Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Long Weekend

The weekend was insane. Between working on videos, pictures and songs, the funeral left me rather exhausted. In the end, I think it went well. I pretty much hate funerals. . . who doesn't. And I especially dislike open caskets. . . I know people need closure, but I find it hard to deal with.

Painting went well. It took a while, and the joy of semi-gloss meant that it took longer than that. . . it was pretty frustrating. It wasn't totally done when I left. This is where we were. . .

Aubrey's room was done. In the end, the polka dots needed touching up around the edges, so that was a lot of what I did on Monday afternoon.

Natalie put the first coat on the green stripe in the boy's room on Monday, but I think she was going to wait until it was dry today to do another one. Their room is pretty much the same pattern as Nolan's, with 2 different shades of blue rather than blue and brown. We had the most trouble with the semi-gloss in this room, so we're all praying it turns out all right. . .

Conference was great. I especially enjoyed Elder Ballard's talk (what mother didn't?) and Pres. Monson's comments about it afterward. I missed a lot of the Saturday talks. It was hard to listen and paint at the same time :) I can't wait to read it, though.

I am looking forward to a good night's sleep tonight. We had to start over on sleep training last night, but today, and tonight so far, seem better. Cross your fingers for us.

4 comments:

rebekah said...

I LOVE the polka dots! SO cute!

Rebekah (from BBC)

Itty_Bitty_Wittes said...

is that a stencil? I love the dots!

emily said...

yeah-- me too. Love the polka dots.
And I hope sleep is better again!

Melanie said...

they were "stencils" cut from contact paper. It sort of worked. . . better than nothing. But they all leaked at least a little bit and I had to go back with a tiny little brush and do touch ups.