Who can turn the world on with her smile?

Why, Petunia McGillicuddy of course.

So today was the day that I painted the bedroom. It was a tedious and laborious task but the end result was worth it. At one point either the fumes or sheer delirium took over and I started humming the themes song to Mary Tyler Moore. For those in the know this song now reminds me of one of my favorite bloggers, Petunia. So I painted her a personal message with the new wall paint.

Well, the room is going to look smashing. Once the room everything is installed, drapers are in, things bought.... and it's is all pulled together (probably a month) I'll post a before and after pic.

Anyhoo, here I am painting this room without alcohol and without help getting frustrated as hell. This new color is like 5 times darker than what I was painting over and the paint itself was really thick. I've done a lot of painting in my days but this is I believe the last time. So I saved about $300-$400. But how much might I have made had I been at work instead? Well, there is something to be said for doing it yourself and that's HIRE SOMEONE NEXT TIME.

I am dead tired from doing manual labor and we're going to some close friends for dinner. We adore these people but we are truly worried of what they may cook. (Last time it was a beet and sour cream salad -- T loved that don't ya know -- and some weird chicken/pork/ham dish that I am quite certain was from a Better Homes & Gardens magazine from 1969. And, it wasn't cooked completely. ) There is always McDonald's on the way home.


MiKell said...

I know exactly what you mean.

But, just for fun, I leave you this:


The Dangerous Man said...

Just be greatful of the company


Petunia McGillicuddy said...

Hey wow! Thanks! Hi!

Ok, this calls for my "Pookie's" story. Coming soon. I hope it will give you a giggle.

Pookie65 said...

Mikell: thanks for posting that link. I've played it over and over. I'm updating my site and will be adding a link to yours soon. Thanks for posting!

Jay: Dinner was pretty darn good. Nothing too retro rhis time. And as always the company was fabulous.

Petunia: Oh, I can't wait!