I hope, at least.
We are redecorating the kitchen. I put up the paint primer (nice alliteration there) this afternoon; the color goes up tomorrow. Once the wall color is up, most of the woodwork is next. Our kitchen has seen some rough use in 104 years, and so the woodwork is not wood colored, but coated in many layers of paint. Some of it is getting taken out (the baseboards, some of the high chair rail, about my eye level, I don't know what it's called at that level). The windows, though, and the shelves in one of the windows, will be brick red. Below that high woodwork/chair rail/whatever thingy, we're putting some gray and red marble that we've had stored in our basement for 6 years or whatever. Crazy long time. That will also go under the cabinets above the sink and so forth. The leftovers will be used in the small half bath that's off the kitchen (which I HATE, but I want a downstairs bath again...anyway, that's not this week's project).
This week I will be happy to get the painting done and some more organizing in the basement to accommodate some of the kitchen stuff. Like cookie tins. I'm not getting rid of them, since I use them once a year, but since I do only use them once a year, they really should go rest somewhere else the other 11 months of the year.
The other thing want to get done is to finally set my stove into a permanent housing. Right now, it rests comfortably on a sturdy cabinet base. I have a great stove, from the 1960s, that I inherited from my aunt Gracemarie. It has a drawer you pull out for the burners (and thus you can push back in after use), and there are two ovens both at eye level. Anyway, I love my stove, but it sits about 2 inches from the wall in the back. There is no easy way to remedy this; it is designed to be surrounded by counters and cabinets on both sides. But mine is not because of the way the kitchen is laid out, for better or worse. So we're going to wall it in on the right side as you're facing it. Also getting rid of the counter right next to that, where the girls eat breakfast. Putting in a small table where three kids can eat breakfast since that's coming sooner than I want to consider right now.
Later, we'll have to do the floor, but that will wait until the bathroom is done as well (and then we can make the floor continue into there).
The other things I'm doing this week? Taking more pictures for the church directory. Taking my mother to the doctor. Finishing a quilt row for that row robin I was a part of so long ago--my row came back, happy day, but one participant's row got waylaid by the same person who waylaid mine. Except we don't think this one's coming back. It's an easy pattern and Kerri and I decided to make her new rows (Cathy's already got to her separately, and the organizer is making the last row). It's a bento box pattern and I like it well enough I might make myself one someday.
Oh, and I'm hoping to finish the top of Leo's quilt, too, this week. And keep the house clean (easy with no girls; hard with messy kitchen), bike Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and take Leo to the doctor for his 6 month "no he isn't failing to thrive thank you very much" appointment.
Obviously there will be liberal application of caffeine. I'll post pictures of my progress (more alliteration).