It's been a week of decisions. I've been toying with thoughts of ripping out our kitchen, 1/2 bath, laundry room and front foyer Congoleum Dura-Ceramic vinyl tiles plus the carpeting in our master bedroom, living center, stairwell and loft and replacing the whole mess with hardwood. Problem with that is threefold. #1 is the upkeep. I'm not getting any younger and hardwood is more work than having hubby vacuum carpeting once a week and me mopping up the tile. #2 the cost of over 2100 square feet of hardwood, plus removal of the tile, carpeting and moving furniture in all those rooms would be very costly and #3 I just might be overpricing our house for the area if I do it since our house is already the 2nd most expensive one in the subdivision. Instead, I am having some of the kitchen vinyl tiles replaced and regrouting the entire vinyl flooring, replacing the carpeting (which I have yet to look for), hiring a contractor to paint our original custom oak kitchen cupboards, and ripping out and replacing our tile backsplash. Whew! Today I will be sewing my last swap quilt for the year (and maybe forever) so I can pack the sewing stuff away to prepare to empty out my kitchen (ugh). The dining room table is only so big. lol I think I will take all the sewing stuff to the basement for now. I need the room in our bedroom for other stuff. Besides, I think it's time for purging……I have so much fabric that I will never use. It's all a process, but I know I will love it when it's all done. Wish me patience!!
In the meantime, I continue to send my sweeties books every week. Usually, they each get two in fun envelopes that I create. Here are the ones from this week:
And, of course, I read a few books:
WHERE THEY FOUND HER by Kimberly McCreight
THE BURYING PLACE by Brian Freeman
THE MAPMAKER'S CHILDREN by Sarah McCoy
None were too exciting, so don't waste your time. I was really looking forward to reading the last one, but it took forever although it only had 300 pages. Thank God I borrowed it from the library and didn't buy it. Hopefully, next week my choices will be better. I already have 3 on my counter from the library waiting for me.
So, until next time, have a Happy Mother's Day and enjoy your week!!