The girls went back to school a week ago.
They are pretty happy in their classes and everything is going well so far.
I spent most of that first school day giving the laundry a "makeover". Not so exciting, but so satisfying. Our laundry is basically a closet off the living room with folding doors. I dumped the wonky 3-section clothes hamper, which always stopped the folding doors shutting properly, took out all the paints, old bottles, empty plastic containers, etc etc that were in the cupboards behind (which I could never get to, anyway) and replaced all that with 4 clear plastic boxes, each labelled - lights, darks, towels and paints.
It took a while to find some boxes to fit the space, which is why I hadn't done this much earlier. So washing is easier and the living room even looks tidier now that the laundry doors shut properly.
Fortunately I have a window in my laundry "closet", which makes all the difference. On the windowsill I put a blue glass winebottle and a blue jar to make me happy. Oh and the shining sink makes me happy too (Flybaby that I am). So it's all good and washing happens much more smoothly in our house now.
And onto more exciting news (because I know that my laundry is really only exciting to me ;-) ... two weeks ago, after many months of thinking about it ... I joined Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator! Marelle is my upline - make sure you visit her beautiful blog.
Last week I received my Starter Kit and since then I've had just a few chances to PLAY with my new stamps, in amongst teaching piano, leading bible study, and everything else that's started up again for the year.
The card at the top of the post is one I made today, using the Bodacious Bouquet stamp set, which is so much fun. Colours are Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink and Garden Green.
Well, after my day of playing I'd better go and tidy the dining table so we can eat (and not stamp) at dinner time, then off to pick up the girls from their Irish Dancing class. Although I've been quite busy up till today I'm thankful to have things I enjoy doing to fill my days.