There are a lot of things going on in our household. We figure that if we are expecting a new baby that some things around here can’t lay dormant anymore. The family room was in need of a huge face lift, and we finally had the money and the motivation to get moving on it. Painting, new ceiling, all new lighting fixtures, new flooring, new trim, new curtains, and new rugs. Whew! We’re almost done, and we’ll be moving our things back in soon.
After that, we’ll be hitting decluttering mode full-force. On my good days when I have more energy, which are becoming more and more, I have tackled some things. I declutterd my kitchen, the dvds, some clothes, and my bookshelves. That has amassed almost 200 items! Some of my books I took to a book exchange where I got $35 in credit. The other things will be headed to St. Vincent DePaul’s tomorrow. Once I make room in my house, I believe that I will be blessed with newer and better things. Things that I need, and things that I can consciously make choices about owning.
Not only that, but I am making room for a new life in our home and our family. That makes me feel good!
Nothing feels better than accomplishing something – especially something that has been in the works for awhile.
When we bought our 3 bedroom house this summer, the last thing on our mind was remodeling the third bedroom. Well, we had thought about it. We dreamed of having a “quiet room” where we could set up our library, and where I dreamed of meditating or doing yoga without the pets bothering me.
About a month ago, we completed the painting. The color of the walls are called “jam session” so it’s a purplish color. Just before we got the flu, we put in our own carpeting. We bought padded carpet from Menard’s, the double-sided carpet tape, and a carpet cutter. My DH was in charge of measuring and cutting, and I was in charge of putting down the double-sided sticky tape. It actually wasn’t a huge feat to do the carpet.
[[Lapse in time to get the flu and recover.]]
Today, we got finished trim from Menard’s, cut it, and nailed it with borrowed tools from my brother-in-law. DH and I also put in all new outlets (because I accidentally painted them half purple) and a new light switch. Once the floor was vacuumed, we moved the bookshelf upstairs and I organized all of the books into categories before putting them away.
Once I unplug myself from this laptop, I will go into the new library and read before bed.