Monday, March 9, 2009

Monday Magic

Can that even go together? Who finds Mondays magical? Well, apparently today I did! It was one of those miraculous days where you get up and everything seems to just mesh! Do you know what I mean?

I woke up and the kids were in GREAT spirits! We immediately started with devotions, learning a memory verse, which flowed right into 6 subjects for my oldest son. He was done before lunch time today---that never happens! Not to mention laundry was going, dishes were washing, tea was brewing and the sun was shining in the window. It sounds like something an editor describes in a magazine that doesn't seem real. But I was here, it was real!! The schools in our district (elementary that is) get out at 1:45pm on Monday's, so it was perfect timing for the kids to be done and the house to be in order so they could spend the day outside! They rode bikes, scooters, the dog barked and chased them up and down the street for over an hour. Since it seemed so nice out (a whole 44 degrees!) I went out and tidied up the garage and used the blower to finally get the accumulating sand from the winter blown out to the street! Whew! That was a great chore off my list!!!

You know how one thing can lead into another...well having the garage cleaned out brought me in with a bag of hiking boots, shoes and other items I will need to throw on craigslist very soon! As I finished folding laundry, then bathed the now sandy, wet dog, and finished puttering around the house I realized...ding almost time for my husband to be headed home! Perfect time for his grubby wife to finally wave her white flag of surrender to workmanship and hit the shower! I finished as he got home and gave him a nice back massage as an encouragement to follow his promise and take me to Hobby Lobby to look at fabric. *grin*

He did take me! Yay! I was shocked to run up and down the home decor aisle to see that the empty cardboard roll of the fabric I wanted was propped up in the recycle bin..*sniff* Don't worry! They think they will get it back in by Thursday! But the excellent news is that my husband at first frowning at my adored choice for our bedroom saw it with the perfect fabric along side it and agreed he LOVED it too! Yay! Now to start working on ideas for making these curtains amazing! We were able to get a swatch of fabric from the fabric lady at Hobby Lobby and then head off to our next mission...

HOME DEPOT! Now that we were in love with the fabric selection this was easy, match up a color with the fabric! We found about 15 that we brought home and the cutest thing ever was created in my room. I couldn't find the swatches and yelled out to my husband just as I looked up and saw his favorite choice and my favorite choice side by side propped over our mirror with the swatches draped in front of them. Is that cute or what? I think *someone* is excited about their new room too! What do you think?

I will post pictures of the fabric when I can figure out how to take close ups the right way!

Nevertheless, it was a perfect day!!! Now I am tired and need to go to bed!
Have a great night!!!


Shannon said...

It sounds like a great day! I can't wait to see the curtains!

C Maisy said...

Hi Sara,
thanks for the tip about the Amish noodles. I am bound and determined to find them. I hope you are feeling better soon. If you lived nearby I would make a "I don't feel well and I need some homemade chicken noodle soup" delivery :)

Blue Castle said...

That sounds like an amazing day. But then, I think any day that ends with a trip to Hobby Lobby (of which the closest one to me is 3 hours away) would be perfect. :) It's such an added bonus that your husband liked your choices and ideas.