Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Fat cells expanding.

That's what happens when you are stuck in the house for a freakin' WEEK!

Because, really what do you do when you are STUCKINTHEHOUSE?

You graze like a farm animal. Who needs a full on meal - I just keep munchin' all day, never quite feelin' full and never actually reachin’ hungry mode. I can't even recall my last *meal* ...

And here is what I am also learning - I do NOT have enough Junk food in my house - conversely, I do NOT have enough Healthy food in my house. I am, as usual, stuck in the middle.

No chips, but no carrots. No candy, but no actual fruit. No cookies, but no fresh veggies (except the wilted lettuce) - ok, I guess the *no cookies* thing isn't completely truthful ... there are some Oreo's in a Ziploc, but I am NOT trying them, they are Halloween Oreo's and they just don't look right.

We did have one box of Macaroni and Cheese, but SweetiePie was quick to lay claim and now it is gone, gone, gone. So, here I sit, munchin’ on saltines and drinkin’ my Diet Pepsi.

Anywho … I am sure that I will come out of my week of seclusion with thicker hips.

On to another *issue* in the Farmer household.

PAINT

Are we the only couple to get into heated arguments about paint?

Let me back up ... our home is in a constant state of remodel, in one form or another. Mr. Farmer is what you would call a 'Do-It-Yourselfer' ... so he randomly tears down walls or rips out cabinets to make them *new and improved* in a somewhat Tim Taylor sort of way.

So, when he does this, he generally has some specific *ideas* about what the new improvement should be; usually with little account for those who actually use or reside in said space.

One of his recent projects has been to expand the laundry room. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am thrilled about this; with a brood our size a larger, more efficient laundry room is much desired and needed.

However, as I mentioned, Mr. Farmer has some pre-conceived notions about how the room will work most effectively. Now, I can absolutely appreciate his ‘planning’ and ‘graphing’ it all out – planning is a good thing. But, if one doesn’t actually ever do laundry, it is tough to determine the best, most efficient use of the laundry room.

Really, I digress here. I need to stick to one topic – unfortunately with this particular issue there is just sooo much to say.

So, PAINT.

Mr. Farmer has the ideal color in mind for the laundry room. His color choosing process is fairly simple; check the left over cans in the shed and see which color we have the most of, tada … we have the perfect color.

Now, you might imagine that Frannie has a wee bit different determining process. I actually like to look at the room, the space as a whole, the person or objects that will reside in the room and the chose accordingly.

Usually I try to pick my battles. If I am not effected by the odd color choices that are made, I try to let it just slide. But the laundry room, as well as the kitchen, are my domains; the places that I spend the most time, the spots that I almost exclusively use.

Therefore, I think I should be permitted to choose the color of those particular rooms. Especially the laundry room; to me it needs to be a soothing place. I don’t want bright white walls screaming at me, nor do I want to feel like I am in a cave …

Now, Mr. Farmer is generally a fan of white. The entire place would be white – or a very light cream – if he had his way … but we all know that that isn’t how it works. I like color. Not flashy, gaudy color, but some color. So, a few rooms have been painted, with much consideration and a fair amount of relinquishment from Frannie.

This time though, I am not backing down. No way, no how!

My battle?
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Mr. Farmer wants to use the leftover aqua blue paint from the kids' fishy bathroom ... Now this color does NOT relax me. I don't think that it will, at all, motivate me to do laundry. Because it certainly doesn't motivate me to clean the kids' bathroom. It actually seems *loud* to me ... maybe that doesn't make sense, I just don't know how to describe the less than pleasant feeling this color gives me.

My color?
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Something along this line. A dusty rose, or even a *dusty* lavender. These colors are soothing to me.**I just look @ this on my blog - trust me, (please) it looks much better in real life.**

What is Mr. Farmers gripe with my color? Besides the fact that we would have to buy more paint, he thinks this color is too dark! Too dark? I am so confused.

But mostly, I am just standing my ground, because the laundry room will not be aqua blue - nope, nuh uh, not happenin' ...

