Well, we are still at it! I’m wanting to get the house looking a certain way before the big 50. That is my gift to me this round. I threw myself a big party at 30…then at 40. I was single and so why not? But at 50 I have all the things I wanted for so long. I have a good marriage, healthy, happy children, a charming old home, and I’m a housewife. Then we add a rental property and writing career and wowie! I could not want for a thing more.
Except some more baskets and to go back in time to fix a paint mixing gone wrong. It was bound to happen. I’ve been mixing all these paints we had left over and that others have given us, like a mad scientist, and it all worked out…until lastnight. But we will do the good news first, why don’t we?
My neighbor friend gave me a container of paint to do the side of my cupboard. I loved it so much I ask for more paint and did the whole thing.
And with more baskets…
Ok, so now for the fatal painting job. We took the remaining paint and mixed with white and I wasn’t paying attention when Bali mixed it and started painting because I had made, yet another, new neighbor friend and we were watching Game Changer, yet brain washing another person into plant based eating (no, now you all know I wouldn’t do that! She is already almost plant based).
Anyway…I forgot that white and red makes what color folks? Pink, yes, and that is fine if mixed right but this turned into something disturbing.
It’s a combo of Sante Fe or being in the womb again. Depends on how you’re feeling at the time you’re in the room. This photo is dark and I couldn’t get it any brighter if I tried. We are in a dark, fleshy womb pink. With an orange wall. Hum. Look at Clyde. He even looks upset by it.
One neighbor said she would paint a desert scene. I could balance it out with white wicker furniture. Or we could paint it again.
So, we will ignore it for now until we figure it out. Bali really likes it. Like I said, some white wicker furniture and a desert scene mural.
I think we are done with everything for now. We either finish with painting the orange wall more womb pink or we repaint with a different color, but we are done with our work in the house. For now. When winter comes and we can’t go outside there may be more work.
I’m doing some cooking from my bulk foods and we watched a fantastic documentary new out on Netflix today called Kiss The Ground.
Here is a the link to the trailer and a bit about the documentary. I would strongly encourage anyone and everyone to watch this. It is filled with hope. I had read about much of this over the years and I’m happy to see it all coming together. It is about reversing climate change.
It is on Netflix. This was sent to me by a community member on the Channel. Someone also suggested My Octopus Teacher.
The documentaries that have really changed the way I think, feed my family, and live are:
Secret Ingredients (Amazon), Game Changers, Forks Over Knives, and now this Kiss the Ground, along with The Social Dilemma. All the rest you can see on Netflix.