Monday, January 26, 2009
Blue Monday! --- Plumbing Blues
Blue Monday! Now is that a good thing or a bad thing? Hmmmm in the general sense of it over at Smiling Sal's, it is a GOOD thing. Unfortunately, DH was definitely feeling the blues as he went to clean the sink pipes. Oh how I wish I'd been here when he went under the sink to clean out the U joint. And even more wish I had a camera filming while the old pipe leading to the U joint crumbled in his hands. I'm sure that it would not have been pretty (verbally), but I really would have loved to have seen it when "All I have to do is clean out the joint" became "Hi, I'm at Home Depot trying to find the parts to fix the sink! Now if this was something that should have been funny, I'm sure it wouldn't have been. But under the circumstances, I'm sure I could've gotten a couple of really good OMG shots! After all, we're talking a 6 foot man in a bathroom that isn't even 6 feet long between the sink and opposite wall and only about 3 feet wide right in front of the sink! Now you can understand why I said I'm sure there were OMG shots! Alas, I was at work and was unable to capture any of the plumbing antics.
Now on to my REAL Blue Monday. I have threatened to show my Dining Room as my Blue Monday for a couple of weeks. No one would believe me if they just heard about my wonderful dining room. And I'm sure many would say--how can you eat in a room like this. So here is your chance to see what kind of Disney fanatics we really are! Now all I have to do is find the pictures! LOL
(PLEASE don't look at the mess on the table and the buffet and everywhere else! I'm almost too embarrassed to show these pictures; but at the same time, you're supposed to be looking at the BLUE walls, not the rest of the stuff! LOL) And before you ask, yes, my daughters and I did all the painting of the walls and the swirls and the stars for the Disney wand swish of stars effect.
These two walls are opposite each other. The wall with all the plates on it is the back side of my kitchen cabinets. As yu can see, there are plates missing from my Fantasia series, and the one at Disney (far right top) is the only remaining plate I have of that series after our hasty departure from the arrival of Hurricane Katrina. Although they were not lost IN the storm, they were lost DUE to the storm as we were unable to pack them properly before leaving.
These are the other 2 walls of the room--the doorway next to Mater leads to the entry way while the doorway to the jammin' Mickey is a sliding glass door to our backyard. Since this picture was taken, two 9" x 13" frames have been added under Mickey with all of our Hard Rock Cafe collector pins! So it isn't as barren a wall as it looks. Yes that is my cutting table (when I had no where to put it) sitting there in front of my buffet and next to a bedframe we no longer have that is in front of my prized cedar chest--built by my grandfather--holding a number of my grandmother's quilts. Originally the china hutch was on the wall with Mickey Mouse and we didn't move it when painting the swirls. So it has remained un-swished since then. Hope you enjoyed the tour of my dining room. Maybe I'll share my 4 colored kitchen ---including BLUE---next Monday!