Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I even gave in and let Woody outside with me. He cries and cries and cries and cries when I'm hanging out on the front porch, so I finally let him out. He likes the new cushions too.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Shortly after 9/11, a wonderful service the city provides is email/cell phone alerts. If you sign up you will be alerted to any number of things--bad weather approaching, temporary road closures due to the President moving from one part of the city to another, police activity, other routine road closures due to marches and protesters, and yes, possible terrorist activities. So, I didn't think any of it when I received this email alert a few hours ago:
Street closures due to police activity: NB/SB 14th St Brge to Indep Ave SW, IB 14th St SW HOV lanes, SB 14th St SW - Const Ave SW, WB 12th St & C St SW, WB Indep Ave SW from 12th St SW, SB 15th St SW from Indep Ave SW.
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- You received this alert because you registered for AlertDC.
Then I found out that an 88 year old man with ties to white supr*macy, walked into the Holocaust Museum with a shotgun and started shooting.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
I have no idea what this little guy is. He was only an inch tall and wide. I waited until he left on his own acord before pulling this weed up.
Sunday I started with mixing up a dry rub for some ribs and wrapped them up to rest before grilling Sunday night. I then decided to pull everything off of my front porch, sweep it then hose it and scrub it down. Try as I might, I just couldn’t get all the imbedded dirt off the painted porch floor. I had thought a few months ago that I should get a small indoor/outdoor rug to cover it.
Last month my sister and I made our annual trek to the National Cathedral’s Flower Mart. Let me show you what I bought.
This rug is PERFECT for my front porch! It is from a company call Mad Mats and is made from recycled plastic and since it is nonporous, dirt and mold will not get imbedded and it can be cleaned easily with a hose. And, it feels great on bare feet.
Then, there is a woman who exhibits her mosaic creations every year at the Flower Mart. I love her work. The ones I really love are made with old broken plates, jewelry, buttons, ceramic statues, etc. The only problem is that most of her pieces are big and just would not fit in my little bungalow. So I was thrilled when I saw this small old cedar jewelry box that she had covered in mosaic. She told me where every piece came from and the name of the pattern of the old plates around the edges. Having dabbled in broken plate mosaics myself, I know how much thought goes into each piece and how time consuming it is. I truly treasure this little box.
Also finally spray painted my porch wicker (picture to follow once they dry and are put back on the porch). Now I just need to buy some new cushions and I'll be set for the year.
Okay, here is a photo of the newly painted wicker. I really didn't want to do boring white again. Against the wall is a folding bistro table also in green that I picked up at Target. Chunky Lisa is there to provide her one track mind commentary, such as: Is it time for the wet food yet? Might there be any wet food left over in the kitchen? I really could go for a wet food snack right about now...Yes, quite a productive weekend!! What did you do this weekend?