Happy July! Time is going by so quickly here, I pretty much dread every Saturday that rolls around, knowing that’s the end of another week in Oregon. We don’t have much time left before we head south again, but we are making progress every week. We are a lot further than either of us actually expected to get with the house, but I am always hoping to squeeze one more task in the time we have left.
This past week was a difficult one for us. We lost our Ginger to breast cancer. She was diagnosed several months ago, but the Vet said that the cancer would eventually spread to either her lungs or her stomach and gave us the symptoms to look for. She seemed fine until this past Wednesday when she took us both by surprise by becoming very ill very quickly. There is a wonderful Vet in Aumsville that helped her pass quickly and with no stress or pain to her. I was able to spend Thursday morning holding her in my arms and loving on her as much as possible. She was only with us for about a year and a half, but we fell in love with her hard. She made us smile and laugh a lot, and we are focusing on remembering all of her goofy, sweet, and funny moments.
I was working on the upstairs bedroom before Ginger passed, and I continued on with the work to redirect my energy from the events of the week. I had just painted the ceiling when I took the before pictures. This room would be a fun kids room, but since my kids are almost all grown it doesn’t really fit for us. At all. The blue wall faces north, the green wall faces west, the closets face south (and the entrance to the room is on that wall), and the grey wall with the nook faces east.
The Mister and I chose HGTV Sherwin Williams paint in Tradewind Blue. It’s a very subtle blue-green, and depending on the light you’ll either see only a light blue or a hint of blue-green. I really love how much bigger and lighter the room looks. We’ll be moving a few basic pieces of furniture into the room this week. We took out the formica counter they used as a desk in the nook, and I’ll be putting a dresser in that spot. We’ll be putting a daybed and a secretary desk in the room and I’ll add other decor touches as I run across them.
We have this huge sunflower [stalk? plant?] in the front corner of our yard. The Mister is 6’1″ tall, and this thing towers over him! It’s got a bunch of sunflower blooms on it, but the very top one started to open today. The Mister knows that the sunflower is my least favorite flower in the whole world (Calla Lilies are a very close second), but I have to admit, that yellow bloom made me smile big today. I admit I am amazed by this. And, I am actually looking forward to seeing it open wide and the rest of the blooms to open up too. It may end up changing how I feel about these flowers.
This week’s To-Do list:
- Set up upstairs guest bedroom
- Clear out downstairs guest bedroom & prep for painting
Don’t forget that next week, July 12th, will be hosted by Bernie of Needle and Foot.
The To-Do Tuesday Summer Schedule:
June 7th: Sarah of Georgia Girl Quilts
June 14th: Myra of Busy Hands Quilts
June 21st: Here – Stitch All The Things
June 28th: Amy of Swimming in a Sea Of Estrogen
July 5th: Here- Stitch All The Things
July 12th: Bernie of Needle and Foot
July 19th: Myra of Busy Hands Quilts
July 26th: Amy of Swimming in a Sea Of Estrogen
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