My younger son – the one who still lives with us, the one who can eat anything he wants and still stay skinny – won a big glass jar full of candy by guessing how many pieces were in it. We are such pigs. We have no self-control. The jar is over half empty now. I need to take a long walk up a steep hill. Every day this week. Fortunately there’s a steep hill about half a mile from my house. Unfortunately, I probably won’t make time to walk up it every day this week. Besides, it’s supposed to rain and get cold. And we’re getting close to Halloween. [sigh] Eating season is here.
We finally worked on our kitchen ceiling this weekend. It looks horrible. We used a texture paint that we got at Lowe’s. The texture came out uneven, rougher in some places than in others, and the color is patchy yellow and white. We have to do something else. We are contemplating something that I had previously said we cannot do but which now seems like maybe not such a bad idea after all. I am still trying to think of something better but the inspiration just isn’t coming. The ceiling tiles we were originally planning to use are just way too expensive.
Lowe’s now has LED light bulbs that really are as bright as a 60 watt incandescent bulb. I don’t know if I could have brought myself to buy a $30 light bulb if I hadn’t seen the one that Number One Son has but he showed it off to us last time we were at his house so we bought one and put it in our living room light. I was afraid of it being too blue or even green but it’s a very nice bright white, almost like natural daylight. We’ll be buying some more of those as our CFL’s burn out.
We’re finally starting to see some fall colors in our area but, because of this year’s weather, I don’t think nature’s show will be as spectacular as it has been in other years. I’m a big fan of green myself and I sort of hate to see it go but, strangely, bare limbs are interesting so whatever the season there’s always something nice to look at when you live in the woods.