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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

If It Ain't One Thing, It's A Mother

It's been a very weird few days here. Thanksgiving seems like a month and a half ago, what with the painters, then the virus, then the virus, then more painters, and the stuff, y'all. THE STUFF! We had to move all The Stuff to get the rooms ready for painting. The painters moved The Heavy Stuff, we just moved the Little Frou Frou Stuff. We had to empty out our walk-in pantry and our laundry room. We have an obscene amount of The Stuff in those two places. A really, rilly lot of Stuff.

Anyway the painters finished and left at three this afternoon. I've been busy putting all The Stuff back since then.

Insanity.

When you think about it, we humans (Westerners?) are bizarre little creatures. We have these houses, basically intended to shelter us from the elements, but bein' sheltered isn't enough. Oh no, being sheltered's completely forgotten about in our mad rush to fill up the shelter with Stuff. And then, because having shelter and all That Stuff is still not enough, we get this colorful goo and use it to coat the inside of the shelter, because we must also have the right colors surrounding us, and it must coordinate with all of The Stuff. I would be more specific here and maybe I'll readdress this issue when I am less pooped and don't have a toddler standing before me whimpering, Daddy maked me cry Mama. Look I have drips comin' out my eyes!"

I am grateful to Megan at SortaCrunchy who, despite the fact that my life's been completely consumed with barf and paint and a couple other things for the past several days, still has hope I'll write something worth reading and nominated me for some Blogger's Choice Awards for next year. That is a testament to Megan's faith, right there. Thank you sweet Megan! I think you are the awesomest.

Here are some pictures of the paint dryin'. Y'all tell me what you think, but go easy because you know darn well I have to learn to live with love that red 'cause it's sho nuff here ta stay.

And did y'all see that comment from my Aunt Joy that said her kitchen and dining room (also brand newly painted) are red and tan? And we never discussed it or anything. My sister's too. And my mom's is black, white and red.

Apple. (Not much space.) Tree.

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Tomorrow - CONTENT! Unless something else weird involving paint or barf happens between now and then.

24 comments:

  1. I love it! Looks like it could have been done by someone on TLC!
    I hope you are feeling better and that Al has escaped the bug!

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  2. It looks fabulous! Where's the brown? I want to see the brown! Things will settle down and get back into order, I promise:)

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  3. Your table and chairs remind me of a set I had in Guam...and I had painted my cabinet doors a similar red color! Great minds...

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  4. Hmmmmm, what's that you were saying about me making difficult tasks look effortless? Congrats on the nomination-age!!! You have made your blog beautiful and well-crafted in every way.

    And the paint colors look wonderful.

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  5. I don't know how to spell it the way I'm sayin' it in my head, but I LUUUUUVVVVV it!

    And congrats on your nominations!

    Hugs,
    K

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  6. Looks Awesome. It gives your shelter such warmth...which is what I am sure you were looking for with all this cold weather. Glad to hear you are rid of the bug!

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  7. red is a fav of mine! show us more after pics soon!

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  8. I love it too, but then you know I adore colours!

    Hope the bug is fully gone from your house now!

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  9. ............and how awesom will those colors be for Christmas and to brighten us gloomy winter days on the prarie??

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  10. and how awesomE would it be if I spelled awesome right the first time? You're right, it would be.... awesome. ;-)

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  11. Paint Fumes? and being sick? I feel for ya.
    I LuuuuVVe it!

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  12. Love the red and tan. It will grow on you. It is just such a change from the lovely "Builder's white".

    I also agree about "the Stuff"

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  13. Not what I thought the post would be about but I really do love the color of the walls. And I'm not just being nice! I really do. :) I wish the people we rent from would let us paint. ALL our walls are either white or off-white. Woo.

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  14. That's gorgeous! I've been wanting to paint our kitchen red. Love it!!

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  15. I think it is absolutely, one hundred percent, utterly perfect. You have great taste, mama!

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  16. I like it! it looks great and the red looks awesome with your cabinets and dining set. The arches make the room.

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  17. I love it. And black, red and white??? That's my fav color combo- see my blog!

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  18. Gotta love that red! The rooms are truly looking great!

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  19. Looks rich and decadent. The arches can SO wear that well! Enjoy a relaxing weekend to come...

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  20. It looks lovely, very homey and inviting, but a touch glamerous as well!

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  21. Well I LOVE it! Red is a favourite colour of mine though. I'd love it if Neil would let me be daring enough to paint the walls red! Although, we only have small rooms... I think that would make them seem too small. I had a red and white bedroom when I was Bean's age! :) I love that it looks festive too, at this time of year! Hope you are feeling lots better now xxx

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  22. I think it looks fabulous, stunning, fantastic!!!! You are a brave one and will get used to it.

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