Hey all, I'm sure you were refreshing your screen constantly awaiting my next exciting entry, or maybe you were enjoying your Memorial Day weekend like we were. I really really hope it was the latter.
So, an update--it's been busy. The elder is in Florida with Oma having a fine old time, I don't think he even misses us. There were about two seconds of tears when I had to leave him at security, but since then he's been swimming, biking, beaching, and tennising non-stop. I bet he's really tan. I've missed him, but also enjoyed spending more time with the other two. I leave next Thursday to go pick him up, I have a feeling he won't be happy about it.
The BWB has been a traveling fool. He's visiting fascinating places like Omaha and Wichita ;). I think he's traveled 1-2 days out of every week for the last month and it looks like that's not changing. It's hard for me, but good for him and his job, so I'm pretty happy.
Or 7th annual Memorial Day party was great fun. We spent Friday and Saturday getting ready, including setting up our new gazebo and lounge furniture. And subsequently questioned why in the hell we didn't get a gazebo years ago. It makes a huge difference in the heat factor on our deck (which gets sun all day), matter of fact, I think we would have cancelled the party due to heat without the gazebo (or not), just saying we love it. And because Ms Gert was so damn cute, here's a picture.
We spent the afternoon drinking frozen concoctions, throwing some washers, eating waaay too much food and hanging out with our friends. Then we spent Monday recovering--no not from our friends, it might have had something to do with the frozen things.
OK, next, I'm redoing the bedroom, and have thus far ripped down the chair rail, patched, sanded, wiped down the walls and cut in the ceiling. I have also picked fabric and got it for an incredibly good price on Joann.com with a 50% coupon (though I just found out that my order was cancelled due to lack of inventory GAHHHH!). Here is some of the progress thus far:
Actually, I've done more since these were taken, but it gives you and idea of the color. The walls were previously a dark green below the chair rail and a cream above. You really never got to see the green because it was behind all the furniture, so this will make a big difference. I'm liking it already. And here are the fabrics I'm going to use for curtains and accent pillows:
And this is the style they will be in.
I'm just looking forward to the finished product, though I know it won't be until at least July or so until I can get all aspects in place (including the new bed).
And, now for the most recent news, I go to my yoga class this morning and there is a sign on the door to my gym claiming that they are changing ownership. Um, what? Thankfully my instructor comes to let us all know that my gym has gone bankrupt and they currently don't have any prospective owners. Sigh. Just when I was starting to get into a groove with the exercise things. Oh well, it's summer, that will keep me busy and active while I look for a new place.