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Another Fine Spring Day...

It was a little cooler today than the past few, but we needed last night's rain, and the sun was out by early afternoon.
We did some shopping and picked up some paint chips for Katie's room. She wants a color on her walls, but keeps changing her mind as to exactly what color she wants. I'm partial to a pale sage green, Roper likes blue and Katie keeps bringing up purple. My room was lavender when I was six or so. I liked it a lot but it faded to grey fairly quickly. I know paints are better now, but...
All the sunshine, fresh air and running around tired the girls out pretty well. Julie fell asleep on the way back from getting ice cream, and Katie went to bed about 10:30 with very little complaint. (If there was NO complaint, I'd suspect a changeling.)
Daddy took the girls out for ice cream so I could assemble the lamb cake and get it in the oven. You see, Katie wanted to "help".
Despite my best efforts, the lamb cake seems to have turned out OK. Next year, I'm definitely going to pull out my mixmaster. There was too much fiddling with the hand mixer, what with scraping the sides and adding things and turning the bowl and what all.

Now I must go and frost the cake, sweep the floor, wipe up the counters and assemble baskets.

If you celebrate it, may you have a happy and holy Easter.
Otherwise may you have an enjoyable spring Sunday.



( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 4th, 2010 01:01 pm (UTC)
My back bedroom has alternating walls of bright lime green and princely purple. I am red-green colorblind, but a lot of my regular vision friends really enjoy the look. It has been that way for fourteen years and both colors seem to be holding up well. My master bedroom is a pure blue. Both rooms have white(actually extremely light gray) ceilings and trim.

Personally I think you should go for alternating walls of purple and sage green with white trim. But then again, I AM red-green colorblind.
Apr. 4th, 2010 01:36 pm (UTC)
Next year, of course, you'll have fights over who gets to lick the beaters. Be glad your Mixmaster has two.
Apr. 4th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
Something about the pigments in most purple paint mixtures is really vulnerable to the sun -- which is why car models in factory-issued shades of purple are on the order of 2 in the past 45 years (I think they were both Fords, but IDK).

What you might want to do is put the lavender or purple on a wall that Won't get hit by direct sunlight through its own windows or that of a nearby room. Use a sturdier shade on walls that sun hits at times throughout the year.

For instance, the oil painting ("Berry Pickers") from the family friend in Finland sits in our west-facing living room, against the west wall, between the windows. No direct sunlight touches it, and it's kept its color for several years now in that location.
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