Things are quiet here, mostly I don't have much to say. My hands have been busy doing the talking lately as has my brain. They have been conspiring together on how to finish, or at least cross off a big chunk of the renovation list. They both agree that taking on too much before Christmas is not such a good idea. So instead of doing too much we settled on painting the living room/dining room walls (twice in one week, since I wasn't totally happy with the first result - the hubby's a really good sport) to liven things up a bit.
Next we thought it would be good karma to make sure said living and dining room had baseboards & trim since they haven't had any since we have lived in this house - that's been since July 2008. Today I hope to be sanding and priming said baseboards because the wee ones keep bugging reminding me to put up the tree and eek it's the 8th of December and I haven't started decorating yet. I'm not stressed, really. Since living in this house I've learned that everything will happen in good time. My previous "let's do it now" attitude has been shuffled aside in favor of sanity. Though one may question the sanity of painting before Christmas?? ah, contradictions.
When we purchased in this house we saw a glimpse of what we could make it with lots of patience, thought and love - ingredients that with each step make this house a home. Most days I feel we are making progress, albeit slow, but still progress. There are a lot of parallels between renovations and raising kids, you start with a dream and then with a lots of hard work, over a long period of time you see things come together. Most days I work steady on something and I can't help but think that there is something esoteric that I am building here...that I don't even fully understand but it will reveal itself one day. At least that's my hope.
Happy Tuesday from my home to yours. xxx