Tuesday, May 19, 2009

2. To DIY or DIWH (Do It With Help) Before the Trek to MN.

1. Refinish the kitchen table and chairs. Or at least the chairs. The table can always be covered with a cloth for the next few months.
2. Refinish the coffee table/end table Caroline's grandfather made. I think there used to be a drawer underneath, so we might try and fix that too.
3. Reupholster the wingback chair. Must be done. Slipcovers not an option.
4. Reupholster the 2 orange armchairs. Must be done. Could possibly use slipcovers.
5. Paint the Rose lamp Gramma gave me. It's my favorite. Ever.
6. Attempt to fix Uncle Sean's steamer trunk he used as a coffee table.

7. Obviously, wedding stuff.

8. Talk Gramma into giving me the sewing table in my bedroom.

Monday, May 18, 2009

1. Introductions.

-loves Him.
-currently lives in Cleveland.
-is currently unemployed.
-is using this time creatively.
-has decided it is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with family and friends before she moves.
-is a feminist, activist and advocate.
-loves being crafty.
-is handcrafting many elements of their upcoming wedding in rejection of the Wedding Industrial Complex.
-is excited to move to Minnesota and start life with Him in earnest.
-is not ashamed to admit she likes cartoons, X-Men, Bruce Campbell, bad vampire movies, bad action movies and environmental documentaries.
-also loves cupcakes, Elvis, mariachi music, being vegetarian, social issues, reading, and writing.
-really, really loves Him.

-loves Her.
-has been living in Minnesota for nearly a year.
-moved to Minnesota for work, without knowing a soul.
-is currently working on his graduate degree.
-is clearly very brave.
-is creative and loves to make music.
-can't wait for Her to get here.
-likes bad action movies, comedies, Venture Brothers and Boondocks.
-is an activist, and is especially interested in diversity and class issues.
-has a passion for music.
-is a very good cook.
-also loves good smelling soap, reading, brewing beer and taking walks.
-really, really loves Her.