Spring has finally arrived! We waited for so long, and wondered if it would really happen. Spring brings change, often in our homes. We have this need to freshen our homes and I am not the only person freshening up. A Facebook friend posted that she had rearranged the furniture in her living room. That surprise was waiting for her husband when he came home. My husband could empathize with this feeling, as he has experienced it many times. One day I half expect him to nail his chair to the floor so it can’t be moved.
My husband has learned to expect changes. He told me years ago that he just wanted to keep a place to sit and watch TV, a place to eat and to sleep. Those words were accompanied by music in my head. I was free to rearrange and change as I saw fit. Perhaps he figures that this was one of those things that not worth disagreeing about. I will remind him of this if he does nail that chair to the floor.
The spring changing fits have begun here. The dining and living room have been rearranged. We are expecting some out of town guests later on, so it was time to give the guest room a scrutinizing look. Would you like to know a secret? It won’t be a secret when Kevin reads this. The guest room would be pretty if it were painted a pale robin’s egg blue.
This is what will happen when Kevin reads this. He will be sitting in his chair holding the paper up. His hand will tremble a bit and with one finger he will pull the edge of the paper down, watching me. I will pretend not to notice. He will speak slowly and say “so you want to paint the guest room” I will turn and sweetly say “yes, we have company coming”. Kevin will say “Robin’s egg blue? Now what kind of color is that” and I will reply “yes and it is a lovely color”. He will then sigh deeply and the paper will return to its previous position.
You now have a glimpse of what will be happening in our home early Sunday morning. Kevin will then know why he has had his favorite meals this past week. Looks like I will be frying chicken and making mashed potatoes Sunday.