Gilmore Girls Revival

makes its debut on November 25, with all four 90-minute episodes available for my binge-watching pleasure over Thanksgiving weekend.  I will not be answering the phone or email messages or the doorbell.  You can try to bother me, but unless you are my oldest granddaughter (Gilmore Girls fan(atic), you will not succeed.  She is the only person I know who understands the need for all things Gilmore.

Twenty days – less than three weeks – Hey, I’ve changed my mind. I want to be a ballerina.

I will park myself on the sofa surrounded with fluffy pillows – I will take a leap of faith that Amy Sherman Palladino will not let me down.

You jump – I jump, Jack. In Omnia Paratus.


In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning

Over the past 5 years, Bob has been in the hospital for a fairly decent amount of time.  After living together for 45 years, I find that I handle things better when I busy myself with a project.  This month, with a two-week stay, I visited my patient, did the laundry, kept the house and yard up, worked accounting for long hours – and then I would find myself wide awake at 2 a.m.  I was too blurry eyed to stare at the computer and numbers, so I chose to work on the bathroom.

Still with the original 30-year-old tile on the floor – faded and dulled and just, well, gross – I found my project.  After laying half of the floor in a darker penny round, I awoke later in the morning, decided it was too dark.  I retrieved the square spade shovel from the garage and commenced to pulling it up – tossed it in the dumpster and hopped in the car to the tile store.  I chose a bright white glossy hexagon classic mosaic and set to work.  Working only a few early mornings until sleep finally claimed me, it was done.  Some trim work and some grouting and using my trusty “haze-be-gone” mitt, I think it came out pretty good.  Feels so nice and shiny and CLEAN and fresh – what a difference.  Even 5-year-old Max noticed … “hey, Nana.  I like your new floors here.”  Lovin’ that kid!


Then I decided to freshen the bathroom door exterior with some Behr Marquee paint using the color cocoa.  Goes well with the decoupage I had done some months ago.


Still needs a few paint touch ups and a new faucet, but all in good time.  For now, that’ll do pig.  That’ll do.