Win Win Achoo

Remember this? Yeah, me neither. It’s been that long. At this rate, I project the house will be finished in 2015.


We’re calling it “The Pink Room”. Not that it’s really pink, but in comparison to everything in this house: oh it’s pink alright! It’s a lovely, cheerful room that doesn’t scream, “HI I’M TAKING PROZAC TO GET THROUGH THIS MISERABLE GREY WINTER.” Ahem. No, the room whispers quietly. Even to the teenager, who likes to hang out there because the color is “soothing.” 

The room is nearly done, in no small thanks to IZ, who gave me the day off on Monday to paint. I was lamenting my fate, not wanting to report back to work after a weekend of Youth work, and he said, “Then take the day to paint. Finish your room.”

That’s a deal worth taking, no? I’m hoping to take photos soon. However, painted hardly means decorated. And I’m still trying to decide how to deal with the left-over sofa. Oh, did I mention this room is filled with left-over furniture? It’s a mishmash, but I have a plan, maybe? So, photos shortly.

Of course, I painted on Monday and then promptly got sick. I love, love working with youth. But I’m no fan of the Petrie dish my classroom appears to be. I had a youth worker whisper to me during service on Sunday, “I can’t help in Sunday School this week, I’m sick”. And with one whiff of a cough-drop coated breath, I knew I would be too, shortly. For those wondering what fate smells like, let me tell you: minty. 

So, now I’m hopped up on cold meds and rambling. But my room is painted and I’m married to the nicest guy on the planet who took pity on my Monday morning wails of “I really don’t want to go to work today.”  Win-win. . . achoo! 


8 Responses to Win Win Achoo

  • Margaret says:

    Lots of bugs going around school too. My nose is a little sniffly tonight. 🙁 LOVE the color; it’s peachy!

    • Wende says:

      I was just thinking about you!! It is peachy. It has tones of pink in it, but I think it falls more in the orange family. Or, so I’m telling myself. It’s like those aqua colors that are neither blue nor green.

  • IZ says:

    AWESOME. Can’t wait for you to decorate.

  • CitricSugar says:

    Yes, the petrie dish! I’ve been double-whammied with the combo of toddler-nephew in daycare (developing immunity right along with him) and the substitute teacher in many petrie dish communities… I’ve been my own personal germ parade. Decidedly NOT pinky/peachy. It is no fun being sick and I hope you recover quickly – you are far too pretty to have to deal with sneezes. 🙂

    The room looks great – glad you have such an awesome boss. 🙂

    • Wende says:

      I do not know how teachers do it. I hope you feel better very soon!

      You would have laughed at me today, tho–Carly. I usually will not leave the house if I know I’m contagious. But G had a dentist appointment. And we’d already had to reschedule once before. So, I paid my bill over the phone, dropped the kid off, and then came back at the end and waited in a corner. When the dentist came out to update me, I made her stand across the room and shout everything to me. And then I made G open the door for us to leave. I’m sure the office thinks I’m crazytunes. 😀 However, I’m convinced that if people would just STAY HOME when they are sick, these things wouldn’t spread.

  • Julia says:

    Oh it’s such a “Happy” color…I love it! It reminds me of a gorgeous, peachy sunset! I hope you feel better soon! I had that yucky cold last week and felt miserable.

  • Hope you feel better soon, that is a soothing color! ♥

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