Hello Dear Readers,
Did you miss me? I missed you. Although I'm glad I gave up blogging for the week so I could focus on the house and whatnot. Like you already know my Grandparents were here for the weekend. It was good to see them, I do miss them. We ended up having my sister and her husband over on Saturday and my cousin over on Sunday. I think that worked out for the best so that there weren't too many people here at one time (our living room/dining room isn't that big) and there was always someone new to help keep the conversation going. Overall it was a good weekend.
I will however say that it's exhausting being a good host. Making sure everything goes smoothly really takes a lot of effort. Add that to my sleeping troubles (which have not gone away) I'm pretty exhausted. As much as I wish my grandparents could stay longer, I will be happy to get back to my regular schedule, but that's not for today.
Today ended up being a relaxing day/cleaning day. I didn't even want to think about doing any sewing today, I just wasn't in the mindset. So instead I took it off, and focused on getting my room in better order. During the week I sort of let things fall where they lay and focused on the rest of the house. Today I worked on cleaning off my desk, and a couple other key spots in the room. I eventually turned my attention to the bookcase that houses the collection. It too has gotten a little messy. I ended up pulling all the dolls off the vintage shelf, dusting it, then giving the dolls themselves some TLC.
I dusted some of them, washed one of them, powdered some of their faces, and fixed the hair on some of them. I even changed someone's clothes! (A pretty big deal on that shelf!) I only managed to get that one shelf done, but it looks a lot better for my efforts. I think tomorrow I might do it again for another shelf. Right now everything's dusty and could use some sprucing up. I took a picture of my hard work. Not sure why it's so blurry, but I figured I'd share it anyway.
So that's what was good about today.... but there was plenty of bad to counter that. My heart is heavy whenever I think about what happened in Boston today. I know lots of people from there, and while luckily none of them were injured by the explosions, it's still extremely upsetting.