Ready for Christmas!!
Post Christmas relaxation:
Ready for Christmas!!
There is a nice hole where the shower comes out so you can peek in and check for water damage.
The entrance to the bathroom has a sort of mosaic effect so that you can view the layers of history under the linoleum. Also notice the gray plastic trim piece that normally you would only find in elegant places like public restrooms. Its quite pleasing how the former owners layered it on top of nice fir trimwork.
This window used to have a gorgeous black plastic bag taped up for privacy. Six months later, I grew bored with that, so I taped up some patterned tissue paper. I am quite fond of the effect and its been in place for almost two years now.
Another vintage item, our rusted out sink. The counters, like the floors, are multilayered, with the final layer being this piece of weathered contact paper, with the upper corners of the "backsplash" held in place on the wall by scotch tape.
Joking aside, this is the last room on our main level we have left to remodel. We have spent the last 2 1/2 years thinking "oh, we'll just leave that for now because we'll remodel it soon". So its sort of gross. But I am proud to say we did replace the old cushioned toilet seat that used to be there. Using someone elses cushioned seat really grosses me out.
I'm not just whining either, I think the bathroom is hilarious & since we actually do plan to remodel it soon (really!) I thought I'd record it for posterity.
Baby Jesus s'more snowman makes me sort of hungry. See how they aren't just s'mores, they are snowmen made of s'mores made to resemble the nativity? Very clever twist, that one.
This Mary mouse looks like she is about to devour her young. See the whole set here.
All these pics are amusing, but what really made my night was a description with the phrase:
"Set includes a velcro backed baby Jesus"
I sure wish my babies came backed with Velcro.
Kyle took me to the Oyster Bar on Tuesday, our first night out without kids since Annika has been born. These pictures do not even begin to do it justice. We arrived just barely before sunset and had an awesome cozy table right by the window to watch the sun go down over the water. It is so nice inside with a fireplace & the view is so gorgeous. (except for the oil refinery)
And I ate my first raw oysters! I had one BBQ'd oyster a couple months ago and wasn't that excited about it. But I've been reading this book about a guy who is eating & raving about tripe and all sorts of weird things and for some reason it has made me feel more adventurous. We'll see how long it lasts, but for the record, the oysters were delicious. Very tender & not slimy or chewy at all. I just didn't like the juice (seawater) in the shell at all, Kyle made me try it. blech.
Kyle's tenderloin with roquefort melted over top was scrumptious and my Bouillabasse was pretty good. I think I'd order something different next time, but overall the meal was fabulous. And my husband is the sweetest thing ever.