Friday, March 25, 2016

Lost Time

Wow...Easter weekend coming up.  That took me a bit by surprise since I was thinking of it as two weekends away, not remembering that I completely lost a week end.

When I get sick it is as though a switch is turned off.  And then it gets turned on again and I am completely okay.

I went back to my volunteer job this past Thursday. Here we are ready for a group of 45 kindergarten kids coming to tour the horse ranch.  What a hoot!  It really was a fun morning.  I am the one in green tee and brown pants.


I also did some work around the house.  Of course, I felt the need to disinfect every inch of the place.  I make most of my own cleaning supplies,  The disinfectant I like is made with rosemary branches, a cut up lemon, cinnamon sticks all boiled in some cleaning grade vinegar.  I strain it and add some essential oils then put it in a spray bottle and go to town.

I also rearranged furniture as I cleaned and I went ahead and painted the two rooms I have been wanting to paint since we bought the place.

The spare bedroom

and the TV room.

 Only had one paint spill.  But let's not talk about that now.


I hung up the punch art sampler that I had made a while ago (it's in my laundry room).

and, for some reason I have been obsessively drawing water lilies.

I am going to an art show tomorrow so I will give it up soon enough.

21 comments:

  1. Gracious that was quite a recovery for you to feel like painting two rooms. Do you have condo projects in mind for the summer or do you mostly do grandmother activities in Vermont?

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  2. You painted two rooms? That is totally awesome! I hate painting and we're still not done. You put me to shame. I'm so glad you're feeling better!

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    1. Next time I will think of the professional painters out there who need the work!

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  3. I hate painting too, so I am very impressed with all you have done since your recovery! Glad you are back.

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    1. Of course I did not say about the spilling of some paint, landing right on the one spot not covered by a tarp. ACK! Nice new scatter rug to cover up what remains of the stain.

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  4. Wow, you're very busy for just crawling out of a sick bed! Love the Florida-ish color you picked for your spare bedroom.

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  5. Olga, I think your volunteer job at the horse ranch is awesome. Sounds like a fun job. And you MUST be feeling better to paint 2 rooms. We keep planning to paint our bedroom... and still never have. My daughter is constantly changing colors and painting at her place. She loves to paint!

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  6. Holy moly, Painting?? You make me feel like a total slacker. I was patting myself on the back just now for finally vacuuming and doing laundry. My off switch hasn't flipped yet but I am expecting it any day. Know what you mean about disinfecting. I was seriously thinking about leaving a pan of grease on the stove over an open flame then going for a walk:)

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  7. I especially love the colors in your spare room. You are a great decorator.

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  8. You look so fit, Olga - glad you're feeling better. I like that sea foam color you chose to paint.

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  9. Just beautiful! Your art work is gorgeous.

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  10. Glad to hear you are feeling better. I'm a lousy painter and manage at least one spill per room...so you are ahead of me. And if I don't spill one of the cats walks through the tray.

    Happy Easter!

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  11. I've been thinking about doing some needle punching. Yours is so cute I may have to move needle punching up the list a few spaces.

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  12. I must say that you bounce back super well after an illness. Painting two rooms? That would take me two weekends.

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  13. I love to look at art, too, and improve my home as well. Happy Easter, Olga.

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  14. Wow I got tired just thinking about all you've just finished doing. Hope Easter was a lovely one at your end.

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  15. You certainly did come back full steam ahead! I can't imagine how much fun those kindergartners must have been. Bet your face hurt from smiling that day! So glad you are feeling better.

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  16. That is lovely! I must take an art class or something! It's too cold to open windows...sigh.

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  17. Well done, Olga. Keep it up. Have you seen Sextant lately? I am missing his visits.

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