My office looked like something out of the late 1980s – mauve-colored trim, pink tile, and purple carpeting. All of it was at least 25 years old. Well, one of my goals has been to update the trim color, fix the damaged floor, and replace the flooring and carpet. I finally was able to make that happen this year. The trim was painted charcoal gray in September, and there has been continual flooring work for the last two weeks. This is our library area after the old carpeting was removed. Notice that “beautiful” tile?

This is the after.

It is a fresh new look and I am thrilled with the results! I love it so much that I smile every time I walk into work now.

Jarred Spaghetti Sauce

Laura is Grubmaster for the upcoming scout campout, so she made the shopping list for me. When she told me the girls were making spaghetti for dinner, I said, “Do you need me to make sauce?” She responded with, “No. I told them that I had a recipe and that I could make it, but they said we were having sauce from a jar. It’s crappy jarred sauce, Mom.” My work here is done. I have officially ruined jarred spaghetti sauce for her. Now, maybe it is time to teach her how to make something other than my spaghetti sauce…