It's abundantly obvious that I have been neglecting my blog since Christmas.
Sorry about that.
I've been spending some time in thought trying to understand what the heck is going on. Finally, I believe I have discovered the cause of my reluctance to just write a few words and hit the publish button, for cryin' out loud.
Yes. I'm pretending that I don't have a chronic illness.
See? It's hard for me to even type the words Sjogren's syndrome. Denial is a powerful thing.
Even though I've finally realized WHAT I'm doing -- or not -- I have no desire whatsoever to spend the emotional energy discovering WHY. BICJ has put her imaginary foot down in refusal to poke or prod my psyche. She has thrown herself protectively in front of the emotional center of my brain and has declared, "ENOUGH."
For once, I agree completely with my bratty alter ego. It's time for an emotional time out from the feelings of loss or frustration or angst that have prevailed since the beginning of the year, including my ongoing battle with autoimmune disease. So I find myself focusing on pleasant things, and fun projects which require extensive online research and purchasing. Shopping! Woo hoo!
Blog about Sjogren's syndrome? What blog? What's a blog?
So I am going to indulge myself this summer to just write about people, places, and events that make my heart smile. The biggest grin inducing event lately has been my ongoing and tantalizingly close to finishing obsession with grey paint. And it has been just a hoot.
Well, it's been a hoot for me. I'm so lucky that I have such an amazing team of
I just love the color that I chose. It's called "Aluminum Foil", which I think describes it perfectly. It's so much fun to work with one of those strange chameleon type colors -- grey, blue, white.....the ambient light changes this color into one of a million different hues. Because who wants just ONE boring color on your walls?
Love this charcoal shag beauty. It's so great to have a cushy spot to just splat myself flat when I need to.
Y'all know the feeling.
See how the color of these flowers just pop against that soft grey?
Next up: Hanging the curtains.
One of the most fun things about this project is that each and every element of it was a screaming bargain. Paint? The best Sherwin Williams has at 40% off, including brushes, tray liners, painters tape and everything else that I could think of. Brushed nickel replacement cabinet hardware? A fraction of Lowe's prices. Curtains? An absolute steal at $24/pair of panels. Rug? Online bargain find at 70% off and free shipping. The fact that it was the second one that I bought because the first one I bought was bright blue instead of grey as advertised and I had to wrap up and send the first one back? Only meant more shopping. Bonus.
Ahhh. What fun. I wonder what's next............