i did not get as much done today as i wanted to, but we do have gas and internet/phone over at the new house. i spent some time there today washing dishes (in the dishwasher!) and putting them away, unpacking boxes, doing laundry (we got a lot of new towels for the wedding, which is awesome) and waiting. my mother-in-law came over and helped me line shelves, which was super nice because a) i'm not really very detail oriented sometimes and so b) they looked a lot neater and nicer because she was in charge.
the difference between the two houses is amazing. coming back to the rental is a downer; not just because there's still so much left to pack (and there is!), but because it's darker and not as spacious. i wish my back would also get better. since messing it up before the wedding, it is not the same, and i've had continuous pain for a little over two weeks now. my lower back hurts pretty much all the time, and lifting anything that weighs more than five pounds is no fun. my left shoulder and elbow are also kind of wonky and achey right now too. i feel like i have crabby old lady joints! i think i might have done too much knitting and strained that left side. i can't tell if that makes me a bad-ass crafter or a retard. ugh. in any case, my body is not cooperating with my mind, and the menthol back patches aren't really working. i might need to go ahead and get the heated ones, take a ton of ibuprofen, and just power through.
i did warn both kids that this weekend i'm getting them hopped on caffeine and exploiting their labor. they can have ice cream when we're done. i also really really really want to buy paint for our bedroom and get started on that. i think in my nook i'll use this color (or something similar), but i want a warm-ish grey for the bedroom. initially i wanted a creamy yellow, but the paint already in there is kind of dark, and the more i see grey tones, the more i love them. it's neutral without being tan, and will dress up or down nicely. have any of you painted inside recently? would you recommend a brand? the glidden was easy to pick up samples for, but i hear behr covers nicer and wears well.