Friday, January 28, 2011

Bleah

From the Soul-cam on the trip home last week
I do not like winter, a fact that I may have previously mentioned one or...oh...a thousand times.  I do not like the cold weather or being cooped up in my house for months or the snow-covered streets. I miss baseball season, my front porch, peaches, lightning bugs, going barefoot, and steaks on the outdoor grill.  (Okay, I have to stop the list right there, before I start to cry.)  I do not like the way all those things affect my attitude for the worse.  But what I dislike most of all, I think, is the lack of color in my world during the winter.  Bleah.  Gray skies, white snow, gray highway, black trees.  Bleah.  I know, I know...gray and white and black are colors...but not happy colors.  There's all this gloominess outside and, for now, there's gloominess inside too.  The painted-over wallpaper in the front parlor would make me feel gloomy no matter what color it was painted, but the sickly pale blue is depressing.  And when I scrape it off, there are off-white plaster walls underneath.  Though I admire the skill of the person who plastered those walls, and there is a certain beauty to them, they're still pretty much colorless.  I'm looking forward to seeing that nice new floral wallpaper in the front parlor soon.  It motivates me to keep scraping away at what's on there now, and I think I've finally reached the halfway point in that room with the paper removal.  I might possibly, just maybe, get the new wallpaper up ahead of schedule.  But until then...Bleah.

7 comments:

  1. It's not the lack of color that gets me, it's the giant amounts of snow. I got everything shoveled out, except the pile of snow/ice the town plow left across my driveway was chest high and about four feet wide. I gave up and called a guy with a plow.

    Actually, do you have an evergreen? Room for one? The one outside the window here is quite nifty with its snow covered branches. And my neighbor seems to have decided to leave those little tiny whitish Christmas lights in his evergreens for the foreseeable future, kind of nice.

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  2. How's it been the past couple of days (Jan. 31st, Feb. 1st)? I hear the Kansas City Metro and the region in general is really getting dumped on.

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  3. So what's your job been like these past few days? I've been thinking about all those who work in emergency relief positions.

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  4. I can't wait to see the new wall-paper.

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  5. take a stand against winter by getting that old wallpaper down and the new stuff up!

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