We have this little sign that sits on the patio at the lake house that reminds us where we are, in case for a moment we forgot.
When we arrived this summer, it greeted us a little worse for the wear. The "L" had completely broken off and within days the "e" had rolled away.
I fixed it with gorilla glue and gave it a bit of a facelife. (Beware that gorilla glue foams, so don't use too much of it. I was able to peel this excess off with a knife, but that wouldn't work if you were fixing something that you weren't about to paint.)
A couple of coats of green spray paint (because that's what color I was in the mood for) made it as good as new. Maybe a little globby, but not bad. I put it on top of the book shelf next to the huge fiberglass fish, so you don't even notice the imperfections.
In our bedroom at the lake house, we have corner with an artists easel and art supplies for my artist husband. But the thing is, there are WAY more fun and stimulating activities at the lake than painting. So for three summers now that easel has sat empty.
I got tired of looking at it, so I bought a piece of black foam board and threw a bunch of recent pictures on it. (Note: did you know that wal-mart prints your pictures instantly with options for a matte finish AND white borders. This is amazing to me. If wal-mart can do it, why can't everywhere? Is that a dumb question?)
Now it's more interesting to look at and Pigtail will stand in front of it and name the people in the pictures. So it's cute and educational.
I've also completely organized the kitchen cabinets and laundry room, both things I've been meaning to do for ages. I won't bore you with details but suffice it to say that one gets awfully productive when they're trying to distract themselves from thinking about something.
(We are actually doing okay over here. Quality time with friends and family has made the transition from shock to healing easier. I haven't been taking as many pictures lately, my usual desire to document has been diminished. Kind of like how it feels rude to laugh at a joke, even though that's irrational. As expected, we're learning lots about ourselves, our life, and each other. Thanks for bearing with me.)