Yesterday involved a should-have-been-six-hour 30 mph drive through a blizzard after a heavy few days with Andy’s grandma at St. V’s hospital in Billings. Dolly Mae is doing a bit better. We got home late and bug was restless after days of missing naps and staying up late and Alice had an all-night anxiety attack that started in the car when she nervously climbed up on bug in her car seat (75-pound dog on 11-pound kid = ear-piercing shriek and subsequent mom dive into back seat). Please tell me Mercury is in retrograde or something.
At one point, Andy said, We have a four-month old baby and we are up all night with our dog. This is ridiculous. There were a few colorful adjectives before the nouns, but, seriously. I don’t know what is wrong with my canine pal, but we tried everything from pulling her in bed to one side, under the covers, on top, sandwiched between us, on the floor, on her many pet beds…she got in the bathtub at one point. She wedged herself between the dresser and the wall. She was shaking and panting. It was sad and, by 4am, annoying. This morning, she is fine. Right now she is hiking snowbowl
Now, with a cup of thick coffee in palm, I will write about my new, cheery robin’s egg blue living room.
When we moved into our house, we had nary a penny to spend and I charmed the Home Depot paint lady into tweaking the color of a five-gallon bucket of mistake paint to something we could use. And, so, our butter yellow brightened the sickly gray walls
and ceilings of our first home.
I have grown tired of the color, and am beginning a total paint overhaul of my house. People think this is a crazy idea especially since some of the walls I plan to paint have received three colors since I laid eyes on them. But, to that I say, Nonsense, silly fools! For $30, you can have a total room makeover.
My ma-in-law, the most enthusiastic painter this side of the divide, helped me cover the walls after our morning with Hillary Clinton
. I hated it at first. It was horribly glaring against the yellow. But, I stuck with it, and love it now. Plus, it showcases our art, dog and kid so well.
Read more on driving in a blizzard, canine anxiety and Mediterranean walls…