Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
Not much to say, but I’ll ramble along anyway
I know I’ve been kind of quiet the past few weeks. Sorry. Aside from having my nose in one of three books pretty much constantly, I’ve been busy doing nothing interesting.
The pre (as in before it starts next week)-school stuff is in high gear now. There was a picnic BBQ last night, a huge, 3-4 hour meeting tonight, and the teachers are already asking for help to get their rooms ready. We’ve been clothes shopping, but V still needs shoes, and we haven’t picked up school supplies yet.
We’re refurnishing and redecorating the basement family room, FINALLY! It’s been an inefficiently jumbled mess of furniture from the old house that we couldn’t get to work in this house, so when my friend Carol said she was selling her almost new leather sectional for their move to New York, we jumped on it. And as it is with most improvements in a home, it got the ball rolling. After about 6 years of talking about it, we finally sprung for a nice TV on Saturday. Today I picked up a few gallons of paint. It’s so exciting to have a legitimate family room now, and the girls suddenly don’t mind spending time down there. They never wanted to play in it before because there was no room and it just wasn’t laid out well. Now, they love it.
So I’m going to be painting, organizing, and hopefully, making curtains for the next couple of weeks.
Yesterday I was craving my spinning wheel, so I pulled it out and relaxed into the rhythm of spinning for awhile. I love spinning. Right now I’m working on a baby camel/tussah silk blend roving from Crown Mountain Fibers that I totally love. It’s soft, and gorgeous, and it made me incredibly happy.
So there’s a quick catch up with me.
There isn’t a lot of natural light downstairs, so getting accurately colored pictures will be a challenge, but I’ll try to show you what I’m doing as it goes along.
Oh, and I’m really, really liking my hair.