Friday, May 2, 2008

Time with my sister

I've been spending some time with my sister the past couple of days working on some painting projects. We both love to paint and we get together quite often to do these "projects".

She lives about an hour and a half away which is quite a long drive.

I packed up Otis and Riley, my overnight bag, my paint brushes and hit the road.

The first project we worked on was a utility shed that needed painting. It's located in a beautiful wooded, secluded area on a property that they own in the country. We enjoyed painting outside since it was a beautiful day, all the while listening to the birds, soaking up some sun, laughing and eating. Otis and Riley had fun as well, and discovered a little lizard in the shed which caused quite a commotion.

The second project was a fixer upper house that needed the kitchen cabinets painted. My sister started at one end of the cabinets and I worked the other end and we finished in the middle, one coat of primer and two coats of white paint. We also did a bathroom cabinet and a few doors. We finished up in two days. We always work well together, and the pleasure we get when making something old look new is so satisfying. That "decorating gene" kicks in and we love to make things pretty!

We enjoy our coffee breaks and cinnamon buns, and of course, we have to take some time out for the garden center which we did on the way to and from the house.

So last evening after all was done, we relaxed on the patio with mexican food and a glass of wine. We patted ourselves on the back for a job well done and did some planning for the next time we get together. I loaded Otis and Riley in the car with all of my stuff and a few plants which I bought and headed for home. Otis and Riley were tuckered out and slept like babies.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful time together. Love you new banner, so lovely. Hugs ~

daisy cottage said...

ahhhh - I'm so happy that you got to spend time with your sis - that's always awesome, isn't it? I am really blessed to have mine live just two blocks away! As always, I ADORE your furbabies.. give them a kiss for me!

Beverly said...

That sounds absolutely wonderful. It must be so nice to have a sister.

You're both incredibly blessed.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Wow! You got so much done.....all while having a good time with your sissy! Good job

Susie Q said...

It sounds like a fun time and doing a project with a beloved friend or family member is extra special!

I love those sweet doggies or yours...big smooches to them!!


Sheila said...

Both of my sisters are two and a half hours away, in opposite directions. I know what you mean about time together being precious. It's fun to reconnect over fixing this place up. I'm sure you had lots of laughs.
Otis and Riley seem to have enjoyed their mini vacation too.

Donna said...

Poor babies!!! Plum tuckered out after all that work!! what did you and your sister do while Otis & Riley were working their rears off??!!!LOL.....
(Sounds like you and Sister had a wonderful time together)!!hughugs

Suzanne said...

Donna~ you and your sister sure did get a lot of painting projects accomplished! Do you hire yourselves out? :)
My sis lives in another we aren't able to get together except for holidays, but do phone once a week.
It's so nice that Riley and Otis enjoy riding along.

Tara said...


It sounds like you had a great time with your sister--nice that you can get together like this!


Rhondi said...

Hi Donna. I hope you have a great time with your sister!You are lucky that she is only an hour and a half. Mine is 14 hours!
I am having a giveaway so make sure you stop by.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

That sounds like a wonderful couple of days! There is nothing like a sister, is there?

Kari & Kijsa said...

Nothing is better than time spent with a sister!! Have a blessed Sunday!

kari & kijsa