They say that plastic surgery and tattoos are addictive. Once you have something done, you want more and more, never being satisfied. I'm feeling that way about home improvement! Over the last couple of months I've had a few projects completed - and by "I" I mean I've hired someone to do them. After each successful project, I've had another slightly bigger project waiting in the wings just itching to get started. For the last three weeks the preparation of the most impressive of them all have taken place. I GOT NEW FLOORS!!! And when you get new floors you basically have to move out of the home packing up almost everything you own so the floors can be accessed. That has been a project. The work finished rather quickly this past week, surprisingly quick considering how long it took me to get ready for it. They are so beautiful, I can hardly stand it! Here are my stairs, entry, and landing. More photos to come of the rooms as soon as everything is cleaned and moved back in.
For now, the itch is over. I'm very happy with home things right now, plus I'm broke.
On Wednesday night, some friends and I saw the musical Kinky Boots at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. Going in, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I saw the film that it was based on years ago. The movie was good, but a little dark. The play was inspired by that film (which was based on a true story) and written by Cyndi Lauper. It was AMAZING! Kinky Boots is so much fun. One of the best shows I've seen.
Thursday night was book club. This month's selection was The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain. It was a good book and not a story line I've read before - a family mystery of sorts. Somehow, I found time to read/listen to some other books I enjoyed this month. The Accident by Chris Pavone, The Keeper of Lost Causes and The Absent One both by Jussi Adler-Olsen, and The Crossing (Harry Bosch) by Michael Connelly. All four are also mysteries - the first taking place in the publishing world and the remaining three are police detective series. I'd recommend them all.
There are 6 weeks and 4 days (Memorial Day shortens one of the remaining weeks) until the school year is over and summer break starts. While summer break sounds awfully good now that it is in sight, I'm feeling a bit blue about this year's group of kids moving on. They've been a lot of fun. But I am looking forward to summer break where I will spend it hugging my new floors.