… have a tendency to get scrapped when sun and alcohol are involved.
I had great hopes for this weekend – namely, being able to finally paint the garage door and stain the deck, given that we’re in the middle of a whole week *cue collective gasp* with no rain. The plan on Saturday was to go to ultimate playoffs in the morning, hang out with my team at a BBQ, and then stain the deck. Well, I definitely got home early enough to get the deck done – except that instead I took a nap. Courtesy of a gorgeously sunny day with temperatures nearing 30, and Marianne being very generous with her Strongbow at the BBQ. No regrets, though, because how often do I get to take a nap in the shade in our back yard?
The playoffs have been very disappointing this year – none of my teams won free beer. And given that in any group of 4 teams, the top team gets free beer… *sigh* That’s just rotten luck. Each team won our first game and lost the second one in the playoffs. But I still had a great time – thanks everyone for another fantastic season!
Today was much more productive – I turned down an all-you-can-eat sushi outing for dinner (yes, I know, superhuman willpower right there) and actually got home in time to paint the garage door. I think it will need another coat, but already I’m loving the look much more. Original colour with work-in-progress on the left, new colour on the right. The edges were a bit of a pain – I actually had to paint the edges while the door was up and open, since when closed they are covered by the rubber weatherstripping. I’m sure the worker’s safety board would not approve of the gymnastics I had to perform on the ladder to paint the top of the door, but they got the job done.
You know how our little girl kitty is a strange one when it comes to dietary preferences? Well, I have two more items to add to that list – watermelon, and crepes. That’s right. This crazy kitty thinks she’s a dog.
And finally, what I’m sure you’ve been waiting breathlessly for all weekend – the dehydrator update. Oh. My. God. Anna, you’ll have to pry this toy from my cold, determined hands when my trial period is over! Dehydrators are amazing. I can’t believe I’ve never tried this before. I’m pretty sure I’m getting one for christmas. I have to be careful, though – in the tupperware shown below are two mangos and three apples. Have to pay attention when snacking…