I've been playing around with the colors on the blog trying to figure out what color I like. I tried pink and then I found this blue. I am drawn to this blue. At my last house, everything was blue. Kitchen had a blue wall, living room had blue/white furniture. Then we moved and I decided no more blue. I miss all that blue! We have been in this house 3.5 years and I still don't feel "at home". So, as part of my New Year's Resolution, I have decided to paint my house. I know Steve isn't big on colors and all the decorations, but I am the one who is always here. So, I am going to add some color and some "fun stuff". I love to look at "virtual tours" on the internet of houses for sale just for ideas. I love going to open houses to be nosy. I love going through model homes. I just want my house to be "mine" and not what was here when we moved in. I started and painted the walls a deep gold. It's really pretty. Now I just have to decide if I want to paint the back accent wall a separate color. I am thinking either a chili pepper red or eggplant. My kitchen is grapes/Italian theme. So I think either color will work. My friend is coming to visit on January 12 and she loves to decorate. So, I told her that she has full reign over what we do. I always told her that she should be a professional decorator. She just has the knack for it. So, for 10 more days, I can live with my egg shell walls.
Tomorrow is back to the grind. Kids go back to school. I am excited to get them out of here but at the same time, I dread all the running around. It was such a nice break. Greg will have baseball 4 days a week. Elizabeth will have all her newspaper deadlines and all her club activities. Mark will have homework again............but on a happy note, I will have about 5 hours of PEACE AND QUIET. No more Disney Channel or CSI Miami marathons. Yippee. I can crank my music.
My glasses are in! That's on my list tomorrow is to go get my new glasses. I can't wait to see.
I have been purging/pitching my scrapbook room. It feels so good to get rid of stuff. I participate in a lot of swaps so I have a lot of stuff I won't use. I can't wait to start scrapping again. I also am determinted to make this Stampin Up business work. I am not in it for the money (but the discount sure is nice). I just want something "challenging" to do. I am even toying with the idea of going back to school! When will I have time? I have no idea. But just the thought of it gets me excited. I used to love to work. I loved getting dressed up and going downtown. Don't get me wrong, I love staying at home with my kids, but now that they are getting older, I would love to do something for myself. I have no intention of going to work full-time. But in a couple of years, they will be going to college. I have been a SAHM for 14 years now so I know my skills are "rusty". So, maybe 2007 will be the year.
Well, I guess I should consider going to bed. No more sleeping in until 8 like I have been. It's back to 6 am. By 9 am, I will have the house to myself so that will get me up and moving. The weather is supposed to improve (it's been rainy the last 2 days), so a little sunshine would just make me so happy. I am hoping to start taking the tree down as well. That's a job in itself.
So, until next time............have a good week.