Wednesday, March 28, 2012

There's light at the end of the carpal tunnel

Hey Bloggies!  Long time, no blog!  I have been keeping up with your blogs though.

Where have I been?  I've been up to my eyeballs in "cornsilk" colored paint.  (I call it lemon lime because in different lights, it looks either green or yellow.  Tres joli!)

One weekend, I painted the living room -- and you know that means removal, wall washing, hole filling, 3 coats of paint (because I was going with a lighter color than before) and then the reloading and rearranging.   
I added a few new pillow covers.

I also tried lightening up my black lamp shades .... but Ms Not-so-Crafty isn't satisfied yet, so she's still working on that one.  

I did put the Easter tree in it's new birdie vase; and there are several green leaves coming out!

Last weekend, I repeated the multi-stepped task in the dining room and hallway, taking the time to also wash curtains, shine a little silver and feed 6 Koreans and 1 Japanese girl & her new pubescent Canadian boyfriend.  

(Pubescent!  I have experience with pubescent teenage boys!  Hackles go up; eyes-in-back-of-head engaged; maternal sensors on full alert! 
Did you know that word is derived from the Latin pubescens, to become hairy, downy, or an adult?  My Super-Doris spidey-skills have so far only detected "downy" on the upper lip of the poor little, terrified, pimply-faced, hormonal boy.  Further inspection and/or interrogation may be necessary.  I'll try to be gentle.)

Painting?  Yes, yes, very nice; the dining room looks slightly more yellow than the living room's changing color.  My Petalware looks very pretty next to it.

And it's lightened the dark hallway wonderfully.  I repainted my little shelf and added some spring-like decals.  

And I rearranged some of the artwork on the wall.  

A nice long vacation wouldn't go amiss right now as well as some serious massage work for my arms and hands.  But I made do with this weekend with an ice cold beer and chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream and homemade chocolate sauce.  

What?  A Weight Watchers diet?   Points?

It was for the Koreans!  Really! 


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your rooms looks lovely and I do like the bright color you have chosen. Any one that has put that much work in deserves desserts for sure! Hope your Wednesday is a wonderful one!

Nezzy said...

Oh honey, don't ya know that 'neutral colored' calories don't count? Heeehehehehe!

Isn't it amazin' how bright and fresh a (three) coat of paint makes. Your place looks marvelous and soooo cheery!!! Great Job!

God bless ya and have yourself a blissful day my friend!!! :o)

Red said...

Painting does wonders to your house but it is a lot of work.


The color is delightful. But I know how much work it was. Your poor aching muscles. Since no massages are on the horizon... what about a nice hot bubble bath to soothe them. Your menu sounded delish. Boys will be boys. You must stand your guard.LOL Take care.

Pamela Gordon said...

You have been very busy! It looks very nice and I'm sure you are enjoying the fresh look. Take care!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Oh God, you have so much energy. I am in the slow-down period of my life. However, I want to do so much, but when the time comes, I succumb to the tomorrow, tomorrow excuse.

Sweet Tea said...

You need to hand all those kids, even the pubescent ones, a paint brush. LOL With all the calories you used painting 3 coats of paint on those walls, I'm sure the cake and ice cream won't hamper your dieting. Things look so pretty and "fresh". Good job, Super Doris!!

Sara said...

It's beautiful Sandy! Want to come to my place and paint?

Marguerite said...

I really like that light yellow you've painted. I'm still constantly on the lookout for new colours as we've got projects lined up for the kitchen and a few other rooms in the house. Our kitchen is quite dark so a nice bright colour would make a world of difference.

Wren said...

Lovely. I especially love the pillows and lampshade covers.

Patsy said...

I like your blog...especially the name! I am a new follower. Patsy

aliceinparis said...

Wow you HAVBE been busy. I tall looks great. You are inspiring me to do a little Spring spruce up!