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Feeling Loopy


I am so wanting to be done with this clear liquid diet. I could eat a ham sandwich, and I don’t even like ham. I did manage to get some things done, like walking the dogs and making a fresh, clean bed for Lisa, who arrives tomorrow. I corralled the chaos in my office/playroom, putting legos away and returning books to the bookshelf, etc.I also worked on the quilt storage system.Here are some of the quilts hanging with their cute little hang tags.

Here is my system for hanging them. I bought child size plastic hangers. I use bulldog clips on the folded quilts. Then, I use yarn to create a loops to go through the clips and over the hooks on the hangers.


My quilts are fairly light so I am not having a problem hanging or with the wardrobe collapsing. I am quite thrilled with this and the access to my quilts when needed.

Mr C has been working so hard to get the guest bathroom done before Lisa arrives. A while ago I posted about how much I love this vintage bathroom, but hated the bronzy brown paint on the cabinets and woodwork. Plus, the renovators used beaded board trim around the mirrors that just looked weird. The bones of the bathroom are right out of the fifties — pink fixtures and pink and turquoise tile — all in perfect condition. Here is how it looked when we bought it.


Here is the after (so far):


He painted the woodwork white. I selected a wall paint that has just a hint of a grayed green. It looks really good with the turquoise green tile. We also changed the hardware on the cabinets. So far so good.

I have to get up at 6 am in the morning to drink my final concoction and nothing after 8 am. I check in at ambulatory surgery at 12 noon. I can’t wait to eat some real food tomorrow night. My after colonoscopy orders say not to make any important decisions, drive a car, operate machinery or drink alcohol for 24 hours. What fun is that going to be?

Karen has some insurance information regarding the loss from the flooding. As soon as she knows how much of her stuff will be covered, she will let me know how we can help her. Thanks to every one who has let me now you want to help.

4 Responses to “Feeling Loopy”

  1. terry grant says:

    I have always loved this bathroom because so much of it is almost identical to the one in my parents’ house where I grew up–exact same sinks and bathtub. My uncle now lives in the house and has not changed the pink and turquoise. Our bathroom had natural finished birch cabinets, which look very much the style, but I like your white as well.

  2. Also don’t eat much afterward, regardless of how hungry you may be. Ask me how I know that’s not a good idea 😉

    LOVE the bathroom!

  3. Helen Conway says:

    I note that the no fun instructions say nothing about not eating chocolate or operating a rotary cutter for 24 hours!

  4. Kristin L says:

    I love it when one of those retro pink bathrooms actually gets to stay retro pink! The white looks soooooooo much better than the bronzy color.