I’m not saying it won’t be lonely & I’m not saying I won’t be sad, but this long weekend will be not so bad.
It will also be on plan. No carbs, no alcohol, no smoking, no pity parties.
& I’ve already sanded & painted the wall in the dining room that’s had 5 giant unrepaired holes in it since we painted in late August or early September. With hubby here it wouldn’t have gotten done cause he’d want to do it himself & then he’d not do it…for months and months. I love him, but he’s so very okay with living in disorder and I’m so very not okay with it. So now it’s done & I can actually hang up a picture downstairs.
I also put the chair rail back up…he took it down when we removed the wallpaper in the dining room last February or March. Not my best effort, but it’s up & it looks good & it’s done after almost a year of being very obviously undone.
& I went to the nursery & spent some time among the houseplants & flowers. So nice in there! Bought two mini-roses (and they smell!) and a jade plant to replace the 3 out of 4 dead plants in my front window. I should’ve bought some paperwhites as well, but maybe I’ll splurge and pick some up at Trader Joes. The window is so much nicer to look at now that there’s some color and life there.
Now, if I can only figure out how to get the small areas of wallpaper that remain in the entry way off the wall, I’ll be able to paint that room while he’s gone. The wallpaper’s tricky. Most of it came down fine…effort & mess & all that, but most of it’s gone. Then there are these areas where I think they put it up (or stuck it back on after it’d peeled away) with super glue or rubber cement or something impenetrable & strong. Ideas anyone?
After that, we have this hideous fan in the bedroom (our bedroom of hideously depressing wallpaper) & it’d look so much nicer without the crazy and tacky light fixtures & without the scrolls in gold all around it. So I know I can take off the hideous light fixture & I think I found a “universal” fixture that isn’t so ugly, but that should fit. Then I’ll just flip the blades around & voila, less hideous fan.
So it’s a weekend…not a fun weekend, but I’m going to make sure it’s a productive weekend & try to keep myself busy.
Lunch: desperate for something & away from home, so Boston Market spinach & green beans
Dinner: can’t decide what I want, but I’m leaning towards steak and salad.
Snack: will be jello