Yesterday was a fabulous day that involved NO MANUAL LABOR. In the morning we went to a really sweet wedding reception for our friends Brian and Angeleigh that recently got married in Tampa. They had Cafe Evoke serving coffee, a cinnamon roll bar and a picture and video slideshow that let us enjoy their beautiful ceremony on the beach. After the video Wiser asked "how long do we have to wait to renew our vows?" ;)
In the afternoon, we picked up Mindy and Hazel and went to Sage for some yummy, fresh organic salads. And I know she's not my biological child, but that little stinker was extra adorable so you'll just have to grin and bear the picture onslaught:
After lunch, it was more race-or-chase on the patio with a little tu-tu soccer time for good measure. By the time we got home, Boom was pooped.
And tomorrow the Wiser birthday celebration continues as we head to Tulsa for the Paul McCartney (!!!) concert. He's already prepared me for the possibility of tears. From him.
1. _Lemonade pie_ is my favorite summertime _dessert_.
2. My favorite John Hughes movies is _16 Candles_. No, Ferris Bueller's Day Off! Wait, Breakfast Club...shoot, Pretty In Pink...oh oh oh, Planes, Trains and Automobiles! Shucks, I even liked Home Alone...
3. _Anything soft_ is something I love to touch. (I'm very tactile; that was one of the reasons I chose my wedding dress, because I loved how the satin felt.)
4. The full moon _is amazing_. Always makes me stop and stare.
5. _I wish I were finishing our floor_ right now.
6. When daylight fades _I do, too_.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _finishing our floor!!_, tomorrow my plans include _putting the house back together and shopping for Wiser's birthday_ and Sunday, I want to _enjoy it_!
UPDATE: I can't even feel sorry for myself this morning because my parents' shed CAUGHT ON FIRE. My mom came home from working out and some wonderful, kind, mysterious, unknown neighbor had pulled over and was spraying the shed with one of their garden hoses, pretty much putting the fire out himself, according to the firemen (angels among us, anyone?).
The structure is ok from what I understand; it was mostly things inside that were melted and destroyed, including Christmas decorations and our wedding chuppah. I'm a little sad about that, but at least we have our pictures to remember it by.
...it RAINS. We lost our power this morning right as I got in the shower, so this was the solution:
a shower by candlelight. The power was off for about an hour; it came back on just as we were wondering how in the world we would get the garage door open so I could go to work.
Well, brown really, but that's not how the song goes.
So the attempt at texturing, accenting, whatever was a minor tragedy. Pretty awful. I didn't get very far at all before I could tell by Wiser's face that it wasn't working. I tried several techniques and they all just weren't right. I called my mom for an emergency consult and she agreed that the texturing cheapened the look. So we took a timeout (at Pink Swirls - fixes everything!) and we went back to solid brown.
I added a few pics of the catastrophe to our flickr photostream HERE.
I guess the next move is finishing it off with a sealer and then I'll be on the hunt for the perfect rug. I'll let you know how that goes...
Hazel came over yesterday to make sure the floor is adequate for dance parties:
(sorry for the crick in the neck.)
We've added a second coat of brown paint and are still really pleased with our chocolate floor.
Here are some more progress pics: Floor pictures (start with the Starby's pic).
I'm a little goosey about adding anything else because we like the way it looks, but I'm going to stick with my original idea and add some texturey/accent colors tomorrow...keep your fingers crossed! And if we hate it, it'll be back to the chocolate river!