Sep 18, 2007

Randomness and more peeks

IMG_1781Carol asked for more peeks and you know me - I aim to please, so here are a few more shots of bathroom number 2 as it nears completion. As you can see there was a whole lot of grouting going on in there today. There's still a fine haze covering everything. It's ok though. It's all in the name of progress.
I tell you what, if it weren't for the bathroom reno I'd have precious little to write about. Although... there's always tv. Have you seen much lately. Aside from old movie night there hasn't been much worth watching. Just in case your wondering this past weekend we watched Father Goose with Cary Grant and Leslie Caron. It was another wartime movie and the family and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Cary Grant is coerced into becoming a coast watcher on an isolated island somewhere for the Allies during WWII. Leslie Caron plays a French teacher who winds up joining him along with her students - 7 young girls. It's a romantic comedy - need I say more? Anyway, apparently Old Movie Night is making an impression because tonight at back to school night I saw that she mentioned it in her "All About Me" booklet. Awwwww. I instantly turned into a mommy puddle.
IMG_1780I had a little deja vu when watching the Emmy's the other night because Leslie Caron was a presenter and a winner for a guest role on Law & Order SVU. You don't see here around all that much.
Speaking of the Emmy's, what are the chances that they'll ever get them right? I think that the censorship was a bit excessive and not very well done. The dead air thing - they might want to rethink that. We're all used to the bleeps but the way they did it just left us hanging. Or was that just me?
Another thing about the Emmy's that irritate me is the extraordinary number of awards for miniseries and tv movies etc. I get that there is a lot of work that goes into those things but it seems like an inordinate amount of this overlong production is spent honoring them. Just sayin'.
On the other hand there is Design Star. I really enjoyed this show but I worried about the outcome. I liked Todd and the rooms he did were fun but I really felt that Kim should win. Todd is a really high energy guy and his rooms reflect that both in the inventiveness and the bright colors but I think that watching a show built around him would make me tired. For a girl with no formal training I thought that Kim had some good instincts that seem to get better over time. I'm sure that by the time she hits the screen next Spring she'll be much more polished and just wonderful. Again, just my opinion - you're entitled to yours.
IMG_1778 In the true spirit of randomness why not switch gears totally and discuss this cute little purse I bought at the craft fair recently. I love the movement in the pattern on the front. It's weird but lately I'm really drawn to the warm golds and browns. The most notable thing about this bag is it's size. It's way smaller than the 2 ton bricks I usually carry. The adjustment to such a small bag is huge (and I'm constantly afraid that I'm forgetting important stuff at home) but so far so good.


Cursing Mama said...

I missed the design star finale - so glad to hear Kim won - Todd would've driven me batty. For someone with no formal training she surely has a wonderful eye.

Cool purse - I'm trying to go smaller myself - unfortunately its only making my briefcase heavier because I just took the stuff out of my purse and put in my brief case.

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

That is an adorable purse! I go back and forth between small and larger. My mom used to tease me about how small my purses were. Now she carries one much smaller than I do because I like to keep a sock project in mine, LOL!

Carol said...

I can't wait to see the finished room! Love the fixture! I have no problem ignoring the in between steps (I aint afraid of grout) ;) I have a feeling it's quite great! Your new purse is really pretty, you're brave to go smaller!