OK, well I am off to munch some more, do another load of snow drenched laundry ... and think about makin' an actual meal for the kids.

Oh, by the way ... it just started snowing again. Grrrrrrrrrrrr.

~ Frannie


I believe in fate. I believe that everything happens for a reason, but I think it's important to seek out that reason. That's how you learn. -Drew Barrymore

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1

7 comments:

TSS said...

Not to be presumptuous, but it seems you're the one doing most of the laundry, so why shouldn't it be your choice?

Frannie Farmer said...

Ummm yea, my point exactly. But Mr. Farmer has *other ideas* ..

T-girl said...

Proof postive we are in fact married to the same man! If it were up to mine it would be blue- any shape or form but blue! LOL The man can decorate about as well as I can... hum... build a house? LOL Do you have this little problem: NOTHING can be at an angle and it MUST match! For example- I liked an coffee table, he said, "well yes but I would rather wait and save up the money so that we can get the matching sets and new couches that will match it all... like those right there with the wood on them!" (You know.l.. the matching wood!)I am not joking when EVERY furniture conversation is preceeded by "Will it match the entertainment center?" In which I am now fond of saying, "God I hope not, we would look like idiots if it did!"

Oh and there is more (you got me started! LMAO): I suggested moving things around so that it is more cozy, becuase to be perfectly honest the striaght line approach is driving me absolutly batty! What does he say, "no, I don't like things at angles!" The only reason I can deduct is the fact his mothers house is decorated in this wonderful tread from the 80's of matching crap and line the stuff up along the wall! I HATE it! I finally moved things around when he wasn't home- he complains but I just ignore him- I get lots of compliments now on my livingroom, including "did you buy new furniture? It feels different in here, warmer!"!! LOL

Tonight I am putting up x-mas decorations, I had a little display of houses... know what he says (swear on all that is holy- he even started to "fix" the problem) "you need to make all the little houses in the village point forward so you can see the front from all angles"- in other words straight forward... and IN A LINE!!!!!! My little village, that I spent a good hour perfecting btw, was almost demolished until I pointed out he was not a mentally handicaped 3 yearold on crack and why did he want to make it look like he was! He looked at it, got this perplexed look then says, "it does look a bit off huh?" He then... I swear this is true... tipped the one on the corner a bit off center and said, "perfect!" I murmered "uh huh" and immidiately fixed the problem. An hour later he came back out and looked at it agian and said, "see I told you it would look good the way I moved it- it is cozy looking! I did good huh baby? Give the man a kiss!" sigh- somedays I really wonder what it is all worth! LOL

Ok, I am done... you can have your blog back now! LMAO

Hugs- T

T-girl said...

BTW- I just painted my laundry room, I used a color called.... sunshine or some such from HD. Anyway, it is a really REALLY pale yellow- it is SO nice in there now, I actually like going in there! The man complained for months about putting it up, wouldn't do it and I didn't have time! I finally did it a few weeks back and know what he says, "oh, it really DOES look nice huh?" DUH!!!! I have a good eye for stuff like that but... he doesn't quite "get it yet!" LMAO

T-girl said...

BTW- I just painted my laundry room, I used a color called.... sunshine or some such from HD. Anyway, it is a really REALLY pale yellow- it is SO nice in there now, I actually like going in there! The man complained for months about putting it up, wouldn't do it and I didn't have time! I finally did it a few weeks back and know what he says, "oh, it really DOES look nice huh?" DUH!!!! I have a good eye for stuff like that but... he doesn't quite "get it yet!" LMAO

The Imperfect Christian said...

Hey, at least it's DIET Pepsi! Try having a husband who works for an ICE CREAM distributor! I can FEEL my fat expanding just THINKING of it!

Frannie Farmer said...

T - baby, you can take over my blog anytime. What a great way to start my morning - with a little validation.
Don't even get me started on the who angle and matching thing.
TIC ~ Welcome! Thanks for stopping by - I really (REALLY) love your blog.
Ice cream - that would be bad!! Almost as bad as chips or crackers. I am a startchaholic and I admit.