Wednesday, January 13, 2010

It finally happened . . .

God has shown mercy upon me, and my children have returned to school. No more winter break and no more snow days. I've been granted an entire work week of teen-free days - at least, until 3PM anyway. It may not seem like much to get excited about, but I'm the kind of mom who has learned to be thankful for the little things. Next week, I won't be so lucky, I'll only get 4 days of sanity. Because of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, the kids get an extra day off tacked onto their upcoming weekend.

Anyway, I've done my best to make the most of the last three days. Not only have I managed to conquer the mountain of laundry that mysteriously appeared in my laundry room last week; but I've been busy re-ordering my home.

Last year, Roy and I decided that it was time to get new living room furniture, so we picked out a set from a local rent to own dealer. I admit, it was lovely having new furniture; but before the newness had worn off, our lives proceeded to fall apart financially. Roy lost his job and we've been struggling ever since. For several months now, I've been telling him that we really don't need the extra payment, and I'm resourceful enough to figure out another living room seating arrangement. For years, I've had a habit of latching on to various, odd, pieces of furniture - whatever catches my eye - and reworking them. I usually find places for them, but a lot of them are stashed in my basement and garage, gathering dust. Well, over the weekend, Roy finally agreed and the furniture went back.

I know that my husband's male ego probably sees it as a failure, but I choose to see it as a decorating challenge - a zero budget make over. To be honest, I wasn't all that happy with the room the way it was. The furniture was just too big, and there wasn't space to move with so many people. (and animals.)

So. . . instead of starting a home haunt project like I planned, I've been busy shuffling things around my house. I've got several of the basic pieces moved, but it still needs some work to pull it all together, (pillows recovered, odds and ends, etc.)but so far, I think I like it. Even though the pieces are bigger, I have tons more space, and just as much seating. When I get it finished, I may post before and after photos. You know . . . it would be awesome if I could get my husband to repaint . . . I don't know, I guess it just depends on how merciful God is feeling this month.

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Anonymous said...

Ok lets do it lets paint the room and see what can happen.

Auburn~haired~artist said...

Sounds good, Honey, But I don't think it's gonna happen this month - it's almost over.