Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
TIME: 1:47 PM
PLACE: St. Clair Square Mall
SUBJECT: Water Tower
Went to the mall on my day off to cross another item off StellaDella’s bucket list (picture tomorrow!). I have no idea what is going on with the water tower.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Honestly, if you are painting a door, take the time to remove the damn things from the door and the frame.
As part of the never-ending bathroom remodel, I stripped the old bathroom door of 4 layers of paint – I’m pretty sure the bottom one was lead-based. No precautions were taken, so I’ve probably lead poisoning as well.
Then I stained it - Twice! The first stain was waaay too orange – I re-stained it with an Ebony stain. It looks much better and almost matches the vanity base – Bonus!
Finally, I boiled, scraped, stripped and scrubbed off the paint from the hinges, knobs and plate hardware.
Alas, after I removed all of the paint, the metal underneath looked horrible could not be saved.
So, I confess, I will be joining the painting heathens in their eternal life of hell and brimstone.
In my defense, however, I did use a metallic spray paint to match the sink and shower fixtures.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
I, DramaQueen and StellaDella walked in the Troy Homecoming parade, throwing out safety suckers for my work. At the finish, we met up with my sister, niece and nephew. The kids wanted to stay and ride a couple of the rides. First up, the 41-year-old Merry Mixer, because I care not for my children’s safety.
TIME: 6:53 PM
DramaQueen rode with cousin David.
TIME: 7:08 PM
They rode the swings, then we stood in line for the Ferris Wheel. DQ purchased a funnel cake and we ate it while we were waiting.
Friday, July 26, 2013
PLACE: Greenmount Cemetery, looking west
On my way to Lowe’s and the dreaded Wal-Mart, I passed by the cemetery and stopped to visit Mom.
TIME: 7:45 PM
Some people find cemeteries creepy and eerie, but I’ve always felt that they are beautiful, peaceful places.
TIME: 7:48 PM
I don’t know why, but whenever I get to feeling that everything is just too much, I can go walk around a cemetery and feel better. It’s quiet and helps me put things into perspective.
TIME: 7:49 PM
Greenmount Cemetery is located at the top of a hill, and looks over orchards and farmlands. It has some wonderful views, especially at sunset.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
TIME: 7:32 to 10:06 PM
PLACE: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
SUBJECT: Sights at the ballgame – Cards vs. Phillies
DramaQueen and I went to the ball game courtesy of tickets she received from school. We were in Section 344 – Infield Pavilion…high up but an awesome view.
Molina broke his bat and grounded out to the shortstop in the bottom of the 1st.
The setting sun cast a glow over downtown.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
TIME: 8:03 PM
PLACE: Jeep-High School fields
It was time to pick up MonkeyBoy from soccer practice. She watched me from the living room as I gathered my keys and purse. I opened the back door, turned to face her and gave a small nod. She ran through the house and was out the door like a shot. Can you tell she loves car rides?
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
TIME: 10:28 PM
PLACE: Lambert International Airport, St. Louis, MO
Dad was on vacation last week, visiting my brother in San Francisco. I was supposed to pick him up from the airport on Saturday evening. He was on his way to the San Francisco airport when the Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul crashed on landing. Needless to say his flight home was cancelled. He couldn’t get another flight out until today. Via Cleveland. And his plane was late departing San Francisco. The good news? His connecting flight in Cleveland that was coming in from Philly was late too! He finally landed in St. Louis at 10:43pm. Welcome home Pop!
Monday, July 8, 2013
Sunday, July 7, 2013
TIME: 8:13 PM
PLACE: By the White Cottage
SUBJECT: Electric Substation
(taken with cell phone – I hate taking pictures with the cell phone.)
After spending the day sanding and stripping woodwork for the bathroom, I needed ice cream.
I went to the White Cottage and ate a Concrete with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and chocolate syrup.
It perked me up.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
TIME: 8:26 PM
SUBJECT: City Sewer & Trash Billing
Maybe the wording is intentional.
After all it *is* more convenient this month to have a lower bill.
Not so much.
Gotta love my city.
Friday, July 5, 2013
Thursday, July 4, 2013
First item crossed off the Summer Bucket List : #1 – Ride everything at six flags. (Well, every ride we could fit in…close enough!)
I love her face on the American Thunder rollercoaster – the boy next to her is all “Yahhhhhhhh” and she is so nonchalant.
Here are all three on the last ride, the Xcalibur…they look a bit grumpy.
…then starts to rise in the air while spinning vertically.
They are now fully vertical and spinning.
Coming back down – still spinning!!
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
TIME: 10:19 PM
PLACE: Living room
SD constructed an umbrella fort in front of the TV in the living room. She informed me that her plan is to spend the night sleeping under it. She looks well prepared.