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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Little Paint, Clorox, And Some Fall Color

 I decided to do some painting now that Richard is on the road/in the air again.  I did the back splash in the kitchen with a semi gloss to make it easier to clean.  I also put all my glass canisters in the dishwasher and used bleach under the cabinets -- couldn't believe how dirty it gets under there!   I've removed the tape, cleaned the brushes, and put the outlet covers and my appliances back.  Feels pretty good to have accomplished this.   I'll  paint the downstairs bathroom on Saturday because I'll need help moving the toilet.  Any takers??  George says he has a 'commitment'.  I think he probably doesn't want to drive the nine hours to get here to move my toilet.  Imagine that!!  :)

Last night the two of the trees in our yard finally changed color -- totally; the rest are leafless.   I guess it just doesn't take much to amaze me.

I still have a few annuals and my herbs blooming.  I'm hoping the herbs hold until Thanksgiving.


George said...

Gee, I'd love to help, but I have a previous commitment.
But I'll think about all the fun you're having.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

YES----George's Honey has him a long Honey Do list.... ha ha

Good Luck... Everything looks very nice!!!!

Maggie said...

That kitchen looks great

Maggie said...

(I lost my cursor.) ....and don't move the toilet. You can see that I am the laziest of readers. :)

Linda Reeder said...

Your kitchen looks great! I'm impressed. I hate to paint.
I know what you mean about the trees. They each seem to have their own built in schedule.

Kimberly said...

It was nice to come back to see pictures and even more. Love the tree! Sorry, but I'm with George. A nine hour flight over better have more as a reward than moving your toilet. LOL. Have fun with that. I'd probably just paint around it.

Purple Flowers said...

You are an excellent house cleaner! I love the smell of a freshly cleaned house, and just vaccuumed carpet. Enjoy your painting project. If I lived nearby, I'd come over to help.

A Slice of My Life said...

Can't you just wiggle around the toilet instead of moving it? Am I just the laziest painter in the world because it never occurred to me to move a toilet? lol

Kitchen is looking good. It always feels so nice to have a big redo and cleaning like that.

Anonymous said...

Promised myself I would paint some walls this fall but it hasn't happened yet. It's just such an undertaking.

Good luck with the toilet!!


George said...

Now that I've seen your completed post, I must say that your kitchen looks great. I hope you found someone to help you with that toilet on Saturday.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Your kitchen looks great! Good luck with the bathroom.

Maggie said...

RYN: Yes, so far I am enjoying his writing. I have enjoyed his commentary on various PBS special, so I thought I would enjoy this. So far it isn't too dry and I've already learned a lot.