Tuesday, September 28, 2010
This past weekend was by far one of the most productive weekends we've had around here for awhile.
Saturday morning started out cold and dreary, with me staring at the bathroom floor. Not only were we STILL not going to Crater Lake (boring old family, anyway!) but the bathroom floor didn't get repainted this summer and now it was cold and wintry and I'd have to stare at this stupid old not-very-well painted floor for another whole winter because I was too lazy to do it this summer and it's all just stupid anyhow, isn't it, and my toes are starting to look kinda old.
Then I had some coffee and the sun came out and the forecast said it would get into the low 80's. Boo-yah!
This weekend I cleaned and repainted the bathroom floor, Mr. Boom repainted the house trim I accidentally stripped off, then not-so-accidentally finished stripping a week ago. We repainted the swinging bench on the back porch, and I even (finally!) got around to finishing up the paint job on the front porch columns, a job started (I kid you not) about six years ago.
Oh, and I also opened the beehive to check on the health of my favorite little hymenopteras, and give them a little bit of a menthol mixture proclaimed to be the best at preventing bees from getting mites or dying off in other mysterious ways. Also, we managed to mow the lawn and till some straw into a garden bed that needs some serious help with its vegetative content.
Sunday morning I woke up ridiculously early and persuaded Mr. Boom to get out of bed to go hunting. And guess what?!! We (he) finally brought home a grouse for supper! In case you're keeping count, we're up to grouse-6 and humans-1. I also found a rather nice cep which was served up as the best little side dish to the best little grouse breast and leg ever. Yummy!
Oh, and doughnuts. We also made more doughnuts on Sunday. Yum. Oh, and twice-baked potatoes. Mr. Boom makes a killer twice-baked. We had those for dessert a few hours after our grouse entree.
Yes, a great weekend here. The touch-up work on the front porch continues, but the weather is holding up for now, and is expected to stay nice for the rest of the week. I think we'll get it finished and I won't be fretting it over the winter through.
I love fall!