08.15.06

The Dish Network Distraction…

Posted in business-a-go-go, Fun Stuff, Main at 2:07 am by carrie

For the first time in about 5 years… we have TV that does not require bunny ears and tin foil to watch.

Behold… Our Dish has arrived.

So, I’ve been mostly watching the food network and I’m hooked on a few shows. Mostly, The Barefoot Contessa. Nathan even watches it with me… lots of great ideas, you may see posts of our food attempts, soon! I haven’t even started watching HGTV, DIY or any of those… we can only record 2 shows at a time. I may have to take Scott and Alicia’s advice… his and her Tivos.

You’d think watching a lot of fun TV would be inspiring and I would be whipping up all sorts of things but alas… I got a nasty headcold (or something) and I’ve been lounging around, sipping fluids, watching tv and complaining about everything that is not getting done. I have this grand wonderful plan for the shop for our new fall/winter decor… here’s (yet another) sketch of the infamous Halloween corner:



I’ve created more work for myself. But, I think it is something that can be modified and used over and over. The wallpaper was supposed to be done this weekend but distractions of family coming into town, tv and the sniffles has kept me at home. I have one strip of wallpaper up. Only 11 more to go! ugh.

Quick funny story on the first strip of wallpaper. I thought to myself… hey, it’s a slow day, I’ll get the wallpaper wet and get it up! Start smoothing the top out and *bam* 7 people come in. Then 5 more… then 2 more. At this point, the wallpaper is dry, 1/2 on and 1/2 off. So, with a little help from mr. white glue, I got the bottom half up. Don’t try this at home.

I’m also putting thought into our “4th annual late night spooky tea party”. We have a sale, open house and goodies. I love this party… I get to drag out the ol’ fog machine and spooky sound CD.




Spiders with party hats, with a cupcake. Anything scary can be cute with a party hat!

So, off to try to get some sleep, sore throat & fever be gone!
Big attempts will be made tomorrow to get some drawing, jewelry making or anything done… argh! But in the meantime… that music from the Barefoot Contessa still haunts my mind… Those of you with cable… how do you not sit up at night for hours on end watching this cool stuff??? :)

3 Comments »

  1. Tyn said,

    August 15, 2006 at 4:44 pm

    This is the first time we have ever had cable. When we moved in I was so overwhelmed at the amount of work to be done, I sat on the bed and ate sliced turkey and watched cable for 2 weeks. The cat really enjoyed this time.~ I like to think it was the qualilty time with me, but I think it was the turkey. Not to worry, you will find your t.v. groove. :)

  2. Tyn said,

    August 19, 2006 at 6:57 pm

    Carrie-
    I LOVE info mercials!!! But I have not seen that one. I gotta ck. it out. I didn’t “re-grout” the shower, I tiled the shower floor and then grouted. We live in a total fix it house- I still have to do the walls, but seeing as I literally found this tile ( a neighbor was tossing 2 boxes of broken tile. imagine!) I did what I could.

  3. Alicia said,

    August 25, 2006 at 3:25 pm

    his and her tivos save relationships.

    i know it would be a war if my wierd DIY and science shows were overwritten with his car and fine living stuff.

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