Something trippy has happened.
It is hard to really explain, but it feels as though something has shifted.
Yes, the May LIDs have moved out of review. Yes, a lovely jade bangle found its way onto my wrist (full story later). Yes, we've got a few out-of-town vacations (did I really say vacation?) planned. Yes, we are having ourselves some FUN! Yes, something has shifted.
What is up with all of this?
I do not know.
Soooo, we decided to honor the passing-through-the-review-room marker with tasty and lovely treats.
The fern you see on the counter will make its way to the garden to commemorate the day! It is a Five Finger Maidenhair Fern...thankyouverymuch. How much luckier can you get than FIVE fingers? Maybe not in China, but around here? Five is a very, very lucky number!
The second bedroom/nursery/baby's room has been sitting for some time. This poor room has functioned as an extremely cluttered guest quarters for years. It has been a place to hang moth eaten trench coats from the 80's, store miles of audio-visual wires, throw krippity-crap when company is here for dinner - that sort of thing. I am very proud to say that this weekend - the lonely, purple room began its transformation.
The beginning....it always starts with cutting in.
I don't have anything against purple. It is a very nice color. But, the shade that the former owners chose for the room and the semi-gloss shine is what I didn't care for. Buh-bye Blackberry Sherbet.
I was excited to get the painting party started for the obvious reasons and because I had our cassette player to keep me company. It took a little extra time away from my task, but I pulled out my tape collection to choose my soundtrack for the job. Does anyone else still have their tape collection? I just can't seem to give mine up.
So many of these tapes are compilations that I made in the 80's and 90's. Loads of memories in these dusty boxes.
The one that I chose to accompany me was a recording from a college radio show that I did AGES ago. Peter Murphy, Midnight Oil, Erasure, the Dead Milkmen, Suicidal Tendencies and...does anyone remember the band Eat? Yep, I still sound like Minnie Mouse the DJ. No wonder I never graduated from AM to FM.
Unfortunately it was the last time I listened to that tape.
I have carefully rolled those tapes up after years of overuse. But this time...this weekend...it was time to let go.
So Jzboy got on the ladder and the rolling commenced.
Of course Iris had to get in on the fun...
By Sunday night, all the priming was complete. It took two coats to make that purple go away. And, that ugly spot on the right? That was some kind of crazy Frankenstein crack that Jzboy is oh-so carefully fixing. He is a master with plaster, that guy!
I'm thinking that we'll actually get to put color on the walls next weekend. Will wonders never cease?
The color is called Peach Organza. It is just the weensyiest bit of peach - mostly it looks pretty off-white. I think that it is going to be beautiful.
Yes, something shifted in our world and I'd say that it is kinda working for us. Whatever is going on, I sure hope that it continues.