1. Home Improvement Project. I stained our built in hutch and gave it a red mahogany color. It was very easy; I dust and cleaned it with Murphy's wood soap and let it dry for a couple of days. Then I brushed on a thick (by accident) layer of the stain, then set a fan to allow it to dry...it took a week to dry! It took so long to dry that I looked it up to see if I missed a step and it appears that I did! I did not sand it down. What? I had to sand it down? Well, after it dried completely, I placed my fine china and wine glasses on the shelves, and I also added a light. It shines like nothing I have ever seen! In the next couple of years I will know if the sanding was a must, but in the meantime, I think it is not too shabby! What do you think?
3. Sun Burn. At 40, I experienced a painful, red sun burn! What is worst is that I was wearing a blouse that has 3/4 sleeves with the trendy hole on the shoulder area... well my neck and circles on my shoulders were the only things (thank goodness!) that were sun burned. I even peeled! Leave it to me to have such a ridiculous sun burn!
4. Downtown Ramble. My children were exposed to some fine art and some fancy hor'd ourves as we visited our downtown participating shops on the first Friday of every month. I would definitely do this again with my girlfriends to enjoy some wine as we mingle, but my kids say they will pass.