Late Sunday night I was reading everyone's LJ and replying when Bart came to me telling me he had to go to the emergency room. So... naturally I left. He were pretty sure he was having a kidney stone -- it's not his first. We have pain medication on hand in case he gets one. Unfortunately he was so nauseous he couldn't keep the medicine down. Kidney stones are way too painful to deal with without meds. So... because it was Sunday and there were no docs to see then we went to the emergency room. I did not get home until five in the morning. Needless to say it totally screwed with the sleep schedule I had managed to acquire. So the next few days I spent either sleeping or wishing I was sleeping. :) Anywho, that's why some of you might have gotten half comments and the like. :)
Okay, I said I'd post pics, so I'm posting pics. :)
Unfortunately I couldn't find the before pictures of my kitchen. :( I thought I imported them to my computer, but I cannot find them anywhere. So... it makes the pictures quite a bit less dramatic. But here they are anyway.
This is before the backsplash was installed.
This is with the backsplash. It isn't grouted yet, and there are no cover plates on the outlets; but the idea is clear. :)
This is my desk. It's in my own home office, so it's not part of the living room or anything. The rest of my office is loaded with books. I tried to take a pic to show more of the entire room but I didn't have the right kind of lighting. I'll have to take it at night I think. Anyway, did I say my space isn't cluttered? It looks it from the pics. Oh well. :) For me -- well for my office anyway -- this is pretty uncluttered. I'm definitely stricter with the rest of the house. This is my own domain though so anything goes.
I spend many hours a day working here.
Hopefully all the links work right.
I have a touch lamp in my office. Ever since Pippin figured out how to work it he's been driving me nuts. I'm sitting here trying to work and I'll keep seeing these flashes of light. The lamp has three brightness levels and off, so you can imagine the flashes I'm seeing. Sometimes he does this over and over again. It's his revenge for me working and not playing with him. He's a complete attention hog.
Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize. That totally diminishes that organization's credibility in my eyes.
Apparently facts aren't important nowadays if people like Michael Moore and Al Gore are winning oscars -- and now a nobel peace prize !!! -- for documentaries filled with lies, exaggerations, and complete omissions of facts. There were some truths in Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth", but a lot of things were completely skewed. Thankfully someone, the UK I believe, is calling this movie out for its true colors. This is nothing but a witch hunt, and a ploy for Al Gore, the corporation hating lib, to line his own pockets. Okay, so that may or may not be his main motivation, but it certainly appears that way. I was never a fan a Bill Clinton, to put it mildly, but compared to his old VP, I practically love the man. I could totally go on and on about this, but I try to keep political rants to a minimum so I'll quit now.
Seeing the length of this journal I guess I'm particularly loquacious today. :)