Linoleum, Paint, and Teeth.
Written last night…
I’m kind of stumped on the mini accordion books. I feel like the pictures should have continuity–like they should all be from the same shoot, but I don’t have enough pictures of my girls taken in one sitting that match because they never cooperate.
I made a yellow mini accordion book too, the front page is at the top there, but Tyler says he likes the brown one better, so brown it is! (See previous entry.) The brown has all fall photos on it, I guess that’s continuity. The yellow one just has my favorite photos from the past couple of months in black and white.
One day I’m going to have to organize a photo session of them on purpose…
As soon as I have some extra money (never, ahem) I want to get a 20×20 standout print (it’s on something like foam) of the photo on the far left to hang above my couch, and two 8×10 standout prints of the middle two pictures to go along side it. There’s already a 20×20 black and white of Rosie up there along with two 8×10’s of the girls. These will even it out. Then I need to get a big float wrap of Rosie in color…$$$….I have a float wrap of infant Ada that is so beautiful. Everyone who walks in my house immediately asks about it. I sit and stare at it all the time. Love looking at photos on my walls!
I could probably afford to repaint my living room for the cost of a big float wrap. Hahaha. It desperately needs to be repainted. My kitchen is bright grass green and everything else in the house is nasty flat paint in boring dead white guy beige. (Except my turquoise bathroom.)
What color should I paint my (small) living room that would go with green? I love funky colors, but we also need to move in a few years so I might not be able to do something wonderfully crazy.
While we’re talking about house colors, what color linoleum would you pick for my grass green kitchen? It has white right now, but Tyler’s parents are getting us new flooring for Christmas (YAY!!!!!) and I don’t want to pick white again. It constantly looks filthy. I have a black dog and that does not go well with white floors. White looks so nice with the green though! I can’t decide on another color.
I’m waiting until Christmas is over, then I’m hitting up the storage tub clearance. I discovered last year that the red/green storage tubs go on a big sale as soon as the season is over. I am obsessed with those things. They are perfect for my small house because I can put stuff in them, label, and stack. I have plans to lay plywood up in our attic so I can use it as an extension of the closet. It’s very easy to get into, but the roof is so short that you can’t even stand up in there. It’s like two and a half feet high. But I can cram a lot of storage totes up there as long as they don’t fall through the ceiling! (LOL wait for the blog post when that happens…)
I am so exhausted tonight. Ada rolled around and fussed all night long last night. This morning her left top front tooth broke through the gums. My baby is really getting her two front teeth! I’m not lying, I cried. How is this happening so fast?
She only napped for 45 minutes total today and she wouldn’t go to sleep tonight until after 8. It’s 9:30 and she’s already woken up crying three times, and that’s with my laying next to her. I gave her teething tablets before bed. Maybe she needs Motrin. I hate giving that to her, it’s sticky and artificially smelly, and it causes huge poops from the sweetness or something. At the same time I certainly don’t want her to suffer. I have some clove bud essential oil that will make her gums numb, but in turn when she nurses my nipples get numb! At least we’ll smell like the holidays instead of like the artificial grape of Motrin.
For some reason lately Rosie has been bursting into tears and saying, “You hate me!” I have no idea where she got that from. Maybe some TV show? Perhaps Pippi Longstocking? I don’t know! Preschooler dramatics, geeze! I’ve been reminding her that I love her and asking her if she knows just how much I love her. This morning when I asked her she thought about it for a second and said triumphantly, “Fifteen!”
Yep…I think I love her a little more than fifteen…
Tyler came with us to homeschool co-op today and Rosie was so excited to show Daddy her “school”. Tomorrow night is her dance recital. She absolutely cannot wait!
It seems Ada is asleep for a second. I have a chocolate chip cheesecake chilling in the fridge that may or may not be cold enough to eat, and I’m in the middle of Pride and Prejudice on the Kindle…I’m taking a break from creativity for tonight before I suffer some form of burn-out.
It’s lonely. Cold, snow flurries, quiet. Sometimes being alone at night is a little sad.