Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mini-Projects...

I think I got a small glimpse of what motherhood will be like some day just this morning.  I awoke to the sounds of Duncan gagging and choking, fully knowing he was about to be sick at his stomach.  Our furry friend has a VERY sensitive stomach and I have been woken by similar sounds on many occasions in the past.  Upon hearing these lovely sounds at 6-something in the morning, I jump out of bed with Duncan in arms trying to get him to the bathroom linoleum (easier cleanup).  I make it just in time to drop the pooch and grab our floor mat to pull it from the line of fire.  So, Duncan "gets sick," and after making certain that he is finished, I allow him to go back to bed while I clean it up.  After I finish the cleaning and get back into bed, Andy stirs and rolls over (still half asleep).  He follows with, "What happened?  Did Duncan get sick?"  I couldn't even muster an answer. 

  Is it just a woman thing to be more aware even while sleeping?  Maternal instincts?  Who knows.  Better question:  What will I do when we lay the new ceramic tile???  I don't want him getting sick on good flooring!  I think I need to teach Duncan to use a paper bag or the potty when he needs to "be sick." :)

On to the projects...
Disclaimer:  These projects are really not all that exciting. :)

First, I found a piece of writing that I LOVED on Etsy and purchased it to frame. 



For those of you who may not know, these are Mr. Darcy's words to Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice.  Melt my heart!  I put it in our bedroom to remind Andy that he needs to attempt being romantic now and then. :)  I put it in a dressier, Victorian-ish frame from Hobby Lobby--50% off sale!  WOO-WOO! 



Now if this print was a little cheesy, you won't believe the next one.  I had filed this picture (taken from the Better After blog) away in my idea file on my computer...

There are several things that I love about this little nook--most notably the bench that was specifically featured.  I am obsessed with chunky round mirrors right now--good luck finding one cheap--and I LOVE framed chalkboards for fun words and phrases.  But if you look really closely, there is a personalized eye chart on the shelf in the picture.  I thought it was a really unique idea, so I decided to try making one of my own.  I knew I could simply design it on my computer and print it off on paper for NOTHING and then put it in a cheap frame.  Nothing better than inexpensive wall art!  This is what I came up with...


True story...I could only copy the eye chart in the picture to the word "so" before it became too small and hard to read.  So, I was left to come up with a five-letter word on my own to finish the print.  Oh, how many interesting words I could have chosen to describe love!  I decided to go with "sweet"--yes, I know, cheesy.  I then added a wee-little cupcake between our names to go with the sweet idea.  Here it is in its new home...


Yes, it ended up in the kitchen.  I am usually craving sweets when I'm in there anyway...might as well have something to remind me of that!!!

Speaking of eye charts...and since my dad NEVER reads our blog...I have a funny story.  My dad is completely lost without his glasses--can't see a thing.  No, really.  When he used to work at a plant in Paducah, they would give the employees an eye test each year or so.  However, they would make everyone take off their eyeglasses (if they wore them) prior to taking the test.  My dad has always said that when they would ask him to do this he would simply take off his glasses and say, "Well, I'm sure there is probably an "E" at the top, but I can't see it."  HAHA!  I don't know if this is even remotely funny to anyone else, but every time I see an eye chart I think of this story.  I need to say a prayer of thankfulness tonight that my eyes aren't quite that bad!

Have a great night!

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