We were the closest family possible. Our world was turned upside down on 05/03/09 when my best friend, the person I love most next only to our children, my sister Trina was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Her body gave out on her on 01/09/10 but she will ALWAYS be a part of our daily life and will continue to be in my posts. I started my blog to chronicle our daughter's international adoption from Guatemala and have continued to use it as a journal.

What you will find is my family trying to adapt to our new lives that were handed to us.



Thursday, April 19, 2012

Walls - 4, Cameo - 0

I swear this whole redoing the family room is going to be the death of me. I have admittedly become a bit obsessed with it as it is something mindless to occupy my head space but I just can't make up my mind!

Yesterday I slapped up the "orange" to see how it looked next to the "green" wall. 'Eh, it wasn't really calling out to me. I asked mom her opinion and she agreed, we weren't really loving it.

Back to square one.

We drove back to the little mom and pop paint store where I had bought the samples from and the lady was happy to see us. She asked how it was going and I gave her the cliff notes version of what had happened. "Now that I finally got my way, I don't like it" I told her. Mom and I went through the whole store, holding up paint chips together, looking at the four walls inside the paint store which are all different colors, trying to see what we liked and what we didn't. We had decided against the orange and green and were looking for something else. Right in the middle of our conversation my phone rang. I knew it was Norm. I wasn't going to offer up my location to him.

"Where are you? Whatcha doing?" he immediately asked.

I was fucked.

"I'm at the paint store with mom" I admitted.

"Uh oh, that sounds like trouble."

Oh, he hit the nail right on the head!

Mom and I wandered around some more and found four completely different colors. The other times I had been lucky in having to buy only about 4 oz of paint because it was going out of stock but these four, well, instead of trying to find a sample one close to the same shade I just figured screw it, I need to get it done and I need the right colors so I sprang for the quart in each color.

You should see the wall above the fireplace now. There are no less than seven colors painted above it.

SEVEN!

(That just reminded me of George Costanza. You can't tell me David and Posh aren't closet Seinfeld addicts.)

And I still haven't decided which one I'm using. There is one mom and I are leaning towards. Norm was out of town working yesterday so tonight will be the first time he will see the test wall with the new colors. I'm sure as shit not going to point out the one I like best because I know he'll fight me on that one. The thing is, mom and I are thinking of painting all four walls this one color.

And if Norm comes out and says that is his least favorite color?

He's going out of town for about 4 days sometime next month so it can get done while he's gone!!!!

However, now that we've zero'd in on one (maybe) color, I don't know what other colors to decorate with.

Family room, you have won for now. But I am gunning for you and I WILL make you sparkly and new! Someday.

Hell, I've had it like this for six years, who's to say I won't like my rainbow wall and just leave the test patches up.