Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I'll be the one on the ladder

I am done. Almost. As much as I can be. I have done as much school planning as I can. I have one curriculum set that has not been delivered yet - it's brand new and all I have is the Beta version. Once it gets here, I'll need to make photo copies of the tests and such. But other than that, unless I remember something I forgot to do (if I do, it'll probably be at 4 am) I can move on to other things.

Like painting! I still have paint I bought last year for some projects. But because of my tendon injury I did zero painting last summer. The summer of '08 I painted 3 bedrooms and a hallway with a newborn in the house! But last year, zip, nada, nothing. Hopefully I can remedy that this year.

I've also been stumped as to how to paint our stairwell, which needs it badly. But it's two stories tall, for Pete's sake. (Anyone know who Pete is?) Then I ran across this and even though I am a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to heights, I'm gonna give it a try.

You know what the hardest thing about painting is? That I never want to stop at painting. While I'm at it, I want to put in new light fixtures, and maybe new drapes, which would need new curtain rods. Or maybe the shower curtain needs to be replaced which would require new towels, toothbrush holders, trashcans... This is definitely not a new phenomenon for me, so I know I need to watch it. If you know of any cures, let me know. I'll be the one sitting on the couch watching HGTV.


Jeanie said...

Love this post as that is something I need to do here(minus the painting) since I am not allowed. Thinking about some cute wall stick-ups for baby girls room. So fun to do a baby girl room when you couldn't for 12 years. Would you know where I could get some clips for hanging up her crib quilt on her wall? Thought BRU would have them, but none.

Tami said...

Jeanie, if it were me, I'd look for some 3M hooks, or velcro or something. I think 3M sells some velcro stuff meant to hang pictures on a wall. I'd see if those work. Won't mess up the walls and would be cheaper.

Jeanie said...

We are hanging up pictures and some things w/ regular nails. We won't have to sell a house next time so filling in holes isn't too big of a deal. Those can get pricey when hanging 8 pictures, plus other things. I may think of those for the quilt, but am really looking for something to clamp onto the quilt.

Tami said...

I have Ashlynn's crib quilt pinned around what looks like a curtain rod that is under a shelf. I posted a picture of it here (the last picture):

I hung the shelf in her room, but pretty accessories on top, and draped the quilt over the rod, safety pinning it in the back to keep it from falling. Hope that makes sense.