Hello holy Friday cold snap!
It is zero degrees here. Zero. 0.
I have no words.
I can think of no better way to spend this ungodly frigid weekend than watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas this evening (holiday movies, you guys!) and tomorrow….baking boatloads of Christmas treats with my mum (it’s our annual holiday baking weekend, yippee!). The best laid plans, I tell you.
DT and my dad had a little television/audio wiring project going on last night….naturally, Milo had to insert himself and
assist roll around.
Cats and wires, cats and wires. Not helpful at all, but at least they have a marvelous time!
Whatever you’re up to….stay warm and enjoy!
Our bathroom remodel is [nearly] complete!
Most of it wrapped up while we were in Charleston and Savannah, but we had a few straggly things for our contractor to finish and now it’s just a bit of touch-up and accessorizing.
I wanted to share photos of the process so you can see the full spectrum – where we started, the two weeks-or-so of mess (below), and eventually the finished product.
Here are photos of demo day one:
(Eeeep! That’s kind of an unnerving thing to come home to!)
Of course RJ had to check it all out.
After demo day two:
Now both cats are in there snooping around.
Then one day we came home and we had a new tub! (A quick first glance made me think we’d accidentally bought a blue tub and I nearly fell over. No, that’s just the protective wrap, we’re all good.)
Drywall, patching, and vanity cupboard too….
Tiles were laid out so we could choose how we wanted them configured (we chose the top layout).
Tile was glued down the next day:
Here was how we left the project before vacation (it was day seven at this point):
A lot was accomplished that week but there was still a lot left to do (another week’s worth, as it turned out. Ahhh remodeling).
Stay tuned to see a brand-spakin-new, albeit very beige-y, bathroom! I’m working on pizzazz-ing it up.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones yesterday, DT and I most certainly did. I’m still FULL! We ate ridiculously well and now have a boatload of leftovers to feed us through the weekend.
So….what are you up to?
DT and I have a pretty mellow couple of days ahead. A little Christmas tree trimming to be had, [more] football, and hopefully some roaring fires while we camp out in our PJs with these two nincompoops.
Ahhh….sounds like heaven to me!
Have a terrific weekend, friends!
WHY do vacations have to end??
I suppose….so you can go home to the real world, rest up, save up, and get ready for the next one.
But still. The last day is always pretty much a big bummer.
Day three in Savannah: we returned to City Market and chose the inviting patio at Belford’s for lunch.
DT ordered the shrimp Po’ Boy – enormous, as you can see.
Guess what I had?!
My opportunities for legitimate, southern fried green tomatoes were winding down – oh no!
Belford’s FGTs had a crispy batter coating and a splash of pesto to top each one. The pimento cheese dip was okay – I think I would have rather had an aioli to accompany, but no matter. I really couldn’t complain.
We headed down to East River Street after lunch to explore.
A cobblestone street, lined with retail and restaurants, and spanning many blocks. And the Savannah River to your left (or right).
The giant pumpkin in the window of Savannah’s Candy Kitchen….
Now that was a fun (and sweet-smelling) shop to spin through!
Those stairs again! Watch thyself!
We ducked into Tubby’s just as some rain was moving in.
We grew roots at Tubby’s for a while but then continued on our way. Next stop was River House – we sat at a table right outside the door so we could watch everyone walking by.
DT gave the Chatham Artillery Punch a whirl (and had one to-go, weeeeee) – pretty potent, as you might imagine.
It wasn’t necessarily that I was hungry at the moment, I just needed one last FGT fix.
These were so gosh darn good, I only wish there had been more. The pesto aioli was what I was missing at Belford’s. Mmm.
After our time on East Bay, we took a long, long walk all over.
I mentioned before about the beautiful architecture we saw in both Charleston and Savannah. For example….
The dreary, overcast evening was the perfect backdrop to scenery like this.
And a stroll through Colonial Park Cemetery.
I just don’t have a lot of words, other than WOW.
When I imagined the iconic South, this pretty much sums up the visions in my head….
In a word, dreamy.
Oh, Savannah….you stole our hearts. We’ll be back again, but it won’t be soon enough!*
Brrrrr! It’s chilly on this Friday! 17 degrees when we woke up this morning – at least the sky was clear and the sun out, it’s been so dreary this week.
Remember the time when RJ forgot to close his mouth?
Oh, well – I’ll remind you.
Big, fun plans for the weekend? I think we’re just going to focus on staying warm. I also think it’s time to start digging out the Christmas decorations….it’s such a shortened season this year, must make the most of it!
Whatever you’re up to – hope it’s fantastic!