Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Posted by Mrs Count at 1:06 PM
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I've been under the weather, so I haven't felt like blogging or doing much of anything lately. This weekend I worked at a wedding reception. I went up to see the wedding since I remember this lady from my childhood. I was best friends with her niece. The family was always looking for her because she was on drugs and went missing a lot. She has 3 kids, one has downs syndrome and one has severe behavior disorders because she used drugs during those pregnancies.
Well God's grace was on her life. He kept her alive through everything and now she has been clean for a few years and is marrying her former drug dealer who has also been clean for a few years. The church has embraced them and they have a team of people supporting them to ensure they stay on the right path.
Their ceremony was so beautiful and he is so sweet to her! He was wiping her tears and he even shed some tears himself. Love is a powerful thing
Posted by Mrs Count at 2:12 AM
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Posted by Mrs Count at 11:01 AM
This is the house we went to see on Saturday. We knew it needed work, but we didn't know everything needed to be fixed. I loved the front patio right off the kitchen and the top porch right off the master bedroom. That's what originally excited me about this house. When we got there I could see the wood rot on the outside. When we walked in there was a powder room to the left and the kitchen on the right. I thought the powder room was good-until I saw the outlet. It's fried! Meaning the electricity likely needs major work. The kitchen wouldn't need immediate work, but I would move cabinets, knock out a wall, and make a bar seating area eventually. The living room had lovely hard wood floors- that are warped. So no good. Upstairs there were 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The master closet is smaller than what we have now. That is a deal breaker for me. The outlets upstairs were all fried too. And the bathrooms need retiling. Up another flight of stairs was the attic that MrC claimed as his man cave. Alright then sir. We finished our house tour in the basement that MrC claimed as his weight room. Clearly MrC was going to bed living there alone because by the end of the tour the only thing that I still liked were the front decks. I'm pretty sure that isn't a good enough reason to buy a house.
Posted by Mrs Count at 11:00 AM
Monday, September 20, 2010
Posted by Mrs Count at 11:45 AM
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Posted by Mrs Count at 10:54 AM
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Posted by Mrs Count at 11:33 AM
The September 2010 Daring Cooks' challenge was hosted by John of Eat4Fun. John chose to challenge The Daring Cooks to learn about food preservation, mainly in the form of canning and freezing. He challenged everyone to make a recipe and preserve it. John's source for food preservation information was from The National Center for Home Food Preservation.
Posted by Mrs Count at 12:41 AM
Monday, September 13, 2010
Posted by Mrs Count at 4:31 PM
See this ugly chair (and paper on my dirty floor)? I'm going to reupholster it! I got 2 of these chairs for $15 each. I'm going to go look at fabric this week and figure out what to do with the wood. I'll probably do it to match the headboard.
Posted by Mrs Count at 2:22 PM
Friday, September 10, 2010
This is the headboard/footboard I found at the dumpster. I went online and found this exact bed at Room store for $400! Even if I mess it up, so what, it will be a fun project.
Posted by Mrs Count at 10:49 AM
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Posted by Mrs Count at 4:07 PM
Saturday, September 4, 2010
I don't plan on going on another first date in this lifetime, but I do have an idea for the perfect first date or any date. Go to a downtown area. Any place where you can walk and have access to a lot of stores/eateries. Go in every eatery and each person orders their favorite thing on the menu and then they split it. I think this is a perfect first date because:
Posted by Mrs Count at 12:45 AM
Friday, September 3, 2010
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Thursday, September 2, 2010
I had a salad with slices of ham and Parmesan cheese for lunch. So good, but so not filling.
MrC is out of town so I was having a dinner party for one! I coated some potato wedges in breadcrumbs, seasonings, and parmesan and baked them. I also took some ground london broil and mixed in some kraft cheese crumbles and made burgers. Twas yummy!
Posted by Mrs Count at 9:22 PM
Posted by Mrs Count at 7:46 AM
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Here I am on the way to Wednesday Bible Study. I'm tired, but I had a good day. I finally finished my 7 page report, had a planning meeting, and a work bridal shower. I consider that a success! A few of my coworkers agreed to try the 200 sit up challenge with me. I can't remember why I didn't finish the last time I tried it with Nerd Girl.
Today I found out that CreepyGuyIAvoidAtWork is even creepier than I thought. He has been harassing/stalking another employee. I don't know why she hasn't gone to HR yet. Dude tried to kiss her but ended up licking her. He keeps buying her and her grandkids gifts. Did I mention he's married? Ummmm no! I avoid and ignore him. He knows I don't care for him. Whenever he's around, he always says "MrsCount doesn't like me." How astute sir! There's only so many times you're going to leer at my body before I shoot a staple in your eye. And that was my day!
Posted by Mrs Count at 6:47 PM
Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today.
Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.
Day 4 – Your favorite photograph of your best friend.
Day 5 – A photo of yourself two years ago.
Day 6 – A photo of an animal you'd love to keep as a pet.
Day 7 – Your dream wedding.
Day 8 – A song to match your mood.
Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.
Day 10 – A photo of our favorite place to eat.
Day 11 – What's in your makeup bag?
Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.
Day 13 – Your favorite musician and why?
Day 14 – A TV show you're currently addicted to.
Day 15 – Something you don't leave the house without.
Day 16 – Your celebrity crush.
Day 17 – A photo of you and your family.
Day 18 – Something you crave a lot.
Day 19 – Another picture of yourself.
Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.
Day 21 – A photo of something that makes you happy.
Day 22 – A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.
Day 23 – 15 facts about you.
Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.
Day 25 – What's in your purse?
Day 26 – A photo of somewhere you've been to.
Day 27 – A picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then?
Day 28 – Your favorite movie.
Day 29 – Something you could never get tired of doing.
Day 30 – A photograph of youself today + three good things that have happened in the past 30 days
Posted by Mrs Count at 9:42 AM
House #3 was a bit overpriced. We wanted to see the inside firsthand to see why they felt they could ask the price they did. We liked the neighborhood much better than Loudon. This house had a garage, which is always a bonus! We walked in and were impressed by the hardwood floors. After having this cream carpet for 2 years, I am really looking forward to the opportunity to not have cream carpet! To the left of the front door was the living room. It had a bay window. I love bay windows! It was the perfect reading room. To the right of the front door was the dining room that led to the kitchen. The kitchen was an alright size. I would knock down the wall connecting the kitchen and dining room though. I loved the old double oven that the kitchen had. Through the garage was a laundry room of sorts. It had the washer/dryer and a full bathroom. It's nice to have another bathroom, but who wants to walk through the garage to take a shower? The basement was finished and a pretty nice size. There was a storage room and another small random room. It had a fireplace! Awesomeness :) We went back upstairs to check out the bedrooms. There were 3 bedrooms and they were kind of small. The master was connected to another bedroom via a bathroom. Not a redeeming feature for me. I need marital privacy when we have kids ;) The closets were quite small. I would have to use the small room in the basement as my dressing closet because there was no way we were going to be able to share that closet peacefully. The backyard was a very nice size and I saw a place for me to hang my hammock (that I don't own yet.) We liked house #3. We could see ourselves living there. But it was totally over priced.
Posted by Mrs Count at 7:25 AM