"Plus...I don't have a fireplace in my tiny loft apartment! I have been so grateful for the days of rain we've had in Georgia, and I know our neighbors in the northern part of the state and Tennessee are thankful too. Thankful that the drought has ended! I'm not sure that the official water level is where it needs to be, but we'll take anything we can get. And because of the dry conditions, my prediction came true...we were still seeing vibrant color all the days up till Thanksgiving -- a long, long autumn that still seems to keep giving us color right into December, but I'm not complaining. Rainy days are the best for staying in and hunkering down, but sometimes it's just not possible. These days are getting busier by the moment, and it's not gonna get any better before we finally wind down to December 24th!! But I do like to practice what I preach (most of the time), so I've been taking time to do things other than rushing around like that proverbial chicken with its head cut off. Sunday evening was quality time with Hollie and her little brood...it was soup and cornbread night and, yes, they had a roaring fire. Today it's lunch with my bestie. Every night it's Hallmark Christmas movies with my man (don't tell him I told you!). And some quiet "me" moments in between to renew the soul. Good times.
The project slowly and steadily moves forward and a lot is happening on the jobsite this week. The finishing up of wood trim, some last-minute drywall replacement, final paint touch-up, and -- yay! -- ceramic tile going down on the bathroom floors! Also, I have finally begun working on the piece that will ultimately become the island that separates the kitchen from the dining room. I am taking an old piece from the original "1970's kitchen" and morphing it into an up-to-date island that will hopefully be a showstopper. With a piece that old, it's a tedious process of cleaning the years of dust and grime off, priming and preparing the surface and finally giving it its new coat of steely gray paint before it is topped with a beautiful piece (still to be determined) for years of dough-rolling and veggie-chopping. We have the upper cabinets installed and the house is beginning to look like an amazing family home, in contrast to its condition back in September...a run-down, tired, lonely, destitute place. So fulfilling to bring this diamond-in-the-rough back around.
Here's the week in pictures...
Now, off to plan dinner and have the little one over for the town Christmas parade and a sleepover! Finding time to be with family and make those memories that will last a lifetime is always worth it. Tonight is all about the little one, as is Christmas in general. Piggies in a blanket for dinner? "Grinch" fruit towers? Finger foods it is! At the end of the day, I like to ask myself this: Have I worked hard and enriched the lives of those around me? If the answer is yes, I can tell Mr. Sun nighty-night and lay my head down in peace...
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