I spent a good portion of the weekend procrastinating on my schoolwork. Not a great choice, but I did get some things done around the house.
- I planted two window box (but they’re not in a window) with seeds I had on hand. One hads herbs — cilantro, oregano, and thyme — and the other has marigold seeds. I don’t know if they’ll germinate, but since I had everything on hand I figured why not try? Also it uses up an open bag of potting soil which had been laying on the driveway.
- I framed some of the free photos I’ve accumulated using the online codes at Walgreens and CVS. They still need to be hung, but on step closer!
- I also framed an 8X10 of my mom when she was a baby; she brought it down when they visited and it completes a bare spot in my dining room gallery wall AND happens to fit the general theme of photos I have there. Which is: where we came from. It has photos of the skylines of cities where we’ve lived and of us over the years.
- I made Lemony Greek Pasta Salad and Cajun Red Beans and Rice to have on hand for lunches this week.Both of these recipes used mostly items I keep in my pantry, so were a perfect fit for my current pantry challenge.
- I started painting an old wreath I have. I loved this wreath when I first bought it; it’s a Smith and Hawken wooden rose wreath and it used to be a saturated red. But several years in the Florida sunshine (even the winter sun is pretty deadly here) had faded it quite a lot. It actually looks a thousand times better in that photo than it did in real life. I forgot how hard red is to cover and my initial hope to paint it white turned into a thin primer coat. It isn’t finished and the gold photo in the bottom left is not the best, but I’m actually really pleased with how it is turning out. I’m letting it dry overnight and then I’ll do another coat of the gold. I’ll have to replace the hanging ribbon, too, but I have tons of ribbon on hand so that’s no big deal. Everything I used for this project I had on hand. Including the really bad pun. 😉
And I did finish my assignments on time. Phew!