Saturday, January 22, 2011


We finally got around to seeing if the beauty I found in my neighbor's trash pile, of which I spoke about in this post, worked. It was a great chandelier, and all but one of the light fixtures worked. When we Kelvin tried to fix the one bad light, it sparked and acted funny, so we don't want to mess around with a potential fire hazard. Bummer! It would've looked great in our new dining space. (Did I tell you the the old playroom was giving me hives, and our eating space was closing in on me, so I rearranged and converted the playroom into the space for which it was intended in the first place? I'm LOVING it! And yes, we do eat in there.) Oh well, I'll find a replacement. It will need to be pretty soon, because we took down the ceiling fan/light fixture that was in there to replace Carleigh's. It might be kind of nice to eat by candle light too, though. Watch out Goodwill, here I come! I'll also search through the online classifieds, like craigslist and I'm determined to make this purchase a thrifty one.

We went to another funeral this week. When it rains, it pours. One of our very good friend's dad passed away. I look forward to the day when there is no more pain, sadness, or heartache.

On the agenda next week is cleaning out our large armoire. I'm looking forward to continuing my pursuit of organizing the house. The giant armoire will become an organized version of it's current state of chaos. I also plan on painting a small armoire we have now and using it for our craft, scrapbook and sewing projects cabinet. I just have to figure out the right place to house it. For those of you, who like me, love before and after photos, there will be plenty! I can't wait.

I'm sure all of this rediscovered love of projects, sewing, crafting,etc., is a good way to make my mind work. I would love to just stay in bed all day with the covers over my head, but that's probably not the best thing for me. These little projects seem to be a good outlet for my grief. I'm trying not to dwell on the fact that it's almost been a year since Emma passed away. Not that there hasn't been a day that went by this year that I didn't think about her and wish she were still here, but there is something about this anniversary that seems incredibly hard. I ususally like anniversaries, but not this one.

So what projects do you have on the books?


  1. I am in the process of organizing our house as well. It is such a good feeling when I get done with a "project", although, I think it drives Doodle crazy when I move things around and he doesn't know where they are. lol....oh well.

  2. I totally know what you mean about rearranging furniture. We swapped our living room and play room and I love it! I used to walk into the living room and feel like it was incomplete and wonder what i could change or what was missing. The playroom was at the front of the house so it used to drive me crazy when it was messy. Now both rooms are better and it makes me so happy when I walk into the house!

  3. I too have been cleaning out clutter. We have so much from the 26 yrs of marriage. I am about to start sewing all the baby projects for our upcoming newest grandson's arrival.


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