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Looking for paws

Orderly, organized and planned, not the words often used to describe my endevours. Vowing that this project would be different, I started a Pinterest board, titled Dining Room Redo (I’m prone to obvious clever names like that, I also named my gray mare Silver and an orange tom, Rusty). My first stop was Ana White’s amazing website of free and easy building plans, I found a couple of  farmhouse style tables that I liked. Not being certain that they were easy enough, I found this blog post after several hours of wandering the net eventually. It was exactly what I wanted. First order of business was to buy four legs in the appropriate style. Table legs in Spanish are called patas, this actually doesn’t feature into my story, but I thought you might like to know that little tidbit. There is an excellent lumber yard a 100 yards from our home. There I found the perfect turned leg, the price ridiculously ...

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You can’t always get what you want

Music is not my strong suit, often I wander off in search of a note and deviate to uncharted territory. Lyrics often elude me, but I think that this Rolling Stone song should be mandatory listening for anyone moving to Mexico. Our dining room table seats four comfortably, which means we don’t ever have dinner parties. Informal gatherings with people sitting around the coffee table, plates perched on their laps or just drinks and appetizers but never anything a real table. So I went off in search for either another table the same size and height as the one we already have or a new table entirely. When I use the word new, it’s understood that I mean new to me, not brand new from the store. Turns out that our table is an odd height,a little taller than most tables. The sides didn’t seem to match up well with any others either. One of the secrets of being a ...

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