We’re in the process of redecorating our home. Instead of the original color scheme of drab taupe/pinkish-beige walls, we’re changing the color scheme to relaxing golden/sandy/khaki colors.
As you can imagine, this project has made me just a bit crazy. I’m obsessed with choosing the perfect new color for each room. So we paint large splotches of a potential color on all four walls in the room we’re working on, and then I look at the color in different light for a few days until I decide what I want.
But on Saturday morning I was indecisive. So very early Saturday morning, before it was light out, I got Zen-Den to paint one more splotch of the potential color on a wall. I figured that I’d get dressed, the sun would come out, and then I’d give this color one more look-see.
To decide for sure.
Well, as usual, Zen-Den got dressed much more quickly than I did. And, as usual, he was standing around in the foyer waiting for me to get ready. He had no idea that I’d stopped for one last glance at our color-to-be, so he shouted upstairs and asked me what I was doing.
To which I answered without one ounce of irony: “I’m watching paint dry.”
Instantly, from below in the foyer I heard Zen-Den burst out laughing. He realized that I hadn’t a clue what I’d just said– and he could barely contain himself waiting for me to realize what I’d just said.
Eventually I realized what I’d said and started laughing at myself… which made Zen-Den laugh even more about what I’d just said.
And continue to laugh… all the way to the paint store. Where I’m happy to report that the one of us who wasn’t laughing like a nut purchased the perfect color of paint for our bedroom walls.
So there. HA!