Friday, June 6, 2008

Blogging Interrupted

It has happened. My life has gotten in the way of blogging this week. Have painters here. They painted half the house. I hated the color. Started shaking. Started panicking. Started to cry a little. Started to panic more. I have 20 foot walls in my foyer and family room. This is a big deal. This is gonna cost me. Called my husband. "It's ok, sweetie." Thank you Lord for a husband who loves me no matter what. Started going through the color samples again. Started painting large swatches all over my walls. Got so desperate that I was asking the painters for advice. Not such a good idea. But they assure me all is ok. Picked new color. Bought more paint. Helped daughter with school project. Painters are coming back today. Also, I am watching my neighbor's wee ones in the midst of this, but that is a good thing because my son has been bored out of his mind with this paint fiasco I have been consumed with. Now he has someone to play with today. This weekend is a soccer tournament and party. It is going to be one million degrees. Poor girls. Poor me. Gotta go get my daughter ready for school, now. Sorry I am talking like a robot. I will resume my Mommy Blogging journey soon. I need a diet coke with lemon.

Meanwhile, go vote below. Trish is in the lead, but I want to keep it that way.

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19 Comments:

Connie said...

20 ft. walls? Oh geesh, I can't imagine how scary that would be to paint...especially when you made a bad color choice and paid for the paint. I think you may need something stronger that a diet coke with lemon. You will have to post pictures for us when it's all done.

Kelley said...

I have voted and LOL all great pics and we are pulling for Trish!
The walls, oh my! Let us know what you decide-I always like Cabernet Red (hee Hee). Saw your post at SITS please stop by anytime.
Kelley

Kat said...

I always struggle with paint choices. When it gets on your wall, it never looks like it does on that little sample card.

I'm new to your blog, and LOVED your 12-step post. I actually commented on that post late last night, but being that it is now 2 posts down, I wasn't sure if my little comment would ever be read. Not that it should matter. But being the blog addict that I am, I just wanted you to know I loved that post!

Kimberley said...

Paint can be tough! You deserve a blogging break...400 posts!!!!! Get your diet coke, girl!

Missy said...

OH Debbie! Sorry to hear of the paint fiasco. I know EXACTLY that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you can just TELL that it isn't going to be the right color! If it makes you feel better, I painted my baby's nursery 3 different shades of green before we got it right (all during month 8!).
We'll be right here waiting patiently for your return, just where you left your mommy-blogging-addicted friends -
sitting at the computer, where else?

Heather said...

Okay, Debbie, just breathe with me. In and out. You are doing great, sister. I have been through the paint fiasco and I know how mind blowing that can be. I've had those tears in my eyes from staring at the baby poop color on my walls. I KNOW those tears.

If I lived closer, I'd bring you that diet coke with lemon and give you big hugs.

Kelly said...

Whoohoo! Go Trish! Just voted! I think twice! haha just wanted to make sure.
You HAVE to post pics of your house .....with the couple I have seen here and there it looks awesome!!!!!!!! Ok well try and get some relaxation amidst the craziness, enjoy your DCW/L ( diet coke with lemon ) and stay cool, it is a heat wave here too.

Love,
kelly

Kat said...

I wish you had lots of time...and you could post photos...because there is nothing like a few hundred women weighing in on your paint color choices. :-)

Like Heather...wish I lived closer so I could offer my expert color advice...bring ya that diet coke...or just send you over to my blog because you might need a little seratonin in you...just for today...or you could just help me eat my peanut m&ms...

Gina said...

One time, about 7 years ago, I decided to paint my hall. The walls are not two stories high, but the upstairs and the donstairs of the hall had to be painted together...
I had picked a nice tan paint color and started painting away when I realized that what had looked tan on the swatch was looking MEXICAN RESTAURANT PINK on my walls.
What could I do? I was 7 months pregnant and half way done with the walls. Being the practical person that I am, I decided to finish and leave it for a later date- maybe in 6 months I could get back to it.
It stayed that way for about 2 more months and then I could stand it NO LONGER. I loaded my toddler and preschool sons into the car and ran to Wal Mart for new paint. I was crazed. I handed the boys a box of cerial and a DVD and went to town. In about 4 hours I had the whole thing repainted! Yay me!
Guess who was in labor the next day? I'm still not sure if it was one last, uncontrollable urge to nest, or if I pushed myself into labor a little early because of the hard work- but I had a TAN hallway and a beautiful baby girl. Yay Me!

