I have a large group coming for Thanksgiving (YAY!) so I’m doing a little home improvement work in the form of painting. I have 2 bedrooms and a hallway to paint and a lot of trim.
I hate painting – I really do. I don’t know why because it can be sort of mindless and meditative and gives me time to listen to music but it’s just not my thing. I’m not careful enough and I constantly screw things up. I paint the walls and the, in the process of painting the trim I get the trim paint on the walls. Or vise versa. So annoying. And the taping – OMG! It takes forever.
I find that as I’m working my way through the room I am constantly fighting the urge to quit. My inner voice starts to whine – I’m hungry,,,, I’m tired,,,,, my back hurts.. blah…blah.. blah.. boo… hoo.. and the other voice pipes up “Come on – just one more wall – you can do it! Keep going!l You’re strong.. you can make it!”
It’s just like being on a long run or needing to swim another 1000 yards.
I can’t wait for the big event when the work pays off because it means my house will be full of people – Double YAY!
I Love painting. I often think that it would be my job if I wasn’t a nurse.
If we lived close by I’d help ya!
Enjoy the family and friends!
girly, you need to go jackson pollock on your walls.
The prep work totally takes more time than the actual painting–absent which the painting just looks like crap anyway. I like the finished product, but the process of getting there is not nearly as much fun as swim,bike,run.
that’s exactly what its like – those inner demons wanting you to sit on the couch and eat bonbons. but that is not what my 21cm is made of!! 🙂
i’m happy you’re having a fullhouse for thanksgiving! nothing better than having family around is there??
I love painting 🙂
It’s sort of a hobby of mine.
We are having a full house of people this year too. I can’t wait to soak up all the memories and the laughter.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
oh btw, I’m new to your blog