Marvelous In My Monday
How was your weekend?
Well, here we are another Monday – in July no less.
Friday my furry dude was gone most of the day at the vet. He just turned four and we had him neutered. Blah – what a birthday gift! We waited until he was a full grown adult and now that he is we had it done to prevent possible prostate cancer as he ages. We want to keep him happy and healthy as long as we can. He was a trooper and is already back to himself, but we have to keep him chill and his activity low – so no playing outside and jumping around which is what he is use to. He is bummed about that.
We had another chill weekend here. The weather was really weird – rainy, damp, and chilly. I even had to wear a fleece while I was outside Saturday morning. I was finishing up staining the last of the wood deck furniture. What an ordeal that is. I love the look and wear of outdoor furniture, but the maintenance can be a beast.
In case you ever have to DIY your outdoor furniture I washed the wood down first with a wood cleaning soap from Home Depot called Behr Premium All-in-1 Wood Cleaner, let that completely dry, sand down any rough edges, and then applied a coat of Behr Premium Transparent Weatherproofing All-in-One Wood Finish in Chocolate. Everything looks awesome and I love the dark color of the wood! With one bottle of wood cleaner and one can of wood finish I was able to do my 8 foot table, 2 chairs, and a double glider! The chairs are still drying since the weather was on and off all weekend and I had to store them in the shed – they are back outside to finish setting and then I can put the pillows back. These chairs were in rough shape after being neglected for the past two summers, but they look SO GOOD. I grabbed two, three years ago at Home Goods on clearance.
Today Gabriella started back to camp. This week she is in art camp from 9-1 through Friday. Man does she need it too. She had last week off and was starting to get a bit antsy even though we are on the go every day. I can’t wait to see what she creates this week. I know one project is tie dye and I have to bring a white T Wednesday, but other than that it will be surprises. Next week she is back to nature camp too.
The weather this week looks awesome – I’m actually debating taking her out of camp to head back to the beach…maybe!
Hope you have a great week! I’m still addicted to Snapchat so please follow me over there so I can follow you back. I’m TheNewModernMom