I had such specific plans for the weekend, especially with regards to my kitchen wall repair project. I even had a step-by-step list on which to make lots of checkmarks.
But then the weather turned out gorgeous, and I had to take some time for savoring that. Long walks, reading in the sunshine, inventing errands to run…well, I didn’t invent the errands, I just moved them way up the priority list.
As mentioned, I walked and walked and walked this weekend, partly because it was nice outside and it just plain felt good, but also because I was participating in Lori’s Healthy Heart Weekend.
One note for next year: Consider NOT wearing the baggiest clothes you own for HHW photo.
I did manage to get another coat of skimcoat on the two focus walls in the kitchen and had plans to get them sanded and primed on Sunday.
But then I was visited with this feisty bundle of distraction:
My neighbor called me in distress after she found this little cutie wandering an industrial area, and her three dogs were vehemently opposed to his presence. She asked me to keep him until the owner could be found. Of course I said yes…and then immediately remembered my kitchen reno plans. I figured a dog wasn’t going to want to wear a tiny little dust mask, and I was right.
So George Clooney (my temp name for him) and I went for a walk instead and then to the weekend animal clinic to check for a micro chip. No luck there, but I did locate the owner this morning by calling a couple of area vet clinics. This cuddly little distraction (real name: Chase) will soon be going home, and I can get busy again. Although, all things considered, not an unpleasant distraction at all.
In case you’re wondering what the big deal is on the kitchen walls, here are a few photos, midway through the process:
Priming and painting won’t be so bad, as long as I remember that perfection isn’t the goal here.
I’ve also got some upcoming distractions of a more serious nature. My father is having surgery on Wednesday, my mother is having surgery next week, and my grandmother’s health is fading fast. Not joyful distractions, like sunshine and puppies, but equally survivable. At least, that’s my hope.
If nothing else, I’m getting ample opportunity to exercise my ‘roll with it’ skillz.
What distractions do you have going on?