After 13 straight days of rain, THIRTEEN, the sun came out on Wednesday afternoon. It even decided to stick around for yesterday, today, and I hear maybe most of the weekend.
This was a rather odd week with the boys returning to school after spring break. I worked a pretty full week, also. Three whole days! Well, maybe a half-day yesterday but it felt like a whole day.
It seemed strange to be off today and have everybody else off to work and school. My original plan was to give the house a good cleaning. Of course, I happened on a meme on Facebook that said something about it being “don’t do any housework day” and while I’m not sure of the accuracy, I didn’t want to take any chances and miss my chance to celebrate that one.
Instead of cleaning, I ran a few errands and picked up a few things to give the house a bit of a spring refresh. I’m still not done but I’m sharing my progress for today’s Five on Friday, hosted by the F.A.S.T blog.
ONE: A new mat for the kitchen floor! This just caught my eye when I was out shopping today and I’ve wanted something like this as opposed to a rug for a long time so I went ahead.
TWO: A slight Front Door Do Over. I finally got around to ordering a curtain to block the little window in it. It didn’t bother me much when the sun came blaring in to our house but the gaming boys found it annoying. My husband’s solution had been to place a towel with clips on the curtain bar. It was not a very pretty look. Problem is now solved.
THREE: I also found something to put on the front door in place of my winter wreath. It’s not the most glamorous craft project but I thought it turned out cute and it was low-cost since I only used $4 to put it together. Have to love The Dollar Tree!
FOUR: A new cushion for the bench on the front porch. It took a lot of self-control to get one “plain” that I knew my husband would think looked good as opposed to a fun outlandishly designed cushion.
FIVE: A new welcome mat as well! The old one is not in terrible shape so it may go to the back door.
My plan is to use this sunny weekend to continue with my spring refresh focusing on the outside. I need to clean up the yard a bit, get some flowers out there (I was very tempted by some hanging baskets at the store where I bought the cushion but opted to hold off and check a few other places), and maybe fix the porch rail a certain little gray cat has been using as a scratching post.
What kinds of spring projects do you have planned?