March 26, 2021

Friday Night Photos

I thought for sure that I didn't have any photos on my camera roll to post tonight. This week hasn't been very eventful, but I managed to take a picture of a few random things!

When I went to Sherwin-Williams to buy paint for the furniture, I parked the car and grabbed my purse, then started to put on my mask. Out of the corner of my eye, I thought I could see someone staring at me from the car next to me. I turned to look, and sure enough, he was staring. Hahaha!

Luke turned four years old this month, and I thought it would be fun to get him an ant farm. We had one when my kids were little, and we all loved it. I bought it and was waiting for the ants to come in the mail. I was never given a shipment notification or anything about the ants, and Jerry grabbed the mail on his way to work (at 5 PM). There was an envelope addressed to me, so he didn't open it. The next morning, he brought the mail inside and the envelope looked pretty mysterious. I opened it and nearly dropped it because I was startled to see a little vial of ants inside the envelope!

I felt bad that they'd been in the envelope in Jerry's car all night, so I felt like we should get the ant farm set up right away. To be cautious, I set the farm in the (empty) bathtub while I attempted to move the ants from the vial into the farm. (Ask my dad why it's important to contain the ants when transferring! Haha, when I was a kid, the fire ants got all over my bedroom because I tried to do it myself.)

I'm glad I used the bathtub, because one of them crawled out of the vial and started to run up the vial toward my fingers. I panicked and moved too quickly and half of the ants from the vial wound up in the bathtub. I used a wooden skewer to pick them up (by letting them crawl onto it--not stabbing them! Ha), one by one, and put them into the farm.

It's been three days and I still haven't brought it to Luke. Just in case we end up keeping it, I bought him a different gift ;)

I came across this "blanket rack" on Facebook Marketplace, and I thought it was such a great idea to save space. I have so much scrap wood that I could make a couple of these (for towels and/or blankets) really easily. Going on my "to make" list.

I spent SO much time today prepping dinner, but it was very worth it to make Chipotle-style chicken burrito bowls. I'm not a fan of raw tomatoes or cilantro, but somehow, I really like the pico de gallo. 

Duck was lying on my bed like bloated roadkill. His legs were stuck out in all directions. (I usually make my bed first thing in the morning, but any cat owner knows that you don't get to choose when you make your bed ;)

I saw this meme and it made me laugh--it's absolutely true!

I was watching Dirty Jobs and I think this was an episode with pigs (or maybe chicks?) and Phoebe was very interested. She sat in front of the TV like that for about five minutes, watching the show with me.

I had a dentist appointment a few days ago and I saw this hanging in the waiting room. I really liked it and it gave me the idea to make something similar for my bedroom. We have a wall in our bedroom that really needs a picture; it's very bare. I am going to build a frame--like pictured below--and then instead of the little square art pieces, I'll get a bunch of square photos printed.

I can glue and Mod Podge them onto thin pieces of wood and then attach those to the frame. I have no room in the garage to work on it until I'm done painting the furniture, though. I got most of the first coat of paint done; the project should take maybe three more days total. 

The seeds I planted are starting to grow... a little. But they aren't lasting even two days at a time because Duck keeps pulling them out! I only planted basil and bell peppers and I was so excited when I saw they were growing. I keep them on top of the fridge so they are in direct sunlight under the skylight in the kitchen.

Well, Duck jumps on top of the fridge and grabs them with his teeth, breaking them. That's why I have little toothpicks in there--I was hoping they would poke him in the nose when he tries to grab the seedlings, but they haven't deterred him. I only have a couple of seedlings left. I have no idea where else I can put them to keep the cats away. If you have ideas to keep the cats away, please let me know!

Have a great weekend! xo


  1. Give the kitties a spider plant to eat instead! Cats love them and it’s good for their digestion. That should keep him busy! Also a plastic topper would help too! Also helps germinate

  2. Put your plants in a wire cage (like a dog carrier).

  3. Those kitties are so lucky! I don't know how you can keep the plants safe. Too bad because you had a great idea about the top of the frig. And I bet it's warm up there and seedlings love that. We have a grow light in the back bedroom for our tomatoes and pepper plants. I never know if I'm overwatering or underwatering. It's a guessing game to me.

  4. We've been introducing our kids to dirty jobs - love the show. Did you hear they announced the show is going to be returning later this year?

    1. Yes! I saw that announcement on Mike Rowe's Facebook page and it made me want to rewatch some episodes (I'm sure I've seen them all at some point, but it's been a long time). I love that show! I'm excited to see the new episodes :)


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