Thursday, May 26, 2005

Tomato soup and an almost-migraine


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Patrick is off today to San Diego for five days; the ride to and from BWI early this morning went alarmingly well. The girls were patient and good. As soon as we got home I began to dismantle the diningroom in preparation for its transformation. No small task: I had to disassemble the table as well as take a hundred pount ugly mirror off the wall (which despite falling three feet to the ground did not break -- does this mean seven years of good luck??). Tonight I'm going to paint the base...a sort of scary tomato soup color. On Friday and Saturday I will paint the tinted glaze over it (a more benign brick). Am I avoiding the novel? Let's just say I've figured out how to faux finish the ugly door to the basement to look like natural wood.

I've had a headache for two days now that isn't responding to anything. When I'm not worrying about brain tumors (thank you, "House"), I'm in blinding pain. I'm sure the paint fumes and five days alone with the kids will help make it go away...

4 comments:

Rabbitch said...

Liquor. Liquor is the answer. That, and learning to knit.

It's worked for me.

Nicole said...

Oh she knows how to knit! She taught me!

T. Greenwood said...

And I know how to drink! (I also taught Nicole that...ask her about The Blue Moon's $1.60 pint of wine.)

Nicole said...

oh I was drinking long before that. I just never knew how bad and how cheap a drink could be until I experienced the BLue Moon! And for that I thank you, while my wallet and my gastrointestinal track curses you!