Hmmm. Why haven't I been posting? To say that life has been non-stop for the last several weeks, let me give you a run-down of my Sunday...
(We went to a Saturday service last August, so no church this morning. Just good old fashion worship of the heart).
5:30 am - The dog wakes me up to go outside.
5:35 am - I realize that if I want to get my painting project done today (and it must be done today so I can put the second coat on tomorrow night so our cute little construction guy can get the beadboard ceiling in on Tuesday).
5:40 am - I begin cutting in the edges of the ceiling.
7:00 am - Get in shower
8:00 - Bring my brother and sister-in-law to the airport (they came in to surprise Jordan for her college graduation (Yay! We have a graduate!)
10:00 am - Leave the airport.
10:20 am - Go to Lowe's to get the right paint for the walls. This is a good thing since I gave them the wrong paint chip for the four gallons I bought and began to use on Friday. We have now gone from an apple green to a moss green for the living room, dining room, kitchen area. Much better, thank you.
11:00 am - Arrive home.
11:15 am - Put a coat of paint on the ceiling (white, not green).
1:30 pm - Stop painting. Wash face, which is spotted white. Wash hands and forearms, redo make-up. Throw on some decent clothes.
1:55 pm - Arrive at church for our combined Open House for the five graduates from our church. It's a good thing my husband is capable of setting up. In fact, he ordered and picked up the cake and ice cream and soda/pop.
2:00 pm - Enjoy good company. Listen as the grads answer questions for the group of the things they've learned and their plans for the future. I just love young people. Their answers give us great insight to them as real people.
4:00 pm - Head home.
4:10 pm - Crack open the green paint and begin to paint the kitchen walls. Gotta get that first coat on, dontcha know.
5:45 pm - Do a quick clean-up.
6:00 pm - Pick Jim up at church. Head to South Bend for dinner with friends and their Notre Dame grad. Fun times and great food (Parisi's, South Bend).
9:20 pm - Leave the restaurant and head home.
10:00 pm - Change back into my paint garb.
10:10 pm - Attack the last two walls. More cutting in and rolling.
11:00 pm - Change into jammies. Brush teeth. Crash.
No joke. This is how the last few weeks have been. I am looking forward to flying to the Dominican Republic for three weeks to live with my little Dominican family next Tuesday. Am excited that Jordan will be with me for 10 days. I need sunshine and stopping (No, not shopping). A little fresh avacado and mango won't hurt, either. Oh, and have you ever had fried cheese Dominican style? To die for. Probably incredibly bad for you, too.
Now off to my last four days of school for the year. Halleluia! I love my job, but I need summer.
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