The weather topped out at 64 degrees on Friday and Saturday. Tomorrow it is supposed to be -20 by evening. Could we please pause for a moment of silence?
Yeesh. I'm hoping they close school tomorrow. We might get 3 to 6 inches of snow, which is nothing compared to what the rest of the midwest/east coast is supposed to receive, but a few inches plus the bitter cold might score us a day at home. There are so many people in Colorado that have moved here from California and Texas, they don't know what to do when it dips below 35 degrees. Whereas I hardly put my kids in long sleeves that first winter here after we moved from Minnesota.
I spent the weekend outside with the kids and painting part of our living room. And I love the results. Love them. The warm paint makes the room look bigger and helps the stone fireplace pop. (Don't worry, I won't go all Martha Stewart on you now. I just like to throw around big decorating terms.)
The epic fail was in the kitchen. I found a warm cream that I painted in the kitchen and along the wall that leads into our living room. It looked beautiful in the daytime. But once it got dark outside and we turned on the kitchen lights, it was the color of cat pee. Curse those energy saving fluorescent light bulbs. Curse the way saving money on our electric bill and helping the planet makes paint color look frighteningly rancid. So now I need to figure out how to pick a color with fluorescent lights. Any tips?