Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012 To All!

I hate to sound all cliche like here, but boy oh boy did this year ever fly by.  I guess that's what happens when a body is on a "modified lifestyle" and happens to be rather busy.  I spent a rather enjoyable day out in the toolies today, going for a walk with the hound dog, and then cleaning up some of the trail which I had worked on earlier this year.  I ended up with a rather large burning pile and a tiny section of bush that looks a bit more park-like.  I also ended up being somewhat muddy and in need of a bath.  The dog ended up in the lake taking a polar bear swim because she was nasty. 

Then I spent a less enjoyable few hours doing year-end and fine tuning the budget for this year.  Sigh...I may need to go out and get a paying job.  But I am holding out for that lottery winfall...come on ticket, you can do it, I have faith.   

The following is the reason why my knees are swollen up to twice their normal size. 

This is a small room right off the new entryway. 

All it needs is baseboards and this room is done like dinner!

This is the next bigger room, at one point in it's life it used to be the master.

And again, the only thing left to do with this bedroom is the baseboards and it is done.  That will mean that three whole rooms in the house are finished.  It is almost enough to make a person have a little cry. 

For those of you who could give a great, big, giant rat's ass about hardwood, I thought I would add some pictures of food.  The first is a picture of some of the xmas cookies I made this year, the second is of a cake I baked yesterday.  Happy New Year Day to me, happy New Year Day to me...!


  1. Zilla's Other HalfJanuary 2, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Happy New Year from Upper Slabovia! Snow storm here today, but had many folks here Sat. night. Aside from the pissing rain yesterday, it's all been good. Best to you both for this year!

  2. Carrot Cake with Philly icing and Pineapple bits? If we weren't buried under a veritable mountain of foods and dessert I'd be all over that.

  3. Okay, how the hell did you know that?

  4. Zilla's Other HalfJanuary 3, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Cause you're related. :P

  5. Holy Crap mom it's looking fan-freaking-tastic!! Good job!! Worth a few days of swollen knees for sure.