The weekend was a good one.
The house is coming along by leaps and bounds now. We are painting! The ceilings are painted. The upstairs bathroom/vanity and bedroom are all painted except for one accent wall.
The kitchen has a basecoat, and I am doing a time-consuming marbling technique on most of the walls that requires 4 additional colors of paint, and some custom detailing with an artist's brush. I'm anxious about it; it's "daring" for new walls, and a lot to look at in an empty kitchen. I hope it will be stunning when we have floors, cabinets, appliances, and...our life all moved in.
Next up: Flooring. Toilets. (Yay! Peeing outdoors in the country is very refreshing in the winter, but it's refreshment I won't miss.) Cabinets. Appliances. When the new section is done, we'll move on to restoring the old sections. We're aiming for a functional house and "move in" date of May 1. The house won't be complete by then, but at least we can live there while we work. It's getting old, working long days, then having to pack up and go home, and deal with laundry and dishes in an alternate home.
In the midst of all of this, we managed to have fun for Valentine's day. Clint had to work Saturday, so we agreed to celebrate on Friday. We rented a movie, shopped for a couple of good steaks, put on our PJs, and proceeded to have a candelit dinner at home.
Pretty fancy place setting, with paper-towel napkins, heh? Hey, you try to find your linen napkins when you're spread out between 2 households. There was also:
And an I.O.U. for a special delivery on Saturday:
Right out of the oven. Notice how he eats the middle roll first.
I found another surprise Saturday morning, when I awoke well after Clint had schlepped off to work:
Awww, another card on the day of! I gasped to find MORE in the card:
Tickets to see Buddy Guy! We're going to see us some Blues, baby! Yay, yay, yay! Whoo hoo!
I know Valentine's is hokey little day, but I like bothering with hokey little days. A lot of stuff we do is hokey. We celebrate mundane stuff with face paint of our favorite team, and halloween socks, and green beer and patriotic nail polish. It's always amusing to me, and I think it's fun to bother with this stuff, when we don't have to.
The rest of the weekend was business as usual: Laundry, dishes, groceries, checking in on Mom, cleaning the litterbox, and painting the house.
I'll take a candlelit interruption to those kinds of chores any day of the week.
Did you do anything special on V-day?