And slept the entire day yesterday intermittently.
I missed most of Sunday.
Because I got only 9 hours of sleep over the course of three nights.
Blogger’s really know how to party.
I will be writing all about it this week.
I still have to do piles of laundry.
Get the glitter out of my hair and my underwear.
I can’t walk.
Because I “broke it down” on the dance floor on the last night.
And possibly broke a joint in the process.
Can joints even break?
Because I am pretty sure mine did.
Because there wasn’t any table on our patio for almost two years.
This is why: our backyard sits on the equator with a view of the Sun.
So we sit in our front yard/driveway most of summer so all the neighborhood kids can play.
And also so we don’t get sunburn.
At 7 pm.So for two years after our other outdoor eating table died, we put nothing out there.
Until this May when I finally said, WE NEED TO EAT OUTSIDE AND SITTING IN LAWN CHAIRS IN THE DRIVEWAY EATING DINNER IS EMBARRASSING.We went to Home Depot, got a disassembled one and my hubs along with one of our neighbors put it together one evening.
It is now July.
We have eaten out there four times this summer.
In our defense, there were these little red bugs ALL OVER the unfinished picnic table.
So our 13-year-old wouldn’t go within 25 feet to eat here.
In fact, one of the four times we dined al fresco on our patio, she actually sat inside at the kitchen table.
And we talked through the screen the entire dinner.
Then there has been the rain.
And the sub-zero temps in July.
And the locusts….
So I planned to paint our table.
Then I realized how much work and upkeep was a part of painting an outdoor piece of furniture.
And we know how my painting projects end up.
So I decided to stain the table.
Here is the before:
So much better and this is just one coat.
Why one coat, you ask?
But I kind of like it this color.
I am afraid another coat will make it too dark?
I am a stain newbie so not sure if that is true or not.
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