Thursday, April 26, 2012

it's the weekend!!!!!

yup! i'm startin' it a day early!!!! i'm on vacation again tomorrow. i don't know where the past couple weeks have gone --they've just flown by. someone took some of the days out of my weeks & weeks out of my month!! i've been busy, but i don't know what with!!! i haven't worked on any projects since the doorknob project. i haven't even had time to write very many posts on my blog like i'd like to. i've got lots of posts "written" in my head though!!! someday i'll get them on here for you!!!! nothing exciting has happened -- except for the fact that i bought all new underwear today!!! no pictures for you though!!! ha ha!!! i am going to work on a BIG project this weekend, so i'll be back later, probably late sunday night or monday night and i WILL have pictures. (of the project, not the underwear!!!)

Friday, April 20, 2012

this post will probably shock some people

but i'm all for keepin' it real, so here goes!!!!

(p.s. this has NOTHING to do with this post, but i'm craving "salt & vinegar" potato chips. & it's midnight & i'm in my pj's so i'm not going to walmart & kroger's is closed, but i wouldn't go there in my pj's either! i wish there was a drive thru.............well, come to think of it, this DOES relate to this post:)

the other night at dinner this topic of conversation came up: since texas has an "open container" law (meaning you can't drive a motor vehicle with an open container of alcohol) JUST HOW does "the daquiri hut" drive thru operate??? "amwacs" said "in lou-z-ana they seal the lid with duct tape & don't give you a straw"!!! i said i didn't see how that would work here in texas!

driving home from a friend's house tuesday night i was stopped at the light at 529 & queenston......right by "the daquiri hut".....there were no cars in line.....hmmmmmm....curiosity got the best of me & i pulled into the drive thru lane, hurriedly read the menu & quickly ordered a frozen raspberry margarita. a large. the lady kept impatiently asking for my order & a car pulled up behind me so that's why i had to order quickly. i briefly scanned the menu---they've got food & non-alcoholic drinks & even a kid's menu! (they used to have a play ground area there, but planted it all over with trees)

well, the lady hands me my styrofoam cup with a regular old lid AND a straw. no duct tape. no asking for ID. and off i drove! you have to drive along the back of the building clear around to the other side of the shopping center to get out of the parking lot. of course, i'm looking for hidden police cars the whole time!!!! i pull out onto 529 and hear SIRENS!!!!

coming down the road is an ambulance which passes me!!!!!! so i took a drink--right there at the light on 529! whew!!! was it ever STRONG!!! more drinks - brain freeze - still too strong. but i wasn't going to let it go to waste!! when i got home i poured it into the blender, diluted it with a little water & more ice & DOUBLED my drink! filled up the styro cup & stuck it in the freezer. drank the other one & boy did i sleep good that night!!!!

yes, i admit that i have been known to have a drink. it's usually just a margarita or glass of wine when i'm at "the boonies". i don't go to bars. i don't get drunk. my dad was an alcoholic & alcohol caused lots of heartache in my life. in my early 20's i would go CW dancing with a girlfriend on friday nights. 3 really bad things happened to me because of alcohol. it's taken a lot of years gone by to come to grips with alcohol. i don't condone getting drunk (why would you want to drink til you were sick & throwing up?? who likes to throw up? & having a hang over & feeling sick doesn't sound fun to me), but i don't see anything wrong with a drink or 2 if you're just doing it for pleasure or relaxation. paul told timothy in the Bible to "no longer drink water exclusively but to use a little wine for the sake of your stomach & your frequent ailments." 1st timothy 5:23 and Jesus used wine a lot. but i also feel you should use it in the safety of your own home & not drive while drinking or drunk.

hmmmmmmmmmm.....i wonder if "the daquiri hut" has salt & vinegar potato chips??? i didn't get a chance to read everything on the menu board!!!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

railroad stake picture frame

here's what i made with the railroad stakes .....a picture frame!!!

the wood is a left over scrap from the pallet, the picture is one of suzanne's senior pictures taken on a railroad track in brenham.

the perfect picture - the perfect frame!!!

