Painting as an Endurance Sport

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!

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5 Responses to Painting as an Endurance Sport

  1. Jumper says:

    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!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Enjoy the family and friends!

  2. IHateToast says:

    girly, you need to go jackson pollock on your walls.

  3. Greyhound says:

    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.

  4. momo says:

    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??

  5. 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

    Jillian

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