I am truly not sure where those two days off went but I will say they were productive :) My kitchen is completely finished and the results are amazing.
I will say the hardest part was painting over the tree. Not because the paint didn't want to cover it, because it covered it very well with only two coats of paint, but because of the fact it has been such a part of our lives for so many years. You know, one of those things that sort of become a trademark for you and your home. Something people just expect to see when they walk into your house. It is now replaced with coffee cups, my microwave stand, and my baker's rack, and a few coats of light tan.
My room still holds touches of who I am, like the affirmations on the walls, the butterflies that have become such a symbol for me, things like that. Because let's face it, in every room I redo there has to be something to mix it up :)
This house is over a hundred years old. Which also fits my personality. I love old things. As I redo rooms in this old house I listen closely. Yes, houses will speak to you if you listen with your heart. As you work you can see hints of those who, before you, took pains to decorate, paint, and model their tastes into a house. Every home still holds that energy all you have to do is seek it.
This morning as I sit at my kitchen table, writing this blog, and playing around on facebook, I can hear the happiness of not only my hard work, but hear the pleasure of those before me.
I want to take a moment also to give a shout out to my oldest son. He has a knack for remodeling and was sweet enough to spend one of his vacation days helping me get the brick panel up that I wanted as a back splash. He's so wonderful!!! I couldn't have done this without him. He and my daughter-in-law have been remodeling their house one room at a time and they've done a fantastic job. Their house looks so different from the time they moved in. So thank you, Stephen, for helping your old mom get the kitchen finished up :) You don't know how much I appreciate that!!!
Today, I work a few hours, then the daughter and I head out to do a bit of birthday and Easter shopping. Then I will come home and finish off my corner in the living room that still needs painted and finish up my bathroom door. Tomorrow before work is get the house cleaned up for Garden Weed's birthday party on Sunday. Yep, no rest for the wicked LOL.
Well I guess I should read over my anthology story before work and see what parts I need to work on.
Everyone have a lovely day!!!
Blessings to all!!!