Thursday, February 09, 2012

Thursday's Confessions - Strategic Plan

Welcome to Thursday's Confessions. A weekly feature where I confess, before you my sisters and brothers, the silly, the ridiculous and even at times the shameful. Why? Because confession is good for the soul. Even in Blogland. 

(poster found here)

Confession: I am not good at sitting around twiddling my thumbs. Not really.
I mean I can for a while. I know how to nap. Believe me. I know how to lay around and putter on Pinterest and read great books and watch whole first seasons of TV shows on Netflix in one sitting.
But that isn't what I am talking about. 
What I am talking about is not having a project. Not having something between vegging out and work.
See, this do-nothing limbo waiting game we are stuck in  is about to drive me MAD.
I believe that everything will work out. I do.
And I do not think that I can force anything to happen.
But in order to not go nutso I need to be occupied. 
So I have a strategic plan.
I'm gonna do something.
Brilliant huh?

(an all time fav pic- Edie's old kitchen)

Wanna know what that something is?
Painting. I am going to paint.
The kitchen, the bottom cabinets, the dining room, the hallway...

(all paint colors can be found here)

I have no illusions that if I paint the house will sell.
But I do think that if I paint I will feel better.
Things will feel fresh and new and clean.
And it is Doing Something.

The truth is, I was going to paint regardless. Moving or staying I have been ready for a change.
Ready for new colors and new ideas and new challenges.

(picture found here)
My house, lovely as it is, has been the same colors for 8 years and it is time to move on. I am lucky to have it all cataloged and frozen for all time by Cottage Style & At Home in Arkansas and this blog.  So whenever I miss the red dining room or the yellow kitchen all I have to do is flip open a magazine or boot up the computer, and voila! There it will be, a lovely rainbow of color that told the story of my life for almost 9 years. 

I think I am finally ready for a new chapter and it starts with light blue/green paints...

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  1. Elizabeth4:25 PM

    I have an identical confession: we, too, might move and I, too, am responding by painting. We don't know yet whether or not he got the job; his application is a secret I'm not allowed to tell in my real life; and I'm responding to the stress by re-painting half the rooms in the house.

    Whether we stay or go, I'll be glad I did it.

    It's nice to know that I'm not the only one with this situation and reaction!

  2. Love the colors! The green door is pretty.

  3. i think you've got yourself a grand plan! i always loathe painting when in the middle of it, but do get excited to start a new paint job...strange i guess...the excitement must wear off quick ;)
    you've picked lovely colors, looking forward to seeing the transformation!


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