Apparently, January 10-12 are National De-Lurking Days!
Lurking is to exist "unobserved and unexpected".
Lurking is the very common practice of reading an online or e-mail discussion without taking part in the discussion. Most visitors to discussions on Web sites, Usenet groups, e-mail discussion groups, Internet Relay Chat channels, or bulletin board systems understandably spend much more time reading or "listening" than writing or "speaking."
Sew, today...if you are lurking, de-lurk and let me know you're here! Who you are, where you're from, do you have a blog I can come lurk at and what you like/don't like about my blog. (well, maybe I really don't want to know what you don't like...that's a little scary...like a commitment issue...if reading about what you don't like bothers me, am I obligated to change? hmmmmmmm)
On the redecorating front:
When I found this house, I knew it needed some TLC. It is a work in progress.
This is before I started. The house was done in '80's wallpaper and colors.
I'm proud of myself. I did get all of this little section cleared off and thought "Thank You God that they actually sized this wall before they papered it!" (other walls, they didn't and that was a nightmare getting icky wallpaper off!)
Gasp and gag! Another layer, and it's...1970's second grade, patriotic, bicentennial celebration decor from hell! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
I just know you're all screaming with me!
When we moved in, the downstairs bathroom had similar themed wallpaper in it...only gold. And vertical stripes. It's not a big room, but you know what they say about stripes and small rooms...eeks!
Anyway, whoever put the wallpaper up in there, put it in slanted. To the right, or to the left, I was never sure...but sitting on the...well, you know...doing your...ahem...business...staring straight ahead of you, you actually got ill! LOL
And found yourself leaning to the side to try and make the slanted wallpaper straight. And sometimes, if you were in there long enough, you were on the verge of falling off the...onto the floor. If you don't believe me, just ask KT, she'll tell you how dangerous it was to go in there! The necessary accessary hung on a holder across the way on the wall...reaching for it only made the vertigo worse and you wanted to toss your cookies.