After all the madness of the last two weeks, I really needed to unplug for a while. Tank and I headed to the Taj MaHell to decompress and hang out with family. Shawn stayed behind at Gilligan's Island to catch up on some work he needed to do. Unfortunately, the craziness I was dealing with bled over into his work life, too, since he had to leave work early several times to keep Tank while I ran back and forth to the hospital.
Tank and I laid low for the most part, although we did tie on the feedbag at the Farm Maven's a couple of times...wonderful, fresh-from-the-garden veggies and even some home-made ice cream made with milk from the Maven's new cow! Yup, she has a cow. Me, I'm sticking with Publix, but I'm all for her freedom to shovel cow sh*t if that makes her happy. And it apparently does!
Tank also had a blast in Papa's pool...now that he will use the water wings we got him, he loves swimming from one end to the other and would stay in all day, if he could.
And here it is, primed. The plan is to paint the bench either red or black, add a coat hook above, refinish the floor and just generally spiff it up. But for the time being, this is an improvement!
A couple of trips ago, we bought twin beds from the Amazing Sister In Law. She'd painted them black, but I needed white in Tank's room, so a few coats of primer and paint later, we had white twin beds. The bedding is from Target...it was a great deal and should be versatile enough for whatever we decide to do with his room. I still haven't finished the toy box.bench, since I'm not sure what I'm going to decorate his room with. Leaning towards baseball, but we'll see.
And I couldn't resist painting this dresser while I was there. We scored this at a yard sale on Gilligan's Island for $10. The drawer slides are broken and will need attention, but for now it provides storage for t-shirts and shorts and we can deal with floppy drawers until I get around to fixing it. At least it's painted and has new knobs!
And after all that, who wouldn't need a mini-treat, courtesy of a local Mexican eatery? I said I wanted a margarita the size of my head. I had to make do:
Until next time.....