From there we headed to Walmart and picked up a gallon of paint. Sesame. A nice neutral beige. I am planning to paint the boys' room and the living room the same color. My bedroom is already beige. Although my room is a slightly different (better, in my opinion) shade. I hope that isn't an issue. If I think it might be, I'll paint the living room to match my room instead of the boys room. There. Aren't you glad to know all that?
After picking up the paint, we came home for lunch and cleanup from lunch and a few minutes to regroup and then schoolwork. After schoolwork was laundry and starting dinner and by the time Steve was home late for dinner and that was finished and cleaned up I was already trying to talk myself into waiting till tomorrow to start the painting....
But, like a good girl, I got myself together and went in to the boys' room to start the edging. Now don't feel too sorry for me, I actually love to paint. It is relaxing (except when your four and five year-olds are following you around "helping") and gratifying--provided you're changing the current color, which I always do.
Steve started pulling up the linoleum and sub-flooring in the entryway of the house (a small area) after dinner. The boys helped him and he is paying them each $1 to finish it for him today. They are so excited, they would pay HIM a dollar to let them do it! :-) We are going to put ceramic tile there instead to match the other parts of the house. The boys get so excited and keep reporting to me that "Daddy is breaking yours house, Mommy!" They love it when I act astonished.
So, that was yesterday. Here is today's list:
- Morning chores
- paint trim (second coat)
- patch wall dents all over the house
- finish mowing (we had to buy a new mower because ours quit. Then, the new one literally blew up while Steve was mowing with it for the first time, spewing oil everywhere! Now we have another new one. Let's hope I have better luck!)
- Church tonight. (Kids have choir rehearsal and classes. My class is over so I get to relax a bit and wait for them. Ahhh...)
- Come home from church and get something more done before bed. What it is will depend on what Steve wants. I may just be rolling the boys' room paint.