The Great Transition Part II: Crawlin' on Sunshine

A little sliver of light for your rainy day. As a follow up to last week's post on The Great Transition, there are no more clouds in my coffee and tears on my croissant today. Avery has recently received stellar daycare report cards.

Is it crazy that I salivate for the progress report each day upon pick up? I receive these small pieces of paper as if they are weighted with the importance of a golden ticket to the Iron Throne. I watch in slow motion as Avery's caregiver presents me with the glistening white scroll. What will today's fate be? Alas! I have never been more uplifted by a check mark next to "Today I was: Happy", a solid hour nap in the crib and a 33.3% consumption of today's lunch conglomeration. Phew.

I hate to admit that these daily tallies carry so much clout over the spirit of my day. I know that they are not indicative of Avery's overall well-being and future. Good daycare progress report totally equals future full ride to Princeton! What? And yet still, I find myself bracing for impact upon its daily dispense, followed up by a speed-dial to Eric, relaying each detail via rapid-fire. 

Today, things are looking up. (Let's see about tomorrow!) It's enough to lift away this gnarly raincloud hovering over our Monday and have a little dance party with Katrina & The Waves.  Anyone?

Although there's no substitute for the real deal, here are some ways to inject a little  sunshine into your home, even on the rainiest of days. And don't it feel good, hey!

~L.S.

 Put your desk by the window and  letttt the sunshine innn  (when it's not raining ...)  via  Como Doos Blog

Put your desk by the window and letttt the sunshine innn (when it's not raining...) via Como Doos Blog

 Add some sunny art to your home, like  this one  by Andy Warhol.

Add some sunny art to your home, like this one by Andy Warhol.

  Brighten up your entry with a mirror, sconces a yellow door and some bright wallpaper. Image via  Centsational Girl

 Brighten up your entry with a mirror, sconces a yellow door and some bright wallpaper. Image via Centsational Girl

 Get literal and literally bring the sun into your home with a sunburst mirror. Image via  DecorPad

Get literal and literally bring the sun into your home with a sunburst mirror. Image via DecorPad

 Interiors imitating nature. Bring  this sunny globe  in to light up your room.

Interiors imitating nature. Bring this sunny globe in to light up your room.

 Paint your window trim yellow. Image via  Apartment Therapy

Paint your window trim yellow. Image via Apartment Therapy

 Paper your walls with  this gorgeous wallpaper  by Thibault. 

Paper your walls with this gorgeous wallpaper by Thibault. 

 Some bright colors and fresh flowers never hurt anyone. Image via  WishesPleasures . 

Some bright colors and fresh flowers never hurt anyone. Image via WishesPleasures

 Rainy Day DIY: make your own sunny wall art. Learn how  here . 

Rainy Day DIY: make your own sunny wall art. Learn how here

 Yes, you are. Image via  Society 6 . 

Yes, you are. Image via Society 6