Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What I got for Christmas

I want to show you what I got for Christmas:

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Actually, there are two things in this photo that I got for Christmas: one is the fantastic wooly plaid blanket on the bed (thanks, Mom!) It seems like wooly plaid blankets are getting to be my new favorite thing. I can only blame Cath. This blanket is so warm and so soft, and it makes my bed look all grown up.

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Well, you can’t really even see the other thing I got for Christmas in this picture, but this one is really pretty and I wanted to show it to you.

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There it is, kind of peeking out at the left-hand side. It’s the floor! For Christmas for me, my husband stripped off the hundred-million layers of old paint and yellowing polyurethane from this beat-up old floor and turned it into this beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL thing.

Where was I while this was going on?

I was here:

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That’s Cinderella’s castle at Disneyworld. While I was at Disneyworld, he was at home on his knees, stripping old paint off the bedroom floor. For me. Heart!

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Oooh, ahhhh! (See how there are about six boards at the end that are different from the others? Yup. All of a sudden, there are six boards of knotty pine on that side. Life in an old house! There are no end of surprises. We decided to embrace the knotty pine boards and love them anyway.)

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Seriously, just look at that room. Oh, swoon! I love it so much.