Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Some Cheese with my Whine
The Weatherman lied.
He said, "30% Chance of Snow...NO SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATION"
A Foot of snow and two days later, we are almost caught up with chores, no thanks to the weatherman. Snow is a pain in my hiney, and doubles the list of stuff we have to do around here, but I'm thankful for the moisture.
Yesterday we took down the Christmas decorations and hauled off the tree. When my husband took the tree out of the stand and out the door, there was a massive needle drop like we've never experienced before. It was like a plume of pollen, dust, and needles enveloping the house. Subsequently, I had an allergy attack of embarrassing proportions. Even with medicine, I was a snotty, sneezing, itchy-eyed mess until bed last night.
The menfolk went deer hunting today, and I've been scrubbing down every nook and cranny of the house. The place looks drab without all of our holiday cheer hanging from the walls. It motivates me to do deep cleaning. In January I throw things away and reorganize. I'm merciless in my pursuit of de-cluttering. Nothing is safe from the chopping block. Nothing.
January is also the month that I always want to redecorate the entire interior of the house. Thankfully, I have these urges in the month following Christmas when we don't have extra money sitting around. It's like a safe guard against impulse decorating. Otherwise, my bedroom would be a different color every single January, and I would buy new cowhide furniture, and turquoise dishes every year.
To make matters worse, I went and did something that makes me even more tempted to re-do the whole house...
come closer to the computer...
I don't want to say it too loudly. I don't want my friends and family to know...
I joined Pinterest.
Keep it on the down-low.
I told everyone I know that I'd never join that crack wagon of a website. I resisted it for over 2 years. Then I HAD to get on to find a recipe and it all went downhill from there. The next thing I knew, I was signing up and pinning things to boards I didn't even know what to name. Now I have more ideas than I know what to do with. I'm overwhelmed with "pinspiration". If you are a pinner, leave me a comment and I'll try to find you.
The bigger issue here is that I don't want to re-decorate if we are moving. Twice in the last two months we have nearly had the house sold, and twice the prospective buyers financing has fallen apart. It's difficult to make any plans when we're spinning our wheels here. We have another property we're interested in buying, but can't make an offer until we're out of this little house. The roller-coaster of selling a home in a bad economy often has us scratching our heads, biting our nails, and praying for guidance.
I'd sure like it to be over with, but I'm trying to be content in the mean time.
Emphasis on TRYING. I'm not very good at being patient or content right now.
Anyway, enough with my whining. I'm off to go clean something, or throw something away, or both.
Happy New Year!