I've been letting the first coat dry all week and since it's not very shiny, I'm going to apply another coat later today. I think that it's not shiny because the wood absorbed the new finish so, like the bathroom cabinets, I'll do the 2nd coat and that should do. I also sprayed the knob and handles to freshen them up a bit (I'll show ya pix next week) and I got some clear polyurethane to spray on 'em to make the finish last longer.
This week my baby turned 24 and I can't believe it's been that long that he's been with me. I've been so busy that instead of making a cake for him I just got him a little dessert thingy from Whole Foods Mkt. and a small container of cookies and cream ice cream. Lord knows, I don't need any dessert. AND, I have lost a bit of weight by just disciplining myself...by cutting down on the amount I eat and not eating too late in the day/eve. I don't weight myself, I can just tell my jeans aren't as tight! I'm also gonna start a Hawaiian dance class and a Pilates class with the same ladies I used to tap dance with. The teacher isn't offering the tap class any longer so I chose these 2 classes to get my booty moving around and can burn off some calories as well as some muscle toning.
The praying mantis is still living in the Hibiscus bush in the new garden and since the city decided to raise water prices and start rationing the water, I've cut back on watering and the new plants seem to be doing ok. It's been such a pretty late summer into near fall weather; so much cooler than usual. Cool and crisp in the early mornings...soon it will be time to make some apple pies, yum.
I bought some yarn on ebay for a killer deal and I already know what I'm going to make with most of it. I'll keep you posted on that.
Oh, and I went to the dentist yesterday and got the last of the metal outta my mouth! My left side is sore and I need to eat soft things until it heals more since it is only the temporary crown for the next 2 weeks. I'm almost done with my "teeth mending program" yeah, yeah, yeah! I'm as bad as the next person, I don't like going to the dentist but I want to keep my teeth. So if you haven't gone in awhile, go, take care of yourself, you deserve to keep your teeth until you are no longer needing them because you are in heaven!! Now, go...
I'll leave you with this, my pretty violet with variegated leaves. Hope you have a terrific weekend and get to do something fun!