Do Not Pass Go

When it comes to asking for anything in life, it’s all about the approach, right? Well, I wanted to breach the Chalkboard Wall idea with Joey and I knew he was going to think I’m nuts, so I implemented the “Tuck & Roll” approach. You know, where you tuck the actually thing you’re asking about into a conversation about other things, and then roll right past it like you didn’t really ask a question but rather stated a fact. It went a little something like this:

Me: I was thinking, since next weekend we don’t really have anything going on, we should go to Lowes because we really need to paint the trim on the door before we get in trouble with the HOA people…

J: uh huh…

Me:…and I was thinking that while we are there I’ll buy some Oil Rubbed Bronze spraypaint to freshen up the house numbers and the outside light fixture, and we should probably get some good shears to trim back that out of control tree…

J: yeah…

Me:…and then I’m also planning on buying some of that really cool chalkboard paint andpaintingthiswallinthekitchenlikeagiantchalkboardit’slikethisreallycoolthingthatyouseeinpotterybarnmagazinesand itwillbeawesome.  So who do the Redskins play next week?

J: The Eagles. Wait – what? Chalkboard?…blah blah…no way…blippity blah…resale value…

Me: No it’s cool, I promise. We’ll talk about it later. (Exit stage right)

😦 Epic Fail.

I guess I might need to implement the Plan B Approach: Don’t Ask For Permission, Ask For Forgiveness.

All A(chalk)board

Given that my summer list didn’t get too far, I’m going to stop short of making a fall list because, in all honesty, my brain is still functioning in can’t-think-past-tomorrow-mode. And I know that once fall comes so do holidays, and in reality life doesn’t slow down but rather does the complete opposite. That being said, I’m still operating under the false pretense that after this weekend, which marks the end of wedding year season for us, life is going to slow down a bit. I’ll finally have time to catch up on laundry (ha!), paint the trim around our front door before the HOA decides to kick us out of the neighborhood, and do some fun DIY home and holiday projects (pinterest is life, the rest is just details) such as…dundadaDUNNNN (that’s my version of trumpets)…paint a chalkboard wall!

I kind of think chalkboard walls are the coolest and I’ve determined that our humble kitchen would be exponentially more fabulous with one. So mark my words – if I get nothing else accomplished by the end of 2011, our kitchen WILL get a chalkboard wall. Now about getting Joey on board with the idea…