WHEW! Does anyone else feel like that was ONE LONG WEEK?!
Last weekend we ended up canceling our 6th Anniversary plans to sit on the couch with these two cuties— I couldn’t help but reflect on our wedding day when I saw this picture. No doubt of the two days, that one 6 years ago was a better one for me– appearance wise. Ha! But when I realized what an accurate picture of MOST of life and marriage it is– I was comforted by the fact that we truly have found happiness and love even in the difficult (even messy) times.
I know, I know — Lucy has a SERIOUS pout. Bless her. We spent most of Sunday attending our little sickies– which came, as it usually does, with the added bonus of tons of extra cuddles. They struggled with a stomach bug most of the weekend and then bounced back pretty quickly. We did not get sick and we are SO GRATEFUL.
After we put the kiddos to bed, we got takeout from the restaurant where we planned to eat dinner, Bonefish Grill. We LOVE Bonefish. Many nicer restaurants do not do takeout well. There is definitely an “art” to it. But, Bonefish definitely has it down pat. The staff was so very nice to us, everything was delicious and still hot!!! And they even sent us an extra treat and a handwritten note to wish us Happy Anniversary, once they knew why we weren’t coming in. So– we put a blanket on our floor and had a good-old fashioned living room picnic. It was truly perfect, given the circumstances and I am so thankful that we were able to have a nice quiet evening celebrating all the Lord has done in our marriage and in our family.
In OTHER news, I FINALLY spray-painted the handle for that little bright yellow foyer table which has, sadly, been without a handle for months. But no more! I chose a Brushed Nickel Metallic paint and I LOVE that it has a bit of sparkle to it. It’s going on this weekend!!!
So, one would imagine that having two littles with a stomach bug would cause pretty catastrophic messes. But let me just say, we RIVALED them in epic proportions not once, but TWICE this week. TWICE.
First, I spilled an entire 1/2 gallon of sweet tea all over our counters. I completely knocked it over out of sheer clumsiness. It flowed faster than I expected it would and cascaded over three sides of the island, getting into every single nook and cranny of the bead board. Every little groove, in every single drawer and ALL. OVER. THE. FLOOR. Oh. MY. What a sticky mess! It did cause me to reconsider my use of generic paper towels. I’m wondering if Brawny or Bounty would have been a bit better. Unluckily, for me, I had a SECOND opportunity to wonder this tonight.
We had planned to go out of town for my cousin’s wedding tonight and be gone this weekend but Abby came down with a second, unrelated sickness and rather than take germs to their special day, we decided to “pull in our sidewalks” and have a little stay cation. SOOOOOOO, we planned to tackle a little house project I’ve had in mind for awhile. It required a gallon of very nice white paint, so to the local Benjamin Moore store I went.
And then tonight. Something tragic happened.
(might want to take the kids out of the room for this one, parents. It’s scary.)
Oh. My. Word.
That is (all but 2 cups of ) a GALLON OF BENJAMIN MOORE PAINT ON OUR KITCHEN FLOOR!!!!
I am speechless.
Well, about 3-4 rolls of cheap paper towels later (see what I mean?)
and a bunch of Clorox wipes
and a LOT of elbow grease
Our floor resembles SOMETHING like it should. Our poor table and chair legs will never be the same, but I wanted to paint them anyway. Just not exactly like this.
But I’ll say this: WE ARE NOT GIVING UP!!!!
We are totally attempting this project tomorrow anyway.
Stay Tuned. I promise to have excessive before and after shots and all that jazz.
But just for fun, here’s one to get us started.
And…. after. Yikes.
Oh yeah, Today at the end of my morning walk, I was pursued by two very large, very angry, barking, snarling dogs and I had to mace them just before they attacked. I then spent the remainder of the morning wondering if I hurt them and hoping I didn’t.
I can’t make this stuff up. I promise.
Happy Friday! I hope you all have a GREAT weekend. Beware maniacal dogs, cheap paper towels, and counters that are slightly narrower than you thought