Sunday, February 7, 2010


Last week when the house was white and the painter came, I really wasn't prepared for the changes that were about to happen!

I tell you, I wasn't excited, as I liked the white house that I've been living in for four years. It was simple, every room matched and even though my daughter, grand daughters, and even Mary, (the neighbour) said we needed colour, neither my sweetie or I put much thought into it.

But I tell you that once it was decided that we needed
sprucing up, well the colours were picked with me saying
"ok, whatever you want" type of thing to the colours that
the man of the house picked.

Well he did a great job! The yellow walls look fabulous!
I feel like I'm in a new house.
Everything is so bright, and as each room was completed my sweetie cleaned and polished everything that went back into the rooms.

We don't have that many rooms as our house is very open plan as I've told you before, however the result has been amazing! I love the colours that he picked.

Now the best part for me was the bedroom. We had
bought a new king size mattress last spring from Sleep
Country (for those that are American, it's a large and
very popular shop here in Canada) and had a lot of
trouble with it. We paid a lot of money so having the
feeling of going uphill each night was not what we

So we went back and without any fuss, they exchanged the mattress. Now of course the dilemna that we all face when we buy a 15 " mattress, is that the duvets or bedspreads, or blankets that fit nicely on our 9 or 10 inche mattress of past is that they don't fit any more.

Our duvet was goose down, but only 100" wide. It barely covered the sides of the new mattress. So Mary and I went shopping for super size bedding. Well I found this which measured 114 " across and it's perfect with a new silk duvet to boot! I couldn't be happier.

I am beginning to feel that like Murphy Brown, that the painter lives with us and is never going to leave. He says each day, well the last two anyway that it's his last day, but he's coming back tomorrow ( Monday). Well he's no Eldon, kinda cute though, but I want my house back!

I must rise and shine each morning early, showered and dressed before 8:15, and you can imagine the man of the house rising that early now that we are retired, well, tomorrow is his last day or else!

I'm sewing but have not had time to do much as you can imagine. Tomorrow as Scarlet says is another day!
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