March 25th

I’m enjoying my second cup of coffee now. Sure it’s after noon but I’ve been busy. I have to give Daisy a bath in a few minutes so that I can take her to the vet. I made the appt. yesterday and last night I dreamed that she died…it’s was more like a nightmare really. Like a~ she took her last breath in my arms~ kind of nightmare. I didn’t like it.

Back to the former playroom. We’re giving Chloe the room. It doesn’t matter how long we have left in this house, Chloe is getting her own room. Part of the delay has been selfish on my part. First of all, I didn’t really *feel* like painting the room. Secondly, I haven’t felt like dealing with the dramatic fallout that is sure to come from Halle. She has always needed to be with people and to sleep in her own room is terrifying. I’m going to make the transition as smooth as possible, including buying new paint today. We’ll see.

So far I’ve been able to use paint that we already have. We’re trying to spend as little money as possible and it’s been nice to have the yellow paint that I bought so.long.ago. It took a while for me to find that post. And I still love that color. It didn’t work with the bamboo floors in the kitchen but I think it’s so sweet and pretty in Chloe’s room.

I love the lime green curtain too. I bought it at Wal-Mart (yep, I actually went inside) a few weeks ago for $12. I thought it was a pretty good deal, especially considering it’s one that blocks out heat. Although we did buy windows that do that also. But the sun comes up on that side of the hill and I didn’t want it to shine in Chloe’s eyes first thing in the morning. That might have been a good way to get her up early though.

I need to paint the base boards but I’m leaving the door trim for now because Travis is probably going to replace that door. And the bathroom door too. And a new bathtub is being considered. A new friend of mine came over yesterday to help me and I showed her around the house and the things that needed to be done. For most of it she said “leave it” but when we got to the bathroom she said, “Girl, you need a new tub! That turquoise isn’t gonna cut it!” And I really appreciated her honesty. This has been the project in the back of our minds since we bought the place and the obstacle has always been that we have one bathroom. But since I can’t realistically help with that project, my thought is that I’d go stay with my parents for a bit. That way the girls and I could still do school and there would be plenty to help with when I got back.

I’m so, so, so glad that I painted the cabinets last summer *and* that I planted a little garden. I’m not sure how much I mentioned that. It was a lot of hard work and If I had to do it now I’m not sure I’d be able to handle it. The garden has french lavender and I planted a blueberry bush but I don’t know if it survived the winter. I’ll plant some flowers and call it a day. I’m not going to put a bunch of effort into growing edibles…even though I really want to. I might pick up a pot of tomatoes from Costco. They’re already growing nice and big and have tomatoes on them. I don’t usually like cheating like that but I’ll cut myself some slack this time.

And, wow! I had far more to say than I thought.

Did I mention that I *love* this room now? Once again, I wish I’d painted it as soon as we moved in.

Live and learn.



3 thoughts on “March 25th

  1. Lookin’ good 🙂
    It’s funny – I always feel like I’m cheating if I buy plants with fruit already on them too!

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