Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Gloomy outside, but getting cozy inside

What a gloomy day. It's been rainy, cold and gloomy since Sunday and there's no end to it in sight for the week. That's why I'm typing this in a cheerful color. The wind is whipping and I sit here in distress because I still have to return to the mobile home to pick up the garbage and take it out to the park's garbage dumpster. I REALLY don't want to do this chore in this weather. :( *sigh* The sooner I get it done, the sooner I'll be back in Taigh Beag.

Taigh Beag is getting quite cozy now. I did my first load of laundry in this house today. I felt bad because my brother and SIL left me their brand new washer and dryer because they didn't want to bother hauling them out of the basement. Instead, I gave them my set, which is only 3 years old, but isn't as high quality as their set. But it was their decision. They were the ones who offered the switcheroo. So I guess I should just count my blessings that I have such a nice washer and dryer. Besides, the set I gave them was a wedding gift from my FIL...so they have something special. :)

I hung a lot of pictures and other wall decorations today. I'm really trying to use the existing nails in the walls, and have been fairly successful.

Hubby and I also discussed redoing the dining room. I'd like a colonial look that will mesh well with the country/cottage look of the rest of the house. Hubby tends to agree. Right now, the dining room has a cranberry bottom wall, a cream top wall and an Adirondack mountain scene chair rail border wallpaper. It's really cute, but doesn't quite work for hubby and I's tastes.

Hubby and I usually share our decorating ideas together and come up with a compromise. I do most of the decorating, but I like to have his input because he has really good taste and ideas and I want it to feel like his home too. It bothers me when wives completely take over decorating the house and their masculine husbands are stuck living in a Victorian Princess nightmare with enough pink, chintz and delicates to make Barbie sick. No wonder men hide out in the garage or basement.

I admit, though, I did take over without suggestion the decorating of the kitchen. Hubby basically left it alone because he just wants to eventually move the kitchen anyway, but I simply couldn't live with the current kitchen as is, even for a few years. So, I got out the paint samples and started in....well, he couldn't leave it alone and ended up offering some really great suggestions for it! He wasn't sure when I told him I was going with green, but after he saw my paint sample, he agreed it was a good choice. Men and women tend to see colors differently.

Still no ideas for the master bedroom yet.

Well, I better go take care of that garbage.


1 comment:

Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

Can you tell me the difference between Irish Gaelic and Scottish Gaelic (besides the obvious)?