In an email that I received from my daughter Lisa yesterday, she simply stated, "ok... so i'm getting sort of tired of the stewed prunes picture." Like Lisa, if you have been checking my blog lately, you haven't seen much going on... just the prunes for 9 days. I have been doing things. For starters, I have been painting my kitchen cabinets. Here's a "before" photo. I only had one little corner left that had some of the old color... Martha Stewart Hollyhock Red... that I am painting over top of. It's not that I disliked the red color that covers a dark 1970s stain. The problem is that I only have a single small window over my kitchen sink and, when we added our backporch 13 years ago, I no longer had direct sunlight streaming in. Therefore, I needed to brighten up the kitchen by altering the one thing that would create the most impact... the cabinets.
So I have been painting... with some time out today to bake a batch of iced ginger cookies. It was that kind of day... a chilly autumn cookie baking kinda day.