Over the holiday I also painted the kitchen. Here's the before:
I knew it needed to be a lighter shade because of the small space and for once I agree with the experts. Normally I like bold color (I can't bring myself to paint over the green!), but lighter really does help it feel bigger. Now I just need some new counter tops!! (someday, right?)
Also, I started homeschooling my son. Not a lot, just some math, history and a little life science just to see how it goes for the summer. He still has mixed feelings about school and I can understand that. He misses his friends. We're starting to meet other homeschooling families so he can make new friends, but other than that I am loving it!
As part of the history curriculum, we're looking at ancient grains. Anyone here eaten amaranth? I am so curious about growing it. It's a beautiful plant and I think it might do well here. It actually might be an invasive weed. Still researching. But if you're going to grow your own food, why not grow something you don't have to fret over?