Thursday, November 8, 2007


It is embarrassing to have a blog and go so long between postings. You'd think life would slow down just a little, but no, it doesn't.

I've learned a few things over the last few days.

a. There is no end for the need to paint. Ever.

b. Painting causes huge disruptions in the flow of life.

c. All that being said, I LOVE paint. What could be more satisfying than covering up all those fingerprints, smudges, and tired old walls?

And a few more related things learned.

d. By nature I love being organized and clean. Unfortunately, by habit I let things beyond the surface go and pursue more enjoyable adventures.

e. None of it goes away. Dust mulitplies like coat hangers and single socks. Piles become mega-piles.

f. It is still hard to throw some things away, like my kids' toys. What if the grandkids would enjoy them? Lincoln logs, anyone?

g. Hm. Maybe my offspring take after me. That might be why I just hung 43 t-shirts in Eric's closet.


Spuddud said...

I love your paint passion! And I vote to keep the lincoln logs.

Coree Adams said...

You give me hope Claudia. Thanks for being such an awesome person! Your kids are so lucky to have a mom like you. :)

HollyOak said...

I LOVE that Eric owns more t-shirts than I do. :) And that we all have the same genetic habits! Can't wait for two weeks, yo!

angieinpink said...

Yay for posts & Eric coming home in less than...well, two weeks today, right?

Keep the lincoln logs...they're good to have around.

Did you have enough hangers??

Feel like I say this a lot lately, but sorry I was cranky again yesterday. I haven't been able to shake it off since the run in w/ "intimidating lady" @ Ross!! lol.

Love you.
I second Coree's comment.

The Wizzle said...

Dev and Evie say "keep the lincoln logs!" And painting is never, ever done. I still have touch up tp dp in the hallway (well, kinda everywhere actually) from when we moved back in. You know, like 4 months ago. I'm hoping no one notices.

Can't wait to see Eric! Eeep!

HooHoo said...

You are an inspiring woman who we all wish we could be a lot more like. I love your positive outlook and your passions. I also say keep the lincoln logs. I kept a box of them along with the great collection of Kevin's Ninja turtles in our toy room. Ward kids and grandkids LOVE playing with them. So excited that Eric will arrive soon. I can't think of any better inspiration to paint and clean. Yay for you and the whole Dixon crew.