It was delightful to make Silver Bush as clean and sweet as the spring . . . a new curtain here . . . a new wall-paper there . . . a spot of paint where it would do most good. Little changes that didn't hurt . . . much.
L. M. Montgomery, Mistress Pat
I am afraid there is little time for blogging or blog-visiting this weekend as I am busy painting our ensuite bathroom. The ensuite is the first room at our red house that I am inflicting with a budget makeover. You can read about my plans in this post.
I used the word 'inflicting' because this is the first time I have ever painted a room, and I am finding it a slow process. Fortunately, I have already discovered some shortcuts that I will use the next time I paint. And while I am a slow worker, I am quite enjoying myself; I often find there is a gentle, meditative quality to slow, meticulous work.
Moreover, my sweet husband, pleased that I am not inflicting the painting on him, has been taking the younger kids for long walks and bike rides to keep them out of my way. He also cooked dinner last night and made me lunch today. So this is really quite a pleasant change of routine for me.
I'll be posting pictures sometime in the next week but in the meantime I'd better get back to work.