Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
All the colors of the rainbow
The best part of this afternoon (other than the price) was how much fun we had going through all of the cans, looking for that perfect color for each room. Since our selection was much more limited than if we had been looking through the hundreds of custom paint chips, the experience was light-hearted and fun, rather than stressful. With our choices narrowed down to orange, brown, blue, or a rather horrible yellow, the decisions were easy, and made with no argument. Furthermore, there was that feeling that you get at a yard-sale or flea-market, that you're really getting away with the better end of the bargain.
We're going back again next weekend, to see if we can find anything for the dining room! I think we're hooked.
Saturday, February 05, 2005
Colds and tea
Thank God for Puffs Plus tissues with Aloe tm. And for tea. I don't know what it is about tea -hot, strong, and with a dollop of honey - that makes colds seem much less miserable. Perhaps it is the caffeine providing the feeling of sharpness and being awake, or the soothing of the steam and the honey on my throat. Perhaps it is a learned response from my childhood; a time when tea and toast were the staples Mom brought out for the sick. Whatever the reason, my husband is making me tea, and so, for a short time at least, I'll depart the land of the cold-suffering zombie-people, and pretend that I'm just fine.
Life, or something like it...
After the wedding, and an incredible honeymoon in Italy, I made the difficult decision to leave my job in D.C., and work full time on making a home and a life for us. Although I loved my job, traffic in Northern VA meant that I spent between 3 and 4 hours commuting every day, and between that and the long hours it demanded, I realized that I would have little time to spend with my brand-sparkling-new husband. So, after some discussion with said husband, and some logistics decisions, I entered into the life of a home-maker! A couple of months later, I became pregnant with our first child, and I guess this is life coming at me at breakneck speed!