I write to you today from Little Miss's gymnastics class (which we were 5 minutes late for and haven't attended in over a month). Although I have showered since the last time I painted, I can see four splotches of white paint on my body without even really looking hard. Sweet Husband optimistically left for work this morning hoping that--in the full light of day--the living room ceiling might not require a second coat, but--at some unknown time this afternoon--I'm going to have to dash those dreams. And get some more plastic sheeting. And remember to buy dog food.
But, we are gradually eradicating the "nude bra beige" walls. (Color name courtesy of Sweet Sister.) We cooked dinner at home almost every night this week. And, as I enjoyed my coffee on the couch this morning (on the couch that's in the kitchen temporarily), I noticed that the river birch branches outside the windows make the dining room feel like a bit of a treehouse. That made my heart happy.
A few other things we've been up to lately....
Our summer bucket list has been hung, and we've even crossed off one item since this photo was taken (the "ice cream pizza" pictured at the top of this post, which was the Kid's invention). Amazon says our badminton net and rackets are arriving today, so I suspect that another "cross off" is not far behind.
The Kid went to Cub Scout day camp for a week at the end of May. Signing him up for Scouts was one of the most spur-of-the-moment decisions--and one I was initially a little hesitant about, to tell the truth--but it's been great. I think he's like his Mama in that he likes to do a lot of different things, and Scouts helps feed that. Also, I really like the community service aspect. We could do some of it on our own, of course, but Scouts helps give us some goals and structure.
Little Miss has been more intense than her normal self lately, which I'm chucking up to the crazy amount of change her little three year old brain has had to absorb. Nonetheless, she had a blast on school break with a new babysitter, and has enjoyed the string of doting family popping in and out since the move.
And Dame Maggie is quite pleased that our backyard is now fenced. It's still a bit temporary in one or two places, but the largest swath is finished.
This year's garden is a single raised bed with a few tomato plants and some herbs, but--in the few quiet moments we have--I'm enjoying looking and thinking and dreaming for next year. We have a really pretty space (or we will once just a leetle bit of tree debris is cleared away).
And we even managed a little party. Nothing fancy--just take-out pizza and drinks and bubbles with our close friends--but it made me feel a little more at home.
Gymnastics time is up. Time to head home and think more about where I really want to put the big bookshelf. And whether we can get away with skipping paint on the hall ceiling. (Signs point to yes.) Happy Saturday!