It has been sooooo hot lately. Thank goodness I work in air conditioned comfort at Old Town University. Home is not air conditioned ... yet. We haven't put the window air conditioners in so far. Didn't even need them last year. Probably won't put the bedroom one in but the living area one has got to go in, SOON! Our two big 12-pane windows in the south and west corner of the living room just make it too hot until late, late at night. Ugh. Playing in the sprinkler, eating loads of popsicles, drinking water & ice tea all day and riding our bikes helps to keep us cool but it is miserable in the house.
I made a "happy accident" while practicing for one of my painting projects the other day. I painted a pansy with much, too much space in the center and decided to add a face to it. Actually turned out really cute. So I had to keep trying it. One look 'artsy' and a few look 'doll-like' and the rest look like I need to keep trying. So now all I have to do is keep working on it. I have this vision of cute little pansy faces popping up within a sea of pansies. Too cute.
I've been cleaning, de-cluttering and packing up stuff lately. Trying to get ready for a yard sale since the kids have outgrown just about everything. We also have all the kids baby stuff, which we won't be needing again. And we basically just have too much stuff. And we also have to finish tearing apart the upstairs so it can be remodeled by this winter. I really want to have a 'studio' area so I can keep all of my stuff together. It would really make it easier to scrapbook, paint and just create if everything were together and ready to go. My plan is to use one of the upstairs bedrooms as a studio until DS is old enough to move up there. When he moves up then I'll move the studio down to the second bedroom. DD is excited that she'll have an extra big room and is going to decorate it in an "Under the Sea" theme. Need to get the basics like insulation and drywall first.
Got some sad news tonight. Found out that my uncle, Dad's oldest brother, passed away. Not sure of the details yet. Makes me miss the yearly family get-togethers we used to have at my other uncle's house. Wish we all lived closer together. Makes me miss my mom too.