I’m happy about a couple things this week. One: my new job! Going well thus far. Thank you very much for asking.
And Two: I feel I’m finally starting to make headway on getting our house pulled together. I’ve moved furniture, moved sod, prepped for the garden in back, planted some stuff in the front, assembled a standing pot rack,
assembled supervised a kitchen cart assembly, reorganized some of the cabinets, cleared and organized the pantry (you can walk in our walk-in pantry now!), made a wreath for the front door, folded almost all of the Mt. Laundry Everest…
It’s still a crazy disorganized mess, but getting there. A lot faster now that I have a job to go to. I don’t have the luxury of being lazy anymore.
And I’m starting to make some decisions! Carrara marble for the backsplash, red for the front door (this was actually Matt’s idea; he doesn’t know my version of red is more like tomato red or raspberry, not a true red), I think chocolate brown in the guest bathroom and maybe blue in the master bedroom.
I’m not 100% on a blue bedroom, but how awesome is this picture? This bed is part of the historical collection at the Louvre. I couldn’t tell you anything more about it.
Almost makes me think I could pull off a gold bed. I know I can’t. If I tried, it would be the bed I die in. Someone would stab me in my sleep for buying an ugly-ass gold bed.
Here’s the full image.
Of all the made-up holidays, Valentine’s Day is the worst. Want someone to know you love them? Give them over-priced roses and cheap chocolate any other day of the year. Any other day. Just not today. But…
If you must participate in the obligatory dry-heave love fest, here you go. I made you a card. Share one with someone you tolerate, find moderately attractive or gave a venereal disease. No judging.
For the record, I did make nice ones (and heart cookies) for my little Valentines—the kids. Also, I don’t have herpes.
Brenham, the would-be capital of Texas, is home to a few of our favorite things: Bluebell Ice Cream, cute antique stores, beef, bluebonnets….And our most favorite thing: Grandma & Grandpa!
Painted mural in Downtown Brenham
They’re cranky at Blue Bell. Must be brain freeze from eating all they can and selling the rest.
$1 scoops at Blue Bell Visitor Center (no tour needed). Can’t beat that!
Making Kringles with Grandma—in “Christmas Red” and blue.
Washington County Visitor’s Center. One of Brenham’s many historical buildings. This one used to be a theater.
Antique fire equipment and antiques.
M O R E P H O T O S
From Brenham, Texas. Shot January 1-4, 2014 in Brenham, Texas
Look! We’re in backwards Texas! In every sense of it.
Hey Texas, you might want to put the floodlights on the other side.
Where was Texas born? In your rear.
Thanks, Texas. That explains A LOT.