Today is not a good day. I came home from work with a nagging headache that blossomed into a full blown migraine on the drive here. By the time I drove into the driveway, I was seeing bright flashes of light, smells were making me nauceous, and loud noises were causing my head to implode. So I crawled upstairs, got a cool damp cloth from the bathroom to cover my eyes and crawled into bed. Three hours later, I'm awake. I'm still extremely nauceated but at least I'm not seeing flashes of bright light and the thumping is gone. My family knows when I have these migraines they have to fend for themselves when it comes to supper. It's actually a treat for them since I don't like Buffalo Wild Wings and they are in the living room right now munching away on "B Dubs".
I'm hiding in the office with the light off, trying to stay committed to February's NaBloPoMo challenge. As long as I don't smell any food or chemicals I should be okay. My poor beagle baby, Mollie Bollie. was chased out of the office because I could smell her even though she got a bath last night.
The good thing about today, my husband finished the 2 four space QB's and the lid to my "hope" chest. He volunteered to help sand and prime everything this weekend while I finish painting the last of the 2 walls. He also came home with 8 boxes of Girl Scout cookies. Now if only I could eat some!
Today I bid farewell to the purple-blue wall. It was a fine lesson in encouraging my young child of six to express his own brand of creativity (and my lesson on not giving him full rein of the color spectrum to do it). Luckily he is now 19 and has refined his choice of color to...red, just red.
This wall was my nemesis. It required two coats of primer and two coats of paint to cover. The lighting is very bright (there's only bare bulbs in here right now). So it's coming along...slowly. I have a lot more to do but seeing progress each day keeps me going.
Entry wall (brown)
Short wall by door (white)
Wall by closet (brown)
Purple-blue wall (brown and green)
1 - two space QB (primed and painted)
1 - two space QB (primed)
Hope chest - emptied, taken apart, all the holes puttied, and sanded
LEFT TO DO:
To be painted: This should go much faster as it doesn't require priming.
Window wall (green)
Long wall (white)
1 - two space QB
To be built:
2 - four space QB's
Lid for "hope" chest bench (reinforce)
To be primed and painted
3 - two space QB's
2 - three space QB's
2 - 4 space QB's
Hope chest bench
To be sanded, primed, painted, and sealed
To make or upcycle
Curtains - upcycle
Fabric bins - make
Cushion - make
Other - as I think of or need them (too many ideas currently floating around in my head).
Other decorative touches
Decoupage - CD holders, photo holders
Picture rails - make
Wall art - make
Purchases yet to make
Ceiling fan with light
I know you're probably thinking this room isn't going to be done until next year, but everyday a little is done and I'm feeling very good about it. *thinking positive, thinking positive, thinking positive*.
This is one of those "holidays" my husband and I have a jolly good time with by being goofy and irreverent. We do little things everyday to show we love and care for each other, so having one just one day a year is foolish to us.
It started when we first were dating. I got him a sassy card, that he proudly showed to his mother of all people. She burst out laughing (thankfully) and proceeded to tell him what it meant. Innuendo is not his strong point. After he got over the initial embarrassment, he started laughing too. *Whew*
Ever since that Valentine's Day we celebrate a "Senitnelav" Day (Valentine's spelled backwards) instead. We don't buy gifts, we tease each other (in a good and kind way), and if we buy a card it's very tongue in cheek...none of that mushy stuff for us.
We've been together for 24 years and learned a long time ago that we need to have fun and laugh together. It's helped us through the bad times, calmed us down when we were angry with each other, and made life spontaneous. I never know when he's going to "get" me next.
This was the ecard he sent to me while I was at work today. I burst out laughing and had to explain to a bunch of co-workers what was going on.
So to get even (in a fun way) I sent him this one. He's the one that always complains I pocket dial him.
Happy Senitelav's Day to all!
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