It’s Not All Mary Poppins

What I did on my HOLIDAY


Oh, my LORD, I am productive this week! You would be amazed, astounded, and just generally impressed right out of your SOCKS if you were here to see it. And it’s only TUESDAY. Who knows what I can accomplish in TWO WHOLE WEEKS?

If I don’t kill myself first.

Don’t worry. I will indeed be taking a break. There is ‘vacation’ in my holiday time, never fear. You’ll hear more about that next week.

But this week? Emma and I have primed the hand-printed stairwell. Twice. (Emma volunteered. I didn’t even have to ask. Yes, she IS fourteen. Isn’t she the most amazing teenager in the world? And we CHAT, and LAUGH, and just generally HAVE FUN while we WORK TOGETHER. I just love this child!) We have primed the dining room wall – the mural is gone. That took three coats. The whole rest of the dining room is primed. Which involved emptying the ENORMOUS china cabinet and moving it away from the wall, where it’s sat for three years.

Dustballs really DO breed. And they turn nasty in their old age. But we killed them anyway. HA.

And this afternoon, after I meet a girlfriend for coffee (see? see? Relaxation and social time!!), I will prevail upon her (and her CAR) to accompany me to the hardware store for ONE MORE can of primer, and – this is where it gets REALLY exciting – THREE CANS OF PAINT!! Two of a creamy yellow for front hall and dining room; one of misty green for living room.

And next week, the PORCH GUY comes. (I hope, I hope, I hope.) And the week after the sofa cleaning guys come. It’s just so exciting.

I tell ya. The fun never stops. You won’t RECOGNIZE this place when we’re through with it.

And now? Now I’m going into the basement to DECLUTTER!! While Emma primes another wall!!

August 21, 2007 Posted by | holidays, my kids | 5 Comments