And just like that - winter break is over and I'm back in the classroom.
Why do I not feel as though I had enough time? I struggled greatly this morning with getting out of bed and into the routine of jumping into the shower, primping & prepping & packing a lunch.
We are in our final 2 weeks of this semester, so all systems are go now. It's time to clamp down, get the work done & finish strong. For some this will not be a problem, for others - well.........let's leave it at that.
Our weekend consisted of painting. I had every intention of cleaning out and painting my office/studio space over break. The 1st week was a wash due to the holiday's and other family stuff. So I didn't get started until last week Monday. I had a plan in mind and all was going well, until Dream Boy was patching a spot on the ceiling and we realized there was more damage to it than originally thought. We had a water leak a few years ago and he cleaned it up & patched the roof at that time, but apparently the drywall didn't dry out, so he had to do a more extensive patch. This put my plan on halt for a little longer while he gathered the materials, made the fix and then waited for everything to dry.
I started painting in the closet just to try & accomplish something. I had picked out a beautiful, soft, mellow shade of yellow late last summer. Well, when I painted the closet - only one coat - the mellow yellow was actually a full on blast of sunshine! Not that I mind the sunshine, but a bright yellow in a studio that I want to use for photography, will not work by any means. The thought of what it would do to skin tones. Oy vey!
On to Plan B - we painted the living room last year with a pallet of 3 different grays. I choose the lightest gray of the 3 and painted the closet with that. I immediately fell in love with the tone, so I spent Friday finishing the closet & painting the ceiling. I hate painting ceilings. There may or may not have been a lot of whining going on. I also did some patching and cutting in with the primer.
Dream Boy took pity on me and Saturday he painted the whole room! It looks amazing and I am slowly working my way back into it.
I had taken everything out and put it in our spare room and as I bring it back in, it's either being organized differently, going into a Goodwill box or a donation box to a local art studio that we have in downtown Kalamazoo for adult with special needs. I had a whole lotta "stuff" and I'm still only about halfway through the weeding process.
Last night was an early bedtime for me, the earliest I've seen in a few weeks, and here we are, back in the salt mines once again.
I hope you all have a wonderful week - thanks for stopping by!