Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Loopy Lady

I think I've inhaled way too many toxins over the last week and it's made me a wee bit loopy. This morning I slept until 9:00 which is totally unheard of and then while at church I was a smidglet irritable. Hubby forgot his wallet so I had to drive home on the 405 to the 55 and then the 5. I have no idea why, but I become completely disoriented on those two freeways and the way they merge from one to the next is enough to unnerve the calmest of drivers, which is why it's always hubby's job to drive. The next thing I know I'm giggling uncontrollably and can't stop. Did I get too much sleep? Is it the smell of all the chemicals in the cottage? Or am I just losing it? I don't know, but what ever it is I hope it passes soon.

We're still working on our room and have got to the "painting faze!" One coat down, one to go! Then we have to install all the bead board, paint it, move the furniture back in, and put shelves in the closet. Sounds like fun, doesn't it? I think so, but it's taking longer then I thought it would. But then why should I expect anything to go smoothly when it comes to this cottage of mine? It's almost as if it has a personality of its own and doesn't like change...too bad little cottage because your going to get fixed whether you like it or not. OK, you're probably thinking, "Cori, it's not the chemicals, your losing it!" I think it's the chemicals.

Well, I think I'm going to take a nap and hopefully by Tuesday I'll have some pictures of my progress to share with you all. The picture above is the room after we cleaned the walls and had it prepped for painting. Last night at 9:00 we were rehanging the window as the spring broke and we couldn't move it up or down. We had to remove all the molding to pull the window out then hubby had to dash off to Home Depot to buy a new spring.
OK, I'm going now because this post is just getting loopier and loopier. I hope you all have a lovely Sunday evening.

7 comments:

fairmaiden said...

Painting makes me loopy too. All windows OPEN is a MuST! Hey, can you tell me how this mad hatter tea party thing works. Are you signed up for it? I am so confused and can't figure out what I am supposed to do to participate. Vanessa is so creative that I am 'lost' on her blog. Do I dress up and have a tea party on that day and post about it? At your most convenient time, can you clue me in? And preferrably when you are no longer loopy..tee hee. Thank you kindly sweet friend!

Tara said...

Maybe you are just giddy with delight envisioning you what your room will look like--or it is to many fulmes! Hehhee! (I prefer the first!)

ellen b. said...

The floor looks good. I'm sure it's the fumes!! The fumes are said to cause painters to drink...
Speaking of loopy and freeways I found myself on the 91 fwy when I should have been on the 5 the last time I was driving home from my moms. That was so weird...
I hope everything goes well to completion now...
Blessings.

Deborah said...

Definitely the fumes! A neighbor was painting his pool last summer and ended up taking a nasty fall off the steps from the fumes...with no water in the pool. Ouch. Be careful, my friend. I grown very fond of you!
**blows kisses of clean, fresh air** Deborah

Allidink said...

Aw I blame the fumes LOL. They can get to ya. Well Take care now!

All the best,
Allison

Moorea said...

I have driven on those freeways- they ARE disorienting, without paint fumes in the body. haha. I like your reaction, laugh it off!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Ohhh... those floor varnishes are pretty toxic..make sure you have the windows open...ventilate! You'll be happy when it's all done and will forget all the confusion --can't wait to see it!