Dancing on the Ceiling??
Published Thursday, January 05, 2006 by Carolyne | E-mail this post
Nope! Painting the town red! Or Blue. And the town is more like my study . . . .
It's not that Bob and I are indecisive about everything, far from it.
"Would you like to go to Hong Kong for your birthday?" he asks
"Sure thing" I say and we are there the next week hiking and running around the hills without seeing a soul for eons.
But housework related activities are a little different. It took a couple of years of taping hand drawn sketches on the walls of the storeroom of "this is how our bikes could look if they hang" before Bob could concede to look into it. You see, although I have lived here since mid 1991, I still feel that this is Bob's house ~ he's been here forever, and the mission brownish and remaining macrame 70's touches reinforce this.
Anyway, with us both home, I am spending a great deal of time in my study which is a conglomeration of bits of old furniture we both had, and with an exposed brown brown brown brick wall, it is rather bland.
I had strung up a couple of flags (the Torres Strait Islander colours are great), but it was always a stopgap that never ended. Today we popped down to a local paint shop and I bought some rather bright blue paint for one wall of my small study. Enthused, Bob also opted to get a similar tone (slightly darker and greyer) to one day paint the wall behind the bikes, with the idea that we then have a light-almost-white above it, behind the white wire shelves and on the vaulted ceiling.
This afternoon I spent preparing the wall and carting literally thousands of books and journals upstairs and moving furniture around. I was able to get one coat of bright blue on the wall tonight, and even in the surrounding mess it makes me feel happy.
Customs tomorrow with Aki, and a bit more painting. I will try to at least un-brown the back (study side) of the door in the room as well. I'd better go before I make some really bad pun about listening to Miles Davis and being Kind of Blue.
- I'm Carolyne
- From Canberra, Australia
- I love to run!
Staying in Weymouth, Dorset on the South West Coast of England until October. I'm 46, live in Canberra with Bob and have been running since 1990. This has been interrupted by long periods of illness, however I am extremely stubborn!
I'll never be a fast runner, however I give it everything, and am slowly learning to read my body better and adjust my training and expectations accordingly.
Or rather I would, if running were possible at the moment - I will retuyrn soon.
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