07 February 2013

Things that may or may not happen when your husband is gone for a month: Part I

1. Lights hanging from the ceiling - happened.  I should thank Lauren for this as she sent me down the rabbit hole of DIY-dom.  The instructions are not as easily found today as they once were, read IMPOSSIBLE, so I had to wing it from a list of supplies I found on Apartment Therapy. Overall I think in a month (or six) I might re-do the entire fixture with some sense of wiring and quality control. Also it needs a few more glass spheres, it's not nearly dramatic enough.  But for now it is amazing and I love it.  And it did not cost $1750 or whatever I had started to think we were going to spend.

1b.  Getting that drywall on the other side of the living room patched up so I can finally finish painting the ceiling - did not happen.

2.   Two dogs becoming a team - happened.  It might be the fact that I've been forcing them to cuddle with me every night for the past 30 in an effort to stay warm and snoozy, or just the simple passing of time.  Whatever it is IT IS HAPPENING.  There is still some growling on Frances' part when shit isn't going the way she'd planned it to ... but they sit on chairs together and alternate peeing on bushes that ought not be peed on and every once in a while stand still enough to photograph.  Or this could all just be because I bought them matching harnesses.  Maybe that is the answer.

I may have also applied to graduate school, planned a trip to NYC in the spring, eaten my weight in meat sandwiches, discovered mint goes with everything so long as it's in a smoothie, headed back to yoga four times a week and started and finished House of Cards on Netflix.  There is more, it was quite a productive month for me, but I'll fill you in on that later.


  1. the light fixture looks AMAZING.

    and is it just me, or are Frances + Anna kind of starting to resemble the twins in the Shining...?

    also: grad school?? awesome!! what program???

  2. GRAD SCHOOL? we need details.

    and: damn were you productive in jan. i did...... i don't know what i did.

  3. wait, is there a Part 2 coming? way to make me feel like a loser.

  4. Lauren's DIYs are always inspiring! It looks amazing!

    Grad school! Dog friendship! So much going on around your parts.

  5. baagh, it looks great! much, much more delicate than ours, and the look against the molding on your ceiling and that wall color is wonderful. well, well done!

  6. Those lights are to die for... and I now officially have a crush on your blog. :)
    XX Jessica

  7. awesome. pure perfection.

    i would have likely put holes in the wall, and lost the dogs.... you came out on top!!

    inconsistency rang the horse

  8. Oh my goodness those lights are amazing! You did such a good job with it.

  9. Those pups are so cute!!! I'd love my H to go away for a month. Flippant. But true....