Nate and I got most of our room painted on Saturday. It sure looks different, going from a horrible yellowish/greenish/brownish/orange to Spanish Bluebell trimmed in Cloud Blue. (My curtains don’t clash with the walls anymore, Hayden)!
It’s the only blue in the house (aside from our adjoining bathroom which you’ve seen many times. They’re different blues, but I think it works). It’s the only cool color in the house. The rest of our house, upstairs and down is warm, earthy colors. There’s a lot of varying terracotta, deep warm red in the dining room, I pulled tans and browns out of the brick in the fireplace downstairs as inspiration for the walls and cabinetry in the basement… There’s still the gawsh-awful-heaven-help-us neon yellow-sometimes-green in the entrance and hallway. That’s next to go. But it’s the only color, of course, with a two story dropoff in the stairwell, so I’m not sure how I’m going to do that. Especially cutting into the popcorn ceiling along the top.
Anyway, all that’s left to paint in the bedroom are the 4 closet doors (here’s 2 of them and yes, my bedroom really was that color. But I didn’t paint it).
and I need to finish painting the bedroom and bathroom doors. Right now the two closet doors on the tables (that are still in my living room) are drying from their wash-down. I’m hoping to get all 4 of them painted and rehung today (am I dreaming?) because tomorrow, I’m hosting a sit-down dinner party for some friends that are unexpectedly moving to California.
Nate’s making his famous clams. I’m really excited.
As mentioned earlier, I still have huge tables in the middle of my living room, as well as several half empty boxes of Christmas decorations (did you see the tree in the background? That happened yesterday afternoon).
I need to mop.
I need to pick up the 20 pounds of clams and figure out what else I’m serving.
I need to clean my house (nothing new there).
I need to do laundry (again, nothing new).
I need to redistribute clumps of kid-hung Christmas ornaments on the tree. (Bad mom).
Tomorrow is my busy week day, where I help in school for 2 hours, followed by my guitar lesson (crap, I need to practice) and then I was supposed to also volunteer at Math Club in the afternoon, but I cancelled because I’m totally hosting a dinner party and I have to be HOME for at least PART of the day or we’ll be eating McDonalds on plastic folding tables in my living room!
So, I took a skein of yarn and a circular needle Saturday night to that client Christmas party I was telling you about (oops, I forgot to post Health Group on Saturday, didn’t I?) so I wouldn’t die of boredom during the ra ra’s and awards and such and started this…
Can you stand how cute that is? I had one skein of this Regia that needs two skeins for a pair of socks. It was in my discard pile (oh yeah, I didn’t tell you that I totally went through all my yarn and books on Friday while cleaning out my room in painting preparation, and divvied my yarn in half. I got one bin, and the girls got one bin. I also have a stack of books that are going away) until I realized it was boy appropriate (back to the Regia), and thought I could make cute little Clark socks. He’s very excited, and loves to try it on. I think it’s a smidge too small, so I’m probably going to rip the whole thing and add another 4-8 stitches.
And now I must go. Closet doors. Christmas boxes. Laundry. Guitar practice. Messy house. Dinner party.
PS- Ooh, ooh! Stephanie, guess what?! I have a Calcifer! He’ll be delivered on Wednesday morning. I can hardly stand it, I’m so excited. You should come over and see him. And celebrate with me.