I intended to sleep in and stay in bed until at least noon today and that's exactly what I did!
After I woke up, Louis Dean brought me a cup of coffee and said he was going outside to work and for me to rest and take my time getting up. I took his advice . I drank coffee, I read several chapters in a good book. I napped some more. I played Scrabble and Words With Friends. I got up and made the bed, checked messages and my blog and, finally, at 1:30, I left the bedroom!
But not before I took this selfie!
Please note I held my iPad over my face because I only pulled my hair up and had a no make up day!
I may have another one tomorrow!
I had some rest - now it was time to nest!
I cleaned the den last night but I had a little more fluffing to do!
The table is set out there for our Good Friday Luncheon - seating for the five youngest grandchildren.
I opened up a HUGE suitcase that I keep under the baby grand.
That's where I stored away a ton of framed photos a couple years ago after I took them down from on top of the doll cases in the living room where I had displayed them for several years.
I know the photo is dark but on the two shelves below the lamp used to hold copper pieces -buckets, pots and such. I swept them all in a huge black trash bag back when I decorated for Christmas and donated them to Goodwill. I meant to set the photos on the vacated shelves when I took Christmas down......but am just now getting to doing it.
It was fun to look at these - they bring back so many memories.
I put out silver plated photo books - of our honeymoon, of Amber and Mikes honeymoon in Hawaii and others. I didn't have time to look through these but I will do that soon.
I finally got around to fixing food!
Louis Dean had been working all day with only morning coffee to fuel him.
I decided some old fashioned stick to the ribs comfort food would work for both of us!
Fried potatoes with onions, fried eggs, biscuits and bacon!
Our one big meal of the day.
Served at 3:30 pm.
With renewed energy, Louis Dean went back to work and I started cleaning the living room.
I was moving along until I moved the two chairs in front of the doll cases so I could use the step ladder to put up new faerie lights up. Once I moved them, I remembered I had meant to re stain the wood from the moment I bought them .....months and months ago! A year, maybe?
The fabric works but the finish doesn't.
So I hauled out one of the chairs and proceeded to re stain it.
It needs more work and I will do that tomorrow and I hope stain the other one as well.
So for now, the room is clean and I just need to add one chair and do the other.
I do so love a clean room!
I added a lamp to the foyer.....
and moved one lamp to the corner of the living room.
By 6:00 I was tired and so happy to see Ruth Ann and Sherry.
I'm still not showing my face but I do like the way our paintings are turning out!
Will finish it next Tuesday - right after Ruth Ann and I take in a movie and hit up the Goodwills!