Friday, May 1, 2009

I'm finally happy to be home

So, I really wasn't nuts about coming home from our trip. Erm was, but I wasn't. I actually enjoyed eating in restaurants for two+ weeks, someone turning down my bed at night, and not having anything to worry about except what we were doing that day. And that's just being on vacation and didn't even have anything to do with where we went!
After two weeks, I'm finally back into the swing of being at home and ready to get back into projects around the house and what not. I realized that I never posted a picture of our stairs after the Great Stair Debacle from last month. Luckily, we knew someone else that we were able to call and have come in and fix our stairs. He actually did a beautiful job!

They still need to be sanded and stained, and I have plans for those risers, but you get the idea. They are safe, beautiful, and all trace of that filthy, gross carpet is gone from our house!

And yesterday, I came downstairs to our tall hibiscus in bloom in the dining room/solarium. I never get sick of it.

I'm not sure what I'd do without Erm... I love flowers so much, but I kill all plant life that comes near me. The best I can do is arrange flowers that have already been cut. The hibiscus trees are his baby and he gets even more excited than me when they're in bloom. Right now there are tons of buds on this tree... I'm hoping in a few days they'll all explode and the tree will be in full bloom!


Jo said...

I am the same way with plants. No matter how carefully I water them, or give them sunlight, or plant food, they always die!

Knittymuggins said...

I agree - being on vacation is the best! But sometimes there's nothing like home (you just don't realize it at first ;). The stairs look great and the hibiscus is lovely! What a wonderful thing to catch sight of throughout your day :)