Thursday, August 13, 2009

A sunny day, a $3 sprinkler and a very happy little girl....

This was Kiley's first day in a sprinkler...curious at first...

Then a little surprised...

And then unbridled joy!

Which turned into bravado and curiosity! priceless...

The end of a wonderful day - got to ride a boat, a 16' motorboat, up the Pleasant River in Addison to Columbia Falls. It was so relaxing I almost forgot I was working. Eagles kept us company, as did kingfishers. Miles and miles of salt marshes with grasses every shade of green and blue imaginable. Our tour guide was a lobster fisherman who supplements the ridiculously low prices they get paid for the lobsters ($4 a pound off the boat) by hosting boat tours. This one was inland through the salt marshes but you can also spend an afternoon pulling lobster traps or cruising the shore.....

After several grueling weeks of work, I have tomorrow off and I'm planning on tearing apart the spare room. I'm putting up new trim, tearing off some paneling, and changing light fixtures. Then, when I'm on vacation after next week, I'll paint everything - ceiling, walls and woodwork - all a light cream. Then I'll replace the floor tiles and add the new rug and freshly decorated side table. Finally I'll have at least ONE room completed here at Sweet Pea Cabin. I might even get brave on my vacation and tackle putting the new tiles on the bathroom floor. Of course that involves removing the toilet, washer and dryer for a day.....yuk.

I think I'll avoid thinking about that and just enjoy tonight's sunset....

4 comments:

Lisa T. said...

Love those chunky little legs!

Smiles

Fearless Nester said...

Hope you have some a/c for your room makeover, heard it's going to be warm. Or maybe you could join Kiley in the sprinkler...how cute your pictorial of her was!

Neas Nuttiness said...

I hope your sunset was as beautiful as Kiley's smile!!!

That sounds like one whole heck of a lot to do over the weekend...but I sure wish that I could be there to watch. It's Hot as Hades here, and I don't feel like doing a darn thing!

Audrey at Barking Mad! said...

Wow, I am exhausted just reading all you have planned. So ambitious!

We've been busy tearing up carpeting and porcelain tile after our water heater exploded, all on the heels of a kitchen remodel. Just thinking about doing anything else sends me into an absolute fit!

And Kiley? ADORABLE! I just wanna squeeze her thighs. I miss those chunky-thigh days with Gaby Rose. Now, at 3, she is all legs and arms and curly hair!