This has been a week of Big Doings. First, we celebrated Caiden's last single-digit birthday, and then I decided to start a Big Project. That deserves grammatical distinction because painting all the window trim in this house is a Big Job. These old windows are nearly nine feet tall and fully trimmed in stained wood. Nothing less than three coats of oil-based paint will suffice. Ten were done in July; nineteen to go! Excuse me, nine to go. I knocked out (not literally, of course) ten this week while watching episodes of "Lark Rise to Candleford," my newest only indulgence. (You'll need to have watched to get that.) Two of my children contributed to the project by getting sick and being content to lie around and take lots of naps.
Today I finished up the dining room windows, painted the flanking wall, and decided to cut the drapes into panels, to scavenge some of the fabric for my kitchen windows. That project will take place later, after my shoulders unstiffen. But once it's done, I can officially say the kitchen redo is finished!
Now I'm making pans of lasagna and trays of cupcakes for tomorrow's Big Doing, our family birthday party. The children and I cleaned the guest rooms, shopped for the menu, and bought mums in anticipation of tomorrow's company. After lessons in the morning and last-minute details, we'll be ready to bring on the party!
And I think after this weekend, I'll be ready for some little doings.