If there were two words to describe this weekend, they would be "Poor Greta." She is so, so sick. Her terrible, barking cough has meant no sleeping for days and today a runny nose was added to the mix. Chris found this homeopathic cold and cough medicine approved for kids age 2+ (hooray!) and she is currently taking her first nap since Thursday.
The other word to describe the weekend would be "backtrack." In the midst of lots of snuggling and humidifying and baby Vicks, we managed to gather a few things to spruce up our entryway. I had envisioned a beautiful wood shelf on brackets underneath our new, large mirror like this inspiration photo:
Our entryway would have a shoe rack underneath, since we absolutely need a place to stash our shoes when we walk in the door. We live in reality around here, even if I wish I could have that vase of flowers and the floor free of shoe clutter--it just wouldn't work for us. The shoes would still pile up underneath and the vase would last 30 seconds with Greta's little hands. Eh well. I picked up a sturdy piece of wood at Home Depot and some stain and three brackets ready to make our shelf. I also found a beautiful bamboo and oil-rubbed bronze shoe rack in the online classifieds that I claimed within minutes. Once I got it home, and before I started on my shelf, I put my shoe rack in place and this in when the *Sccrreeeeeechhhh* comes in.
No. No, no, no, no, no. That wouldn't work. It's not wide enough. The styles don't match. Even though the shoe rack is pretty, it doesn't match the mirror. Darn. I put it back up on the classifieds ten minutes after it was in our home. (If you're local, here's the ad in case you're interested) In addition to bagging the shoe rack, we have also bagged the shelf. We are concerned any shoe rack is going to make things look cluttered under there, so we are backtracking and devising a new plan for our teeny entry wall.
And to tell you the truth, it's already in the works. Off to take full advantage of Greta's naptime...