Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"Isn't it Marvelous?"

This is Kade's new phrase.  The other day I reminded him that he had left his pjs on the floor.  And he said, "I know.  Isn't it marvelous?"  "Umm, no," the mother replied.

So today I'm asking you "Isn't it marvelous?" about this picture.

Isn't it marvelous?

I am finally getting around to painting the large family/breakfast/kitchen room.  I also worked on the flower thing on the right.  It's not done.  I ran out of flowers but it's looking good.  The wall color, if you can't tell, is a blue with a bit of gray thrown in.  (The official name is Silent Tide.  It's from Behr.)  I'm loving it.  To break up the enormously long walls I'm going to splash on some green here and there.  When it's finished I'll show more.  I still have lots of painting left to do.  I know where I'll be all day tomorrow.

We had a busy evening.  The girls each had fun activities at church.  Mattey's group made green food, i.e. pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, chocolates, and milk.  Meg's group tie dyed a t-shirt.  While Mickey and the girls were at church Kade and I picked up more flowers and then stopped at Chick-Fil-A for a shake.  After all the kids went home Mickey stayed to play basketball with some men.  He got a good work out.

And so did I.  I'm doing pretty good on my lent healthy lifestyle goal.  I didn't exercise on Sunday but I was sick.  Taking a nap was more important.  I'm also doing fairly well with eating better.  It's actually easier for me to only have one serving of "dessert" than it is for me to eat 5 servings of fruits and veggies.  Why is that?  I've learned that one serving of Dove chocolate is 6 pieces.  This is great if I have a craving early in the day.  Then I can spread out my sweetness.


Mickey Standiford said...

That IS marvelous!

Janel said...

Kelly, that looks really, really amazing. You've got a great eye. My mom is redoing her fireplace/mantel and I'm going to send her to see this picture for some inspiration!

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