Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday Stills: The Letter T

Finally, our colors here are Turning. Fall comes very late when you live so close to Mexico. I've been thinking of it as Summer, since our Summer was Hell. This is the part of my house that used to be the Town Post Office until 1968.

I was inspired by dibear and the shot of her cactus earlier this week, so when mine opened I took one too. I know it's supposed to be a Christmas Cactus, but I think of it as a Thanksgiving Cactus as that's when it always seems to bloom.

Here's my Thoughtful Husband, Farmer Rick, icing a birthday cake he baked for me. Everyone tells me 50 is the new Thirty. This is because they are all older than me and it makes them feel better, too.

I was able to capture Starley, my camera-shy Terrier, giving me a kiss.

I got this nifty set of Tools. One of the advantages of aging is the gifts get better. Remember how thrilled you were at 14 to get just a dime store curling iron? Jewelers use dapping blocks and punches to form metal into curved shapes. This set ranges from itty-bitty to door knob size. Wow! If you've been following the progress of our chicken coop, then you'll know how much I like curves.

I also love the curves of my new Toaster!

Some friends sent me this  Ten Good Things About Getting Older card. I particularly like #5 You can take bets on which part of your body will conk out next. Remember the rib I dislocated earlier in the spring when we began the new chicken coop? Well, I did it again, on my birthday, no less! (By the way, my chiropractor goes by the name Dr. T. I will be calling him Tomorrow!)

How did this happen? Tearing apart our bathroom. Seriously, the space has been bothering me for a long time. Everything came out except the Tub and Toilet (this will eventually be traded out for a low flush model, since our water is like gold to us now). You may remember what I started with when I got this idea back in the summer. Ultimately I decided the only thing I really liked about the room was the switch plates! Well, you have to begin somewhere.

So, I began at the most logical purchasing Toast, Tan, and Tangerine Towels to match...

...and collecting Tile for the mosaic mirror surround I plan to make.

But renovation isn't all fun and is going to be a Terrible Trial of our carpentry skills.  Remember that big mirror?...well apparently it was covering some hidden Trouble!

OMG: WWBVD? (What Would Bob Vila Do?) For more takes on the letter T, visit Sunday Stills.


Anonymous said...

WOW! I was so glad to read I was an inspiration for one of your shots. :) I loved reading your post today, and seeing your pictures. :)

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow! You really found the "T's!" The terrier is adorable! Love you post!

ramblingwoods said...

Oh I hope you had a good birthday. I turned 50 three years ago and it was easier than 40 for some reason. How sweet that hubby baked a cake..great selection of T photos...Michelle

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Happy Birthday! Your husband is thoughtful. I don't think I have ever met a man who bakes a birthday cake for his wife. I like the way you are approaching your color scheme and design for your bathroom. The scary thing about tearing old things apart to make room for the new is that you discover just how poorly designed the room was to begin with. You get to uncover electrical problems and black mold. Fun, fun, fun. When I first moved into the house I'm in now, I discovered that the furniture, paintings, and potted plants were all strategically placed to cover cracks and whatnot. I think in the future when I tour houses as a buyer, I'm going to start looking under and behind things.

Lori Skoog said...

This was a great post. You really packed a lot into it.

Sorry to read about the loss of Phoebe.

Holly said...

love all of them but the terrier is da bomb!

Horses are our Lives said...

Happy Birthday. I turned 50 last year. Your photos are really 3D - especially the terrier. I loved the first picture!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Whoohoo! Lots of terrific T's! Those tools are nifty. Do you use them for silversmithing? I can't wait to see what you create using your new tool set.

But what is the crazy stuff that was behind your mirror?! Yikes! Sure looks like Trouble to me, too!


Ed said...

WWBVD! LOFLMAO! Thats too funny..
Great shots and post you went all out...
Happy Belated B-Day!!!! :-))

Shirley said...

Great selection of T's! I really like your colors for the bathroom, and I hope you show us the mosaic when it's all done. said...

Happy Birthday,

Yes, Turning 50 ain't too bad, but then I am older than you.

I was looking for your new toilet, guess you haven't installed it yet. What colour scheme are you having.

May be you should just install a "show room" piece, to honour the country you were made, and that will be a great talking point.

I was told that sometimes my comments come from my other site, this is for Sunday stills, so it should be from

thecrazysheeplady said...

WWBVD? WWSD! Put the mirror back up ;-).

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