Friday, November 11, 2011


The main problem in getting things done around our home involves 3 things that G and I share: indecisiveness, procrastination, and avoidance.  Neither of us can really make a decision to save our lives, because we constantly second guess ourselves.  We both tend to have good intentions, but put things off or forget about getting them done.  And when we try to do too much, we get overwhelmed and we figure out ways to escape.

However, I am pretty dang proud of what we've been able to do in 2 months.  We've assembled a wall of bookshelves (pics to come once the office is done).  We've assembled 4 storage shelving units in the basement for a pantry and organization.  We've built a crib and are halfway through painting a dresser that will be the changing table (3rd layer going on tonight).  We've laid down a rug pad and rug in our living room after 2 years of trying to pick one (yes, 2 years).  And we're even beginning to figure out a gallery wall.  This coming from the people who have only hung a single mirror in 2 years despite having a bunch of artwork and mirrors is saying something.

Our decisiveness is improving as well.  We know what bedroom set we're getting once we've dealt with getting new bedroom carpet installed (Max's claws may have destroyed the carpet near the door).  And today we found both nightstands and a coffee table.  I mean, holy moley!  The nightstands are gold and glass and will perfectly compliment the darker, heavier furniture.  They're vintage/antiques we're getting from a local store (buying tomorrow, we put on hold today while we measured).  The coffee table we found while out measuring the bed for the nightstands and though in store it would take 6-8 weeks, we've just gotten home and already hunted it down online where it should be here late next week!

These seem like small things to some people.  But for a person who struggles with never wanting to make the "wrong" decision, wanting things to be perfect, it's a huge deal.  I want our home to look like we live here, a young couple with a new baby.  I'm learning that it doesn't have to be perfect to be perfect for us.

So for Day 11 of Thankfulness, I'm thankful for the blessing of deciding on a coffee table being my biggest worry of the day. Too often I let things stress me out, but I'm beginning to see how lucky I am.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Chickadee,

    I was just looking around online for ideas for using my chicken stock - besides freezing it. I came across this interesting tidbit - thought it sounded like something right up your alley. Especially when you've got an organic bird carcass. :)

    More Chicken Stock
    Finally, remouillage (literally, "rewetting" in French) refers to a stock made by resimmering bones that have been used to make stock once already. And why not? It still beats cooking with water. If you were feeling especially frugal, you could make batch after batch of stock until the bones you were using practically dissolved.