Two Sundays ago Erik hurt his back during a water rescue drill with the fire dept. Thankfully it wasn't a bad injury and he got to spend a week at home with us.
Can I tell you how amazing this was?
It was so much fun to have him home, not only did we get to hang out with him (which was the best part) but I've gotten to finish some of my really long project list.
I "built" a screen out of PVC pipe and then sewed and painted curtains for it. It's to take with me when I travel with "The Story of Gomer". I needed something light and fairly easy to take apart and put together. I used a painter's canvas drop cloth for the curtains; very inexpensive and easy to paint. I think I like how it turned out.
Don't mind the messy house surrounding the screen, I hadn't gotten to that yet...
I also got our bedroom deep cleaned and re-arranged.
Put a new zipper in a dress who's zipper has been broken for 4 years. Finished another dress. Finished an apron.
Moved the bookshelf from my closet to the girls' room.
Cleaned out 5 boxes of stuff from the boys closet, making room for some and adding some to the Goodwill pile.
Hung a few shelves and pictures that have been languishing in my craft closet.
...cleaned out my craft closet!
And yes, amidst the many things I've gotten done we did actually get to hang out with Erik.
The things on my list, individually don't take very much time but the nature of them distract from keeping an eye on certain children that know how to open doors and escape. It's been nice to have an extra pair of eyes and hands around.
It feels good to get things done!
And Erik headed back to work today.
We missed him!