Friday, July 09, 2010

Mom's Way Cooler Than Dad

Totally uncool, unhip father (In very sarcastic tone) to 9 year old Harry Potter fanatic who had been ordered to bed last night while Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was on tv:

"Awwww, now you're going to miss the best part, the Cribbage scene!"


9 year old Harry Potter fanatic and I just raised our eyebrows, looked at each other and rolled our eyes.  At least his Mom knows the difference between Quidditch and Cribbage.  His Dad is so not invited to go with us to the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal when we eventually go.


Oh yes,  Mom's way cooler than Dad. 

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Razor Burns and Other News

Wow!  This is my 704th post.  Who knew I would be able to stick around so long?  And to show you what entertaining things I have on my blog (I really have a whole lot of nothing today), check this out.

I'm in pain today.  This is why you should change your razor more often than you think:


Ouch.  Isn't razor burn on a pasty white leg sexy?

In knitting news:

Yes, I'm still knitting.  I started a project that I've wanted to work on for a while.  I'm writing the pattern as I go.  If it works, I'll try and get it published.  We'll see.  Please ignore the yellow, it's just the provisional cast on and will disappear later.


In family news:

Today's the DH's birthday! So I'm going to go scramble and wrap his gifts before he gets home from work!  Nothing like waiting to the last minute...

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Warning: Out Of The Mouths Of Babes

I felt like crawling under a rock this weekend.    The Eldest and his Dad went camping, so The Youngest and I took off to the lake to visit family. 

For background, The Youngest is a skinny little four year old boy.  His grandfather likes to kid around with him, talking about how "heavy" and "fat" he is.  I think my Dad forgets that children are very literal creatures and they, at that young of an age, also do not understand what the word facetious means or the definition of tact. 

Back to the weekend.  We met up with some of my first cousins and their children.  One of those kids and her Mom are a bit heavy set.  The girl has just turned fifteen and still has some of the baby fat on her that will disappear in a couple of years.  She is going to be gorgeous too.  Her Mom has diabetes and several other health problems.  Neither one are what I would call obese by any means. 

Can ya guess what happened?  The Youngest, trying to be funny, looked at the girl and said, "You don't have to be so fat."  He had absolutely no clue what he was saying.  I, on the other hand, did.  So did the girl and her Mom.  I could have crawled under a very tiny rock at that point and been content to live there for the rest of my natural born days.  I could also have knocked my Dad into next week.

A warning for those who have babies or at some point expect to have a baby:

A child may be cute as a button, but beware, the child's mouth is a loaded gun that can and will go off at the most inconvenient of times.  You, the parent, just think you're in control.  There is no controlling a young child's mouth.  You never, ever, know what will come out of it. 

Anyone else have something like this happen to them?

Monday, July 05, 2010

So, How Did It Turn Out Already?

Having been out of town for a few days and letting the resin cure, now that I am back I can let you see how the large counter top renovation turned out:

This is such a shocking change for me, even having done the other counter tops in the kitchen over the past year.  Yes, it's taken me a year to get all of them done.  Sue me.  Anything is better than the godawful blue counters that I've been staring at for over seven years.

However, it's not all a bed of roses.  We decided to put in a new kitchen sink, replacing the nasty old white one that would never get fully clean.  When we did, we found that the new sink wouldn't quite fit in the old one's place.   The resin had been curing for four days at the time.  It gets hard cured after about seven days.  We cut the hole wider and then found that a very small section had released from the counter top.  It looks like this:


See the white spot?  It's about half an inch thick and four inches long.  This is the first time that something like this has happened.  We think that when we cut the counter, the heat from the saw caused it.  It's now sealed from beneath the sink, so no water can seep into it.  Since the whole counter needs another coating of the resin, I'm going to go over this spot again with craft paints to disguise the imperfection, then do the coating of the resin.  It won't be this week, but it will happen soon.

Just thought I'd share this with you guys.  No project ever turns out perfectly for me and those doing diy/crafty type projects like are probably already familiar with some of the stuff that can go wrong.  But, I'm not going to let this get in the way of my new pretty kitchen counters!  Oh, no.  I'll just fix it (or at least disguise it) and move along.  Perfection is for the weak of heart.  I'm more into building character.  :)