This has been a wild and crazy week, and I know I haven't been around the blogosphere much because of it. For many years, we talked about putting a wall and french doors in our useless front room space, in order to create a more private den/office/guest room space. (I can't wait to have overnight guests!!) We are finally doing it!! We will be starting construction in about a week. As we looked at french door options we realized that the trim in our house was either going to get painted white to go with white french doors, or we were going to need to stain french doors to match our existing trim. (Echh yuck!) Let me tell you a little something about myself. Because I'm sure you aren't aware of this. I love white paint. It freshens and cleans up everything. Ever-thang.
Which leads me to teacher gifts. I wanted to get them finished a little early because I figured they probably get bombarded with coffee mugs on the last day of school and I love early presents myself. Stands to reason most people do, right? I'm dropping them off tonight so they can enjoy them over the weekend, so all I can give is a sneak peek... (because we don't want to spoil any surprises in case they peek on here today!) I can tell you though, that these two women have meant a LOT to me this year. I went from a fearful, worried homeschooling mama, knowing public school was the right choice, to eternally grateful for the answered prayers of wonderful, nurturing, kind, loving, and caring women who have taken the best care of my babies hearts and minds this year. Words of thanks will never be enough. I appreciate them and their work more than I can say! Don't worry, I'll show you more next week in case you're stumped for a cute gift idea.
With the looming construction and such, I've been planning and preparing and it's going to open up our new hallway wall for another gallery space... so I'm slowly working on it. It will be filled to the brim with moments by the time I'm done and holes in a wall don't scare me a bit. That's why they make spackle and paint! I'm giddy.... and before I go, I have to say a big thank you for your wisdom, encouragement and words on the post about letting go of our kiddos as the time for extending bits of freedom comes. I've truly savored your words and if this week and next weren't so crazy I'd have responded to each of you individually. I'm so sorry I don't have the space in time for that, just know I appreciated each word and nodded my head a lot!
And now for the winner of my giveaway, chosen my random.org, Carmen at Old House Kitchen! Give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize girly.
Okay back to painting I go....