Friday, February 12, 2010

A happy snowy day project

I'm sure you can by now complete the phrase, "When life hands you lemons..." One happy moment from this week I'd like to share comes from making lemonade out of those proverbial lemons. Wednesday delivered a snowstorm that caused my honey's flight to be rescheduled for the next day, which ultimately led to another automatic rescheduling for Monday (um, sorry that is not going to be okay!!), which then led to his driving out to his destination 12 hours away by car.

We decided to tackle the project of painting the entryway to the apartment, and while I don't love the process of doing it I do love the results. A day of being stuck in the cabin led to beautifying our little space.

Oh, and another moment of happy comes from anticipation! I'm happily looking forward to an adventure up to Vassar College's radio station with my cherished string trio mates on the Wednesday lunch hour show. We'll be playing some of our favorites live in the studio. Yay! Here's a link for more info and how to get to the webstream and archive, just in case you want to tune in...

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  1. The entry way looks beautiful. How wonderful to be playing at Vassar with your string trio mates. Have an incredible time!

  2. I love what you've done with the paint! What a rich color.... Bravo to you for making lots o' lemonade! :)

  3. Lemons! They are little suns! Happy sunday to you! :)

  4. Helen, I'm within walking distance of Vassar! How cool that you'll be in town. Will you do that at Skinner Hall?
    Love the results you got from your painting - isn't it fun to have something done like that? My husband was going to be away this weekend in the Catskills, but his friend had to cancel so we tackled reorganizing and painting a room - every time I walk past it I just look and admire. Still haven't finished getting it put back together, but it was such an awful space before and now will be so much better.
    I was planning to come down to NY Thursday but decided to put it off a couple weeks because of the snow - looked like it might be not so much fun to slush around - and the purpose of the trip was purely fun.
    Have a great week

  5. Anticipation is indeed a happy... one I often forget!!

  6. Thank you for sharing your happiness. The entry way looks completely transformed and anticipation such a wonderful thing.