Saturday, October 08, 2005


The painting adventure is going well!

We started with the grey primer:

Then we moved on to the COLOUR!!

It will still need 2 more coats, but I'm loving it already - Bordello colours as a friend put it. ;o) You can see our mango bathroom in that pic, too. I'm really happy with how that came out. When everything is all cleaned up, I'll post some "after" pics. :)

Today while we were painting, I heard a whistle blowing and I was wondering WHO was foolish enough to buy a whistle for my children! Then I remembered that it was ME. (argh) It came with a little survival guide from Scholastic. Maybe I'll bury it in the backyard. I can always tell them that they get to dig for buried treasure if they figure out it's missing...

Trillian has become quite the blogger. She really likes to hang out here in my lap while I type. I can't believe how much she can eat in one go. She's definitely getting some meat on her little bony body.

I ordered that ring I was coveting. John made me do it. He said it was either that or get a SOLD sticker and wear it on my bum. ;o) I also won a lot of 8 Stephen Donaldson books on ebay. Sadly only 6 are the Thomas Covenant books, so I'll still be missing some, but the price was right! ($10.60 shipped)

I've been re-inventing myself because - well - it was just time! So I've made a switch in style to some rather Bohemian type stuff something like this (WOW! looks like I'm not the only one!) and am actually wearing skirts (so not my usual style!) and loving it, but I'm not sure what to do about cold weather attire. I guess I still need to figure out my style there. I'm a no-shoes kind of person for the most part. And I'm DEFINITELY not a nylons person. Here's what I'd REALLY like to wear but where can you wear something like that? And I'm clueless about footwear. I've never paid attention to what women put on their feet. I know a few basics like "no white after Labour Day", and I know combat boots are a no-no, (not that I want to wear those - had enough of that in the Air Guard back in my airplane-fixing days!) but I guess I'm going to have to start paying attention. It's kind of pitiful how clueless I am about this stuff, LOL!

Had a good breakthrough in my story today. I wasn't sure where it was headed, but it suddenly came to me what needed to happen next, and I'm quite happy with it. I'm all inspired to sit down and write the next part now. It seems to be growing out of short-story length. I'm not sure what it's becoming. I think I'm going to need a Nom de Plume, though. Can't have children's books published under the same name as this adult fiction. :-O (assuming I do get published, LOL!) I'm still waiting to hear back from the publisher about my latest manuscript, and I have to work on tightening up another one I'm polishing up to send out.

Time to go be productive!


Cheryl said...

Nice paint job! You are brave for taking that on with small children. I'm dreading the day we have to re-paint. (oh and great job nursing Dagney for so long!)

Candace said...

Thanks! We figured with 3 coats it was going to be hard to go wrong letting them help. :o)

Can you believe Dags will be 4 next month??