the kids are very tired also which makes life around here pretty grumpy. when the kids are grumpy, they fight! this is exasperating to me and i feel like i might just have to be admitted. STOP FIGHTING!!!!! this morning they were going at it and i said OK READING TIME! sent the two instigators into their rooms to read. only one could actually read and you would think i was tearing off her nails one at a time. the other is still learning to read so i thought we should have our little "homework" session. i had to send him back into his room because his adhd med had not kicked in and literally it was like trying to get a jack russell terrier to calm down and do flashcards. a few minuted passed and we tried again. it was hard but we got through 20 minutes of ULTIMATE FUN! now, I feel like someone has ripped my toenails off. does anyone know of a good tutor?? i am just not cut out for it. i can teach them to draw or paint and i am great at reading to them BUT teaching to read....THAT is another story!
my sister came over to start the redecorating re-arranging process in my dining room. since i bought a new table "farmhouse" style. i thought i wanted a "farm" look. she told me "i don't think you want a "farm" look. like roosters and red and white gingham do you? NO, she answers for me.....you need to integrate your eclectic artsy style into a "rustic" look". SO, a farmhouse artsy eclectic room? we shall wait and see how this turns out. i have one assignment, a 64" painting that will cover one wall. i just have to PAINT it and i am extremely anxious about painting something so different and BIG. i will not paint a GINORMOUS OWL i promise. BUT maybe a really unique abstract that might combine elements of my favorite hymns and words of truth! we'll see.
sara is a great decorator and just starting out. check out her cool blog "A WALK THROUGH". she has a great way of decorating on a budget! http://atthewalkerhouse.blogspot.com/ I must add that she is starting a job at an amazing oriental rug shop where i KNOW she will make contacts. Paige Allbright Orientals. beautiful shop and a great way to get started with any room is an amazing rug.......OR a piece of art?
this is the "before" pic of my dining room. stay tuned for the "after"! NO PRESSURE, SARA!!