Just a few quick updates so I can remind myself where I am and where I want to be...
7.6 = the number of pounds lost during the month of April!!!
15 = the number of days that I exercised in April
15.5 = the number of miles I walked (not counting at work) in April
4 = the number of pieces of chocolate that I ate in April
2 = the number of photography posts on one of my other much neglected websites
4 = the number of cans of spray paint used on my latest furniture acquisition
2400 = the number of square inches of canvas in my last sale on etsy during the month of March. I'm really proud of this sale because the client ordered a 60x40 gallery wrap canvas of this VW photo - the largest size I have ever sold! The only down side was that I had to ship the order straight to them from the lab and didn't get to see it in person but they were nice enough to send me a photo of it on their wall and it looks amazing!!!
And because everything is not always sunshine and rainbows...
154,564,564 = the number of times it feels like I've wanted to quit my super-stressful job but talked myself out of it
30 = actual number of days I have wanted to quit my job during April
So, what about you? Any progress on your goals?
B-Man is at that age where taking him places can be a little... challenging. Sometimes he doesn't want to leave the house, other time he's happy to leave the house but doesn't want to leave wherever we are at any particular moment. For instance, we attempted to go out to dinner on Friday and ended up asking the server to bring us to-go boxes shortly after our food arrived because B-Man just wouldn't cooperate. Rather than struggle with him in public we've come to the conclusion that our family outings are probably going to be few and far between for a while. Which means there will be a lot of lazy weekends where one or the other or both of us hang out at home.
Troy got out of the house on Saturday for some much needed time in the ocean (surfing) while B-Man and I spent the day hanging out on the front porch. We found the biggest moth I've ever seen (Actias luna, the Luna Moth), but the poor thing was injured and trying to find shelter from the wind. B-Man liked looking at it - from a distance. I spent about 30 minutes taking all sort of photos of it that I haven't had a chance to edit yet and it didn't move the entire time.
Kona got to hang out too. He likes being outside, but I think he likes it better when we are outside with him. He spent the day lying in the sun and chasing bumble bees that flew by us to get to the azaleas in the yard.
Sunday was pretty lazy too, except B-Man and Troy helped me work on my latest project. I found a pretty dresser that I've been slowly working on. I hope to finish it by next weekend.
I love how intent he was about sanding - he's a great assistant!
After he was finished with the sanding block I asked him to show me his hands...
Oh and my dad celebrated his 76th Birthday Sunday!!! And B-Man actually talked to him on the phone, which is highly unusual since he doesn't normally partake in phone conversations. He told him Happy Birthday, told him I love you and told him all about the bumble bees in the yard. Then he talked to my mom and told her he loved her and then sang the theme song to Bob The Builder... man, do I love this kid.
All in all, it was a pretty good weekend - makes me wish every day could be like this...
Get it? One Night Stand - I'm such a dork!
Here's a before photo of our nightstand that I picked up for $15.00:
I wanted to use the original hardware, but as you can see, some of it was missing. We went to World Market and picked out some pretty drawer pulls and it just so happens that they were on sale and I had a 10% off coupon so they were only 0.89 each!!
Anywho, here are the after photos:
Don't you just love these drawer pulls
A little sand and glaze detail up close
And last but not least, a fancy dutch angle shot. Maybe I should have called this post - How Many Ways Can you Photograph A Nightstand? I wasn't so sure about the color but now that I'm finished I think I love it quite a bit!
I won't bore you with the details about how I get down to business with my furniture since I've already done that here and here and here and here.
But for those who want to know -
The Color - Jade spraypaint by Krylon
The Glaze - black acrylic craft paint and water mixed until they look about right
Off to bed so I can get up and exercise in the morning - night night!