Thursday, June 23, 2011

Audrey of the Month

Ah, Audrey. In the mass craziness of the past two months, this shot is so refreshing. I'm starting to finally feel the same way. Our kitchen is beautiful, the bathroom is ... almost done, and I'm working at my new desk right now. I'm also taking a four-day weekend!!! So, I better get some old movies in and some reviews written or I'll be a cranky CFB.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

CFB Needs a Vacation!

If anyone says to me right now, "CFB, you really need to get a life," that person would be smacked on the back of the head with a frying pan and the body buried in the back garden.

OK, perhaps too extreme, but I have too much of a life right now! I don't even have time to watch a movie! So I decided to wallow in self-pity with all my readers -- yes, my generosity has no limits. And I'll enlist some famous icons to help tell my story of woe. Grab some tissues and get ready to cry like you're watching "Dark Victory" for the first time.

Yes, Jimmy, it's hard work being a senator. That pleading look on your face is just like the one I gave my boss recently. Please stop giving me all this work! I have a blog to maintain!

Oh, how I wish the bathroom remodeling project was as simple as throwing up a Gene Kelly shower curtain. Except this particular bathroom has no bathtub. And last fall we were singing in the rain after gutting the bathroom to find the window had turned into an indoor waterfall during one evening thunderstorm ... let alone the dripping from the ceiling. Nearly 10 months later, one window replacement, some rotting wood removed, new drywall hung, ceramic tile installed ... it's almost done and fit for a star!

If the bathroom project wasn't enough, my youngest niece graduated from high school, which meant a family party and an out-of-town guest. Aren't family gatherings as fun as the Marx Brothers? This was us squeezing into the remaining bathrooms. At least my sister loves old movies, so we let her stay for a week.

There will be NO DOGS digging in our garden. And Raymond Burr should stay out too, wheelchair or no wheelchair. Because the next phase of landscaping is almost done! Now if it would stop raining long enough to get the final plants in ... of course, that's when the drought will start.

Having a retro kitchen like Jennifer Jones and Robert Walker could be fun. However, we need to upgrade. And while working on the bathroom project, wouldn't you know that we found an amazing sale on granite countertops at Builders Surplus? So, tomorrow, along with landscaping and bathroom work, the new countertops are being installed........

After which, I'll be fitted for my spiffy new straight jacket just like James Cagney. The best part? I can ask someone to turn on TCM so I can watch movies for hours and drool on myself, because it won't be the good straight jacket. And then, maybe, once my hands are released and the feeling returns to them, I'll write another post. Oh, but next week my new home office desk arrives (I kid you not ... ) followed by a dinner party we're hosting (again, not kidding ... )

Somebody please save me! I need a Roman Holiday right now!