Painted the last (top) shelf wall this morning. I think it's looking pretty good. Even DH says that the green color shows the cups off better than the brown background did.
I was trying to decide whether to paint the back of the lower portion (not behind glass). You can see where I had some color strips taped. But I've decided not to do this. Do you agree?
My Fall Pottery classes start tomorrow. I'm anxious to get back on the wheel, but hesitant to get back into the swing of projects, etc. Last semester we spent the whole time sculpting with the Chess Project, that I totally neglected working on the wheel. So this semester I'm going to focus on it. At least 'that's the plan'.
My head was still a bit fuzzy yesterday morning, but has improved since. I went to lunch yesterday with 3 classmates from my ol' high school days in New Orleans. They all attended Dominican's 50th HS Reunion in April (which I missed due to the Alaskan cruise). They brought tons of pictures and we reminisced. I actually don't remember that much about high school. It was fun. The Nuns taught us (all girl school). The building and grounds were beautiful. We shared the building with Dominican college. The N.O. streetcars ran right in front of the school on St. Charles Ave. Loyola University and Tulane were just down the block. My friend and I lived out by Lake Pontchartrain so we took 3 buses and a street car to get to school and back. Now they've moved the high school to another place and the whole area has been sold to Loyola. Sad.
|St. Mary's Dominican High School (at one time)|
|St. Charles Street Car|
Today DH is making Coq au vin. He has made it before, but we both saw it made by a Chef on TV and he decided to try this recipe (which calls for both wine and cognac). I'll let you know.
Since I didn't post this yesterday, I will report that the Coq au vin was good... but much too much wine and cognac. We had to dilute it with some chicken broth. I did make some mini cheese biscuits to go with it and those were great!
And as for an update on my nephew's son who was in the car accident in New Orleans: He is doing well and now recuperating at home. Thank all of you out there who kept him in your prayers.
Loving the look of your cabinet with the green. I'm not sure about the bottom.ReplyDelete
It's always sad to see old places go isn't it? My old primary school is now just an empty section and an eyesore, quite sad really. I hope they put something nice on it as it is on one of the main roads through town.
Thanks, Diana. I'm not sure about the bottom either. For now I'll leave it, but I can always paint it later.Delete
I don't think I've ever had coq au vin, but it sounds like I might have to try it. Glad to hear the accident victim is recovering. I went to several different high schools and wouldn't even think of a reunion, since I felt like I never made strong friendships in high school.ReplyDelete
DJan, if you do try the coq au vin, I would half the amount of wine and cognac they recommend.Delete
Glad to hear your nephew is doing well....My frank cooked a dish using wine one time and did not cook it off well enough and he got a tad bit loopy and said it was the best dish he had ever made. I bet it was fun reminiscing with your H.S friends...i can not imagine you had to travel that far to school..Wow. I look forward to your pottery updates and what you will be making this year.ReplyDelete
Dee, we would definitely half the amount of wine and cognac if we make coq au vin again. As for my HS friends, it was fun. My friend who organized the get-together was my *bestie* through grammar school, high school, and we went off to college together... so it's really great that she've moved here to Dallas.Delete
I forgot to mention I personally think you should paint the lower part. Looks really nice.ReplyDelete
And thanks for that. I'm thinking about it... just not sure yet.Delete