It's been a quiet week in Lake Bexar. I say quiet because there's not much that can go on with the kind of weather we've been having...it just goes on and on! And another week of rain ahead. The Papa was glad that he took half of Friday off and did yard work Friday and Saturday, because there'd be no mowing today or tomorrow!
My week was varied...getting Tim to basketball camp in the mornings...school planning...business tasks...reordering part of the house...answering emails...researching some options for a new range (yes, GAS)...all in all, a pretty productive week.
AND...for those of you following the color saga, I made the color decisions for the master bedroom and bathroom. While I was presenting The Papa with some options, he said, "Don't you think you'd like to paint it a nice rose color?" Do I have a wonderful man, or what?? Well, I didn't choose rose, but we did settle on a deep plum color for the bedroom and a lighter shade in the same family for the bathroom, with the same bright white glossy trim we've used throughout the first floor. This is really the most daring choice for me so far, because it's one I'll be looking at quite a few hours a day! Dirk will start in the bathroom tomorrow morning and then move to the bedroom, so I'll be posting pictures soon...
And after choosing the wall color and having a good excuse to buy new bedding, I chose a new quilt in coordinating colors. We've had our current bedding for twelve years and it's showing its age. I'm ready for a change. I think.
Another improvement Dirk and I handled this week was putting a new light fixture in the front hall where my built-in bookcases are. The sad little hallway light fixture has never been adequate in that space since Dave built the shelves there. I have to look for books in the daytime, because once the sun goes down the books are all the same size, shape and color and there's no way I can locate anything. Well now we have a large flourescent light right in front of the shelves and it floods light right where I need it. Far from looking like a shop light, the one we picked is very similar in style to the molding on the shelves and so looks right at home.
Having linked to this story yesterday, I cannot resist walking you over to hear Scrappleface's characteristically twisted but hilarious take on the mentally ill mice. This guy is too funny!
School at Granny's House will be starting a little later than usual this year--Aug. 28. I like to start early in August but I'm not going to push it this year with all the house upheaval we've had. And early in the month Shelley and I (and anyone else who wants to come over and help!) are going to do a Mega-Cooking day and stock the freezer with meals for the first few weeks of the school year. I'm hoping that this will make our transition back into the fall schedule a little smoother, the evening meals being already planned and mostly prepared.
Waving at you from my drippy windows this Sunday afternoon...