Friday, December 18, 2015

End of Year Interview with Princess

In 2010, I did an end of year interview with Princess. It popped up on my FB feed and I thought it would be interesting to do this again. Below are the answers, word for word.

What kinds of things do you and your friends do together?
Play Minecraft and play more games and have playdates and talk. 

What kind of music do you like?
A lot of music.

Who is your favorite singer or group?
I don't know if I have a favorite, per se, but I do have people that I like. 

What are your favorite books?
Warrior Cats and Nancy Drew

Me: What are your favorite TV shows?

Supergirl, My Little Pony, Good Luck Charlie

What are your favorite video games? (DS, Wii, on-line)
There is just a bit too much to list. 

What is your most favorite toy?
All of them. I love them all. 

Have you seen any good movies lately?

Blade Runner

What is your favorite food?


What is your favorite food that I make?

What food do you never want to eat again?

What do you want to be when you grow up?


If you were going camping, what would you take with you?
Food, water, a tent, a first aid kit. 

If you could be any kind of animal, what would it be? Why?
A dog, because I just always wanted to be a dog.

What fairy talent do you wish you had?
I don't know any more. 

If you had three wishes, what would they be?
I wish we could get our house back. I wish the Royal Dog could live with us forever. I wish Daddy could be here all the time. 

Tell me some of the best things that happened in the last year.
I met some new friends in the play. 
Hanukka, my birthday. 
It hasn't been the best year for me. (This breaks my heart.)

Thursday, December 17, 2015

New House Project: Kitchen, Part 2

I thought I'd start off showing you the temporary kitchen. To keep the dust, cold and mess out of the temporary kitchen and the rest of the house, the Lizard King put up this plastic sheeting. Of course, he added his silly touch to it.

The Pseudo Kitchen, angle 1

The Pseudo Kitchen, angle 2
 The bowl from the light fixture broke on LK's head. Ouch!

And this is where I did dishes. Downstairs. In the garage. In the cold.

New things happening in the kitchen (as of December 8th). There is more, but I've got to take those pictures.

I have a sink with running water!

For the first time in 7 weeks, I was able to do dishes in the kitchen sink.

Another update coming soon.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Winter Tree

In all this construction, we promised Princess that we would still put up the tree. Hanukkah starts Sunday evening, so we had to get going!

The wall behind the tree isn't fully painted (mudding still has to happen to a wall repair), but the tree is up. The Lizard King put up the lights, Princess put up all the ornaments. Our tree topper has fizzled after 15 years. We're hoping it's just bulbs, so LK is going to try that to see if that's the issue. Although, it would be odd for all the bulbs to go at once, right? Still, I love that tree topper and it seems to be a bit of a challenge to find a light-up snowflake tree topper that we like.

I still can't believe how big Princess has gotten!

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

New House Project: Kitchen, Part 1

The seventies called. They want their kitchen back.

So much has happened since the last time I blogged. I'm no longer working at my last job and I am starting my own business! But more on that later. I found The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo, and embraced it. Through these changes and others, we made the decision to downsize. The Lizard King has wanted to buy a fixer for us to remodel for a very long time. I finally agreed. First room to rehab is the kitchen. It's not complete yet, but as of this moment, here it is!


Demo Day


Mud (drywall compound)

Cabinet Installation Begins

The other half of the cabinets will be installed later today. I can't wait to see it!