This weekend, because apparently we have nothing better to do with our time, Sweaty Hubby and I decided to re-paint our living room. It's been a cozy, warm shade of red for about 5 years. We decided to brighten it up and modernize it with a smoky blue. Okay, maybe you might "brighten" your home up with something cheery like yellow or white. I like intense colours in my home. To me, blue = bright.
By the way, it was Sarah Gunn's photo blog of blue Christmas decor that made me jump into the world of blue with both feet. I had been thinking about it and her blog sealed the deal. Thanks, Sarah!
Whenever we paint anything, I am stuck on edging. I have to do the overhead I-want-to-stick-this-paintbrush-in-my-own-eye work around the moldings. Sweaty Hubby gets to roll paint. Not sure what past deed I am still making up for, but this is the division of labour we've sorted out. I spent the better part of Saturday evening and night with my arms overhead. And aching. I didn't work out on Saturday, so I enjoyed that bit of self-punishment in a way.
So - go ahead. Hire painters.
If you've done any of the following activites, you can officially skip your workout for the day. I authorize it.
Shoveled a really long driveway.
Raked a really big lawn.
Walked around a giant craft show all day with your preschooler (This was my workout on Sunday... thanks, One of a Kind Show, for the dehydration and ringing in my ears.)
Helped your friends move. (Who are these friends & why do they not grow up and hire movers, by the way?)
Went to the beach, the park, the woods or any other natural attraction for the day.
Hosted a children's birthday party, holiday dinner or any other marathon of entertaining and food preparation.
Spent the better part of a day traipsing around your local mega-mall hunting for Christmas presents (Bonus points if at least one child is physically on you - in a sling, carrier, on your hip or throwing a tantrum while you drag them.)
Undertook a full-on spring (or fall, winter, summer) cleaning of your entire home.
Painted a really big room (obviously...)"