Something You Should Know: I consider myself a girly tom-boy. I like to look pretty, like dresses...and then like things like Robin Hood, Lord of the Rings, and Hamlet. Conflicted? Maybe. But I don't usually ask for butterfly rooms...
So, my second-to-littlest sister had a birthday on the 31st. She turned six. You should know something about birthdays in Nai's family: IF we have guests, they're cousins. Since our cousins moved away, we now basically have family-only parties. We don't have many presents. And they're always themed and highly-decorated, especially with a kid in this age range.
Adelle wanted a flag cake and butterfly decorations. Okay, can do. For the first time in forever, I raided the marker box and got to work on the print-out butterflies myself (our printer is black and white--so we have to find coloring pages and color them for the decorations!). I probably spent 3 hours coloring and cutting out butterflies (I had a lot of fun). And you know what? Small colored and cut-out butterflies are adorable. See:
So, butterflies went up all over our dining room. As we put them up, I mentioned that I had decided I wanted a butterfly room. I mentioned taping butterflies all over my room, or painting them all over my room, or coloring them all over my room. I just had this whim. So, have party, take down decorations (we're trying to sell the house, so it's best NOT to have that kind of thing up for too long!). Second-oldest little sister takes all my little butterflies (and then some). I go into my room to this:
And more Doctor Who fandom. Sheesh...oooh, and see that binder? That be the first two chapters of Quintessence. Yep. And the bottle? It came all the way from England. I bought it in Tesco. When it had lemonade in it.
Then, we got a call for a showing today (which was later canceled...yeah, I'm upset), so I had to take my butterflies down.
But where did I put the butterflies?
So yeah. I still kinda want a butterfly room...