i hear you... i have one project to finish, which will probably take me through the weekend. and same here on waiting for payday.
that said, i'm thinking color as well: periwinkle or rose for me. i'd normally go for a dark color, but i'm really trying to lighten up the wardrobe, you know? (i've been on a dark kick for, oh, about 15 years.)
and on AIM, i'm mrsdesertrain.