Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Constant Companions

These two things are my constant companions of late. I am being totally serious when I say I think I've given myself carpal tunnel or have developed arthritis-- or both. Because I'm painting my dining room-- all three coats of it-- with that 2 inch cut brush. That should tell you an awful lot about me-- namely that although I'm willing to shave a serious portion off my weekly grocery budget in order to buy fabric, I am too cheap to invest in an $8 paintbrush. I hate rollers-- they eat up paint and fling microscopic drops everywhere-- and I hate taping, so I always have a good cut-brush on hand. Unfortunately, I can't find any of my other brushes, so I've done my hour of painting a night with this puppy. Only about 9 more hours of painting to go...oy. But I shall survive, and I really hope I still like this color when I'm finished, because it ain't changing anytime soon.
And the coffee. If you spend any time with me, you know I drink way, way more than is good for me. Like 4 cups a day more than I probably should. I'm a late-night girl, but I've found that gargantuan nursling+molar-cutting toddler+dumb sunrise-lovin' dog=early bedtime/no productivity OR serious caffeine addiction. I choose the later.

Speaking of coffee, while I was in self-imposed exile last week, I actually had a reading at my favorite local coffe shop that I forgot to mention. A bunch of my old MFA buddies--including my dear husband--and I read on Saturday night. I switched out writing for sewing a while back-- I can pick it up and put it down so much more easily than a poem-- but I still miss it. So now what I really need is just one more hour in the day.... the constant refrain of motherhood, alas.

4 comments:

Joy said...

We were at your favorite coffee shop on Friday evening following a Boba House date. :) I'll bet Paul would have loved to hear the readings. Let me know the next time you do that. Did I ever mention that he was an English/Art History double major? Anyway, you should have told me about the 2 inch cut brush. I have a 3 inch that might have saved you an hour or two. ;)

naqahdahnellie said...

Can I buy you an edger please? I can't believe you're painting the whole room with that thing. We always use an edger, which isn't much bigger but does go faster. Wow, that's dedication. I like that color, I want to see it when it's done. :)

brown robin said...

I would love to come hear one of your readings! Maybe one day I'll make it your way... that would be so perfect. We could talk sewing and writing. My undergrad was creative writing/literature. I choose to write poetry for my senior project. Now... about that paint. Too wierd. I painted the kids' room yesterday. It was a marathon. I love painting, though... it's instant gratification. You are a crazy busy woman like me, I'm afraid. The only difference is I believe in rollers. You're hard core, girl!

Melissa said...

Yeah, more than once my poor husband has gone off to work leaving me in say, a yellow room, only to come home to a green one. I love paint-- the cheapest way to totally re-vamp your house. It does not help that there are all the fabric warehouses around here, so I can go in with $30 and come out with enough fabric to make all new drapes and pillow-covers-- requireing more paint...