Tuesday Treasure Trove


Things of Note:

I discovered this weekend that I am a Disney purist. The boy surprised me with an early Valentine’s present: tickets to see the traveling Broadway production of The Lion King, which was a great surprise and fun show. But in order to make it a standard stage-length show instead of movie-length, they had added in a few songs. And it was clear Elton John and Tim Rice hadn’t laid a finger on those additions. Apparently the boy is a Disney purist as well, because he heartily agreed. Luckily it didn’t really detract too much from the show, and the puppetry was amazing. Definitely a good time. 🙂

Aside from more Vday stuff later this week, we’re doing some house upkeep. We’re finally attending to all the little annoying things that need fixing around the house (or rather, paying a handyman to attend to them). Doors that don’t shut properly, toilets that run unless you jiggle the handle, leaky faucet replacement – that kind of thing. It’s step one in our fix-up-the-house plan. After these little things, next on the list is re-tiling the kitchen. It’s currently got cheap linoleum that’s peeling up in a few places, and the boy & I would both prefer some real tile. Then more floor stuff in other areas of the house, and once all that’s done I can paint! There will be color in our beige beige world!

No, it’s not a new house. The boy has lived here for 5 years, and myself for 2.5. I’m not sure why it took until now for him to want to do all this kind of stuff, but I’m not complaining! Maybe it’s because we know in a few years we’ll be moving to a new place and he wants to rent this place out. Doesn’t hurt that it will make it nicer to live in while we’re here, too.

Anyway, that’s what’s up in my world lately! How are things in your world?


  1. You’re not alone! We’ve been renovating out 30-year old house, also. But not because we intend to rent it out. But because we intend to live in it for the next 30 years. It’s beautiful on the inside, but within the walls and on the exterior is an entirely different story. (You never get bored when you’re a homeowner.) Mandi Roach

    1. That’s definitely true so far! There was an incident last year with a pipe bursting inside of the bathroom wall – that was fun.

      Thanks for stopping by and good luck on your own renovations! 😀

  2. I am SO intrigued by that article about dressing like a Frenchwoman. I started pruning my wardrobe about a year ago, and it really is easier to get dressed when I don’t have to stand there for 10 minutes staring at my choices.

    And yay for house fixes! We’re planning some, too, and I could not be more excited. The house was built in 1970 and then renovated weirdly, so we have a lot on our plate. 🙂

    1. I thought the Frenchwoman article was really interesting as well! Especially the part about wearing an outfit again that you just wore recently – so true that in America that’s weird/discouraged. I’m still working on pruning my wardrobe & building it with more mixable pieces.

      Good luck with your renovations! 🙂