These past couple of weeks have been rather lovely. I spent the first week walking around in a blissfully dreamy kind of stupor. I had ideas. Lots of them.
The sun has shone a lot too these past couple of weeks.
Oh it has been lovely.
I have mixed mundane, with dreams. When I get weeks like that, all the days just melt into each other, and I seem to 'float' along. Sounds incredibly weird doesn't it. It's hard to describe. I'm full of ideas, and dreams at the moment. I'm so deep in their thought that the days are just skipping past me without me actually engaging fully in them. Okay, let me stop now, before you think I'm totally bonkers. Anyway, suffice to say, it has been a nice couple of weeks. Gentle. Warm. Beautifully pleasant. Wonderfully ordinary.
I have finished my little footstool. I LOVE it. Needless to say, it was finished 30 seconds when Baby Bear put it to use. He thinks it's awesome. Just the right size for him to sit on and draw at the coffee table. His favourite little spot. Glad someone else likes it. It will be a well used little stool.
The sun shines on my bed in the mornings. It has been a nice place to be for a few minutes (whilst waiting for the wash loads to be done). A coffee, a pad and pen and some crochet. The sun on me, a feeling of warmth and what is to come, weatherwise, in the months ahead. Exciting.
I have faffed about trying to organise myself. Labels here and labels there. It's fun.
Middle Bear enjoyed becoming a year older these past couple of weeks too. I must admit, I'm not so enthusiastic. Where does the time go? My babies are growing up. Sigh.
Amongst other things, I have been searching paint colours this week. I want to paint my living room. It's currently a grey/blue. Farrow and Ball's 'Skylight'. I'm ready for a change. I'm ready for a different feel. I thought I knew what I wanted, but this week, it seems all up in the air again. So I have spent a lot of time thinking about what direction I go in and looking at paint samples. The walls will still be a shade of blue. I'm torn between soft or deep.......duck egg.........more green.......or more blue/grey? I'm done with florals......for now I think. I'm torn between 3 fabrics for curtains. Each one would create a totally different look and feel to the room. I cannot decide. I flit back and forth. I also bought shelving, but it's contemporary. I'm not convinced it's right however much I love it. Although Big Bear has his eye on it, so it will be put to good use either way. My dresser needs sanding and re-painting. Years of toy bashing has meant it is in need of some tlc and new knobs. A job for the summer months.......I cannot decide on colour.......ivory or white? Utility china stay or be gone? Sofa cushions to be made, colour choices? Furniture to paint, things to spray. Lots to do. Decisions decisions. But ones I love making. The trouble for me is that I love so much. I don't have a particular style. I often wish I did. I love everything. It all goes in. It looks messy. It looks lived in. It's the window into my head. Chaotic. Overflowing. I'll start with the wall colour I think. That will decide on what curtains to go for, which will then decide what colours I choose to make my sofa cushions in. Ooooh I like it, I have just made a semi sort of plan! woo hoo!
I have got to grips with the new family computer and set it just how I like it. Most importantly I have transferred over my music. For a couple of days it was so silent in the house.....and whilst I LOVE silence.......I NEED music in my life. It's a massive part of my life. I have been able to hoover whilst listening to 'Crash' by the Primitives. I look ridiculous, as I go all stupid when I have the hoover and music like that. But it's funny, and that makes the mundane so much more enjoyable. If the older Bears' are around, they roll their eyes. I have reached the stage to them when I am a total embarrassment. Ahhhhh love 'em! It has to be done.
I have enjoyed copious cups of tea and coffee and I have lovingly pawed over a new stash of cook books.
I have also enjoyed magazine reading........
The GoRgEoUs Ayda always inspires.
So there we go. My head has been in the clouds. Full of ideas. Lots to think about. Lots to make me giddy with excitement. Lots to clutter up my already cluttered head. But it's all good.......and the sun has been shining.
Have a super rest of a week all