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finally done

I finally finished!

Fixing my horrible painting mistakes, that is.

Painted and repainted the formal living room. A cozy beige color is so much better than the disastrous gray. No more living in a mortuary = a happy husband.

Painted the kitchen. Still not loving the color. But I’ll live with it for a while.

Hubby printed some stunning pics of our six adorable children. We already had the black frames.  They look fabulous on the main wall in the living room. We can’t wait to take some new pics of Hailee when she is home–and replace the one and only picture we have of her.

I simply love simplicity. Simple decor too. Me and clutter just do not go well together. The simpler, the better…and less to clean.

The couches definitely need some colorful cushions.  But that will have to wait.

Mmmm–still not sure how long this purpley color will last. I don’t have time to think about it for the next month–so I guess I’ll just have to live with it. I do like how the pink flowers look with the wall color though. I absolutely love pink…my best color ever!

Oh my. Today we had a showing on our house. They gave me lots of notice, so I had time to get the house spic and span. Always a good thing. I had a lot of cleaning to do. So I woke up early and got started. School took a backseat as I scrubbed every inch of the house…spotless!

For seven hours I cleaned (and threatened kids with their lives should they dirty or mess up anything).

S-e-v-e-n hours!

At three pm we got out of the house. “Be out of the house until 4pm”, they told me.

And so we did.

We stepped back into the house at 4pm. Um–no agent’s card in sight.   No footprints on freshly vacuumed carpets.

They had FTP’d.


No call to say they were not coming.  No call to say they were running late.  Nothing.

Gee, thanks a lot!

Oh the joys of selling a house.  It has got to be one of my least favorite things in the world to do.  That and snow skiing…leave me in the lodge, thank you very much.  Tell me something…what is so fun about being so cold, to the point where you cannot feel your feet, and having your ankles strapped in so darn tightly that you feel you’re loosing circulation?  I just don’t get it.  We went once.  That was it for me.   Forever.  I was absolutely freezing.  “Wear sunglasses,”  my honey said.  Well yeah, I did.  Only problem was that for 6 hours they kept misting up to the point where I had no idea where I was going (of course that was only when I remained off my cold rear long enough to actually have to know where I was going).  Yep–sooooo much fun.

House selling and snow skiing–of course they have so much in common.  Now you know they are two of my least favorite things to do. 

As I lay me down to sleep tonight–at least I know I have a clean house.  Bliss.  And I’ll definitely sleep well tonight because I’m so beat.  Who needs the gym when you can clean house [for free!].

It’s all good.