgot to make an appointment to get my hair done but someone is coming to my house to do my make-up. I am super excited!

Friday, November 12, 2010


Do you ever tell yourself you aren't good enough? That nothing you do will ever be right? I feel this way more than I care to admit, especially when it comes to new situations. My best friend recently described me as outgoing and that really surprised me. I never would consider myself in that way.

What does any of this stuff have to do with intimidation? I felt intimidated tonight for probably no reason at all. This was brought on by looking at a website. Yes, a website. I think most people are familiar with the show "Extreme Home Makeover". The show is coming to my town to build a home. This is something I would love to volunteer for. I was looking at the design needs list and volunteer application when I could feel the self-doubt building up in my system. I have performance anxiety over something I haven't even signed up for, the uneasy feeling telling me I wouldn't be good enough at anything to be of help. Does this sound like someone outgoing?

I have been a fan of Ty Pennington since he was on "Trading Spaces" what seemed like ages ago. Maybe before the weekend is done, I might actually get the nerve to complete a volunteer application for the show, not just stare at it. The thought of possibly being near Ty may help.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Birthday party

This week, my baby who is the most diva-licious turned seven. Today, we are having her birthday party. This is one of the first times we have invited anyone other than close friends and family. My kitchen has been jacked up. I didn't have running water in my kitchen until yesterday. So I have been cleaning up like crazy. I only hope people don't inspect my house. I am one of those folks who would rather spend my life enjoying it, not cleaning all the time.

If I survive today, I may need a week off to recover.

Friday, November 5, 2010

I have counters, but......

I have no water in my kitchen. My new counters made it in but I cannot say it was easy. The installers came and couldn't do it because our cabinets weren't level. I am thankful we have friends with all kind of skills because one of them came out and leveled the counters for us. The next day, the installer called and asked could they come. OF COURSE! My new counters look so nice but the rest of my kitchen is another story. We had to let the new sink set for 24 hours before hooking water back up. That was yesterday. Water should be hooked back up today. Washing what dishes we use in the bathtub is no fun. NOPE, NOT FUN.

Steven is supposed to put up the backer board for the glass tiles this afternoon. Did I mention my daughter's birthday party is this Sunday? And I am still putting the contents of my cabinets back in? My to-do list keep getting longer and longer.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Kitchen in process

I am in the middle of remodeling my kitchen. After living in my house for twelve years,it is about time. Sunday, we had a friend at our house helping with removing old countertops and moving appliances. When our friend unplugged the range, electricity shot out the plug.

Luckily, he wasn't injured. We had to call another friend to check out the receptacle. There were loose metal wires bouncing around in it. The person who installed the plug receptacle is here now. They said it was faulty. Thanks DUDE. You installed it, you fix it. 

Soon, the installers will be here putting in my new countertops. YAY for a somwhat updated kitchen!