For the longest time, in my mind I had a million things I wanted to do. But for some reason, I just couldn't get motivated. Crafty things, maintenance things, homey things. And all of a sudden, after coming back from the lake, I have actually been busy doing them. I suppose part of the reason is that I'm giving my nephew and his bride-to-be a shower at my house, and it needs a little sprucing up. So, I've been making new decorative pillows for the sofas and pillow shams for the guest bedroom.
I have been repainting the front door, and the shutters on the front of the house. Believe me, I wish I hadn't waited until the scorching days of summer to start that project! I had no clue what the original color was, and just took a good guess. Low and behold, it was exactly the right color. I was amazed at myself.
I began scrubbing the back porch, in preparation to paint that as well, but I am beginning to think I won't finish that. It's one thing to stand in the heat and move a brush, and another entirely to get down on my knees and scrub-a-dub-dub. I have about half the deck cleaned, and I just don't think the rest will get it, unless we have a cool front come through something before the shower.
I also took a commission to paint a couple of murals for a former co-worker. She bought a new house, and wants murals in her children's rooms. I'm looking forward to beginning that one day next week.
For those of you who have followed the saga of Mom's health issues, we have learned she has stenosis, and some bulging disks in her lower back. So, she has an appointment with a spine/pain/neurologist at the end of the month. I'll let you know how that goes.