If you have two loaves of bread sell one and buy flowers. For although the bread will nourish your body, the flowers will nourish your soul.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

Yes, I know I'm a little late. I haven't made formal resolutions in years because I never seem to carry them out. But I'm thinking...perhaps if I see these in writing it might somehow make me accountable. We'll see.
My main focus for resolutions? Our house. I'm tired of it. I realize I'm being very materialistic right now. I guess my resolutions should be about self-improvement. But that's an unspoken, on-going process. Right now I need something I can see. Something new and refreshing. I need a before and after. My house no longer reflects my tastes. They've changed so much. Plus, everything is getting just plain old out of date and worn out. We bought this place in 1987. We remodeled quickly and on an extreme budget. Well, we're still on an extreme budget. My husband has been laid off for almost a year (in April). So the remodeling won't be major. But most of what I want to do is sweat equity. Therein lies the problem. My energy level of late has been nil. I have all these ideas in my head and haven't been able to get the old body to follow through. So again...if I write this all down. If I have a game plan, a list (I love to make lists)...maybe I'll be inspired, invigorated. So here goes (in no particular order).
1. finish bedroom. I finally found and purchased fabric to finish reupholstering my $1 chair. I've had the fabric to make a headboard, just haven't done it yet.
2. redo bathroom. The wallpaper has faded and has large torn places in it. (Thanks to little fingers peeling loose paper while using the facilities. We won't mention any names). It also needs new tile on the floor. Fortunately, it's a very small room. So I'm hoping to find these things at outlet prices.
3. redo kitchen. This is the biggie. However, I'm not planning any major renovations, just mostly work. It would involve stripping wallpaper and painting. A lot of painting...walls, cabinets, island, wainscoting. I'm tired already, just thinking about it.
So, dear diary...I mean, dear blog...that's the list. And dear God, I'm going to need your help. In finding bargains and most of all in having the energy to get moving.

1 comment:

CE Webster said...

I bought my house in 1987 and know exactly what you mean! Like you, I can only make small changes at a time. I concentrate on washing walls down and a fresh coat of paint. It is finding the energy to do it. It helps to look at only one area at a time and complete it! I hope this helps.