Monday, July 27, 2009

Catching up ( yes again)

Where does the time go???  I feel like I haven't blogged in forever, and in the world of blogging I haven't. But we've been spending most of our free time getting the house ready to sell.  It's been painted, spruced up and mostly decluttered, so I think we are about ready.

But this blog is not about the house, and it's not about anything in particular.  We took some nice pictures this weekend and I thought I would share.  Now if y'all are from the Atlanta area you will be familiar with most of these landmarks, but for those that are not, I will put a brief explanation.
( and please forgive any odd ramblings, I am on Lortab and flexiril and I am quite happy and content, albeit a bit high at the moment.  Feeling no pain as they say :) - thanks to a sore back from hauling boxes around)

So here goes:

Ladies and Gents, the Big Chicken.   A historical landmark in Marietta -  Where you are in Marietta is defined by how close or far you are from the Big Chicken( and in which direction).  The beak and the eyes actually work:

The next photo is of the Strand Theater in Marietta Square.  It was restored to glory this past year and I do aspire to go see something in it, just don't know what yet.

The next stop on our tour is Kennesaw Mtn  Battlefield park.  A favorite of hikers, Reilly and Civil War enthusiasts:

And speaking of Reilly, no blog with pictures would be complete with out a picture of Reilly.  This was taken this weekend at one of the many parks along the Chattahoochee River.

That concludes this evening's tour. I am going to head inside whilst I can still walk upright :).....

Good night!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Painting, Painting, Painting!

We did a LOT of painting this weekend! In order to get our house sale ready, we had to have all the hideous wallpaper stripped off of all the bathroom walls and repaint them into nice soothing colors.

We hired a crew to do the wallpaper stripping - DH and I fight about enough home improvement stuff as it is, I figured stripping wallpaper might be the final straw.

So they started on Thurs and got the master bath and the upstairs bath stripped and almost all primed. The crew had to leave early to go to court( ok....) but promised to be back bright and early on Friday morning, and they sure were! I decided to leave Reilly home with me, just baby gated downstairs with plenty of room to move around.

Our great friend Catherine( who is VERY eager to have us move) came over on Friday to help and she painted the downstairs bathroom, as well as put in some new fixtures in the master and the downstairs. She brought her 3yr old Mary who spend the day playing on the Wii and petting on Reilly.

So the Master bath was painted Livable Green( Sherwin Williams). I tried to get some pictures, but it was really hard - the color didn't really come out. But those of you who have seen the wallpaper, will appreciate this:

The art was a little crooked( mental note to fix when I get home).

( sorry about the messy towels, I was just clicking away....)

So that was the master.

In the upstairs bath, I put Cottage Cream( Sherwin Williams). Cat framed the mirror for us and it has made all the difference in the way the bathroom looks.

You can't really see the color, but anything is better than the green and gold striped wallpaper that was up there.

And then last but not least, the downstairs half bath. Cat also framed this mirror for us and we changed the light fixture and added a cute little lamp. This color is Behr River Rock.

We also rented a storage unit and started to declutter the house. WHAT a job that is!

Hopefully the roof gets put on tomorrow, then we can clean the carpets and get the house on the market!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fourth of July

Happy( belated) Fourth everyone! We had a good weekend - lots of time with friends and family. My mother is here with her dogs, they've been here for a week now. Reilly and Shadow are getting along very well, which is a big plus - they used to fight a lot. But Reilly is exhausted. Shadow loves him and she will NOT leave him alone at all.

Here are some pictures of them playing with a stick:

This is Shadow appropriating the stick.  Then Reilly decided to get in on it - it is HIS stick you know.  It's in his yard:

I was worried, Reilly doesn't always play well but this turned out ok...

We had a great party at our friend John and Cat's yesterday.  They always throw an awesome 4th of July party for their family.  We had great BBQ( thanks John!) and Catherine always throws a wonderful party.  They have a beautiful house and always have enough room for friends and family.
Today was a resting day.  It's been raining here in Atlanta - DH and I planted some grass seed and took naps and did a little shopping, so it's been a nice day. We needed the rain for sure.  

I hope everyone had a great 4th!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Trim the Fat Thursday!

I think the Cheat to Lose diet plan is finally kicking in. When I stepped on the scale yesterday, I was down 6 lbs! Now I know I've lost inches too, so as miserable as this diet is, I am going to keep on for a bit.

My goals for this week are:

Get cardio in( my foot is healed so I should be good there)
Take my vitamins
DRINK WATER! I am so bad at drinking my water......

Have a great 4th everyone!!!