Monday, October 26, 2009

A Weekend of Planting, Cottage Cheese Ceilings, Paint Chips and Cleaning

What a whirlwind of a weekend. We never made it to (nor did we do the usual planning for) our church's Trunk or Treat. Well, we figured, someone else needs to bask in the glory of being the best trunk. We're givers, we Gahan Girls.

Hastings delivered an obscene amount of shrubs and plants that my dad, Fred, and I took most of Saturday planting (and we just made a small dent). I pruned trees as well. And made a trip to Pike Nursery, coming home with 10 bags of mulch, 5 of soil amendment, and lots of 2 for 1 perennials. And I did get a beautiful Bowl of Cream peony; have been wanting a peony plant for a long time. This particular one was not the pink I've always dreamed of, but it was half price, and so I figured it was worth a shot to see if I can grow one with success. As it was such a beautiful day, cool and breezy, the chore of planting was hardly work.

I made a trip to Benjamin Moore to look at paint colors for the exterior of my house. I know what I think I want — gray with white trim and black shutters, but as I looked at all the different shades of gray and white, I became a bit overwhelmed. The paint store has a color specialist who popped over to chat. She is coming to my house on Thursday morning to consult on color choices.

On Sunday I stripped my bathroom ceiling of all the cottage cheese and painted it white. Looks so much better. But what a huge mess. It took me 2 hours of cleaning after the cheese removal before I could paint. Getting the stuff down is a piece of cake, but the mess it makes when it falls. Oy vey.

And, of course, I listened to Christmas music all weekend. Ahhhhhhhhhhh.

7 comments:

Denise said...

Sounds like you had a busy, busy weekend!

XXDenise

aimee said...

you are Super Women! hope we get to see some pics.
blessings,
aimee

Honey said...

I really think we could be sisters....painting the ceilings, planting pretty things outside and getting our nests ready for winter, christmas music in October. Yup! We really could be sisters. :)

Empty Nest Full Life said...

You have been one working girl! You are very brave to tackle those ceilings! I wish I could do that to all my ceilings. That is definitely not at the top of the list, but good for you jumping in and tackling it. Can't wait to see the house when you have finished painting. Have a great week! Jackie

Ashley said...

no more cottage cheese ceilings?! and this so makes me want a garden and listen to christmas music :)

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Dawn if you possibly have time could you e-mail me w/ your e-mail. I need a little of your creative genius on a small project I am about to undertake. I would appreciate any advice you could give, but e-mail would be better. Jackie

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Its always worth it to get rid of cottage cheese ceilings, good for you! I'll bet you'll be so glad you did it.

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