Monday, September 26, 2005

Just Because

Jim brought me home this beautiful bouquet of fallish-type flowers the other day & when I asked him what the occassion was, he replied "Just because". So of course I had to ask him "because of what?" :) He then replied "because I love you & because you've been working so hard around the house & I think you're doing a wonderful job." Now how can a wife argue with that?

It's been a while since I've gotten a chance to sit down & write in my blog. Last weekend, we got our backsplash installed in our kitchen & I just love it! Here's a pic:
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I had a few of these medallion tiles added to break it up a little. The backsplash really brightens up the walls underneath the cabinets a lot. The same guy installed ceramic tile in our kitchen & entryway a few weeks ago while we were on vacation. Here's a picture of that:
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It feels so good to finally be doing some home improvements to our house & making our home, ours!

Besides working on the house, I've been working on some swaps, trying to get them done. I've also been working on myself & have now lost a total of 9 lbs. :) I was even able to get into a smaller size in my jeans. YAY ME!!! I have a LONG way to go still, but I'm very determined to keep going!

My Mom was moved to a rehab room on Friday & from what Linda said, she's doing a lot better. She's still in pain & I'm sure she will be for a while yet, but at least things are starting to look up. The vet was able to find a new home for both of Mom's dogs to go to together. A retired couple took them & they seem to be doing really good. I know my Mom really misses them, but she had no choice but to find them a new home as she wouldn't be able to take care of them for quite a while.

Last Tuesday, Jim & I went practice bowling at a center that we haven't bowled at in years! I used to hate bowling there because the lanes were always so dry, but they've made a lot of changes & it's actually a pretty nice bowling center now. Friday night was league night & I started out good (223 game), but then went downhill fast & only ended up with a 497 series :( We lost all 7 points, but the season's just begun.....we still have 32 weeks to go.

Then on Saturday, Jim & I went out to Gilbraltar Trade Center & I bought a new desk for my sitting room. We're going to be selling our old desk since I never really did like it much anyway & buying this new desk has made me unclutter a LOT!

That's it for now.....I promise I won't wait this long again to update my blog next time.


Jennifer Stewart said...

Hey Benita! :)

I love your backsplash and floor tile. They are beautiful! And good for you for losing 9 lbs. That's awesome! :)


missy s said...

i love that floor! we need to do our kitchen so bad! great job!

Sophia said...

Love the tiles! Love the flowers! Your man sounds like a keeper!!