Sooo . . .

 I keep disappearing . . . sorry.  I’m just wishy-washy and boring lately.  I’m pretty much out of things to paint or fix in the house.  It’s been a long time since my kids were cute.  Where to go from here???? I just don’t know. I plan to keep homeschooling Andy, but that will become a lighter and lighter task.  I am at a loss about what to do with myself.  

Last week was all about Andy getting invited to row with the high school team affiliated with the camp he attended the two weeks previous.  From 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM.  Yes, you read that correctly.  The coach really, really liked Andy and vice versa.  Andy got to row with some “real” rowers (you know high school boys who actually shave and drive and stuff) and he LOVED it.  Me????  Gah.  I’m glad Andy has found something he loves, but why can’t they row in the evening when I’m awake?  Andy’s got a week off and he starts another rowing camp with a club close to home.  I hope he likes it as much as he did the first camp. 

Of course, it’s going to get tricky – the new camp and football practice start in the same week.  Send food.  Mike is all amped up for football season.  He’s already been to a few coach meetings. (And men make fun of women’s book clubs???)  Andy will have a month of rowing in the am and football in the pm.  Not sure how this happened, but he seems happy enough.  (In the meantime, people wonder why I want to paint things pink and add sparkles?????)  

Upside to having all men in the house? Mike and Tim installed a new sliding door today.  I’ve been waiting nearly 15 years for this door.  I don’t care if they ever finish the molding or anything.  It’s so clean and shiny and pretty.  No more scrubbing the old door with no results.  It’s so exciting. 

Here are some pictures of another little project.  I made a tray thingie for our coffee table by framing a game board and adding some handles to the frame.  Inspired, I picked up a few more frames at Goodwill, painted them black and put in some additional game boards.  I also added handles to those frames. Our living room walls have been bare for a year.  These add some much needed color AND they’re functional.  For now, they make me smile. 

2 thoughts on “Sooo . . .

  1. They are beautiful! And I love that quote, about “He who cannot draw on 3,000 years…”! The door looks lovely.
    Preparing enough food to supply the calorie needs of a boy involved in rowing And football seems like a fulltime job to me! Good grief! But wonderful that he is enjoying it!

  2. Kudos to you for completing that project! I've had some old game boards from my Grandmother that I've had for ages and have envisioned framing them. I even had a gift card for Michaels to get frames. Yet I have not even started. Oh, life. What can you do?

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