Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Greetings Once Again!

Hi everyone....it has been awhile since I've had an update. Well don't blame me. I would love to me on the computer every single day. You can blame my Mom. She is WAY too busy and always seems to have control of the laptop. Thump!!

As many of you know, Mom has been in South Africa, Turkey, Boston, and New York since August 29. I'm not sure she has been home for 10 straight days in the past four months!

Anyway when Mom IS home, she is working on our local art museum's annual Festival of Wreaths (Mom is president of the Friends of the Muscatine Art Center), her Kosovo project, and last...but not least....trying to finish the new room in our house.

Don't worry...Mom is spending plenty of time with me. I just wish she would spend more time feeding me and less time brushing my fur!

I would love to tell you in this post that the new room in our house is 100% finished....but it's N-O-T.

I spend every morning waiting patiently for the workmen to come to the house and finish the last little things that need to be done (door handles, paint, caulking, and floor repairs among other things). And every morning...no one comes. I don't mind...that means no one bothers my nap time. But I can tell you that Mom is really NOT happy. And if you know my Mom, you DO NOT want to see her unhappy.

Despite the work that still needs to be done, Mom has decided she is going to start decorating the room and getting it in order. Tonight she gave me a tour of the new space....and I decided to share my tour with you. Drum roll please....

Here are a few "generic" pictures of the room.

Here I am on Mom's "special" chair. She says this chair used to be in her grandmother's living room.

Mom also says the chair is going to be recovered in a butter colored corduroy. Here I am on the love seat. Mom says the love seat used to be on her grandmother's sun porch.

Mom says the love seat is going to be recovered with a sage green quilted fabric as soon as she gets on the upholsterer's "list."

Hey....is there another rabbit in the house? (Mom says there are actually two of these new rabbits...but I'm the cutest).

Here I am on what Dad has picked out as the "coffee" table.

Mom says it is an ottoman and this one is NOT the one we are getting. Mom has picked a different fabric so this one is going back to the store. Wonder if the store will notice my fur. Hehe....

Here I am on the new table. Man...those flowers look so good I could eat them. Wait...they are fake...yuck!

Here I am resting on something Mom calls a "dry sink." Dad says it is going to be his "bar" as soon as it gets painted green.

Mom says the sink was in the basement of the house her parents owned when she was born. Cool! BTW...did you see the new TV? Mom is SO excited she will get to watch football and baseball in the new room.

But the coolest part of the room, in my opinion, is the art above the doorway. Mom brought these tribal masks back from Africa. Aren't they cool!

Well that's the end of the tour. I think I will sit here and leave some extra fur for the furniture store.

I promise to do another tour when everything is done.

Bye for now....