The kids have had this last week off from school which has kept me busy and away from this blog. A good thing because I was determined to spend time with them, have a little fun and (if I was lucky) get some things done.
And almost done…or at least started, underway and soon to be completed.
Jodie had proposed a change for her bedroom, something to reflect more of herself which included painting…I’m all for painting!
She selected colors, bedding, a ballet barre…yes, a ballet barre and mirrors…and after I promised her that it would NOT take as long as my staircase project, we decided that this week was the time to get this thing started so that she could lend a hand.
I was under strict instructions not to remove this from her bedroom door which kind of sucks for two reasons. One, the door needs to be painted and I have plans for that door and the rest of the doors under the Big Top. Two, you try painting with all those eyes gazing upon your hot, sweaty self with flecks of paint all over you.
I swear I could hear them talking, no, singing to me…
Don’t know what for, You’re turning heads when you walk through the do-o-or,
Don’t need make-up,
To cover up, Being the way that you are is eno-o-ough,
Everyone else in the room can see it, Everyone else but you
Baby you light up my world like nobody else,
The way you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed,
But when you smile at the ground it ain’t hard to tell,
You don’t know oh-oh!
You don’t know you’re beautiful!…
But it is happening and progressing.
A lot has been done. I’m thinking that Jodie believes me when I promise that this will not take eighteen months. I still need to paint the window sill, door frames and baseboards…because who paints these with flat paint??? But until then the curtains are back up…
and some of the dancer’s treasures have been returned where they wait, with the dancer, for the dust to settle and the renovations to be complete.