Today's post is 5 for Friday on Thursday in case I am incommunicado tomorrow.
1. We are getting to the point in the reno project when the computer access will be limited :( We will have to completely empty the command center (office). Our custom desk can't be moved around enough to paint and lay flooring. We will have to take it apart and store it in another room for a couple of weeks. I am hoping I can find some creative ways to get in a few posts - maybe I can go to work early and use that computer. I have tried to use a laptop in the past, but for some reason I could never get the pictures to load into Blogger posts using it. I am sure I will have to try again.
This weekend we will be painting - that is assuming I don't have a complete meltdown by then. I have discovered the small paint samples you can buy for a couple of dollars. You get enough paint to paint a small section at home to verify the color is, in fact, perfect. Well, about a hundred paint chips and 5 samples later, I don't know that I even care anymore. I am buying 2 gallons of one of these colors today (I know which one, but you will all have to wait and see). Tomorrow we are painting the first coat. If it weren't so rainy and humid we might be able to do both coats tomorrow. We will just want to see how quickly it dries. Maybe it is a good thing we won't have computer access so there won't be blow by blow evidence of my freak-out if the color goes tragically wrong. Fingers crossed!
I know the problem is that we are going about this a bit backwards. The walls in the living/dining room have never been painted since I lived there. They were hideous and dingy when I moved in and that has not changed. I kept putting off painting because I wanted to buy furniture first. Well, the furniture never seemed to be the priority - there is always something you need more when you own a home and cars, right? I was looking for a color that was neutral enough to go with the yet to be determined future furniture. I finally decided there is no way to know for sure, so I might as well paint what I think I want now and worse case scenario we repaint when we get new furniture.
2. I love to bake. My husband always says he loves how happy I am when I am baking. Of course, he likes the treats he gets too :) However, I can't control myself around the baked goods, so I always end up feeling guilty. Yesterday I had some too ripe bananas that I didn't want to go to waste, so I broke down and baked blueberry/banana muffins. To save myself, I took them by my husband's work. Over the summer the drivers wash (inside and out) and wax all the buses. It is hard work - they definitely deserved a treat. Hopefully, their hard work burned off the extra calories, so I don't feel guilty about feeding them what I didn't want to eat. I did keep a muffin home for myself - one muffin is okay - the other 1/2 dozen I could have eaten is NOT okay.
3. You can certainly tell Star Wars in owned by Disney now. Their marketing was always huge, but no I see it everywhere. I wanted to buy this cereal "for my husband", but he is not a fan of the marshmallows in cereal. I might have liked the cereal too much so I left it at the store and took a picture to show my husband. I do try to be good, I promise!