Friday Fragments is hosted by Half Past Kissin' Time for bloggers to post a list of short things on their minds that aren't really enough for a whole post.
SadnessYesterday was a sad day for me. On top of a stressful day at work, I finished reading Merle's Door by Ted Kerasote which made me cry. A good dog story but the last few chapters when not one, but two dogs die was very sad.
Gerard's brother is still in ICU because he is having trouble breathing and has an infection in his lungs. He's been in there for a couple weeks now.
Then, I found out that our blogger friend, Sparkle the Designer Cat is very sick. I read Sparkle's Thank You and Good-bye post last night. Sparkle gives advice to cats and even wrote a book which we loved: Dear Sparkle--Advice From One Cat to Another.
Redecorating ProgressI am a bit frustrated with our decorating plans because I found out that the great computer visualizer I wrote about doesn't show how the color actually looks when it's on the wall and neither do those little paint sample things! So, now I'm getting seven more sample quarts to try out the paint on the walls before deciding what colors to use. For the living room and dining room, Gerard is leaning toward yellow and me toward green. Hopefully, once it is actually on the walls and we can see it, we will come to an agreement. I could go with yellow, it's not like I'm totally opposed to it. This weekend, I plan to start washing the walls to get them ready for painting later in the week.