I've been busy. I've been stressed.
We're preparing for what may be a few days of inclement weather again here in the southeast. We've had snowflakes this morning. Rain, sleet, snow, ice, possible power outages, some or ALL of these nasties forecast for the coming
3-4 days! More stress.
Technology causes stress. Why do we allow ourselves to be part of this crazy computerized world? I'm thinking that perhaps my own days of blogging and spending far too much time at a keyboard may be coming to a close before too long. Blogger is acting up. PicMonkey changes, and the inability to save any edited pics since last week (this after losing so many pics in my iPhoto library), have caused me, yes that word again, stress.
My favorite part of this past weekend was walking with my love. Out there in the fresh air and sunshine. Dressed for cool, but getting warmer the longer we walked. Hearing birds singing, seeing them perched in leafless trees. Knowing that a miracle will happen, after the storm. The greens will return, Spring will arrive. I can be patient. I will wait. I know there is a silver lining - every cloud has one, doesn't it?
Well today, my painter has been here. He did a little ceiling repair, caused by house settlement most likely, in the upstairs bathroom, then he repainted my entry and small hallway downstairs.
It's impossible to get a photo showing the color accurately - too many shadows - but the shade we used is Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy - similar to #3 on this chart below.
These walls were already painted a couple of years ago in very dark charcoal called Hematite (Valspar Paints), a wee bit darker such as #4. Lovely color but looking a bit scratched and dusty after having the new floors laid before Christmas. The new paint has a very slight touch of navy but is not navy blue - I'm really pleased with it.
Next cottage project will be happening next month. A room needs rejuvenation, a facelift, a total makeover. Funnily enough, with the February 'blues' hanging about here that's just what I feel I need too! Do you get down this time of year?