Friday, September 21, 2007
So I decided I needed to post a few more pictures of my week in Colorado at the kids house PAINTING (especially after I received a few posts about not posting enough...really you people like my essays...really...I'm flatterd...Kari...Sandie...I'm here!!)...The first picture is of my SIL on a very tall ladder cutting in the accent wall color,(the walls behind him and beside him haven't been painted yet in this picture) with of course his lovely bride (my daughter) holding on to the ladder for her "man"...yes I guess you can say...she's a bit like Tammy Wynette in a "Stand by Your Man" kind of way! He was such a trooper...every night he had to do the tough painting as we called it! He didn't want any of us up on that giant ladder...so we had to let him do it...not that we minded AT ALL! Of course in the bottom corner of the picture is the Princess...and that would be Corinna their gorgeous black lab...she's a sweetie and she loves her parents...I'll have to post a cuter picture of her later...she deserves her own post.
The second picture is of the living area with the walls dressed in the new colors... and a new couch that is THE most comfortable thing you could ever sit upon!! Oh! how I wish I could remember the accent color (dang menopause)...it's hard to tell in these pictures how beautiful it is and how much it warmed up their new home. The main color of course I can remember...it's called Greenwich by Ralph Lauren...but it isn't green...go figure!! Of course I suppose after a while these paint companies have a problem coming up with names for soft taupe...really DO you KNOW how many colors are out there??...geez...no wonder folks are stricken with a major case of A.D.D. not to mention the mind numbing FRIGHT when it comes to picking out paint colors! Too...WAY... too many color choices...then again you would be hearing me RANT and RAVE if there weren't enough colors out there to choose from...so I guess there is no pleasing me...AGAIN...darn that menopause!!
The last 2 pictures are of me and my friend Toni...well, actually just our PAINT pants...aren't they lovely? Yes we worked many, many hours to have them come out looking so FAB! Mine are these outrageously comfortable pair of black "jogging" pants ( which is a bit misleading because I have never jogged a day in my life...my philosophy is if you can't get their by walking, then you might as well stay put!). These pants were lovingly worn for approximately 10 years or so...until one day about 8 or 9 years ago...I needed something comfortable to paint in...these pants were summoned to fill that position...once I cut the bottoms off and made them into Capri running paint pants! The shirt started off fresh and clean...not new...but fresh and clean! By the end of the second day...I decided to give up on trying to keep it paint free, I just threw caution to the wind and well...basically used my t-shirt as a paint rag, a napkin, a towel for drying my hands, a paint brush cleaning rag, a paint drying rag...you name it...if it needed dabbing, drying or cleaning...this shirt filled that bill! By the end of the week this is how our paint pants looked...mind you both of our pants started with very little paint on them from previous paintings...but I'm telling you by the end of the week...they were really covered in most areas...don't you just love that splash of green on both our pants??...that was the kitchen color! Gorgeous...I must say it looked way better on my daughters kitchen walls! My husband asked one night (I think just to be nice and seemingly interested) what color were we painting the house? To which I replied "COLOR"...you mean COLORS...geez...men! I told him I would show him when I arrived home...I think he thought I was bringing the paint swatches...but he should know how I paint by now! I must say I'm rather proud of my new and improved paint pants...they are a reminder...a journal or diary of sorts of all the colors I have used in painting in the last few years....I will keep my paint pants...for as long as they fit me!! Hopefully, they will wear out before I grow out of them (after all they were worn stylishly in the 80's)...then I just may make a pillow or something out of them...to remind me of those glorious painting days! I do rather like to paint...walls...NOT trim...again...another story for another day!!
On another note...don't my toes look great...LOL...love that color of polish...notice there were no paint blobs on my feet...that's b/c I now have a new pair of paint shoes and socks!!
firstname.lastname@example.org LivingTheLife at 12:35:00 PM