Achievements, celebrations & the mundane

What a week it has been! We’ve done more home improvement in the last month than we have done in the last year! That’s Parkinson’s Law for you.

The biggest achievement (and a huge weight of my shoulders) is the completion of Richard’s office. It’s a small room attached to our garage and basically had bare brick walls, a concrete slab floor and a dodgy light. Richard installed down lights and put new power, telephone and TV points. Then we spent the entire last weekend painting the brick walls and ceiling, which by the way is very hard work! And on Friday I laid down the new vinyl flooring all by myself. Yes, me! I rock!

Richard's newly renovated office

Richard has set up his office now and he is a very happy hubby. Only 2 more weeks before my new house mate moves in and I’m starting to feel nervous and excited at the same time.

On Saturday, we celebrated our nephew’s 9th birthday and there was a bit of fooling around when the sparkles got lit on the cake! That’s the uncle (Richard’s brother) grabbing his nephew’s face. Haha… no harm done I promise!

Jackson's 9th B'day

Now for the mundane part of life. Charlie had one of his showers this week and was happy to show off for the video camera. He LOVES it and gets all excited when he sees the spray bottle.


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I’ve also bought yarn to start knitting a charity Christmas project. I won’t say what it is just yet.

Red & White Homemaker Acrylic 8ply

Has anyone started their Christmas knitting? I can’t believe we’re only 4 months away from 2011!

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4 Responses to “Achievements, celebrations & the mundane”

  1. Sara Beth says:

    I love the new office! What a great space. I started my Christmas knitting last week. It’s quite a list and always grows by the day. I want to be sure there is enough time!!! Can’t wait to see what you start for your charity project!
    .-= Sara Beth´s last blog ..Throwing in the Towel =-.

  2. Laura47 says:

    It looks like you guys did a great job on the office! I know he’ll enjoy having such a pleasant work space.

    And Charlie’s bath? Was hilarious! Do you ever let him splash around in the bathtub? I know almost nothing about taking care of parrots, so I don’t know if that’s done or not, but judging by how much he enjoyed his spray bath, something tells me he’d have a BLAST in a pool of water!

    As for Christmas knitting, this is my first year to actually start on it early. I’ve already got several pieces knit up. In between bigger projects that I make for myself or my husband or daughter, I knit up smaller projects for other folks — a nice hat, a neckwarmer, a lacy shawlette. I’m very proud of myself for actually getting Christmas knitting started before December for a welcome change — this year people may actually get their Christmas presents on Christmas rather than in February! {g}

  3. candis says:

    Love the floor! What a great job.

    I just don’t have enough time for all the knitting/crochet I want to do. I have 4 projects I am working on now. Also doing a KAL from she-knits.com that will start in second wk of Sept. Not sure what gifts I will be knitting/crocheting this year. I do have one blanket I want to do for my sister. Can’t wait to see what you are doing with the red/white yarn!

  4. Katie says:

    I only realised it’s September yesterday – I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone! I realised I will be in Canada for Christmas this year – that’s scary exciting!

    Love the new floor – it looks very sophisticated.
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Airplane Reading Material =-.

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