Have you been wondering where I have been?
It's been quite a roller coaster here-
some days the ride is fun and other days I want to get off.
But like a real roller coaster, there is no getting off in the middle of the ride, so the best thing to do is
hang on for dear life.
My husband has decided to go ahead and enroll in the clinical trial of chemotherapy.
We spent a lot of time praying about this decision and have peace about it.
We are not really sure what to expect from these drugs, the doctors seem to think the side effects are not too terrible.
We will see.
I on the other hand have kept on plugging at my projects.
How about a few sneak peaks?
First up, Ben's room.
Ben is turning 16 soon, he is my baby....
His room is going to be super cool, just like him.
This is-was the guest room. Alyssa has been here since summer- on and off. I did manage to paint the bed like this before she took up residence- I never finished it.
Now I have painted it yet a third time, with Emperors Silk.
We need this bed as a guest bed, so I tried to make it more masculine for Ben.
Man, does it look awesome. I have to wax it and then I will share.
In the meantime, I have been working on this dresser-
attempting to give it the Union Jack look.
I sketched the flag on the dresser with chalk but then decided it was not in proper proportions, so I redrew the white lines and repainted them.
Here it is, not quite finished but you can see (if you know your Union Jack) that one of the lines is drawn incorrectly...
I had to choose between drawing the line incorrectly or putting it in the wrong place.
Anyway, Ben likes it and it's gonna look awesome in his room.
Plus, I simply love a project.
If a week goes by without a project to keep me busy, its a sad week.
We are also working on Alyssa's temporary residence.
Sprucing up some old furniture with a bit of Old White Chalk paint.
( still to be waxed)
Ben and Thomas built her a simple platform bed from old lumber.
I sanded, primed and painted.
So today I am off to wax everything and replace the knobs.
I leave you with this,my motto.
I hope you accomplish all three today.