I'm as easily distracted from blogkeeping, it seems, as I am from housekeeping. I've managed to categorize a few recent posts for the ABC-Along and I made a new ABC-Along 2008 Page for all of the basic info and the blogroll. The Category Cloud will usually reside in the left-hand sidebar, the link for the ABC-Along page (click on the button) at the top of the right-hand sidebar. There is still much more
I'd like I need to do around here, but Mom called and something about lunch and, I'll admit it, I can't resist an invitation to lunch.
The weather has turned a corner! Sunshine! Shadows!! Crocus!! At this time of year, I am often drawn into the floral department at the grocery store. It's not even something I think about, I just find myself navigating my cart through the jungle. Sometimes walking through is enough, but sometimes I have to bring home a bouquet. Last week, they had these little pots of crocus for $2.99. They looked so healthy and green, I just couldn't resist bringing one home. This is making me very happy right now.
Here's my downtstairs bathroom stencil, Ann. (Why, yes, I may have exaggerated a bit... it looks like only five colors -- sure seemed like 8 or 9!). Did I do this 10 years ago? Fifteen? You can see from the photo at right that I wasn't yet ready to give it up when the bathroom was last repainted -- I insisted that there be a "border" to preserve my hard work. I think I am ready now. The hooked woolen rug that matches perfectly is almost completely worn out; all the trim needs repainting, the floor; there is some spotty repair due to moisture necessary on the walls; the curtains look old and faded... they are old and faded. I've given the signal that I'm ready for repainting, redecorating, redoing. Ditto the living room. I still like the colors, but I'm tired of them and I'm ready to lighten up. We'll be planning and gearing up for some painting in spring!