I had a bad day today. I was grumpy and complaining about everything. I had a horrific headache, but since I missed most of the day yesterday I didn’t want to go home early. I felt like it was so loud – even with my headphones on. Finally I caved and took some Excedrin and my headache went away. I’m glad about that, but I hate that it’s the third day in a row I’ve popped the pillz.
Anyways. Y’all don’t want to hear me complain.
Last night Paul and I set the timer for 30 minutes and we each worked hard on cleaning up the apartment. We are always surprised by how much we’re able to clean in only 30 minutes! I have been bitten by the “must decorate” bug, and I’m antsy to fix up my living room. Part of that is because I never did finish unpacking/decorating. I am thinking of mixing the tan paint we used in the townhouse with some white to lighten it, and then painting the living room all one color. I think I’ve decided that’s what I hate the most about these walls – they are all one color (white) – walls, trim, and ceiling. The carpet is beige. The tan won’t really be getting away from the neutral colors, but I don’t want to buy more paint since we have a lot as it is. I think just having different color walls as trim will make a difference.
Another thing I’d like to do is get a new couch and loveseat. We got both used when I moved to Atlanta (which was 3 years ago today!) and I find them uncomfortable. They are also the same color as the carpet, so a year or so ago I bought dark brown slipcovers for them. I like the dark brown, but the slipcovers are annoying me with their tendency to get twisted around and fall off. Also, I really hate having oversized pillows as the back – I think it’s so uncomfortable. So anyways. I think I will try to see what deal I can get on Craigslist.
By the way, am I justified in my feelings of not wanting to buy used? I get tired of things not lasting long. I guess since we’re not in a long-term living space (i.e. a house) it probably doesn’t make sense to “invest” in furniture. So I’ll go back to looking at Craigslist.
I think this whole post has an overall negative tone, so I should probably stop now. Maybe tomorrow I’ll be in a much better mood!