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Dani the Grouch

I've always loved Oscar the Grouch. He reminds me of my dad. If you are not his kid or grandkid, you better scram because he doesn't want to hear any of your crap. I hope to be a cranky old lady one day. Another fine quality Oscar has is that your trash is his treasure.

I am the same way. Since I was in high school I wanted thrift store clothes, I wanted everyone's cast offs. My mother remarked today at a family gathering that when our house burned down and I lost everything, she didn't have to worry about paying a fortune for replacing designer duds. As long as my drawings and writings were okay, I was too.

Even now, if anything is being given away, I'll take it, even if I don't need it.

The other day, the Hubs came home with 3 wooden wine crates. He wanted to use them for records but the are not the right size. My gain!

Not sure what to do with them yet. Diva Details on Flickr makes store windows and these might be a good framework for that. Or maybe I'll make some room boxes. Not that I have room for them but what kind of a hoarder would I be if I thought about THAT?

Iris's Barbie (Chocolate Sensation or some such silly name) is here to show you scale:

In other news, the lighthouse is still untouched. I'm working on how to remove a shelf without destroying the whole thing. I've been seeing lighthouses everywhere. Kitchen Nightmares, bumper stickers, the desktop images that came with my computer. It's a gentle reminder to move my butt on this project. But woodworking and kids really don't mix very well.

As March comes to a close, so does my maternity leave. Soon I'll be back behind a desk pushing papers for the man. And it's busy season for college applications (I work for a university), so I might be here a little less. But yes, I always say that but I just can't quit you, dolly blog!


  1. I can't wait to see what you do with the crates. Those window seats are great from the ones I've seen.


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