Lula! said...

The bathroom in our guest bedroom has black walls. Forever. The End.

I'm gonna have me a Coke ('cause even though we are BFFs and love will always keep us to-getha, these lips won't let a drop of diet Coke pass through them), sit down for the first time today, and say prayer for YOU. For your walls, your weekend, and whatever else God lays on my heart.
p.s. We do wanna see the results AFTER the chaos has died down, please.

Piggy said...

We painted our kitchen and hall leading up the stairs to another hall a few months ago. I stayed in the bedroom witht he door closed, so the baby wouldn't be exposed to the fumes. We came out to find that they had reversed the two colors we had chosen, but it turned out to be good because we ended up not liking the color in the kitchen, which would've been the color in the halls that cover a larger area, and the color that we had chosen for the kitchen looked better in the halls anyways. The painters repainted the kitchen for free with a different color that turned out much better. The first color we had chosen didn't look pink on the sample, but turned out pink when the entire kitchen was painted.

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Mrs. R said...

You have a great husband.. Well, I do to, but mine would have said LIVE WITH IT.

Your house is going to look FANTASTIC.

Can't wait to see the pics!

(BTW I had to change my blog address, so please change my link on your blogroll to:

Mrs. R
http://therfamilydiaries.blogspot.com

Thank you.)

HeathahLee said...

Hi, Debbie! I've seen your comments on lots of blogs, but when I saw yours on my best friend's blog, A Quiet Life, I had to come "meet" you! We repainted our living room last year and the first color we got I lurved...on the chip. When my husband had painted the entire room with it, I cried. Think Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream, supposed to be sage green. Bless his sweet heart, he said, "Well, let's call it a primer and go get some more paint!" He is a good man.

I also left a comment on the 12 step program. So, will you be starting this program via correspondence or will I have to move to Virginia? :)

Elena said...

Ugghhh....I am SO afraid of paint. (Hence all my walls are the same tan that came with the house.) I would LOVE to get brave and actually paint them something gorgeous, but I just know it would end in tears like you. Hopefully you found the right color. Can't wait to see pictures!

Ben & Hillari said...

What a small world...it's the same Vestal! What's your friend's name? Also...gotta comment on the paint fiasco...I am already planning colors for our house that's not even built yet! And I'm so indecisive cause I don't wanna hate it! And after building the house I don't think my dear hubby will be too keen on letting me repaint quickly! It's such a stressful process!! I hope your rooms turn out beautifully and you're in love with it!

Anonymous said...

hi Deb,
We went thru the paint horror last month getting ready for LeighAnn's communion. I kept telling Mike I could have done it faster than the 2 men we hired!!!! With all the days I took off from work to be home with them. The only problem was I didnt want to paint the hall going up our stairs.. way too high for me... too bad you werent closer my girlfriend has been picking colors for everyone we know.. she really should have been a decorator.She just pulls out the Ben-moore paint wheel and poof ....perfect right down to your personality .. I have 3 different shades from different strips and our rooms/halls all flow together.
(l-shaped dinning/living room--- and when we redid the kitchen awhile back I took that wall down)
Your home is beautiful.. dont stress I'm sure the color will be great!
Claudia

Jennifer P. said...

okay--you do realize I'm an interior designer, right? And that I have painted like a gajabillion walls. And that I know the perfect shade of brown or of yellow or of blue or of green----and I could have HELPED you?! FOR FREE :)?!?!

I'm sure you made a good choice. Take a breath. We'll all still be here when you get back....

Tracey said...

It wasn't the beloved Tobacco Road that you hated was it?