And slept the entire day yesterday intermittently.
I missed most of Sunday.
Because I got only 9 hours of sleep over the course of three nights.
Blogger’s really know how to party.
I will be writing all about it this week.
But I still have to do piles of laundry, unpack, get the glitter out of my hair and my underwear.
Also, I can’t walk.
Because I “broke it down” on the dance floor on the last night.
And possibly broke a joint in the process.
Can joints even break?
Because I am pretty sure mine did.
This is why: our backyard sits on the equator with a view of the Sun.
So we sit in our front yard/driveway most of the summer because then all the neighborhood kids can play.
Also so we don’t get a sunburn at 7 pm.
Until this May when I finally said, WE NEED TO EAT OUTSIDE AND SITTING IN LAWN CHAIRS IN THE DRIVEWAY EATING DINNER IS EMBARRASSING.
It is now July and we have eaten out there four times this summer.
So our 13-year-old wouldn’t go within 25 feet to eat here.
In fact, one of the four times we dined al fresco on our patio, she actually sat inside at the kitchen table and we talked through the screen the entire dinner.
Then there has been rain.
And the sub-zero temps in July.
And the locusts…
So I planned to paint our table.
Then I realized how much work and upkeep was a part of painting an outdoor piece of furniture.
And we know how my painting projects end up.
So I decided to stain the table.
Here is the before:
So much better and this is just one coat.
Why one coat, you ask?
But I kind of like it this color.
I am afraid another coat will make it too dark?
I am a stain newbie so not sure if that is true or not.