Friday, May 10, 2013

Seven Quick Takes Friday--May 10

1. Things have been pretty busy in Spencer-land these days. Hence, why I have been absent from the blogging world. My mind has been filled with the mundane things of cleaning the new house, painting, maintaining the order in the current house, actually doing home school preschool most days (!!), and figuring out what needs to be done before we move into the new house. Hopefully my brain will be able to think of something more interesting than house stuff soon so I can blog. Or I could post house pictures for you all to help me decorate...

2. The new house has daffodils and tulips blooming in the yard! I would post a picture, but I have not had the camera there yet. We also have rabbits living under the shed who are scared to death and hiding whenever we are at the house of two little girls.

3. We have the painting DONE! We did a stairwell, a bathroom, the living room, and two bedrooms. It took two days of just M and I working and a day with help from three friends. It looks pretty good for an amateur paint job and I am happy with the colors.

4. Current project: curtains, blinds, and rods. Ugh...I wish I were a better seamstress. I would make my own except I am worried I will not be able to sew a straight seam (this is fine for children's dresses where you don't see the stitching, but curtains seams are definitely visible). I might just be looking for sales on curtains.

5. I can't decide if I like this table for the kitchen/nook/back door entrance:
 The walls in the kitchen and breakfast nook are gray and I am planning on yellow (and white?) curtains. The cupboards are a light wood and so is the breakfast area furniture. Would a yellow piece "go" with the wooden table and bench? Or would wood look better? I am not sure I want to buy a yellow piece of furniture that we all wonder why I bought it in ten years.

6. L just came up to my computer, opened it and said: "I am going to work on my blog!" The funny thing is L and G both do not know how to use a computer because (when they use screens) it is with the iPad and they go to touch the screen. The keyboard and mouse pad mean nothing to them.

7. I just realized yesterday that G is old enough for Vacation Bible School at out parish. Normally I am not big on them, because they are usually programs made by non-Catholic Christians with an awful music soundtrack. The one they are using is made by Catholics, but it still has the awful music accompaniment (I scouted it out). She also has never been left anywhere (besides a friends house) with people she does not know. Since we are home schooling, I have not dropped her at a preschool.  I think we will try it out and see how she does. Hopefully she won't absolutely flip out. And it will give L and I some good bonding time during the baby's morning nap.

Linking up with Jen at Conversion Diary.

5 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, totally send her to St Agnes's VBS! It'll be a blast, even with the ridiculous music. :D

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  2. I know I said it already but I really like the yellow - it will look great with gray and if you don't like it in 10 years, list it on Craigslist and find something else (on Craigslist or elsewhere).

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    1. I didn't know you had a blog! I will have to follow it now!

      As for the yellow, M does not like it. I have a free-standing counter height cupboard, but the doors broke off (due to children). I am thinking about taking the doors off and painting the cupboard the same yellow as that console table and getting some baskets for kids shoes.

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