Our Fourth of July weekend was rainy, damp, humid. No picnic in the park. No day at the zoo. No baseball game with fireworks afterward. Instead, we had a weekend that only a mold spore could love.
Not. Too. Exciting.
So having nothing festive and fun to do, Zen-Den and I decided to be very grown-up and act like serious homeowners. First, we super scrubbed the kitchen— oven, cabinet doors, pantry, freezer, granite counter tops. Granted the kitchen wasn’t particularly dirty to begin with, but I have to admit that it’s amazing how shiny it looks now. Clean and inviting. Quite the happy space.
Then Z-D painted the sitting room— aka the un-bedroom. After much debate about what color to put on the walls, we chose a very pale shade of gray that reads slightly blue. Combined with the room’s white trim, this shade of gray creates a relaxing and easy space. Rather like being inside a cloud. Airy. Filled with possibility.
And that, kids, was our weekend. Not the traditional sort of Fourth of July celebration that we all know and love– but a practical use of our time. Which, God willing the creek don’t rise, means that next weekend we can have some fun.
Let’s hope, shall we?