Monday, June 7, 2010


We are determined to stay ahead of the chaos with this move.

This will be our 5th move in 9 years, so I think I may have some authority to say that it might not be possible to avoid all chaos when moving. But it's good to have a goal.

And in light of that goal, we've been plugging away at our to-do lists.

I did something today that I've never done before:
I painted.

Yes, I have lived for 31 years and never painted a wall.
It has been a bleak, white existence, but somehow I've survived.

When we bought this house, the kids' bedrooms were already painted pink and blue. A little more traditional than we might have chosen for ourselves, but it sure took the guesswork out of which room should go to which kid.

And since we had a grand total of 2 weeks until Derek made his exit from my uterus, we just left the rooms as they were and embraced the pink and blue.
(On an interesting side note, the original owners did not actually have any children-- they had "his and hers" rooms that they chose to paint in those colors.)
But now we find ourselves about to rent our house to someone who does not have young children, so the pink and blue had to go.
We went with Verde Antique, a kind of sage green color.

Josh left for work this morning, and I was in charge of deciding for sure on a paint color.

But my good friend (you know, the one who lets me utilize her facilities at a moment's notice) volunteered to help me paint today.
So we painted.
Josh was quite surprised to come home and see the rooms almost complete.

He may also have been surprised to find that our 5, 3, 2, and 1 year olds were running around the house and backyard largely unsupervised while we painted and occasionally threw some food at the little monsters.

See how excited I was?

It's the little things people.

Turns out that painting is kind of a pain in the buttocks, and I'm glad that it's done.
And now I can move on to the rest of my to-do list.

-Oil change
-Packing for our trip
-Cleaning out appliances
-Transferring utilities
-Pap smear
-Sharing too much on my blog

I can probably cross that last one off my list now, eh?


Joyce said...

Love the color! My hubs is a bit of a perfectionist so while he likes the idea of me painting he doesn't like the reality quite so much. It works for me : )

Dana said...

Thanks for reminding me that I don't need to move from Texas just for the heck of it... (keep forgetting I am no longer a military brat or member, just a plain old dependant). We were considering moving somewhere else, but it is such a pain in the buttocks :)

Erin said...

I'm glad you guys found renters. And, painting always sounds more fun than it is. I'm usually tired of painting before I've even finished taping.

Anonymous said...

Love the new color! I LOATHE painting.

Dang! I forgot to schedule a pap smear and I am moving this week!

Clearly, I need more guidance from you.