On the school run this morning, I seemed to get so many lorries going really slow in front of me every road I turned into. It felt like something was telling me to slow down which is quite symbolic of how I want my week off to go anyway. I just went with the flow of it.
When I arrived home, I got myself a hot drink and a blanket, and settled down in the conservatory ready for a call that I’d arranged to have with a friend who I haven’t spoken to for 18 months. We had a really good catch up. It made me realise how important it is to keep in touch with those who we haven’t seen for a while.
A few hours of painting
I took on the challenge today of painting the wall, wood panelling and the corner cupboard in my daughter’s bedroom. Due to the tiny shelves at the back and the sloping wall, it was an awkward space to paint. (I didn’t think about that when I requested the builders to make good use of the space and keep the cubby holes open 😀). I was literally climbing in there wishing I’d painted the plastered walls before the shelves were added. To do the sides underneath the bottom shelf, I was literally lying on the floor. It made me smile thinking about the challenges I set myself.
I painted non-stop for about four hours, and although it was tiring and my arms were aching, I actually had a pleasant afternoon working away at my own pace and listening to music. Painting with wood primer is very satisfying.
I still have a few more coats to do with different types of paint on the walls and wood, but I’ll probably get my daughter to help with that after school one day this week or at the weekend if she’s not busy with homework. She enjoys painting.
I can’t add photos at the moment until I upgrade my WordPress account, but you’ll find some on my Instagram account.
I was so tired after painting that I fell asleep in the study, still in my painting clothes. It might have been all the paint fumes as I was in a confined space for a few hours. I did ventilate the room well though.
Another productive day off.