Well, my fan base informed me that the absence of my blogging has left a deep hole in their psyche. Okay, it was one person, and it wasn't that dramatic. I've been away from blogging for no good reason. Just wasn't feeling inspired or something. The economy has made things abyssmal in my company--layoffs (fortunately not me), people put on part time (again, fortunately not me), and paycuts (me). I think that has something to do with it...plus, with holidays time can get away from you. Here's some of what's been going on:
I went on a tour of the National Park Seminary site in Maryland. It is a National Historic Landmark that is currently being rehabbed with new housing. In its former life, it was first a hotel and then an exclusive boarding school for girls. It then served as an extension of Walter Reed Army Medical Ctr during and after World War II. This was also the day my camera died. :(
I also repainted my ol' side cabinet. I got this cabinet at an estate sale before moving to the DC area after college. I think it's appropriate that I painted it with Martha Stewart colors both time. Then, "Bee Balm Red" from Sears. Now, French Bulldog Black from Lowes/Valspar. It took a long time to dry, and the finish ain't perfect, but whatever. I guess the good news is that because I didn't learn my lesson the first time and use a primer, I'll be redoing it again at some point! I completed the look with new knobs from Restoration Hardware's Leesburg Outlet (a complete steal at I think 99 cents?!). It definitely fits in better with my overall look.
Other than that, the past month has been a blur. Went home for Thanksgiving, where I visited with family and ate well, as usual. I also got to see one of my favorite family members (no offense, Jean), my nephew dog Sammy
Onward to December!!! Gripping life I do lead--sorry to have kept you all in the dark!