Well, it’s hot. It’s hot everywhere. A friend in CO had high 90s today, My daughters in Seattle said it was unusually hot there. I forgot to ask the temp. And every blog I read which mentions weather says it is hot. What the heck is going on? I think it is especially hard on us here in KC because we’ve had mild weather for several years and this return to the more “normal” (as if this could be considered normal, HA!!) is more dramatic. OK, enough of that.
For those of you who read Ragged Around the Edges, you know that I won the prize in the contest she had a couple weeks ago. I have received the prize, and I love it. Ragged kept disclaiming to me that it wasn’t much, don’t get excited, etc. Well, it is perfect. First, there is a fridge magnet by Mary Englebreit which says, “Life is just a Chair of Bowlies,” and depicts an armchair full of bowls of many colors. Now, if you have read my blog for a while, you might remember a few weeks ago I took a picture os a bowl full of cherries and posted it on my blog, along with a comment something like, See, life really is a bowl of cherries, and this one is mine. I don’t know if she remembered it when she picked out the magnet, but, as I said it is perfect. Next is a journaling album, a small album just perfect to carry around with me, and she says that this is for the next leg of my journey. I love it. Finally, and best, is a pot holder Ragged knitted on her weekend away around the 4th of July. I know she thinks it’s not much because of how she downplayed it. But, Ragged, you should know that it will be a treasured part of my future kitchen. You see, you couldn’t know this, but I have planned and begun purchasing with it in mind, my kitchen and/or dining room will be white, sky blue and cobalt. Folks, the pot holder is sky blue and white! It could not be more impeccably suited.
On a related note, I was saddened recently when I broke the glass globe of a lamp that was slated for that blue and white room. It was an antique store purchase while I visited my nephew and niece near Atlanta in February. It’s not an antique, but styled as such and had a beautiful ... can you guess? ... yep, a cobalt globe! So tomorrow, I’m going to brave the heat and go to a lamp store with said lamp in hand and see if I can find a replacement. It MUST be cobalt. MUST.
I finished almost all of the painting in both bathrooms, so my weekend was productive. All I have now is painting the small amount of wall above the tiles in the shower. I was dismayed when I started cleaning up old caulking in the shower. My late husband did it several years ago, one of the last tasks he did in full. You could tell that he wasn't feeling well because of the way it looked. It was lumpy and uneven, and it was smeared a little out onto the tiles. I decided to clean it and make it look nicer. When I began to pull the excess caulk off, along with it came chunks of grout from underneath. Apparently, rather than regrout, he tried to get by with just filling small crevases with caulking material. Wellllll. I'm going to have to finish removing the old caulk, regrout about 1/3 of the shower and then caulk. Every task I take on has layers upon layers of "fix" needed. I have decided I'm *not* doing anything deep anymore. I'm gonna polish the top and put it on the market. I need to be out of here and into a different setting. I'm too tired and just can't keep doing this.
And since I plan to get up and try to get out of the house early while the temperature is still bearable, I'd best put my head down and dream some beautiful dreams! I'll have a new post on the other blog later today also, so if you're interested in that, check back afternoon.