July 8, 2010



Last night, I attended the always-entertaining Blog Out Loud Ottawa. Daaamn, we have some great bloggers in this city.

I didn't read this year, mostly because I haven't been writing the most inspiring posts as of late. How was I going to choose between crap and crap? The answer was to listen, laugh, and cradle my Guiness. No pressure to be witty when other people are reading.

I am hoping to read next year, so I guess I'll have to up my game a bit! It would help if I could find my camera cable so I could woo you all with pictures. Oh, the side effect of having my life in boxes.

Catching up with all my favourite bloggers was a real perk. I was amazed how many of you asked about my new house. Actually, to be specific, most of you did the following:

"Hey Stella. How's the house? Are you... Okay?" (insert worried look here, and maybe a pat on the shoulder)

I'm going to guess that a lot of you have been through renovations before, and that's why you were all scared about the state of my mental health. Thank you for your concern.

Here's how it is.

The house, although it is a big flaming messy adventure, will look really great in about a month. In the meantime, I am changing in front of an open window, showering under an open pipe, and wrapping my bulldogs in wet towels before bed. Like overheated pigs in a blanket. But they are dogs in a towel. And they are not for munching.

I think my handsome BH is having a worse go of it than me, simply because I am loving this soupy steamy weather, and he wants to move to Antarctica. We are different creatures. What can I say?

This week we have some patching and painting to do, as well as putting up our clothesline and assembling a new storage unit for the kitchen. Pictures of finished projects will go here, at least whenever I buy a new camera cord. Booo.


Nat said...

Home renos are there own special kind of hell...

So good to see you again... if you're back at work we should lunch soon so we can talk about fine man butts and bulldogs.

Finola said...

Aw, I didn't know you were there. I would have loved to have met you!
Ah well, next year when we both read, right? :)

Anonymous said...

Hmm I would have assumed that BH was somehow culturally aclimatized to weather like this. I was nice to see you again the other night and reassure myself that you're still in one piece.

Pauline said...

I'm sure your home will look great!!

And it was wonderful to see you again and we really do need to have a dog date at some point this summer. (I think you and BH could use a break from all this reno stuff! ;))