Framed Art: We have one piece of art in our house that was damaged in a basement flood the day after we moved it into our current house. It's a large wallpaper panel of J. Otto Seibold's A Year Supply of Turtle Wax, which was hanging in Mass Moca when we got married there ages ago. The frame got messed up (you can see it above) and it's been hanging, warped, on our wall since then. I finally contacted a framer friend and it's scheduled to be picked up (yes, it's that big) by a van later this week. It's one of the few things in this house that we really care about, so this is monumental. Party Planning: Nope, this didn't happen. I'm still reeling from New Years and can't bear the thought of hosting again so soon. I might change my mind in a week, and if I do, I'll let you know.
Weekend Chores: Bleh. Cleaning. My trouble zone. Our kitchen isn't really dirty (thanks to Annie), but it's just not very well organized. When we moved in four years ago, we didn't take the time to really think about where stuff should go. We're blessed with tons of storage and space, but things are in weird places. Light bulbs sit next to pasta sauce, and so forth. I plunged in yesterday, wiping out cupboards and shifting stuff around, purging in the process. When did I buy sorghum flour, and why? And vases! Where do they come from? I swear they secretly breed, producing endless vase offspring. After about an hour, it felt new again and I got a big thumbs up from the missus. We celebrated with a huge steaming pot of fish chowder. Yep, that's it for this past week. (Images: Dabney Frake)