Random Inkings

February 22, 2008

Using Credit Wisely

Filed under: Random — Little Miss @ 2:00 pm

It occurred to me today that my energy comes to me in installments. I use my energy credits now and pay for it later. I pay for it in sore shoulders, backs, burning aching legs, pain everywhere, and stiffness that means I am almost unable to walk down the stairs.

Today I used a lot of credit. I don’t know where it came from and I don’t know how it was allotted to me today but I got a wild hair up my ass and painted my kitchen. Seriously, some of you know just how it is with chronic fatigue and chronic pain conditions, so this was truly remarkable. But for me, it felt for a while like old times. I used to do this stuff all the time. In fact, when I first painted my kitchen, I had a mis-tint can of paint (lavender) and one Saturday morning I thought I’d see what it looked like on the walls. Next thing I new, two-thirds of the kitchen was painted. All except for one little corner way high by the refrigerator, but you could never see it unless you were standing at the stove, looking towards the family room.

For nearly two years I’ve been staring at blue painters tape on the ceiling and walls where I had been painting the rooms before my daughter got in her car accident. Then I had the floors redone and then I got fibro. So it never got finished. (The ceiling still isn’t, but whatever.)

The other day I was at Lowes wandering around and hit the mis-tint table. There, staring at me was the perfect shade of aqua-sea glass-blue-green that I knew would look great in my bathroom. I’d been staring at samples of this shade for so long, I knew instantly it was the right color for my home. And it was only $5, so, I took it home. It sat for about three days in my bathroom and it occurred to me that it actually might look really nice in my kitchen.

So… with a wild hair, I pulled out a paint brush (one of those 2-1/2 inch wide ones) and started testing the color out on the kitchen walls. I liked it so much, I kept going. And going. And going. I painted the whole thing with a brush. (Am I an idiot or what?)


It’s rich, beautiful, just perfect. And it will still look nice in my bathroom. But look how great it looks against the white cabinets, not to mention the cherry wood floors. I’ll take more pictures when the kitchen is all put together but I may just carry this color all the way down the wall of windows to the chocolate brown wall at the opposite end. I’m so happy. You have no idea. How I managed this, I don’t know. But NO MORE BLUE TAPE. Woohoo!

Oh, and last night I was sore as hell and almost in tears my whole upper body hurt so bad. I think it was a delayed reaction from driving 400 miles this last weekend. So, what do I do to myself? More exertion. Whatever. I guess I refuse to be an invalid. I’ll pay later when the pain bill arrives. I’m probably maxed out on my credit limit now anyway.



  1. You poor, crazy, overdoing it woman. But it looks beautiful! Your body will stop hurting soon, and you’ll have gorgeous walls to look at for a long, long time. I hope you feel better soon. This hurt just to read.

    Comment by moonbeammcqueen — February 22, 2008 @ 2:07 pm | Reply

  2. I will lay on my sofa, staring at my walls, unable to move, with a cold cloth on my head, and my daughter will wait on my every need. HAHAHA. I’m hallucinating now for sure.

    Comment by Little Miss — February 22, 2008 @ 4:28 pm | Reply

  3. Yum! It looks great but then I’m really partial to soothing greens.

    So just take it easy for a few days until you are feeling better. Sitting back and enjoying your new walls sounds just like the ticket!

    Comment by Bev — February 22, 2008 @ 5:47 pm | Reply

  4. pretty, pretty color….very beachy. 🙂


    Comment by mermaids — February 23, 2008 @ 3:03 am | Reply

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