a close today.
Living in a home for twenty
years it's very easy to accumulate
this and that, stuff I don't even
remember being brought in.
I've raised my family in this house
and with four babies now grown
and the fifth leaving in two years
for college it was time for a change
to bring in a new vibe to these rooms
and I did it!
There were eight trips to Goodwill,
a few trips to the dump, items given
away to family members. There is
not one thing in my home that
I haven't touched. This was a deep
clean...closets, cabinets, trunks,
cedar chests, book cases, light fixtures,
curtains, walls... I cleaned it all!
There are now open spaces, even book
shelves that are empty. I painted and
recovered stools and hung new drapes,
framed art work and redecorated rooms
by just moving things around. There
are plans for some rooms to be repainted
and one room is getting new hardwood
floors, but that can wait a few weeks, I'm
The temperatures climbed to 100 degrees,
not sure what it was with the heat index
factored in and the 5000 % humidity, every
time I step outside I die just a little. I was
even praying for rain just to cool it off, but
not a drop fell on my land so today I stayed
in and let myself rest.
As a reward for all my work I cast on a
sock, the Vanilla Latte Sock pattern, and
I have spent the afternoon knitting away.
There was even a cupcake in my day, a
dark chocolate whiskey cupcake [thank
you so much Shaylin].
Weekending with Karen.