Thursday, May 31, 2012
When You Have a Wallpaper Disaster Day
Grrr. Around here, yesterday was known as Wallpaper Disaster Day.
That back porch wall was too darn tall. I used two stepladders, one a bit higher than the other, but neither was right, and searched the basement for the tall ladder I remember using when I placed those western characters in the cubby above our stairs, (see above photo. Had I ever shown that to you before?).
Tom insists that the tall ladder's still down there, but oh well.
Anyway, when I found myself using a snow shovel with a pillow case pulled over it to try to make the overhanging, drooping, dripping mess, stick--and when I saw the rip above the sconce (usually I'm good at papering around light fixtures)--and by the time I considered crying, well, I knew I was defeated. This party was over.
So I ripped down that second piece and wadded it into the trash. The first piece (which had taken ages to hang), I peeled off, then walked it out to the front porch to dry. I'll save it for craft projects.
I crawled upstairs and looked at the short wall behind my dresser (blessedly, no need for ladders up there) and asked myself if I'd like to paper that wall today. But I crabbed, "No way. I'll wait until I can look at a roll of wallpaper without despising it."
Some days are like that, you know.
Days when you realize you're just not as clever or physically able as you once were. Times you must face that--if you want a certain thing done--you'll have to ask for help, even though, in the Old Days, you could have done that thing easily alone. Quickly, too. Requiring a decision to be made--when part of the fun is the doing, do you want to share that with someone else, especially someone who may not enjoy the process like you do?
I already have a new idea forming in my mind about that back wall, something involving a rectangle patch of wallpaper surrounding the sconce set into the center of a larger rectangle of a painted square. Then perhaps a frame of molding around that, though I don't know how to miter corners. Perhaps I could ask Tom for help with that.
Again, oh well. Live and learn and probably this new idea will be a better one. Many things happen for a reason and perhaps that includes the occasional Wallpaper Disaster Day.
Earthbound Farms has had great 75 cents off any of their products coupons all this past week. You can always get two each day so I've probably printed at least 8. At my store they're doubled to $1.50 off and this week their salads are on sale for $3. Yay!
B1G1F Mrs. Paul's Parchment bake fish here.
$1.50 off new Wholly salsa here. A Facebook coupon.
Save 60 cents (1.20 at my store) on two cans of Dole pineapple here.
Save $1.50 on Birds Eye Voila vegetables here. A Facebook coupon.
Save $1 on Cat's Pride litter here. (You may need to click on Pets.)
Save $1 on a Pure Protein bar. (These are often on sale for $1 so you should be able to get a couple free.)
Save .55 cents on International Delight coffee creamer here.
Save .55 cents on Bailey's coffee creamer here. (These are on sale at my store for $2 this week so I'll get them for just .90 cents each.)
Save $1.60 off any Nature's Bounty vitamins if you watch a short video here.
Save $1.50 on any 3 Mom's Best Naturals cereal. (Love how natural these are.)
Save .55 cents on two Hormel Chili and .75 cents off Tabasco Buffalo Style sauce and .75 cents off Kraft Fresh Take along with other coupons here. (Click on foods.)
And yay! I just now found the new Roman Meal bread coupon here. I wait for this one each year.
Remember: most coupons online can be printed twice.