Monday, June 10, 2013

'nothing' defined

i started out this weekend with the best of intentions. my 'simple summer' plan is simply to make no plans. i find that is the most relaxing option for my head.

saturday was a glorious day to carry out 'nothing' - because it was doing this:

ps. I'm sorry to my SF friends. I have been praying for this kind of thing.


Not really a problem, except that i was in the middle of this:


which caused this:





all of which led to a glorious day of making rhubarb bread, reading and napping. my version of perfect 'nothing.'



sunday the plan was to do more of the same. however, while sitting in the sunroom admiring the pretty view:





i got the idea to paint the sunroom ceiling yellow (this thought has been rolling around in my head for quite awhile).

so after church, i went to ace hardware, got some supplies and started doing this:

notice the wrong color at the lower left. yellow is tricky.
which really went quite swimmingly, even though i only got as far as the initial coat of paint.

then something got into my brain, and i started doing this, just to see what was under there:


before you know it, i was staring at this:





actually, the conversation in my head went something like "ohmgosh" this is hard to do. maybe i can get anne to help me. or some boys. (which says a lot about anne that i thought of her first).

i seriously laughed at myself as i inched the carpet up. it was HARD work. i have not been that sweaty since i used to run marathons, people. i finally got the brilliant idea to cut the carpet into chunks. i also think i got stronger as time went on. that's because willpower is actual POWER.

anyway, when I got to this part, i was kind of incredulous:





because seriously, NOW what the heck am i going to do?!?

sigh. i guess i'm not very good at 'nothing' weekends :)










ps. i also have another project waiting in the wings. stay tuned.

5 comments:

Rea said...

Stain the concrete and put down pretty area rugs?

bobbione8y said...

i wonder if that will work! it's a weird slick red surface, with lots of carpet glue right now.

however, it does look better than the nasty carpet did :)

anne said...

UGH. I pulled up that horrid "carpet" stuff at my house... and that glue sticks forever. The best I could do was hand-sand it and PAINT. Then, yes, pretty rug over!
Sidenote: don't THINK... CALL! I will always come and help do that kind of stuff! I really like the work!

carey said...


wow. the last thing i think of pretty much ever is painting a ceiling. can't wait to see the finished product. i bet the floor turns out really cool.

cherk said...

I find yellow paint is the trickiest of them all, whew thank goodness you went with the second.