May 30

I did not sleep well again.  I need to get back on to routine sleep, but it seems to be messed up ever since our patio camping.  I woke again around 3 a.m. and was awake for a while, trying to make myself go back to sleep, and when I finally did go back to sleep, I did not wake back up until about 8 a.m., which is late for me.  But hey, it is Saturday!

I did my Bible journaling layout and wrote my daily blog "rambling" blog post about the day before and a few other things online (i.e. emails, commenting) and before I knew it, it noon.  Hubby got up after 11 a.m. and by the time he had his coffee and got rolling, it was noon.  I do not like it when half my day is gone and I feel like I've done nothing, although time with God is never "nothing."

Hubby started painting this area around our new window which used to match the wood part, but now just looked a mess.  I tell you, it was a test in patience for me.  It took him 4 hours!  I know I could have done it in an hour or even a half hour.  He taped it all off which I think took him an hour.  It made me thankful that I did all the taping off of the baseboards when we did our son's house earlier this year, otherwise we would have never gotten that project done at the rate my hubby tapes off.  Then it seemed another hour for him to paint around it, now 2 p.m.

At 2 p.m. he let the first coat dry (as if it weren't dry already) and he came to the bedroom to help me put up the material that we have hanging in the corners of the room.  I had spent the last few hours working on putting things back into the room.  I should have had my fitbit on as I walked back and forth with each trinket to the bathroom sink or the kitchen or large items to the tub to wash it under the sink.  I made a lot of progress, but I am having to push myself to do this task of putting things back because I really do not want to do it.  There is still a pile yet to go through.

Then around 3 p.m. he paints the second coat and we have an argument about whether or not to remove the painter's tape before or after it dries.  Of course, my argument is that it needs to be removed before it dries because once it dries, it forms one sheet of paint between the wall and the tape and when you rip off the tape, it also rips off some of the paint from the wall. (He has no argument, but just that he is right.) So, (remembering he had let the first coat dry) he begins to peel it off and what does it do?  Just as I said it would!  Now he has to spend time going around it with a little brush and touching it up.  Grrrrr!  Four hours, I tell you!

I had in my mind that we would start sanding and polyurethaning the hallway and living room to get it done this weekend, but 'no' instead I have to learn patience and thinking constantly "there is no real timeline but what is in my head as it's not like anyone is coming over to see the mess anyway."

We needed to go to the store for supplies and I had not eaten anything yet, so we ate at White Castle (hubby's favorite) and then also shopped for folding lawn chairs.  I think I have picked out what I want, but purchasing them will have to wait.  We spent a lot of time opening chairs and sitting in them in the various stores.

It was after 8 p.m. by the time we got home and there was no energy left and no daylight left to do the floors.  We watched some t.v. online and fell asleep while watching it.


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