Another insanely busy day yesterday. I don’t know if you’ve gathered this about me – you should have by now – but when I get an itch to accomplish something, I am not to be messed with! I was very, very tired when I got up Sunday morning and I didn’t see how I was going to pull it together enough to finish the painting. Coffee helped. And a little cry. It was an “I’m exhausted” cry.
But then I got all the painting supplies out again and spread the drop cloths and opened the paint and began to tackle the window trim and the baseboards. In between coats, I mowed the entire front lawn and the grass in front of the corral. Then the second coat. Then cleanup. Then, after an hour, I peeled the painter’s tape off the walls and windows. (I love doing that.) Then after some more time had passed, I started to put things back. Oh, and I ran to the grocery store to get some food.
But I’m so aware that I’m leaving in three days and I had to finish this phase of painting and the grass was quite long. And leaves will have to be raked. And I have to go into the city tomorrow night to watch the first preview of Shadowlands. There’s a lot to be done before I can leave for 8 days. Of course, I didn’t help matters by deciding to paint!
It’s a darkish morning and I tried to get some photos in natural light but they were horrible. So I took a couple with the overhead lights on. We’ll call this a sneak preview until I can take some respectable photos.
This is how the yellow looks under overhead lights. It’s not this bright normally.
Lighting makes all the difference in photos and the lighting available today (both natural and artificial) is dreadful. Sigh. And yellow, I’ve found, changes throughout the day.
Better photos to come. I’m happy with it. I’m not the best painter – I tend to get impatient – but I’m proud of the way it turned out. Of course I’m itching to start the fourth wall, but no can do at the moment. The biggest pain will be the cupboards. I will need to take a deep breath and work slowly, a section at a time.
And now for some pretty photos. Here, one of the zinnias.
I highly recommend taking on a project of some sort during this time of stress and insanity. Though I wasn’t completely in the dark as to what was going on in our world, I had something to focus on and that helped enormously. I was so tired at the end of the day that all I wanted to do was sit on the sofa and watch The Great British Baking Show. I’ve become addicted. I love to bake, but I look like a rank amateur compared to the British bakers! Amazing.