Very, very late. Decided to have my morning coffee ritual before writing this blog in the hopes I would think of something to write for this blog! All we did was discuss renovations for the new house and paint options. I really want purple somewhere in my house (I love purple), but The Husband is balking. I think we've finally compromised with a light purple in the main bathroom (which has beadboard halfway up the wall - white - and grey fixtures and a purple-y countertop). The rest of the place will be neutrals and subdued.
Look at that, I've got a paragraph already! Then I thought I would tell you all about my Lent decision. Like you want to know! I've never given anything up for Lent - this year I decided to give up wine. For forty days. What was I thinking? With all the social events and the much busier lifestyle, I've seen a marked increase in wine consumption. I figured Lent would be the perfect time to give it up - and an opportunity to participate in something I've only heard other people talk about. So far, so good. Last night was a potluck dinner and I really wanted a glass of wine with supper, but I held firm and drank water. I realized this morning, in discussion with The Husband, that I may not have thought out my decision carefully - we take possession of our house in a week's time (cause for celebration), my birthday lands in the middle of Lent (more cause for celebration, or wallowing in "OMG, I'm old"), there's a party planned at a neighbor's house towards the end of March, and St. Patrick's Day is smack dab in the middle (even though I'm not Irish, I've been known to celebrate all kinds of holidays). Oh, well, I'll let you know how I do.
Next possible topic of discussion - book club. Our book club met yesterday in Lunenburg. We were hosted by a wonderful lady who used to live in Saskatoon (a fellow Prairie girl). She now runs a Bed and Breakfast in one of the oldest houses in Lunenburg, Solomon House (1775). What a beautiful home! I love history, and old houses capture my imagination. She gave me a tour and I fell in love with the wide baseboard trim, the brick fireplaces in everyroom, the original doorknobs, the wide plank floors - everything. If you are thinking of coming to Nova Scotia and need a place to lay your head, I highly recommend Solomon House. And since I've never actually stayed there, here's a link to some reviews (which make me want to book a room, even though I only live 20 minutes away).
The actual book club meeting was great, too. But since I've spent so much time extolling the loveliness of the actual location, I'll leave the discussion of book club until tomorrow. Come back, I may have a few suggestions for good reading :)
People of Blogland, have you ever stayed at a Bed and Breakfast? Any you'd like to share with us? What about Lent - given anything up? Oh, yeah, and purple walls - what's your opinion?
Suse - if you're reading this and still unsure of where to stay in Lunenburg when you're here in June, I would suggest Solomon House.