I just finished painting our downstairs bathroom. It needed it badly, and now it looks pretty fabulous. I usually take the interregnum between Christmas and New Year's Day off from work because SAD and the winter solstice and all. One of the things I do to cope with that is to keep busy. One year, I painted the exterior walls from the main floor to the stairwell to the upstairs hallway, and it kind of stuck. Now I find a project to do just about every New Year and just knock it out.
Well, somebody has to do it.