|Evan was feeling a little under the weather...when he gets congested, he gets goop coming out of his eyes...poor boy....|
|I had my first butterscotch dilly bar...I love butterscotch sundaes (LOVE THEM) so why I hadn't tried this ever, I dunno. It was good, but definately didn't compare to a sundae.|
|Enjoying the gorgeous night!|
|Nathan helping open the gift...a big smoker! I can't wait to taste some smoked stuff outta there....|
On other notes, I have been varnishing. Oh the whoas of varnishing! I felt like if I did this myself I would feel so proud, but with varnishing, all I feel like is that I am failing. The first coat went on really well...I was like, I can totally do this! The second coat, ummm....not so much. I got some drip marks or marks where it wasn't even a drip...just like too much or something...it wasn't smooth, I was having trouble sanding things out...argh! Just frustration. I finally worked things out and put a 3rd coat on yesterday on three of the pieces to see how it turned out. I was very upset with the one larger piece. So, I went to Menards today and got some different sanding tools and some foam brushes (rather than natural bristle) to see if that helped. I just went downstairs to look at my work from this morning, and I think it looks pretty good for an amateur. Hopefully by tomorrow I can finally say "I am done varnishing one piece of the mantel! Only 6 more pieces to go!" maybe after I get the hang of it...it will go more smoothly? Here's hoping....
Speaking of hope, I have been really bad on the praying lately. I feel like I have lost touch with God because I am so busy, and really, it should be the opposite. I need to find my connection again and start to really lean in on him...especially just for reading and hearing the news...so many people are suffering, and I just want to pray for them and thank God for taking care of them....