I don’t even know where this past week went. It was the big kids’ first full week of school (last week was just a 4-day week).
We had lots of errands to run – but in between, I managed to finish a project I’ve been planning since before we moved: I didn’t get a complete “before” picture, but I painted a plain brown book case white …
and then I got the idea to paint the INSIDE of the bookcase a different color. Something I’d happened to see on Pinterest.
The bookcase belongs to the girls, and Annie Belle’s new bed/comforter set is this color scheme:
My plan was to paint the shelves of the bookcase a lilac color – but the paint section had a pre-mixed, small can of a lovely plum for $3 … and that sealed my decision to go darker (the white is just satin-finish spray paint).
And here is the FINISHED PROJECT (minus books and accessories):
Miriam also managed to play outside in her “sand box” some – the 50 lbs of playground sand was a “gift” from Dan’s co-worker who is moving. I just put it in a big rubbermaid container!
Thursday we had to buy MiMi’s school supplies … I was thankful I didn’t have to get them at the same time as A & A’s because school supplies add up – even though I got most everything I needed at Aldi (MiMi’s class requires diaper wipes for snack clean up, plastic baggies, cups, and other things I can get there!) and Dollar Tree.
Today (Friday) MiMi had her Open House for K-4, which begins next Tuesday!!
Tonight, the big kids had a school/youth group fish fry at our pastor’s home. There was a contest for any one who wanted to dress up as a hillbilly. Annie-Belle won 2nd place (a $15 Taco Bell gift card!).
PS For those who said a prayer that our rent check from Missouri would show up … it still hasn’t!!! I finally talked to our property manager Tuesday (after leaving a message for her to call me last week!!) – and the problem had NOTHING to do with our new address/old address. Apparently, the realtor’s computer program rendered our account EXPIRED because we’d initially signed with this realtor in July of 2013 and had a “1 year contract,” based on the computer entry, which expired July 2014. 😦 It was a “glitch,” and the realtor has adjusted the computer to an indefinite contract … however, I’m wondering if we even want to stay with this realtor in the future – although for now we have renters in the house that plan to stay a while. What bothers me most is my realtor didn’t even apologize … even after I told her we had to scrape together a mortgage payment this month. 😦
My husband is working overtime tonight until midnight (a 16 hour day!!) … it is shifts like this which keep us afloat, so I’m thankful … but still, things like that shouldn’t happen!!