It's a long weekend! I'm not even certain why (something about The Queen I think), but will lack of understanding stop me from feeling a sense of being entitled? No. Were it not for the fact that I'm temping at present and don't get paid for holidays, I think she should give us one every week. We've supported her all these years. If she doesn't want us to go all Republic on her ass she should, I mean there's a vote winner, right?
Today is going to be crazy hot. 35C (95F), in Spring! (Someone get me Al Gore on the line.) I hope it says warm, but maybe not that warm, over this long weekend. I feel like doing a bunch of social things this weekend, but one of the things I'm going to tackle is a bit of spring cleaning. Weeks of internet addiction based inaction mean my home could use a bit of attention. I'm kind of thinking a 'take everything out of the kitchen cupboards, scrub, edit the pantry, scour eveything' sort of major kitchen detox just for starters.
Hopefully next week (finances permitting) I'm starting to buy the paint to repaint my house. Yay. I'm starting with the front bedroom, which I'm going to make into an office/studio. It currently has a sort of yellow cream colour on the walls, and the ornate cornices are picked out in dark colours of brown and blue. Yup, ugly and dated.
I'm going to paint the cornices and ceiling rose white, to match the ceiling, and the walls a very pale green (so pale it almost reads as cream), and the fireplace surround wall a fresh green (sort of like the colour of an unripe pear, but a bit darker). Fresh is what I'm going for. I'd like to paint the skirting boards white too (they're cream at present), but the same colour has been used throughout the whole house for all doors and trims, and I'm not sure I'm up for that much of a challenge, yet. If they look dingy I might do them room by room.
Hey Sydneysiders: applications for volunteer painters are now open!
I might do some work in my garden too. I've been ignoring it while the house next door has been a building site, but since the weather has turned so global-warmingly unseasonably warm, I feel like doing some entertaining out there. Drinky dinks on a warm night.
The other thing I might do on Sunday morning is go to the organic markets again, I haven't been for a while. I'm on a bit of a 'clean food' mission at present, repenting for the bad take-away habits of the winter passed, and a trip to the markets sounds ideal. Then Sunday afternoon will be knitting at the pub. Nice.
Those are my vague plans. What are yours?