Between getting things together for Soren's big move into a new room and a mild obsession with reading my college creative writing teacher's book, The Passage, I haven't been posting much in the last week or so.
We're anticipating the arrival of the bed today, and my mom brought up my brother's old dresser yesterday. I'm not looking forward to the painting part (psst, Izabela, you and Jeff up for it?), but we're slowly getting the room ready for it's newest occupant.
I succumbed to the wooden letter craze of 2010 and bought some letters to decoupage Soren's name for his room.
It was very simple. I just painted the letters on the edges (no need to paint the entire thing, since the back is hidden against the wall and the front is hidden under the paper. Then I traced each letter, carefully cut it out, and decoupaged it on top.
An now a completely off-topic aside about The Passage. Have you read it?
I'm thrilled for him that the book (and the other 2 upcoming books in the trilogy) will be made into a movie eventually. The plot and characters are really engaging, and the writing moves between succinct and lyrical, depending on what's happening. I'm really not sure how the author lived with these characters and the story during the writing of the book--it scares the blood out of me just reading it. I'd definitely recommend it, even if, like me, you're not typically a fan of vampire novels. It's a heavy book, literally, at nearly 800 pages, so strengthen those reading muscles before hefting this onto your nightstand.