Weekend Project

Two weekends ago we gave away the bed in the guest room and we’re getting things together so that I can have a room for me in our house.  Remember my card catalog? As soon as we find someone strong enough to help Mike move it, it will be ready to use in my new space.

But for now, I was concentrating on this great little $5 wooden desk that Mike picked up for me from Penn State’s Lion Surplus.  They had tons of these desks which are solid wood except for a laminate top.  Mine was mostly in good shape except for some places where the wood was scratched.

I took it outside to start sanding and in about five minutes, it was pouring so I ended up working in the garage for the rest of weekend. Sanding was much easier than I thought it would be, but fortunately, this desk didn’t have much surface to cover.

I chose a bright, sunny yellow color and got started.

This is what it looked like after the first coat.

Maybe it was my painting technique but I did four coats of paint just to play it safe.  And I am so pleased with how it turned out.

Chica already seems to like it.  It’s placed perfectly for looking out the window.


Delectable Delights by Heather

This past week was our third wedding anniversary and to celebrate I decided to have a cake made by Delectable Delights by Heather.

Three years ago, Heather made the cupcakes and cake for our wedding.

These cakes and everything else I’ve had from her are so good.  So I shouldn’t have been surprised that the cake we had this weekend was just as delicious.

That’s yellow cake with chocolate buttercream frosting and chocolate ganache filling.

Mike and I decided we should try to remember to celebrate with Heather’s cakes more often than once every three years.

Why I Haven’t Been Knitting As Much

The past month has been a whirlwind of activity.

I still haven’t finished that super cute baby tunic but plan to this weekend.

So what have I been doing?

Well, traveling like usual for work.  How many people get to go places for work where they see neat things like this?

There’s been a lot of running too.  At the beginning of the month, I ran the Broad Street Run for the second year in a row. I wasn’t that pleased with my performance (four minutes slower when I wanted to be four minutes faster) but I finished and felt like my regular self instead of hurting for days, so that’s an accomplishment.

Here’s me giving my parents a thumbs up somewhere in mile five.

And then I didn’t run this 5K but helped with the planning starting last summer. It was the first ever to raise money for a project in my community and we had 112 registrants (over our goal by 12!).

I’ve also been trying to learn more about my Nikon D3000 and trying to ditch the point and shoot whenever possible in favor of understanding photography a little more.  I’m learning but I’ve got ways to go and I’m enjoying figuring things out while looking at my community in new ways.