I am getting frustrated with myself. I have had all of this free time as of late and have wasted it. Yes wasted it.
Everything has been moved out of the dining room so that I could prepare the walls, wash them and then paint.
Granted It did take a good four days to fix the one doorway. I had to literally rebuild the corner with Spackle. It was really banged up and damaged. Then I repainted it and nailed up new corner guards to protect from further damage.
After which I got the jig saw out and cut a new piece of plywood, primed and painted it. We put it in the doorway to keep the dogs in the front part of the house. We've tried child gates but they where a pain in the butt to open and close so often. We can just step over the board.
The old board was too heavy and damaged the wall. So since I did that which I didn't expect to be so involved, I sort of slacked off.
I baked a cake. Those of you who know me also know that I hate cooking and baking. Wastes too much time and energy for me. I'd rather be crocheting, sewing, crafting , cleaning, gardening, well...
you get the idea, anything BUT cooking or baking!!!
I had been crocheting another pair of fingerless gloves for my older daughter Ginny. After I finished the first one, I tried it on only to discover that I stupidly used a size ten needle instead of a size eight!
I could swear that I grabbed the right needle! So I had to start all over again as this glove would only fit an eight year old.
Ginny suggested that I finish them for my granddaughter Sarah, the eight year old! Good Idea Gin, thanks!
Speaking of Ginny, she will be here for Thanksgiving. My favorite holiday. So I need to get my butt in gear and get this room done!!!
Why am I in such a hurry you may ask? Well I'll tell you, just calm down! My husband will only be home one more time before Thanksgiving. This will be next weekend. There are certain things that he needs to hang in that room that I can't. Also since there is only one electrical outlet in this whole room, I pretty much demanded that he put in a new one before Thanksgiving!
No I am not an ogre. Simply put, this is a fairly easy job for him. We have lived here eleven years. I have had to use an extension cord going across the whole room for eleven years every time I want to listen to the stereo.
Here's a little secret. Come closer. I don't want anyone else to hear....
my husband sometimes plays stupid. Yes he does. It has taken me longer than it should have to find this out. I guess that would make me really stupid!!
He is very handy. Sometimes when I suggest a project be it big or small, he will stand there looking lost, blank eyed. I don't remember the exact moment at which I discovered this little trick of his but I did call him out on it. Now there is no playing dumb for him anymore. He and my son are to install a new electrical outlet in my wall next weekend.
So you see I have to get this room done!
I colored my hair yesterday. Something that I never thought that I would do again. But I did it. It is a warm chestnut color and I must say that I am very pleased with the results.
I asked my fifteen year old, Katie, if I looked ten years younger without the gray. She just looked at me and said "What do you want me to say mom?".
What does she think I want her to say? I want her to be honest and say "Oh mom, you look at least ten years younger!".
I really like it. I couldn't stop looking at the pretty color. More time wasted. I could have been putting color on those walls!!!
So today I get serious. I am not cooking. There are leftovers and frozen pizzas. After I finish my coffee and this post, I am off to the dining room like a painting warrior!!!
I have until 3:00 p.m. at which time I will have to stop and get ready for church. Tonight is our Reformation service. We always have a weeny roast before service. Now how could one pass that up I ask you?
So you may not hear from me for a day or two. I'll have to take a break sometime, I will visit you then O.K.?
Wish me luck, patience and a steady hand!