We arrived home from California late Wednesday night, raced across town to pick up a veggie pizza at a local Italian restaurant that stayed open seven extra minutes to hold our pizza for us, and came home to a big surprise! Our son, Ryan, with the help of his girlfriend, had painted our kitchen! Ryan had hoped to finish the whole project before we got home, but a few things still remain. It's nice to be so close to finished. I love the colors! We chose three different shades - light green for two walls, darker green for the one opposite the windows, and dark brown for the drop down ceiling coves. Here's a picture of the darker wall. I can't seem to get the picture to upload bigger. Hopefully, the color comes through. Can you see the dark chocolate color near the ceiling? I have a lithograph picture (in the white frame) that we bought in Israel. Several are spaced about the house - the two in my office still need frames. They were drawn of Hebron and Jerusalem in the 1800s - very inspiring.
The day before we left for California, my dad ended up in the hospital. We were concerned that he could be seriously ill and feared having to cancel the trip. Fortunately, that did not happen. He is back and the nursing home and doing well.
Changing time zones and sleeping on an air mattress wreaked a bit of havoc with my body. Readjusting to meal times and sunlight coming too early, filtering through the supposedly light-blocking blinds has been a challenge. I need the room to stay darker longer - I'm not a morning person. I think I need a sleep mask! :)
One of my former critique partners, Maureen Lang, is coming for a visit next week! She'll be on her way to a convention, and I just happen to live along the way. I can't wait to reconnect with her in person. I get to share some new recipes I recently discovered - I just hope they turn out good the second time around. :)
Time to veg and watch a movie - Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Should be interesting...