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funky junk

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

doorknob towel bar project is complete!

i don't like oak. don't like oak tables, oak cabinets, oak furniture. don't like oak towel bars. oak reminds me of someone who likes oak and that's in the past.

i love old stuff. old tables, old cabinets, old furniture. old doorknobs.
so i took down the oak towel bar which has been hanging in the master bathroom for 22 years & put up old doorknobs!!!!

i've spent the past 2 weeks trying to figure out how to make them "stick" to attach the knob to the plate or the wall. i tried gluing with all sorts of "liquid nails" type stuff ----note to self: silicone doesn't make metal stick to metal!! i had the idea to stick a piece of wood in the knob & screw a screw into the wood & then the screw into the drywall anchor thing. but that seemed like lots of work & probably wouldn't be too successful. so i thought about it some more & was stuck.

then saturday night "a man with a circular saw" came up with the PERFECT solution!!!!! he said to go to the auto parts store & get "JB WELD", mix it & put it in the end of the knob, wait til it sets up a bit & put the screw in it. he said that would hold the screw & put a little around the knob in the plate. HE IS SO SMART!!!

so last night after work i stopped at the auto parts store & went to town mixing & gluing!! IT WORKED!!!

here are all the steps & the final result!!! i just want to stand in the bathroom & look at the doorknobs!!!! i'm going to get some smaller, darker screws for the plates so they're not so obvious.

here's how it started:

removed the bar - you can see the original wallpaper!! it was a stripe that looked old fashioned!

oh - this is the stuff i used:

here's the wall all painted

TA DA!!!!!

i absolutely LOVE it!!!!! i had to touch up a little bit of the paint where it didn't get in all the plaster cracks & in these pictures the paint is still wet, but i was in a hurry to take pictures for the blog!!! i poly'd the plates so they wouldn't rust on the towels & also so the chippy paint wouldn't all peel off.

"lucy" got some jewelry too!!! i just propped this up there on her & it looks pretty good! i think i'll center it & screw the plate on, but i have to have "a man with a hacksaw" (aka "a man with a circular saw") cut off the metal piece coming out of the knob so it'll fit. (good thing that man's got lots of saws!!!!!) i also have another glass knob that i might put on her instead of this metal one. ?? that one needs to be hacksawed too. not sure - i'll have to see which one looks better on her!!!!!

well, gotta get busy on another project.........i've got several in mind!!!! 1st up is a project out of the railroad stakes! "amwacs" asked me what i might do with them, & i replied, "? i'll think of somethin'!" to which he said, "i'm sure you will!" and i have!!!! & it only took me 2 days to think of it!!!! i'll show you soon!!!!

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Monday, April 16, 2012

beauty is in the eye of the beholder

to you, these may look just like rusty old railroad spikes.

to me, they look like roses!!! AND i can't kill them!!!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

everything's ok!!!

hey everyone!! sorry i've been absent the past couple weeks.....the time has flown by & i've been busy & just haven't had time to write on my blog. i've got several posts written in my head, so stay tuned!!!!

haven't even had a chance to work on this project that i started 2 weeks ago!!!

i had an eye dr. appointment this morning & my eyes are dilated now, so it's hard to see!!! i'm headed out to the virgin islands for a couple hours to relax, have plans tonight, & tomorrow after church i'm going to "the boonies" to see my friend cindy in magnolia & lay out by her pool. so, it's gonna be a great weekend, but i probably won't have a chance to write until tomorrow night.

it's good to know that so many people were missing me here on the blog!!!!! i've got some good posts planned, so come on back!!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


ok. i know sunday is supposed to be a day of rest.

i rested for part of it. and i rested for part of saturday, so does that count?!?!

sunday afternoon i plowed.

with a real plow!

MY plow.

i had some of that big yucky grass grow along side of the patio where the bluebonnets were and other places in the yard & i needed to get it out. i was using a hoe, but that wasn't workin' too well. then i thought, "hey! i should put my new plow to work!!"

we had one of these when i was growin' up, so i know how to use one!!! this one was going to be "decoration" in the flower bed, but what the heck! may as well get my money's worth!!!! (actually, it was a gift!)

so, without further ado, here are ALL the pictures:

gotta finish up this side

ain't he cute?! yup, it's a he!!! he doesn't have a name tho...........

maybe i can be like george foreman & name everything sam, sam 1, sam 2, sam 3, sam 4, etc.!!!!!!!!

i know one thing, i'm gonna plow me some flowerbeds soon!!!! and maybe a garden!!!!