This will be super quick -
I spent from 2 pm to 9 pm painting Jonah's bathroom today. I chose "Key Lime Pie" green, and it looks awesome. Between the jungle bathroom set I won on Ebay and the original Target pieces I got from a sweet blog reader, we are almost set. Now I just need to find one or two bath mats, a couple towels, and some wall art, and we'll be finished. The walls are painted, and we have the hooks, shower curtain, a couple soap/lotion dispensers, trash can, kleenex box, canister with lid, tooth brush holder, and cup.
And I am WORN OUT. When we first closed on our house (three years ago) I, with help from siblings, friends, and sibling's friends, painted the living room (textured), the nursery, the guest room, our bedroom (red... I AM AN IDIOT!), our kitchen, and sanded, primed and painted our kitchen cabinets. I vowed I would never paint again. And today, I renew that vow. Painting a bathroom is ridiculously difficult. Too many small spaces, corners, and fixtures to paint around. Between the taping and painting, I know it took me close to 12 hours. Shwoo. Much love and many thanks to Granny who watched the Jonut so I could get it all knocked out today.
I called my dad to ask him some spackle/painting questions, and he said something like, "Knowing you, you probably won't wait, but I'll be glad to help you if you can wait till the next time I come."
What he's referring to is my days of little motivation followed by my spurts of "I got something in my head and it must be done RIGHT NOW" productivity. I often refer to it as a "bee in my bonnet," but my sister accused me of being an old lady with purple hair or something, so I won't mention that phrase here... lest she make fun of me... again. And Dad might also be referring to the day last week he called and I was moving a giant TV and all the furniture in our bedroom by myself because of aforementioned bonnet bee.
Anyway, the bathroom is done and I'm glad to have accomplished something big today. This kind of tired feels good. I'll have before and after photos once I get the wall stuff up. I want it to look completely finished before I put up photos.
Jonah's doing well, and he was awesome today for Granny. He's finally back to his normal (mostly) sweet self. He's got lots of new tricks, so I'm going to try to get them on video soon.
This wasn't so short after all... so it seems to go with me. I'm not exactly concise. It's my only vice... or something.