I feel like this last week I have been sort of this crazy path like the little bug took in my tree's leaf. Up, down, all around to get from one end to the other. It sure would be easier just to go straight across, but I never tend to go the easy way. We have had a tad bit of financial attack as the week saw several things around the house decide they had had enough and were going to lay down and die on us. First we got cut in one of our monthly cheques, then the microwave decided heating things was just not it's thing anymore. Then on a smoking hot day the air conditioner fan blade decided it didn't want to turn anymore, and just to make sure the week ended on a high note the computer desk keyboard tray decided to jump ship. Meaning it ended up on the floor. Rebellion I tell ya! Outright rebellion. Oh and how on earth could I have forgotten the obnoxious noise coming from my vacuum cleaner when I turn it off. Nasty, nasty.
The painting is done in the kitchen finally last week and can I say I absolutely looooove it. Finally after 3 colors over the space of about 10 years I have a color I just say "aaahhhh" to when I walk into it. From an ugly dusty pinky thing with blue verticals, (as in this sad picture):
I now have a lovely light olive green-yellow-gray type color called "safari" that looks sort of different shades of green when different light hits it. But never a minty green. I didn't want minty. And I have to insert here that I have the best hubby. You wouldn't believe what he went through to get me this color. We finally picked the color off those crazy little cards they have at paint stores. Then when we got the paint, because we ordered a semi gloss, once on the wall it was a lot darker than the color on the card, a dark olive, which we didn't want. So this wonderful man, having experience working in a paint store and knowing the mixing of colors, went back and forth to the paint store getting them to add "x" number of drops of yellow, red, green, black, until he got the color exact. I cannot tell you how many trips this took. Lets just say more than a half a dozen. I now I have this wonderful color kitchen. I also painted out the blinds in a lovely browny/red color called "nutmeg". Can everyone say "Aaaaahhhh"?!
I still need to change the valences, I'm looking for new ones to match at IKEA when we go on holidays, and I want to paint out the frame of the picture in the nutmeg color and add nutmeg candles to the wall sconces. The pictures don't do it justice at all. Maybe one day when the lighting is just right and I'm not in such a hurry, I'll take a better pic.
The hi-light of the week was Kay coming home from her bible training and missions trip. We were so excited to have her back. She learned alot, became closer to the Lord, made lots of great new friends from all across western Canada and had a lot of fun. And now, bless my mother's heart, she is talking about bible college after high school. She was pretty disoriented the first few days back. The first day I gave her a present in that I let her sleep in as long as she wanted. In three weeks she never had a sleep in day, not even on weekends, so I knew she'd really appreciate it. Even though it made me crazy, I actually let her sleep until 2:45 p.m. that first
Menu Plan Monday will just have to come later. And there is still lot's of "happenings" but this post is long enough for today. So I'll call it part I and we'll do part II tomorrow. Except then it won't be Monday, but it'll still be mish mash. Now, I need to go catch up with the dayhome kids.