Thursday, February 18, 2010

Just call me the "Staining Queen," and a funny..

Truth be told I would prefer the title "The Dancing Queen," but not going to get that title anytime soon.  So I guess Staining Queen will have to do for now!!

I went to the trim store on Wednesday and picked up the door trim along with the corner blocks and the plinth's.  As they were all unstained I set too staining them all.  There are three more door trim pieces out of the photo.  I have to stain them all again on Thursday, so that dh can put them up on the weekend.

The down side of this staining though is the house stinks of stain, so I can see a migraine in the near future!!

Oh and on the right hand of the photo is our treadmill all folded up, so I am proud to say that I DO NOT hang laundry on my treadmill like some people do........ I just don't use my treadmill at all :0)

Here's a photo of Molly down the basement investigating my staining skills!!  Her foot is a lot better I am pleased to say.

Things Housepet Beagles (and most other doggies) Must Try To Remember....

 I will not play tug-of-war with Dad's underwear when he's on the toilet.

The garbage collector is NOT stealing our stuff.

I do not need to suddenly stand straight up when I'm lying under the coffee table.

I will not roll my toys behind the fridge.

I must shake the rainwater out of my fur BEFORE entering the house. (MOLLY!)

I will not eat the cats' food, before or after they eat it.

I will stop trying to find the few remaining pieces of clean carpet in the house when I am about to throw up.

I will not throw up in the car.

I will not roll on dead seagulls, fish, crabs, etc.

I will not lick my human's face after eating animal poop.

"Kitty box crunchies" are not food.

I will not eat any more socks and then redeposit them in the backyard after processing.

The diaper pail is not a cookie jar.

I will not wake Mommy up by sticking my cold, wet nose up her bottom end.

I will not chew my human's toothbrush and not tell them.

I will not chew crayons or pens, especially not the red ones, or my people will think I am hemorrhaging.

When in the car, I will not insist on having the window rolled down when it's raining outside. (MOLLY!)

We do not have a doorbell. I will not bark each time I hear one on TV. (MOLLY!!!)

I will not steal my Mom's underwear and dance all over the back yard with it.

The sofa is not a face towel. Neither are Mom & Dad's laps. (MOLLY!!!)

My head does not belong in the refrigerator.

I will not bite the officer's hand when he reaches in for Mom's driver's license and car registration.

Thanks to this site for those tips!!

Did you remember to put your money in your Daily Savings Pot today?

Today's Money Saving Tip:

Wrap your water heater and pipes with insulation to avoid wasting energy.

Just thought I'd mention I cashed in my Swagbucks again last night for another $5 Amazon e-card, so that makes $30 worth for doing very little!!

(oh and I felt the urge for a larger font today??)


Elcmae said...

Love the new layout and font for your blog, Gill.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a busy time for all! Love the comment about the laundry on the treadmill. My exercise bike's handles are a great place to hang ironing!! Have fun :o)

Leigh Russell said...

Just taken a peek at the photos of your house in June. It looks like a lovely house, and what views!!! How do you manage to tear yourself away from gazing out to do your staining?

BadPenny said...

love your new layout & headder

Anonymous said...

Hi Gill,
Just wanted to stop in and say hey and thank you for commenting on my blog. I so wish I could teach my dogs the lessons you have listed here! Have a great day!

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the new layout - you've been busy! I love your table topper - it would be hard for me to sell it, but I think you could get that. Sorry to hear about Molly - that is just rotten luck.

Karine said...

I'm glad to hear that Molly is doing better and I just loved the 'Doggy no-no'list!

grendelskin said...

Maybe if you dance while staining? The stuff smells awful doesn't it, yucch. Love your new look, the makeover suits you.

CannedAm said...

That was funny! My daughter's cat steals underwear. Imagine my shock when I got up one morning and found DH's undies in the middle of the kitchen floor!!! Then I'd find other used undies in other places. What on earth?!?! Finally I caught the little fluff ball yanking a pair of undies out of a clothes hamper (freak!) lol Now everyone knows that undies go way deep in the hampers! She also steals fresh socks that I put out for the boys in the morning. I thought it was further mental decline when the boys kept telling me I forgot their socks. Finally caught her doing it! Thief!

Pets are funny people, aren't they?

MyBulletinBoard said...

Good font urge!

Liz, in the Republic

Tracey said...

Poor Molly! That was so funny.... You have been tagged dear Gill! Get your junk out of your handbag!!! XXX