2) We've been redecorating the bedroom, and so far it looks great! This has been a project a long time coming, and I'm just relieved we're finally making some progress. We knew that we needed more storage in our room, but it was too small to add another piece of furniture. We decided to get rid of our old bed and order a new one with drawers underneath. Since we were going to be doing that, we decided to repaint, too, because we've been sleeping in a beige room for nearly 14 years. Beige. Seriously, how did I wind up with a beige room? Bleh.
Anyway, we've been collecting parts for a long time. We ordered our bed months ago (It has been in the garage since it came in. We've only had it for a couple of weeks, but it's got to be assembled and we haven't had a chance to put it together yet. Steve's been so busy with work stuff that he hasn't had time, and the pieces are in 3 boxes, 2 of which are taller than me, so I've been too intimidated to try and do it myself) and we also got a new ceiling fan because our old one stopped working correctly. We couldn't do anything with those until we repainted, though, and paint was the last thing we decided on.
Last Friday, we began moving everything out of the room. There is just something about Steve and I that doesn't mesh when we're trying to do a project like that. We start trying to move a thing, we hit a snag, and when Steve is off trying to figure out the logistics of how to make it work, I just end up moving it myself. Granted, he's probably trying to figure out a way to move it without destroying it, and I'm just trying to get it out of the way. At any rate, trying to move furniture around with Steve greatly multiplies my desire to beat him to death with my shoes. He told me the feeling was mutual! Ha! Luckily, we managed to clear out everything without a homicide!
While I began painting (a lovely greenish-blue that the paint guy made fun of) he began working to put up the fan. Unfortunately the wires, which are as old as the house, began to fall apart in his hands as soon as he started working with them. Neither one of us knew what to do! We'd had to cut the power, of course, and we were going to need some kind of light and power on that end of the house before Monday, even if the fan couldn't be installed. We also couldn't very well leave live wires dangling from our ceiling, so we had to find an electrician that would come out on very short notice, not to mention on a Saturday. Luckily we found someone and he was able to fix the wires and install the fan for a reasonable amount of scratch. One thing about the fan, though, is that Steve and I didn't measure how big the old one was before getting the new one. We just guessed and grabbed one. The new fan is HUGE! It's intimidatingly huge. Sleeping under it makes me think of some kind of elaborate James Bond villain death trap. We haven't even been brave enough to turn it up as high as it will go for fear that our bedroom will take off like a helicopter. It's a nice fan, just kind of scary.
After the electrician left, I was able to start painting again, and I've learned some things about myself. I'd turned on my iTunes playlist, and I learned I work much faster when I'm listening to music! Well, I would if the whole thing didn't break into a musical complete with dancing and arm movements. I can't just listen to it, I have to EXPERIENCE it. I also learned that I have no actual idea what is on my iTunes playlist, and the fact that it jumped from One Direction (just one song, shut up) to something about lonely women making good lovers that I don't remember adding, disturbs my inner chi. I never think to weed out that playlist, so every time I turn it on is an adventure. :) I also can't keep paint off of the carpet, even with a drop cloth. Luckily it was only two tiny spots, but one spot kind of got bigger when I tried to vaccuum it up thinking it was a piece of paper. Oy.
At any rate the room has been painted and now I need to move whatever furniture I can back into it to get it out of the rest of the house. It's like playing an annoying game of Tetris in our house right now. More stories about the room as they arise.
3) I think I'm too old to stay up late these days. When I get really sleepy, it's almost like I'm drunk. I get really honest, slurry and very silly.
4) Last night during church we were doing "congregation requests" during the music time. That's self explanatory, right? Anyway, while I was trying to find a certain song so that I could pull it up on the screen, I uncrossed my legs and my foot hit dead center on the computer's power button and the whole thing shut down. I couldn't have done that if I'd been trying, but I did manage to do it by accident in front of the whole congregation. *Facepalm*
5) There was another thing I was going to put here, but I can't remember it. :( I'm sure it was both charming and entertaining, though. To make up for it, here is a picture of Groot.
He is Groot.