This may just be the most random post ever, as it is just a mix of everything I've done over the last few days, so bear with me as I segue from one topic to the next.
Well at least it is a smooth and nice looking orange. It will work. In another 3 years I will change the color again!
While I was out of the house Saturday morning, I drove past a few yard sales to find some patio furniture for the newly finished deck. Basically all we had before were a few small folding chairs, an old rug, and our grill. Ideally I would like to have a large patio table, but those are expensive. As luck would have it, I found these two wicker chairs parked on the side of the road, facing a terminal sentence to the dump.
Forbes took the pressure washer to them and we set them in the sun to dry.
The deck and chairs looked so nice, it was putting the deck lighting and door trim to shame.
We are opting to put PVC no-rot trim around the sliding glass doors. The wood trim that is on now has seen better days. That is one of our projects for this evening. As well as mow the yard, find chair cushions, and shampoo the carpets. The list doesn't seem to be getting any shorter.
And while we are on random topics, I feel compelled to share with you the chocolate milkshake I drank for breakfast yesterday. Forbes and I babysat/dogsat/catsat/kittensat/housesat on Monday and Tuesday. The boss lady had some Chocolate Soy Milk in the fridge so I concocted this beast with bananas, oatmeal and peanut butter. Plus a few ice cubes.
So party prep week is fully underway, and if you cannot tell I am a busy ball of nerves and energy and excitement. Unfortunately my food to-do list isn't getting done as quickly as I would like. I am nervous to make too much in advance and it not be as good on Saturday. I have all the baking done, but I am holding out until tomorrow morning to make all the salads. I think that I will start at 5am with an estimated time of finishing at noon. Then I will take Forbes out for a birthday fiesta lunch and hopefully we can knock out the rest of our to-do list Thursday night. All of our guests arrive Friday morning...can't believe how quickly this week is flying by!
And back to the subject of patio furniture. We got on the topic of tables and decided how outrageous it was to spend $500-$1000 on one. Forbes told me they had a picnic table when he was a kid and how much he loved it. I also had a picnic table and I loved it! We checked one out at Lowe's and they are only $80! No wonder both of our dads opted for picnic tables instead of patio furniture! Cheap seating for plenty! I think we are going to get one and paint it bright red! But not this week. We have too many projects already!