I'm typing this up from the laundry mat down the street from our apartment.
While I do miss the ease of tossing a load of wash into my own washer, it's kind of nice to get things all done at once. Four loads of laundry in under two hours isn't so bad. Add free wifi, tea, and quiet..... it even sounds downright good.
I loved reading through your comments on the last post about leaving. It's taken me years to sift through my feelings about this.... and so many moves. I always hope to encourage my children to walk this journey with an open heart. Even though it is so hard sometimes. Of course, letters to friends and skype playdates to look forward to soothe a hurting heart a little. That and planning a treefort in the new yard if you're little or planning paint and decorating ideas if you're big (and getting your very long awaited and dreamed about own room, ahem.)
We're getting through this in between time. Each day is closer to the excitement of the new house, and to Joe finally making his way home to us. Yes... we're getting there.....
I have no internet at my apartment. So I've not been wandering the internet space as much as usual. When I do have a pocket of time it is usually taken up with corresponding to loved ones and filling out loan paperwork of some sort or another. My goodness, it does take an awful lot of signatures to purchase a home. 17 days until closing!! (that was said in a squealing excited tone, in case you were wondering)
I have been looking a little at some house ideas. Mostly painting right now. We've got a few paint jobs to do when we move in. Number one being the wood paneling in the den/living room area. It has a beautiful brick fireplace with built in bookshelves on each side. I'm hoping to stick with colonial colors.... this is mostly Joe's idea in truth (he's very creative, you know), but I love it. Do you have any suggestions? I found two links to colonial colors on pinterest.... I also somehow got distracted and stumbled onto this studio. Wow, right? But back to paint.... take a peek at these:
These are both old colonial interior colors. I'm pretty smitten with the hues. For the fireplace room I'm looking for something warm + cozy + not too dark. What do you love??
I've been adding ideas to my homestead pinterest board for months and months and I am surprised to see many of them are things we can do and create in the next house. It's really like a bit of a dream coming true for us. I'm still holding my breath a bit, it seems a little too good. But we're getting closer to having keys in hand.... which will most definitely result in me crying happy tears. Because, that's just the way I am. Here I go getting off the the subject again..... I'm trying to write about paint, paint!
Tell me what you love..... tell me the colors that make you smile in your own homes.
Happy, happy friday to you~