Lately, I’ve been thinking about the future of The Chaos Chronicles, in the sense that soon, with one son in college and only one son at home, my life would not actually be that Chaotic. Maybe I should transition now to The Calm Chronicles or The Now What Chronicles? Then, last week happened and I was reminded that a little Chaos is energizing. A Lot of Chaos is exhausting!
At home, we were hosting a Golden Anniversary Party for my in-laws, so my husband decided to repaint the kitchen. Then, my son contracted another mystery virus, missing his 20th day of school during his junior year. I had to fulfill a long-standing volunteer commitment on Friday night, plating and serving food at a reception for 300 people. My father, who is in the late stages of Alzheimer’s, needs 24 hours care immediately so we hastily set up some visits to care facilities, did the tours and then put together a family conference call to discuss next steps. And, in the middle of this, we decided to revamp satellitesisters.com this weekend.
That was a relaxing Holiday Weekend.
In the middle of all the chaos, I got a very funny text from my friend Chris who had listened to last week’s Satellite Sisters podcast when I mentioned that the kitchen would be Taupe and Dusty Blue. Chris, a Decider of All Things Tasteful, texted to say: Call it Oyster, Not Taupe, More Modern. It made me laugh– which I needed this weekend!
As requested, a few photos of our Oyster and Dusty Blue Kitchen/TV Room/ Dining Area. I’m not sure my photography skills do my husband’s paint job justice. It looks great. AND he finished a full hour before I started cooking for the party!
Believe me, it works. Even if my photos don’t capture the rich mix!
Off to do some writing. A little Calm before the Chaos. New podcast tomorrow.
Embracing my Chaos