I have to admit that I feel like the obsession over the royal baby (and everything else royal) is over-the-top, but I did cheer Kate a little bit when I read that she had a natural birth! I’m a huge proponent of natural childbirth (though I won’t usually talk about it unless you ask me – I’ve learned that people won’t be persuaded by my opinion unless they’ve asked it ;) and I love it when big-name people give publicity to natural childbirth.
I think I’ve become addicted to caulking. There is something so satisfying about filling in gaps and cracks with smooth white caulk! OK, so I’m weird, but it’s a good thing that I’ve learned to love it because there is a lot of it for me to do. We are painting the wood paneling in the bathroom and as I put the first coat of primer on, it became apparent that caulking the grooves was going to be the only way to get it to look smooth and crisp, so I’ve been busy caulking that room and windows and trim in other rooms. It has taken forever to get everything filled in, but I think I will be happy that I took the time to do it.
I’ve almost finished painting the trim around the windows and I am so excited because it is definitely coming together like I envisioned after finding these inspiration pictures. Yay! I’ve also learned that wood paneling is a fantastic hider of dirt. The paneling doesn’t really look that dirty until you start scrubbing it, and then it doesn’t take long to make a bucket of water almost completely black. But, it’s a whole lot easier to scrub than drywall, so I am really starting to embrace the 1950s knotty pine look (with some fresh touches from the 21st century).
Do you ever want to tell your crying child, “Why are you crying?! If there is ANYONE who should be crying, it’s ME!” Surely I’m not the only one…
Tip jars at self-serve yogurt places: I feel like that is an oxymoron.
Who can be the first to name this park in Colorado Springs? Nothing particularly special about this picture; I just thought it would be fun to see who can recognize it. :) (Click on photo to enlarge.)
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