Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Clutter Meter. Pretend Poodle.

I’ve always tried to keep a fairly clean house. Or at least, a fairly uncluttered house. Since clutter makes me break out in hives, I’m usually on “clutter alert,” looking for opportunities to reorganize or straighten or get rid of stuff so that there is at least a semblance of order surrounding me.

But this week? Not so much.

This week, clutter will rule my world. Because this week, we are painting. And by “we,” I mean that Steve is painting and I am oohing and ahhing and telling him how wonderful it looks. Painting is not my gift. Trust me on that.


And so this week, I am busy recalibrating my Clutter Meter so that it doesn’t go off with all sorts of bells, whistles and alarms when I catch a glimpse of these kinds of sights.

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But the good thing about clutter? And painting?

It means that we are one step closer to getting rid of this old, stained carpet and getting our new carpet installed. I am so very excited about ridding our second floor of blue. Although I have seen many homes decorated beautifully in blue, I don’t own even one blue decoration or accessory, so it’s been a bit of a challenge to try to make all of our browns, golds, and berry colors fit in with the acres of blue that we inherited when we bought the house.


We will also be getting rid of all of these marks and scratches on the walls. Yippee!



This morning, Snowy even dropped by the painting area to take a look around and see if anyone needed a Doggie Supervisor on site. (Since he can only supervise between naps though, it sort of limits his career opportunities in that field.) While he was perusing the painting process, I took his picture so that you could see his poor little pitiful legs. The vet obviously shaved one leg for an IV, couldn’t find a vein and then had to shave the other one.


Here’s another shot of his shorn self.


He looks just like a Pretend Poodle! (But don’t tell him I said that. Because he still think he’s all macho, and everything.)


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Michelle said...

Our Lizzi Lou doesn't appreciate poodle comments, either ...although she's a Bichon Frise. Poor Snowy, though. A Maltese should never be confused with one. I'm so glad his "new do" hasn't tarnished his macho-ness. ;)

Jan Reynolds said...

Looks like Snowy is wearing itty bitty doggie Uggs!

simplykristi said...

Good Luck with the painting! I can't wait to see the after pics. :) I have been unpacking my apt. since I moved in on July 2nd. I wish people would come get their stuff so I can enjoy my apt. fully. :)

Anonymous said...

New carpet and paint, woohoo, I will be looking forward to those pictures in the not too distant future, I don't comment a lot but I do check in on you daily!

Jean C.

Judy said...

A fresh coat of paint does wonders for a bright, clean look. I know you have waited a long time to begin to make this house your home and I'm sure you will be pleased when the job is done. Steve has taken on an ambitious project.

It seems there hasn't been a "Nathan Report" lately. Is he doing okay? By openly sharing your lives, the Smiths have become a part of all our families and I miss hearing about him.