Tag Team painting...
I've mentioned numerous times to my family that all I really want for my birthday and Christmas this year is help. While there are many areas in which I could apply said wish, I am most specifically appealing to their willingness to assist me with some projects around the house.
There are quite a few loose ends that need to be tied up prior to April 18th, and unfortunately, my inability to be in the presence of paint or to participate in heavy lifting has greatly limited my participation in project completion. This has all come as a huge disappointment for me, as I've now realized that I am very (very) terrible at accepting help from others when I am unable to contribute to the workload myself. So, I have learned to swallow my pride, at least a little bit, and rely on others.
So, in light of my current wish list, my sister gave me an early birthday present and volunteered to paint our front room/dining room for me. (I chose Lowe's "light raffia" which is a very light, cream-like color. I love it, but most people find it too boring for their liking. I, on the other hand, am obsessed with it. It is the same color that I used in our family room.) My sister completed approximately half of the room and then, unfortunately, had to go back to Fresno. So, I was left in a bit of a quandry. My room was unfinished, John hates painting, and I can't inhale paint fumes.
So, I did what any girl does when she finds herself in a difficult situation...I called my mom. She immediately offered to complete the job. She came over today and finished the majority of the room, but unfortunately ran out of paint, so she will come back tomorrow to administer the second coat. Not only did she spend 3 hours painting the room, she prepared a pot of taco soup for John and I to boot. As difficult as it is for me to accept help, I sure do appreciate it when it's given. Thanks mom and Denise...I'd be nothing without you!