Yep. Stupid fricking spider bit me in my pants! I sat on the sofa after getting a drink, and it felt like I was sitting on a button, magnet, something small and hard. So I reached up the leg of my loose knit shorts to grab it and OMG it was a spider. Already bit me and when I realized what was between my fingers I threw it on the floor. The little bastard was already dead from my fishing him out. You know how I feel about arachnids. The bite just looks and acts like a mosquito bite - believe me, I'm very familiar with them. Upper outside of my thigh, right above the saddle bags. Will keep an eye on it but it happened a day ago and no change so far. I was working on Ann at the time so every time I see that sampler I will remember my scream. I doubt the neighbors heard me but today, the 4th, I sure am hearing them. They are setting off ???? fireworks - no sparkle, no color, just noise. It sounded like a sonic boom, and shook my windows. Over and over and over. I sure hope the deer didn't run out onto the highway. Then there's the go carts and 4 wheelers that the little ones have, up and down the road at high speeds all day. I would love to hitch a ride but doubt my long legs will fit in. Years ago, we were continually surrounded by large 4 wheelers from a neighbor and his friends. Drove me nuts. The sad thing is that each of them ended up running away or put in detention. Mom's boyfriends were a problem, the guardian grandfather was hitting another, another with a mom on drugs. No one really wanted to give up anything and devote time and attention that these teens needed. There weren't bad kids but ended up with so much anger and resentment, which I think was sadness and despair from not feeling important or wanted. My neighbor was the last one sent away after the divorce. I have no idea what happened to the four of them after a few years. Wow I really got off track. It's funny how certain things trigger memories. I wonder where they are.
I wanted to show you the color choice for the sink base after months of this that and the other. First reds, then grays, then greens, now this.
Sherwin Williams old Curio Gray. Finally. The colors just stood out too much in this small space. This neutral color is a change from the other cabinets, but a subtle one.
Will distress quite a bit with red showing through. May even use the cabinets' color over it and show both through it. Should be done in a few days.
Sunday we'll be taking hot dogs and all the sides over to Carole's for the 4th, my birthday, and Chris's birthday. He can't eat chocolate so I always use the vanilla box cake for cupcakes. Never liked yellow but the vanilla is really good. Mark mentioned to my sister that I clean, I've bought her clothes for years, paid off cards, we're giving her a car, the yadda yadda family stuff, and she has never baked a birthday cake for me. She snapped back that I didn't make one for her 70th or 75th. I guess all the other years don't count. So this year, I got cookies. Close.
I'll make my favorite scratch sponge cake at the month's end for my brother's birthday. Nothing like it! Wonderful texture. Mahogany chiffon is good too, both from a very old Betty Crocker and Softasilk flour booklet. Still buying the grocery store's whipped cream icing because I can't duplicate it. Mom's whipping cream recipe is good, but this is ready to frost, freezes so there's always some on hand, and everyone's favorite.
Damn. Last time it was pie, now I want cake. Unfortunately, I've never craved a vegetable.
Hope your weekend is spectacular!
It's July. I need to keep repeating it to believe it. But we had sun for two days and Sunday will be also. Finally.
Thanks for visiting.