Karl, in all his regalia. Flanked by Stella Tennant. Love her. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stella_Tennant
The clothes, the fabrics, the table decorations, the pearls on the pockets! Pure gorgeousness: Chanel style.
Two angels descended on my bedroom and made it all neat and organized! Poof! Very inspiring/motivating to do more in the rest of the house. I am hunting a Dymo Labelmaker as we speak. They were great a categorizing the chaos into like batches.
I feel like I've gotten so picky in my older age. What about you? Picky about stuff? I was just thinking about some of my picky pet peeves today...
1. I have to use a certain keyboard, now that I've worked on a laptop for the last year. Just got the Dell KM714 and I love it! It's very Apple-like.
2. I have to have a clean cut at the top of a bag of chips. A ragged, torn open bag makes me crazy.
3. The bed has to be sort of made before I get in it at night. It can stay unmade all day, but it has to be organized and fluffed before I jump in to sleep at night.
4. Updated after my walk today: If you're going to put pumpkins on your porch, remove the stickers!
Now that I'm actually writing the list, I can't think of many. I guess I was just feeling picky enough to list this out, but hey, maybe I'm not so picky after all. I'm sure there are so many more. I'm sure James could come add about 10 items to the list...he's always hearing my kvetching about one thing or another.
Lately, we've had the most beautiful pink skies, with the coolest cloud formations. The second pic is the greatest witch ever, isn't she? And the book, by Neil Gaiman, was so great: a perfect, pre-Halloween read.
Isn't it amazing to see how this stuff works? These guys are so talented. Soon, the big swoosh will be but a memory. We are slowly making the house our own. This work did, however, delay the front triangle area of grass from being done (we're having the old grass dug out, cactus mix added, border added, plantings added), but there is equipment right on that very spot, so the projects are shuffling.
Top photo: the empty space. Second one: Al and David, prepping the outside of the wall. Makeshift scaffolding! Wow... Last one: from the inside, front courtyard - ready for stucco.
We are making strides on the front of the house again. The stained glass swoosh, which I have been calling the Taliban logo, is now out. It did not go willingly, and took much sawzalling (sp?). While this wall is also in the "needs to go" category, I'm not sure we will ever go that far. Perhaps the next owners! Today we are also replacing all the wood around the garage and stuccoing the areas that look funky. That strange square of stucco at the right of the planting bed is also gone. Oh happy day. That bugged me to no end.
In the last pic, James' van shows through. Gee, maybe he's parked across the street because Sherri is in his spot. Ha!! Not really...it's just to give the workers more room.