Saturday, September 15, 2007

pretty bad to be slacking in Week 1 of the cure...

OK, so I have already fallen behind, but it wasn't all my fault, I swear! Early in the week I was helping my mom finish up some projects in her place (most of which I may have started and dragged her into) and Thursday I headed down to Pensacola to visit my husband for the week, which doesn't do much for my house, but does a lot for my mental health! Despite my love of all things housey, I have to confess our walk on the beach tonight with the tiny sliver moon and the warm soft waves was pretty much the happiest I've been in a long while. Maybe I need to somehow translate that feeling into my room decor?

I have made some small changes to his place (curtains and the like) so I've been Curing, just not in the house that really needs it. He's a Marine, so neat and tidy is the watchword in the house- he definitely does NOT suffer from my packrat tendencies. Heck, he's got all this empty space I'd love to fill with my excess belongings, but he's wise to me and threatens a giant yard sale if I try ;-)
Regardless, I'll be back in DC tomorrow and I'll catch up I promise- I'm already so inspired by what many of my fellow AT junkies have accomplished that I'm determined to create a wonderful space of my own.

new window treatments and shower curtain courtesy of Mom, the sewing wonder (she also made the bedding)...

3 comments:

sarah said...

i feel behind as well. today is my day to conquer the floors. i still need to sit in a corner of the house. and for flowers, i am going to pick something from the garden this today!

Alana in Canada said...

What if the happiness you felt came from the serenity of all that psace? There's really nothing more spacious than the beach with a view to the horizon across the vast expanse of ocean. Sounds absolutely wonderful and I'm glad you got some time for your guy. You can do this. You can create a calm oasis for the both of you.

smallcitybeth said...

Oh, I like what Alana said about the serenity of all that space. I think that's a key -- I know my space feels so much more serene now that I have less stuff in a larger space. (I did a mega-purge before moving...)

And there's nothing like the Marine Corps to teach a person orderliness... I need some Marine discipline myownself.

I've been doing some style tray musing on my blog... I really should be cleaning the fridge instead, but I'm procrastinating...