It's a new month and that means it's time to take a look back at…
There’s lots of stuff going on around here – work and summer plans and more. Sometimes it’s not easy to come up with a topic for blogging but random is always good. And 3 random things will be quick and easy, both for me to write and you to read. See how I always think of what’s best for you? And so – – –
Last Monday I gave away the piano that my parents bought for me when I was 10. This was not a decision I took lightly and it’s something I’ve actually been trying to do for well over a year. Facebook friends and connections didn’t pan out so I finally put it on Craig’s List and I had a request within an hour from a woman with 2 small boys who are starting piano lessons in the fall. Since the piano was free she and her husband hired movers to come and take it away. She was so happy about it and even sent me a photo of her boys sitting on the piano bench once it was safely ensconced in their family room. This is a very good thing but still – I’ve had that piano for almost 40 years and it’s a loss. I never play and it was taking up space that we have a very good plan for but still – I feel some guilt over this. I’m holding close to the memory of playing it last Christmas Eve with our friends and family all boisterously singing Christmas carols and that’s helping me to cope.
After a year of talking about it (and about 17 years of me wishing for it!) we are finally having new siding put on our house. It was previously blue and faded and didn’t even match in the back from when we enclosed the mudroom and this update was long overdue. Now it’s going to be white with white trim and green doors except for the front door which will be walnut. We are getting some new windows and a new front door and new screen doors for the kitchen door and mudroom and a custom order window for the room that formerly held the piano and it’s all very exciting. And noisy. And dusty.
I am making progress with Book Bingo – are you? I’ve got 4 in one row but the final square in that row is a book recommended by a family member. That should be simple enough as I have a family of readers but I have this uneasy feeling that Dale would recommend some giant and boring Civil War tome and Hannah would recommend some high brow English literature thing. So I’m working on other rows and avoiding asking them for a recommendation.
So those are my random things and I guess I had more to say than I realized – this post definitely wasn’t as short as I thought but I’m hoping you’ve read all the way through anyway. Right? Right.