This is Lily. Although it may look like it, this is her natural coloring...I did not paint HER. I swear.
Well, I did it. Got up early, finished the painting. 2 coats. Had to remove the contents of 2 bookshelves in order to move them off that wall, and that was time consuming. Thought about sponging the wall after a coat of white paint on it, but I didn't like the way it looked. I was running out of the yellow paint, so I mixed it with some white and it came out just a hair lighter than the original color. SO I have 3 yellow walls and one white. The white one has 2 large windows on it and I probably have enough of the mix to put a coat on that too...but I am done. No more painting for me, at least not in this room. I may paint on that wall another time, or stencil or something, but it ain't gonna be now, muchachos...If I don't get this room finished and the order restored, I will slit my throat. All I have to do now before I move those bookcases back is get the caulking done. It's a clear caulk and will take 7-14 days to completely dry, that's why I'm doing it last. I'm gonna go to town with that caulk gun. I also have to clean up those window sills, as they've gotten a bit of mildew living there. Then it's clean the bookcases with Murphy's Oil Soap and start arranging books and stuff. I have a wingback chair I am moving in here with a little footstool. I'm going to start looking for some new curtains too, the ones there are faded and a hunter green. Oh boy...that means some shopping trips to my favorite recycling centers...Goodwill and the Salvation Army. Maybe I can even find a cover for that chair...
Tomorrow I am getting that massage that got canceled last week (or was it the week before???) . Thank goodness. This old body aches. Then Wednesday I have plans to have lunch with 3 girlfriends and visit a recovery home afterwards. Thursday I am lunching again, with a friend, at Olga's Kitchen. They make great salads and spanokopita (SP--better look that up, doesn't feel right). Then Friday is busy too...and a dr appt in the late afternoon. By the time the weekend rolls around, I'll be beat. OH yeah, and my neighbors are going to Florida for a week, and I'm feeding their doggies twice a day. It's good to have a full and rewarding life, but this is ridiculous. lol We have plans on Saturday night and then Sunday I am running the District meeting and holding a workshop on Sponsorship afterwards. Holy crap. I'll be in the looney bin by Monday....I wonder if they have WiFi there?????
I'm going to make some rooiboos tea and read a bit before bed. I've been listening to some wonderful music from a program called Echoes..kind of electronic jazz stuff...beautiful. It's the local University station...one of the best I've heard.
I'll leave you with this quote from English author J.B. Priestly (1894-1984)....
"I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning."