Well, that was a bit unexpected, wasn’t it? But never fear, stalwart citizens, I have returned. (With photos, too!)
This project has taken most of my time over the last two weeks. I’ve been painting the girl’s room. This shot was taken on the first day of painting. I ran out of paint over Easter weekend and just bought more today, so tomorrow or Friday I should get it done.
And then, in the way of all good things–if the bedroom is going well, why not take on the downstairs bathroom at the same time? That project is done, except for putting in the new medicine cabinet, which will also happen in the next few days.
During the three-day break, we played a little Mastermind, a perennial favorite of the boy.
Made some potato leek soup, which was quite tasty, if I do say so myself.
We celebrated Holi, an Indian festival celebrating spring.
And yesterday, I accompanied my two 5th graders (and the rest of their grade) to a fabulous field trip into Boston. We went to Fanueil Hall and learned about the colonies and taxes. Then we headed to the Old South Meeting House, where the kids got to re-enact one of the debates between the Loyalists and the Patriots. They all had roles and lines from famous and not-so-famous historical figures. It was amazing. The kids were great–both very well-behaved and very prepared for both the presentation Q & A and the debate.
And–I also did this. When I first started making quilts, I wanted to sell them in our local “Town Hall Exchange,” so I took a few over there. Needless to say, they did not sell at all. Probably because of two things: 1. I didn’t promote myself and therefore, never talked about them being there and 2. They were not displayed well as all of the blankets and quilts in that store are stacked into little piles and you can’t really tell there’s anything special in the piles. So, I stopped by there today and pulled them out. Time to go to Etsy and see what happens.
I’ve also been reading: (yes–reading again. I found my groove and I’m so happy!)