It seems like just a few days ago we were talking about the light saber stuck in the tree. Well, this morning after I came back from carpool, this is what I saw
We can’t seem to find the basketball when we need it, but that light saber is like a bad penny….
Speaking of basketballs, you’ll see it hiding in the jungle that is our waist-high grass because of all the rain we’ve had this week. And while you’re gazing at the basketball and my unkempt grass, you can also feast your eyes on the one rose bush that the deer haven’t eaten. I love these roses because they change color – they’ll turn from orange to fuschia before the bloom dies.
And I was crafty today – As I was cleaning out the stacks of stuff that I would love for you to believe I do not have on my counters, I found these three watercolors the boys painted for an art project. I never got around to turning in the order form to have the paintings turned into a mug, magnet, or mouse pad, but what I did end up doing is going to Michael’s today and buying some inexpensive frames and putting the pictures together.
Want to see? Sure you do – it’s my blog – I’ll make you.
These are the pictures. Travis painted the top one, Tommy the middle one, and JJ the lower one
I then used my table knife – I’m an expedient crafter – and pried the little bars off the back of the frame
In 5 minutes, I had this –
and I’m going to hang them in my new living room (I just like saying that) after the furniture arrives. Here’s an in-between pic of where things will go – I could not shoot a before photo because that would have been a little too much honesty about what a disaster it looked like with Legos strewn everywhere. It was so bad that when my sweet neighbor came over, she gasped.
Hopefully you’re not gasping at this….
See the lovely masking tape on the rug? That’s where the couch will go. The empty space on the right beyond the piano is where one of my recliners will go, and the other one will go where you see the WHITE PLASTIC FOLDING CHAIR that currently is the only seating in the room.
Did I mention that Martha does not live in my house? Now might be a good time to do so.
And I’m not sure if I’ll keep the low coffee table in the corner as a weird end table or if I’ll move it out into the center of the room. I have this pesky requirement to keep traffic lanes open for a wheelchair, so that limits furniture placement for me.
And I obviously have an aversion to hanging things on the wall, but banging nails feels so permanent. This was only going to be a temporary house until we decided to build, and we haven’t pulled the trigger on that project yet, so bare walls it is.
I did other stuff today but it was extremely boring except for my good leftover lunch of brisket, collards, and potato salad.
And I have no idea why I just wrote that down.
It has absolutely nothing to do with anything I just wrote.
And yet I’m going to leave it here.
Blame it on the light saber.
Have a nice day.