Friday, July 3, 2020

A Week at Home

It is Friday and Anne is finishing up her dance intensive with UNCSA. Week two of Anne's dance intensive was a roaring success. She got to dance with some great teachers who have performed on Broadway and beyond. She also met other teen dancers from all over the world. Some were as far away as Denmark and Australia. She made great connections and learned so much. She is sad to see it end but motivated to find other dance classes on Zoom. There are so many wonderful ones to take. We also did a small photo shoot this week. Anne wanted to wear her costume for the Arabian dance that she was supposed to perform earlier this spring. I still hope that she can perform the dance on a stage (probably without an audience), and we can video tape it some day soon. If nothing else, it could be used as an audition video in the future.

During their free time this week, the guys have kept busy working on their Warhammer figurines. These model kits come in many little pieces that need to be glued together and then painted. They are working on two armies for their table top game. They played a few rounds as well.

My main project this week was painting the linen closet. I thought this would be a one day project. HA! It took me two days to paint and fix the shelves and another two days for everything to be truly dry enough to put the linen closet back together. I am very happy with the results. We are making real progress ... slowly but surely. 


What we ate for dinner this week
  • Taco salad
  • Homemade pizza
  • Spaghetti with meat sauce
  • Red beans and rice Cajun style
  • Chicken pot pie
  • Make your own salad with warm artisan bread
  • Take-out (to celebrate Dad's 4 day holiday and support the local economy)
We are staying in for the holiday weekend and starting on our next house project. Like so many others, we plan to watch Hamilton on Disney +, eat great food, have our own fireworks display and do tons of yard work. The Covid-19 numbers are climbing around here, and we would just as soon not contribute to the pandemic by going into any tourist-driven crowds. I hope you all are safe and sound.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. Anne's strength and flexibility are awe inspiring! The linen closet look crisp and fresh. It's just about the same size as out linen closet.

    Happy 4th of July! We'll be staying home as well!

  2. Holy cow! Anne's photos are incredible!

    We'll be home for the holiday as well. All festivals and events are closed, and we're not really good in crowds anyway. My to-do list for the holiday includes baking a birthday cake for our country, and I think Sir Walter Scott will spend the day working on the septic system.

    I'm with you--totally surprised that a linen closet could take so long, but it was worth the work! It looks great!

    Those figurines make me want to run the other direction, but your guys look happily immersed in their work. :) Good for them!

    Happy Independence Day!!!

  3. Her dance photos are incredible! I love how bright that paint made the closet. We did paint all ours white when we moved in but I know they need fresh coats of paint and I am dreading it.