Happy Monday! It’s a pretty morning here in Cute Little Town. The skies are clear blue, the birds are gabbing, and the bunnies are hopping around the back yard as they look for fresh greens. I’m ready to start my week with a focus on making the most of what I can do and only dwelling on what I can control. I hope you are, too.
We finished our switch-up of the rooms over the weekend. Above David’s desk in the library was a large yellow wall space. I could not figure out what to put there. Not everything looks good on a yellow background so the things we had tried didn’t work. He has some very nice lighthouse art prints that were above his desk when we shared an office, but they looked lost in the new spot.
Yesterday morning I remembered he had an antique map that was matted and framed, packed away. It had hung in his office before Caroline was born, but since then there had been no real place to put it. He pulled it out of storage in the basement and it was perfect! It is a large roadmap of the Midwest from around 1928. It was already matted with a dark blue set of mats and the frame was similar to everything else that would be in the same area of the room. So he freshened it up, used Liquid Gold on the frame, etc. When grouped with the lighthouse artwork (which also have dark blue mats), it makes a perfect combination! It all fits in very well with the rest of the things in the library. Whew! Now I no longer feel like I’ve exiled David. LOL! He has his map out again to enjoy every day, the big yellow space is filled in, and everyone is truly happy.
So other than the poor Calico Critters who have been displaced from their home in the library and are now living in limbo on the dining room table, everyone is settled in and happy.
This week we need to get back into our homeschooling in earnest. We homeschool year round so we can afford to have down weeks, but we’ve reached the point that we have to get back into our learning rhythm. So here are my goals for this week.
Goal 1 – Organize our homeschooling and get back on track. Seriously.
Goal 2 – Try my Starbucks coconut mocha replacement recipe again. I tried it once two weeks ago and it gave me horrible reflux. I’m going to try again with a different kind of cocoa. I made the sauce last night so now I just need to try the mocha today.
Goal 3 – Order deck paint for curbside pickup. The decks should have been painted last spring and then for sure last fall, but the weather and David’s schedule never worked. It has to be done this spring.
That’s all I’m putting down for this week. I am busy creating clip art and learning products, the blogging course I am taking, and just life in general.
What do you have planned for this week? It could be big or little. I hope you’ll share in the comments. Maybe you will inspire someone else with new ideas!
If you are also working on homeschool planning and haven’t seen my editable homeschool planners, I invite you to check them out.
Artwork: “Sweet Solitude” by Edmund Blair Leighton