Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Festival

I can hardly believe it, but thanks to all of you who have checked this site out, I've had over 1,000 hits!  To many of you, it probably means nothing, but to me it's pretty cool!  THANK YOU ALL!

Today I am hopefully going to put on the 2nd coat of paint in our bedroom.  I have never painted my own room before, so it's been a big deal for me.  It's also taken FOREVER!  From the first day we took out the mattress and put it on the living room floor till now has been almost 4 weeks.  It's only 3 walls, for crying out loud!  One excuse after another, and finally we got the ball rolling.  After tomorrow, I still want to paint one of the walls a deeper colour (it's eggplant), as the first 2 coats are 1/2 tinted.  Then I want to make wide stripes and put a clear shiny glaze on.  I've done it in one of the kid's rooms and it was great.  Ya, this is big for me, so bear with me.

Anyways, here's my Five Good Things list for today:

1.  A can of paint (or two, or three)
2.  My friend told me today that she got a job!  I'm so very happy for her.
3.  Tea with a friend - it's embarrassing, but true- we worked together 9 years ago, then she had a baby, and another one, and another one, and another one... and she came up for air and asked me over... NO, I could not have asked her and her 5 children over in my messy house with no room to turn around in !!!    Thank you M, for having me over.
4.  My Mama's in no pain! - Tomorrow will be 7 years since she died.  It was actually June 13th (in England), but when Dad phoned to tell me she was  gone it was still the 12th in Canada.  I miss her, but am so glad she has no more pain.
5.  My Sista! - I know that if she's read my #4 today, she'll be in tears... so I gotta tell her one more time- I LOVE YOU TRACY!

I've enjoyed reading the comments some of you are adding.  I try to respond to each one, so please check back to see.

Have a terrific weekend!



martine said...

Thanks Dawn! you make me laugh!it feels good to come up for air! :) hope your painting goes well!

Northern Living Allowance said...

Hi Dawn! Good luck with the painting - you're more motivated than I am, despite your procrastination. I just keep THINKING it would be nice to paint and that's where it ends. :P

Wanted to let you know I posted some kitty pictures on my blog, just for you! Bylaw is the kitty with the lump (it's under his left forearm, but he doesn't seem too bothered by it).

Take care!

bcsmithereens said...

Martine, glad you got a chuckle out of this! Let's not wait another 10 years to visit, okay? We only live 15 minutes from each other.

Annie, I loved your kitty pics. Thanks for doing that for me!

As for the painting, the base colour is all up (did I mention it was eggplant?) The lights are new, up, and working! I'm stalling to continue with the accent wall (as the colour is twice as rich as what's there now). I want to make stripes, and they take a lot of work... so that's my task for this afternoon.

Keep your fingers crossed for me, so I don't end up on here in a couple of days screaming and losing "it"!