It's the weekend. No one's paying attention, right? So I'm going to post more pictures of our home improvement project. And to say a big thank you to everyone who's commented and been so encouraging! Here's a look at the nearly finished red front door (I agree - red is the best on front doors!):
The Hunny had painted the trim around the window red initially, but the white makes it pop. I love it when colors pop! I don't necessarily like bright colors, you understand, but pop is good. This door is good.
I figured, as long as I have you here, I might as well ask you all something. Does anyone out there know what this is? Is it a weed? Please tell me it's not a weed. I planted several bulbs last summer - long after they should have been in the ground, when they looked dead - and this might be one of them. I just don't know whether to pull it or leave it. Anyone? Any clue?
There's another plant coming up in the same front garden which I'm pretty sure is one of the bulbs - maybe a dahlia - but I have to wait to make sure. This plant, however, doesn't have that spiky leaf look.
Look, as long as I have you here, you may as well have a look at the plant which sold me on the house. We looked at this house Thanksgiving weekend of '06. There had already been either snow or ice, but that weekend was balmy and this rose bush was in bloom. It's beautiful for half the year, covered in pink roses, very bushy. I know a rose bush is a silly reason to like a house, but if it was still blooming in late November, I figured I needed to live in this house. Right?
Well now that I'm showing you flowers, I can't stop with the rose bush! I have to show you my favorite flower. It's common, true, and smaller than it's cousin, the pansy, but this little viola, known as Johnny Jump Up, is adorable. I'm thinking maybe that's the purple I want on the wall, but the Hunny insists the dining room is too small for such a dark color. Stink. I'll find my purple.
Yes, it's Oatmeal Head. He's relaxing for a moment at the top of the stairs, since he's been helping his dad all day with paint and repairs. Wait, I think Oatmeal Head was actually painting the upstairs bedroom doors today.
See those camo pants? He has four of the same pair of pants. I found them at Ross last fall, size 20 boys (I didn't know boys came in 20) for four dollars a pair and I bought them all. He had grown six inches in the six months prior to that and I was NOT going to spend 30 buck on one pair of jeans to have him outgrow them in a week. He hasn't grown since.
Finally, a shot of my finished front door! I love my red door. It looks even prettier from the street. But my shrubbery looks shabby. Time to trim the evergreens! What you can't see is the azalea blooming near the door - it's white!
Y'all, I'm beat. Have a great rest of your weekend, okay?
Until I write again ...