WTF Wednesday, I can’t leave my house, like, ever!

How is it Wednesday already?  Jeez Louise has this week flown by.  What’s been going on you ask?  Well a few things.

First, last week when I walked out my back door from the lanai, I was staring straight at this:

snakes

That’s not two snakes having sex as I originally thought. No, there were 5 of them just all intertwined like big ass snake weirdos.

Obviously I can never leave my house again.

Last week I told you about the 2nd washer that we got but that it had spring a leak and we had to move it out to the garage for repairs.  Well, it was actually in front of the garage and MacGyver fixed it, but just to make sure it didn’t leak again he wanted me to wash a few loads before moving it back to the laundry room.  That’s how we became known as ‘the house with the washer in the front of the garage smack dab in the middle of the driveway’ people.

The neighbors love us.

Those people

In order to prevent any fines from the city I convinced MacGyver that it was working just fine and he moved it back into the laundry room/ spare bathroom yesterday, and so far it’s working with no issues.  I know this because I’ve already used it 4 times.  Yes, I know, it’s a problem.

Last week I met with my immunologist regarding the antibody tests results.  He confirmed what I thought, that they were definitely low.  And actually, 7 out of 14 were basically non-existent, which means if I were to get sick with that type of illness my body would have a hard time fighting it.

So, the immunologist has ordered a pneumovax vaccine and then I have to go back in 4 and 6 weeks and have more antibody testing to see if my body develops antibodies.  Hopefully then I’ll know if the low IGG Subclasses are an issue or not.  In the meantime, the immunologist wanted to re-check my allergies.

allergy tests

Number 26 looks like a problem, what could it be??

allergies

Hmm, that’s a lot of numbers, I’m just glad they wash it all off.

I’m not sure if you can see it but the bright red spot on my back is for mold.  Apparently, I am allergic to mold, good to know.  Fortunately, I can avoid that easily.  Now, the big red spot on my arm, number 26, that’s going to be a hard one.  Because my worst nightmare was realized right there in the doctor’s office.  Guess who is allergic to her most favorite thing on the planet?

ME!

People, I’m extremely allergic to………………

DOGS!!!!!

oh god know

There’s always the option of allergy shots.  Because getting rid of the offending allergy is NOT an option.

Besides, my dogs protect me.  Just yesterday one of the snakes that live outside the lanai managed to find a way into the lanai and was just slithering around like he owned the place.  Little Hank saw it and grabbed it by the tail and shook it until it turned around and hissed at him.  I screamed and MacGyver came out and tried to get it out from behind the hurricane shutters with a grabber thingy.  It ran out the other side and then Hank chased it out the door.  It was all very scary but now I really can’t ever leave my house again.  EVER.

At least I have two washers to keep me busy and wtf, it’s Wednesday!  Something interesting is bound to happen, right?

When is the last time you saw a snake?

Do you have allergies?  To what?

Projects and pets

Taking some time off from running has left me with a little extra time in the mornings and quite frankly, if I don’t busy myself with little projects, it’s an ugly day.

GIVE THAT WOMAN A PROJECT PLEASE!

Fortunately there is no shortage of projects around here but I was getting rather tired of organizing screws so I was glad when I remembered I had that old dry sink to do something with. This picture is what it looked like after I had already sanded the top because for the life of me, I can’t remember how to take actual before pictures.

It was made out of knotty pine and the people that I bought it from had put in a little shelf and added some 70’s paper as a liner. I left the shelf liner because it was in really good shape but we took out the shelf itself because it was poorly made and honestly, it looked hideous.

Call me crazy but it only took a bit of cleaning and the liner really doesn’t look that bad…

I knew that I wanted to use this beside my sofa in the media room as a cabinet to store all of our popcorn and accessories. I’m gonna put the popcorn machine on top. But, that will be temporary.

Eventually it will be used as a coffee bar in my formal dining room which is what the room will be when we get rid of the media room. We don’t need it anyway, we have a living room and we mostly live in there. I don’t think we’ve actually watched a movie in the media room in at least 3 years but we eat every damn day so, instead of eating in the kitchen I think we need a dining room. Sorry, got off topic. That’s what I’ve been rehearsing since MacGyver doesn’t know the plan yet.

But for now, back to the dry sink. MacGyver insists it wasn’t that old but I think it’s fairly old. Not from the mid 1800’s old but at least the 30’s or 40’s. I think the last people who owned it changed out some of the hardware and added those hideous knobs but I could tell as I took it apart that the actual wood was quite old.

When I tried to find something similar online the closest I got was this one from Pennsylvania.

Very close, don’t you think?

What really matters to me though is what it looks like now and since my future dining room will have hints of red, I painted the bottom part and I also changed out the knobs. Here is the after:

What do you think? Do you like it?

I’ve been pinning things like crazy to go in the room once I change it and because I get sidetracked quite easily I’ve also been saving images for a Tennessee house. We don’t have one yet and quite honestly we just started entertaining the idea but of course, I’m already designing it.

I found the cutest thing to do instead of using curtain rods. I’m in love with this idea:

Can’t you just see that in a little farmhouse? It’s the cutest thing ever, right?

I have two more quick things to show you before I get to work. First, I need to show this picture of Charles. His feathers are coming in for spring and he’s getting all kinds of action from the lady peacocks.

Isn’t he gorgeous?

And this last picture is the boys. It was freezing this morning. Okay, actually it was around 45 degrees but that’s really cold for here. Anywho, Hank couldn’t find the sofa blanket so he used the next best thing.

That’s it for me. I need to get some work done.

Who does the home improvements and redecorating in your house? You or your husband? Or both?

WTF Wednesday, Wreath me alone

So, this post is a little late today.  I was up at the usual 5:30 AM, I ran, walked the dogs, showered and then got ready to get on the computer.  Except, one of the dogs was farting.  And y’all, it was bad.

fart dogs

Completely accurate.

That’s the reason I spent most of my morning outside on the lanai.  Because my dogs are gross and they stink.  And also because I’m trying to contain all the glitter to one area.  You may have heard me mention it at least a hundred times or more but I hate glitter, it’s the herpes of the craft world but there’s a reason it’s all over my house.

glitter herpes

The reason for the glitter is my obsession with making things and you tube.  I’m pretty sure I could perform a vasectomy with the right you tube video.  No, I’m absolutely sure.  You tube is the best thing ever for audio/visual learners but I digress, let’s talk about why my house looks like the day after a disco party gone wrong.

Wreaths.

I wanted to make my mother in law a wreath for the fall since she’s getting out of the hospital today.  And as luck would have it, I found a great tutorial on youtube and I made this one for her.

burlap wreath

And then I fell down the rabbit hole.  I found more tutorials and more ideas and after 7 trips to the dollar tree, all the supplies I needed.

And then I made this one for me.

 

And I might have made one or two more but I’m not publicly admitting to anything.  I do have a question though, why on God’s green earth does the Dollar Tree put glitter on practically everything?  WHY?  It’s completely unnecessary.  I mean really.

WTF, It’s Wednesday and today I’m steering clear of youtube and the dog’s butt.