I asked what Mel wanted for Christmas and she responded that she wanted me to strip the wallpaper off the kitchen walls and repaint.  She couldn't have made it easy on me and asked for a DVD boxed set or a bottle of cologne; no, she had to ask for a multi-day extravaganza.  Oh well, I'm good at painting.

We stripped it Saturday during my semi-yearly snifflefest.  Resting doesn't seem to make me well any faster so I just keep going if I can.  We then bought some texture paint to re-surface the walls with.  I've never done that sort of thing but there are instructions so I'll manage – but I'll start behind the fridge just in case it doesn't look so good.