Thursday, August 13, 2009

Filmy Green

Hi Knitters,
Picking a wall color is trying sometimes. I studied tons of paint color cards and went back and forth to the paint store several times to pick up sample paint to swatch on the wall. Many of the colors were just too light or too dark. The color I ended up with is called, Filmy Green by Sherwin-Williams (is that a national company?). It is a light-ish gray-green, heavier on the green with more of a hint of gray. It is a warm shade. Green is always good in my book. I love the tint of gray as we are getting gray countertops with chunky black and white specks. It isn't representing itself very well in my photo but when I walk into the painted room and see the color on the walls it makes me so happy. It is refreshing and soothing and beautiful. Perfection.

The hardwood floors are going in today. You can see the planks stacked on the floor. We are doing tons of work in our basement, too. That is going to be loud today. Then some finishing and sanding of the floors and refinishing of the floors in other sections of the house are taking place. Dusty, dusty. Plus we have to move our ramshackle excuse of a kitchen out of the living room. Where the "kitchen" will go? Who knows. Oy.

Okay, enough about that. On to another type of film, I went to see Julie & Julia and looooved it. Meryl Streep and Amy Adams? That's a big yes from me. My husband and I snuck out a couple of nights ago to see the movie. My favorite scene in the entire movie goes something like this:

Julia (Meryl) and her goofy, adorable sister get all dolled up in a fancy way for a social evening. Before the evening starts they stand close to each other to gather one last look at themselves in the mirror. Julia and her sister smile and peer into the mirror. Julia says, "Pretty good. (pause) But not great!" The two sisters joyously burst out laughing as only sisters can do with each other. My husband and I quietly laughed so hard and well into the next scene at this honest, lovable, humorous self-evaluation. The. Best.

That's exactly how I feel when I look in the mirror most days:)

Have a good Thursday, sweet and kind Knitters.
best, susie
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