My oh my, where does the time go? Summer hits and the weeks fly by. With three kids home from school each day, my energies are more diversified than usual. It always takes me several days to adjust to three faces (sometimes four, if you count Mr. Wonderful) finding me around noon and wanting to know what’s for lunch. Cooking in the middle of the day is very hard for me, primarily due to the fact that I’m usually in the middle of a cleaning or painting project and just….can’t….afford….to stop!
I do love having everyone around though. All three kids played Parcheesi sprawled on the living room floor this afternoon while it rained outside, Reo Speedwagon’s “I Don’t Want to Lose You” playing in the background. Great family time.
I served leftover mac n’ cheese for lunch. Teehee for me 🙂
Okay, so about home projects. Upon our return from a family vacation in Idaho, the exterior shutters we ordered were in at Lowe’s. Of course, we wasted no time hanging them.
Er…..I mean…..Mr. Wonderful wasted no time hanging them, almost killing himself doing so—quite literally. Just look at this Redneck Getup:
This room originally had ink blue walls with black sponge-treatment on top. The original owner told me her teenage son wanted black walls, but she refused. The blue/black wall treatment was their compromise. I used Valspar’s Carnelian, a wonderful orange with just enough brown to keep it from looking garish. I probably should have done three coats, but I stopped at two:
Two eager beaver painters helped me paint the brown wall, and they were actually quite good:
Last night we moved Mr. Wonderful’s and my old queen bed frame in.
Five years ago our son asked if he could have this bed someday if we ever upgraded to a king.
Well, he never forgot his request, and last month we did, indeed, upgrade to a king. I still love the old bed frame (isn’t it beautiful?) and plan to keep it around for a long time.
Today I was finishing up a few details, like painting this metal nightstand I found last week at a garage sale for $5. I love how masculine it looks.
I also hung a few hooks. You can never have too many hooks.