I’ve Been Had!

My kids just left to spend the next week with their dad, I hate it when they are gone that long. Last year at this time I gave up the electric cigarette for a real one. That lasted a month and a week before I quit again….hopefully for good.

I try and always have projects lined up to keep me busy so I don’t miss them so much.  That is how the girl played me.

I have this lone picture in my tiny hallway, it’s one of my favorites and it is even signed by the artist herself…Ruth Thompson.rra130

This piece is called Beauty. You should check out her website http://redrooart.com/

The other day the girl suggested to me that I should repaint our tiny hallway. The color that was in there was one of those odd in between colors…which is why I liked it. Sometimes it looked like a dark rose and other times it looked deep red.  It’s been that color for as long as I remember so it was due for a change.

She is very clever and started with my picture. She pointed out the crows in the picture and the fact that it was full of gray. She then hits on The Raven and says “Mom since you want to learn the poem this can be your inspiration space. You can paint the walls gray and get a crow stencil and paint a crow or two, or maybe you can find one that says nevermore. You would have many options mom.”

I added it to my list of projects and purchased the paint…it’s called pewter and I think it has too much blue in it. It’s a good thing the boy likes it because after we fix his roof  I am using the rest of the almost full gallon to repaint his room.

I had to wait on the roof, I need my brothers help…and his tools. I have all of the supplies so hopefully tomorrow will go without a hitch.

Since I wasn’t working on the roof I had some time. I started on the hallway project. I promised my daughter a new door when I painted her room last year. She has a door it’s just old and beat up and she wants a new one that she can paint purple…we have had the paint since last year.  So…..as I was painting the hallway and had one coat down, I said to the girl “I think it looks too blue, but it will go better with your purple door when we get it.” Then she looks at me with a smirk and says” yes it will match much better.”

I can’t believe how easy I am….I didn’t even see that coming.

I still have to paint the trim and my bedroom and the bathroom doors, but it’s still a quick project. The trim color is called silver dust…it’s white but not a harsh one.  I plan on going with the crow/raven theme only I am looking for vinyl clings now. I don’t think that there is a demand for the stencils at least I couldn’t find what I wanted. I found more on Etsy when I searched the vinyl.

I am also currently dehydrating some tomatoes…..hopefully they taste sun dried.  I also canned 7quarts of sauce, so I guess I was much better with my time management today.

We also woke up to two dead rabbits….what are the chances that they both died in different cages at the same time? If I wanted to be skeptical I would point out that one rabbit looked like it’s neck was broken and the other one had a throat full of bedding…..  The girl is convinced it’s foul play but agrees we can’t prove it. I don’t know what to think. Who am I to say what a person will or will not do. Why would the Cockroach kill the rabbits?

The girl wants to be the detective so she was examining the tiny corpses pretty well before the burial. Let me tell you seeing your daughter holding up one rabbit and saying “look mom his whole body is stiff but his head flops around, and her head doesn’t move at all but she has stuff coming out of her mouth.” I am telling you….it’s quite unsettling.

There isn’t anything I could do about it since we can’t prove anything. Even if we could I am pretty confident from what I have learned so far, that the State of Ohio would just give him a gentle tap on the wrist. I know that it is all we have but I have no faith in our justice system. I am also hoping that my daughter changes her path. When I was her age I wanted to be Linda Carter or Diane Lane…granted mine were unrealistic but I can’t worry now about what she might want to be down the road.

Worrying about things that I have no control over…..I struggle with everyday……Zia

PS is it strange to dream about a piece of jewelry? I have a simple zoisite pendant that I wear almost everyday. I try and change it up once in a while but I always come back to it.  I had a dream a few months back about it and I had another last night.  My pendant hardly has any of the green in it and it’s my favorite purple red color so it goes with almost everything I own. It just seems odd to me to dream about a stone.

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About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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