The email last week announcing our forthcoming adoption referral has sent me into a tizzy of excitement. It is a rare night when I’m not asleep within nano-seconds of my head resting on the pillow…. but now I lie there in the dark with questions running amuck in my mind. I got out of bed last night at midnight and sent an email full of questions to our case worker. It’s nice, because they are two hours ahead of us, so I awake to answers!
In two weeks, one of my college roommates (and bridesmaid) is coming for a five-day visit with her hubby and three kids all the way from Manitoba. We have not seen them since their wedding day…. it must be about 21 years ago now. We are bosom friends and a fabulous time will be had by all. But I looked around my very lived-in and loved house and thought to myself, “These walls were white just five years ago!” So, with that bit of inspiration, and company coming, decorating and redecorating has commenced.
Our family room is not large and we have had a very large oak computer desk in there for the same five years when my white walls changed colors. A friend came up with the brilliant idea to cut the back off. Duh! Why didn’t we think of that five years ago? So, with skill saw in hand, my husband cut 15 inches off the back of the desk and added over a foot to our living space. YAY! (Really, I know it sounds ghetto, but even Larisa thought it turned out great!)
Then I noticed these dated lamps and too many end tables, and too many chairs…. and a garage sale was born, organized, conducted and finished in two days. $280 raised for paint and valance fabric! Yes! I’ve decided to break out of the white all mode and ….. brace yourself…. pale lime green will go up on these walls on Wednesday. I hope I don’t regret the bold move. Of course, pictures will follow.
And Keeve, …. Keeve, Keeve, Keeve. My 11-year-old son has been living in Zaza’s yellow room with a purple bed and lime green accents for over two years. There are bunk beds in the boy’s room, but he gravitates to solitude. So, today is the day! He is moving out for good! I have little wooden butterflies, dragonflies, flowers, bird houses and the smiling sunshine to hang up around the border of the room. There are shelves to hang and the hand painted tea-table and chairs to move in there. The antique gold trim on the dresser needs to be painted purple. The legos and foam swords need to BE GONE! I have two weeks until company comes, and then school starts the next week. Then our referral comes… then we travel to Colombia. So today is the day! Wish me luck!