Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Fragments

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.


Yesterday 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 Progress

I 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.

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Sandee said...

Very sad about Sparkle. Very sad.

Those paint things are never what you think they are going to be. I'm glad you're trying the actual colors on the walls.

I loved the soft green walls of my office back in the day. It was very soothing.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. Scritches to the babies. ☺

retired not tired said...

I cry at sad stories too.I like both green and yellow so I can't help you there.

BeadedTail said...

We're so sad about Sparkle and will miss her terribly.

I'm glad you're trying the paint on the walls. Colors tend to look different in different light so it's best to have polka dotted walls while you decide rather than end up with paint neither of you are happy with. I think Sherwin Williams is having a 30% off sale starting Sunday in case that's a bigger discount than your friend gets already.

Mrs4444 said...

Well, green and yellow/gold are Packers coors, so I like both.haha Good luck with that. Sparkle's goodbye post; very sad indeed. It sounds like it's time to read an uplifting animal story. Have you watched a Hope for Paws rescue video lately? Those sure have happy endings.

Lori said...

Oh, I read Sparkle's post. So sad. It sounds like he was well loved and had a happy life, at least. I hope your painting goes well. Deciding on a color is such a big decision! But it's a great feeling when you get it all painted and it looks awesome. Hope you have a good weekend!

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