The first couple of days were hot and very humid, so Ron busied himself with some small projects and I stayed in the house with a few small projects of my own.
We enjoyed working together on some house-y projects.Okay...let's tell the truth here. We enjoyed working together on some house-y projects the first day. We painted while we chatted about the summer and listened to Selah and sipped Pumpkin Spice Frappuccinos that Kati brought us. Of course, Ron took a tumble off the ladder and scared us half to death, so I guess even that first day wasn't the best. But the Lord protected him because he didn't break anything and didn't even have any black-and-blue marks as battle scars. (Although even if he did have black-and-blue marks, John Q. Public would not have seen them because he landed on his -ahem- posterior.)
The second day...meh. We were tired of painting, and painting the picket fence was more tedious than painting the porch, and tempers were shorter, and we discovered that the paint had yellowed slightly after drying. It is noticeable if you are even the least bit observant, but people rarely use our front door and the porch looks fine from the road and we are not about to repaint everything we just did. So if you come to my house and decide to use the front door, just look straight ahead. Or "fuzz" your eyes.
We watched Wives and Daughters.At the end of each day, we propped our feet up and enjoyed a favorite series via Instant Netflix. Have you ever watched any of the series based on Elizabeth Gaskill's writing? Wives and Daughters, North and South, or (our family's favorite) Cranford?
We took a little trip to the beach.Except we didn't do the beach. We did the food. All righty then.
I got my ears pierced.Yes, I did. For the first time. At age 53.
I told you when I started letting my (natural) gray hair grow in that I was thinking about getting my ears pierced. Why not have a full-fledged makeover, huh? A photo of adorable Lucy (scroll to the end of her post) with her dangly turquoise earrings was the inspiration I needed! I have worn silver clip-on hoops for years and years, but I'd like to have some pops of color now and then. The young girl who pierced my ears kept saying, "Bless your heart!" Her name was Vanity. Really.
It was easy peasy. The hard part will be wearing these tiny studs for six weeks when I am dying to wear some cute earrings like Lucy's!
We organized.I did a little organization project at the beginning of the week, but today it's full steam ahead in the house, beautiful day notwithstanding. The house has received very little attention this week and it shows. I want a clean and tidy house when we begin our new school year on Monday!
"Organization is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it's not all mixed up."
I love this quote by A. A. Milne that I came across this morning! It fit perfectly with my plans for the day. Tidy up (that'll take a while...more than 10 minutes!), clean...and make a peach pie.
I'd better get started!
What are your plans for the day? And do you enjoy stay-cations?