The weekend was a frenzy of…well…nothing. I have been continuing to catch up on rest and just hang out with m’kids. I barely did anything meaningful and it was the best weekend I can remember in a long time.
On Friday I took one of my girls shopping. Her wardrobe had some gaps and I had been hoping for some time to spend with her to catch up on her life. It seems like they grow up and get all busy and doing their own thing and occasionally Mom wants a whole day to hear about their plans and dreams. It’s one of my favorite ways to build our relationship, just spending a whole day together. So we shopped all day and found some really cute stuff for her to wear.
I also like to see what the new trends are so we hit lots of shops and she tried on tons of different outfits to see what looked best on her. It was exciting to see all of the little dresses in the stores. If you’re looking for a knee length dress for the summer….go get it now. They’re everywhere!
While we were out we went to see a movie called, “Do You Believe?” We knew nothing about it, so we took a chance and I have to say….it was pretty good. It’s a Christian film and we both really liked the storylines and it had some really famous people in it, which was fun. I like seeing famous people. I don’t know why. I’m a sucker for it. If you get the chance….go see the movie.
On Saturday my boys and I spent the morning tearing down some cabinets in the kitchen. It wasn’t an enormous job, and the boys really enjoyed aggressively ripping down the moldings and hitting things with hammers. It’s funny to see their individualness come out in these projects. One boy would be very tidy about how he took care of the wood scraps he was pulling off while another literally didn’t even notice what he did with the pieces after he ripped them down. One of them loved just going after it with full force and another liked the detail work….carefully pulling out nails that got left behind and cleaning up the 2″ layer of dust on the tops of the cabinets.
Tell me honestly, do you frequently dust the very top of your kitchen cabinets? If you say yes, then you will go into my housekeeper hall of fame.
After we finished the demolition and cleaned up our mess, I sat and stared, again, at what was left. I am challenged to find a creative way to get the look I want without spending much money. I know I can get close. But I have to wait on the inspiration to hit me. It doesn’t always happen as quickly as I want. Which might become an issue since all of the dishes that used to live in those cabinets are now sitting on my kitchen island. I have a very limited tolerance for construction messes.
Today I am going to return the paint I originally bought and try a different kind (I can return it because I bought a pre-mixed color). I found a shop nearby that sells a new brand of paint that I want to try. So let’s all cross our fingers and a few toes that I like the new paint. It’s a small company, but their YouTube videos look impressive so I am gonna go for it. I’ll let you know!
After we get all of the grime scrubbed off of the old cabinets and the dust cleaned up, which we are working on this week, we will start painting. Some of the older kids are going to help me for a small fee. I don’t mind paying for this kind of work. It’s getting my kitchen freshly painted AND I get to spend more time with them while we work. If it costs me a little moola, it’s totally worth it.
Have a great week!