January 02, 2009

My back hurts and I blame Ikea!

Our stuff arrived and we've been working for the last 3 days on putting it all together and organizing the office. Whenever I do renos I get so frustrated because I'm not as tall or as strong as I'd like to be. I need to work on that. Anyone have a leg stretcher I can borrow?

Thankfully our friend Jay was in town from Montreal ... and he and our friend Stu came over for coffee and I put them to work. I am so thankful for their help because I am no where near tall enough to do anything that was required.
Dick in a box?? :)
I let the boys visit and work on the units ...
... and went into the kitchen to start working on a "Thank you for helping us" lunch. I had almost no food in the house but I did have red lentils so I went about making Raunch Red Lentil Soup. Of course the kitchen was full of Ikea stuff that was too heavy for me to move so I had to work around the mess as I cooked (BTW - I'm wearing gloves to cut a jalapeno pepper).
mmmmmm. Soup. I also threw some Better Than Butter Tarts into the oven for the boys ... The recipe for this is in the new calendar. This stud is looking for a stud...
Can't show you the finished product just yet ... cause we're still working on it. Ugh.

In other news ... Look at this cute travel shaver!! My in-laws came over this weekend for a visit and a woman that my Mother In Law works with gave her this vintage travel shaver to give to me because she knows how much I like kitchy things. Thank you!! I love it.
How cute!!How was your New Years? Did you party? I was in my pajamas and brushing my teeth at 11:55pm. Gerry and I had a little count-down and a kiss at about 12:02am before we hit the sheets exhausted.

5 comments:

Lesli said...

HI Sarah! well, i admit it, i got really drunk New Year's eve... after no drink at all for over 4 yrs!. I have a good excuse, i got dumped just before the holidays. I think i got it all out of my system now, tho- Happy New Year- and office!

Anastasia said...

New Years is left simply for the boy and I. Key lime pie and Twilight Zone marathon is all we need. It tends to always be quiet and fantastic.

I am certainly looking forward to another year of vegan fantasticness.

thank you for 2008 and all of the little treats you filled it with.

HappieKamper said...

You look very serious about those jalapenos. :)

New Year's Eve was okay. More excited for 2009 than the last day of 2008.

HappieKamper said...

I forgot to mention, that soup looks FANTASTIC! I'm going to make it tomorrow. mmmmmmm, can't wait!

Jen O said...

What shelves did you get, Sarah? I'm looking at the Billy bookshelves at Ikea, and I'm freaking out that they won't hold all the books for the library we're building...