Thursday, December 1, 2011

This or That Thursday: eDition (a perfect?) 10

Another sunset you ask?
When you leave for work in the dark and you come home to near darkness,
there isn't much else to do but go with the light you're given.
On the bright side, no two are alike!
 But just so you don't start thinking all I do is gaze westward, here's a view looking up.
I spent the entire weekend confined to the kitchen.
Not a single photo was taken while I was home and able to
partake of daylight and the out of doors at the exact same time.
And, I have nary a baked good to show for all my efforts either.
But I do have a sparkling white kitchen!

Phase one consisted of painting the bead board ceiling white, along with the trim and an update to the walls. More to do this weekend, but alas, it's heartbreaking to announce that the counter top and mudroom pictured above are not part of phase one, or even phase two for that matter. And just for the record it takes a good while for one's neck to recover from painting a ceiling, see second photo above.

And while the work continues this weekend, we have no overhead kitchen light and we may not for some time. The big box stores don't seem to cater to my tastes. So for now, there is a floor lamp strategically placed next to the kitchen table so we can go about our usual business, like making fire starters. It's an upward light, and I find myself strongly attached to the ambiance it lends. I feel like we've gone back a century in time with dim lighting and a hearth in the kitchen.

Just so long as I ignore the shiny appliances.

And just in case there is any confusion about what century we're in, 
I just head outside.
This breed didn't exist in the late 1800's. 

That clarifies things a lot, don't you think?

~Be well friends!~

and then, she {snapped}

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Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh Andrea I never tire of seeing a sunset or a sunrise they are all different.
I hope your neck heals yes I do understand that one. New paint in the house is worth it. I bet it is beautiful. B

Elizabeth Edwards said...

i love sunsets & sunrises. just gorgeous & different in their own way. (:

EMily said...

Wow..that is a lot of work to have accomplished! I don't think anyone can tire of a beautiful sunset!

LindyLouMac said...

Calling by as another this or that participant. I love your sunset photo.

Betty Manousos said...

oh my, your photos put me in the best of moods.


happy thursday!

Kim Stevens said...

You are right, sunsets and sunrises, painted with a different brush everyday!

Gone Country said...

You sure were busy! What a huge project to tackle!

I would love to have an old kitchen with a hearth or a wood burning stove!

tiarastantrums said...

you're always so witty! Love reading your posts! (I detest painting ceilings and my duauhter just requested a blue one in her room!)

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Cannot wait to see the kitchen! We began tearing our kitchen ceiling last year...looong project! That way the old beams will be exposed!

Did you ever order oil lamps? They put off tremendous light all through the house! And cheap!! I light them every evening at dusk :)

I added a few posts for you and a new one at my blog :)
xo, misha

p.s. now I want a chicken....

deb duty said...

Sounds like you've been extra busy! I'll be glad when the light starts lasting longer, but in the meantime your sunset is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

beautiful pictures..

Tamar SB said...

Those sky pictures are stunning!

Stacia said...

You painted the ceiling?! I think you need to get yourself a massage for Christmas! =>

Chris said...

Beautiful post, love those sunsets and your chickens are beautiful.

Katherines Corner said...

Great post my bloggy friend. I watch the sunrise nearly every morning it is a great way to start the day. I look forward to seeing photos of your new paint. It always makes a room feel so fresh and new. Great chicken by the way and do hope your neck is better soon.Thank you for joining the hop this week, please let me know if you'd like to co host some time. Big Hugs and have a happy weekend!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Your views are beautiful, and I can't wait to see more of that lovely kitchen. Hard work, it is! Firestarters are lookin' great. Say, have you rendered your beeswax yet? Do you plan to? I did. Now let's see if I can accomplish anything with it :D Never enough hours in the day! -T

Unknown said...

sheet and towel loads make the best lint for firestarters :) mostly those items are made from cotton which is natural and burns clean. the thought of burning polyester clothing lint and releasing plastic melty fumes always bothers me a little. Wool is bad news too, it just kinda smolders and never really burns. Its naturally fire retardant, which does make it great for baby clothes...
anyways, just thought I'd throw in my 2 cents worth :)