Recently my journey has been a whirlwind...but I'm so use to things not going to 'plan' and can adapt to change pretty easily. Just deep breaths and keep moving forward...
Hung out with the awesome opossum Calista this past weekend and went to the most real Texan fair ever...Fort Bend County Fair. Will Hoge was performing and Calista has followed him for years and has really got me to enjoy his music a lot as well. The first time I went to Billy Bob's (the largest honky tonk dance hall) was to see Will. It was a blast!! It was an adventure getting to the fair...what should have been about an hour trip was more like two hours and many exit onlys streets. We finally got to park and rushed to the entrance line and it was a mile long. We were certain we would miss his performance. We decided to leave and head back to the car...but lo' and behold as we were walking back I pointed out a shortcut, we were strolling along next to the rodeo arena and we see what appears to be an entrance gate...WITH NO LINE! It couldn't be...we ask the girl in the booth taking selfies or facetiming if we can use the entrance and yep we got in and it was literally right by the stage. SCORE!!
Sunday was a day full of furniture, sand dust, stain and paint...pretty sure Dad would be so proud of his girls! Dad refinishes antiques and makes custom woodworks. (Don't tell him we were always paying attention...shhh) Anyhow, Calista had a daunting task of re-doing her dining room furniture. She already did the table and chairs...thank goodness! We had the two piece hutch and island to finish.
We sanded all the pieces and I thought sanding would be pretty much a piece of cake...Well I was wrong! It was more like you put a pan of brownies in the oven and totally forgot about them and they burnt to a crisp and you couldn't even scrap it out of the pan. But we conquered and then we were able to stain the wood and this week she is stuck with the task of painting all that is white...black. It's gonna look ahmaze!
|Calista hard at work|
|Love the distress look|
|Painting knobs... not my thing|
|Thank goodness for mineral spirits|
It was a beautiful day and the company was even more so. I am not sure how she would have kept her sanity doing all of that herself...lord knows I sure wouldn't have.
With whatever life throws at you in the midst of your plans, take it and make it a crazy beautiful experience.