Sunday, September 25, 2011

Of Spiders and Bathrooms

Good gravy.  It's been so long since I've posted that I actually had to go in and check my own blog to see what was important enough that I wrote about it.  It's only been a week, but it feels like a month.

I feel like I've run into a case of writers block.  Or boredom.  Or maybe it's really apathy?  Mixed with a touch of lethargy? And a dash of Pinterest burnout.

I'm sure no one wants to hear about how I'm enjoying my new organize/grocery/clean/laundry routine & how it's working out (pretty great except I am going to have to split up laundry day so I don't end up burning out by the 5th load).  And no one wants to hear about how I continue to stall on painting the 2nd, 3rd & 4th coats for the trim in the upstairs (but I have figured out that next time, it's TRIM FIRST, then walls).  Or how I've still been spending too much time on Pinterest, and have decided that while awesome, it's also a bit intimidating.  I mean really, as much as I'd love to be crafting googly eye wreaths and glittering faux crows, the fact that the nearest decent craft store is a 2 hour drive has put me into a bit of a funk.  And while I'll eventually respond with moxie and determination, I don't really care enough about Fall decor to get too bogged down by my lack of enthusiasm/readily available wreath forms.

Besides, I am actually a little too concerned with battling real spiders to worry about crafting darling fake ones from pipecleaners and ric rac.  For reals - we have one the size of a silver dollar who has set up camp next to my front door, and her little sister is spinning a home across my front columns.   I was really hoping that we'd get a cold snap & Mother Nature could do the dirty work, but our recent hot/sudden rainstorms/blue skies & fluffy white clouds weather is not working in my favor.  So Ms. Spider spins & I plot.  Arachnid Showdown begins at 10am tomorrow.  

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But in the Good News column: The Master Bath is DONE.  Well, except for the No-Sew Roman Shades I want to make, and the toilet paper holder that I just ordered from Amazon, and the shelves we need to drive 4 hours round trip to buy, and of course the adorable-yet-reasonably-priced baskets I have to yet to locate to go on the shelves... but otherwise, it's done!  I had high hopes (because really, almost anything would have been better than the boring builder's basics that had been in place for 15 years), but even I am amazed at how well it turned out.  Considering that we couldn't afford to replace the vanity, and that I broke the mirror I custom painted to match, and that my once-beloved white quilted shower curtain has shrunk 12 inches (Machine washable?  Apparently not.), it still looks fabulous.  I am not posting pictures yet because I will be making the shade this week, and I need a nice sunny day for pictures, but a full post is coming with images, sources, and a scintillating review of my many mistakes opportunities for learning.  So stay tuned, all 3 of you loyal readers.  I promise, I'll Hulk smash the apathy once it actually starts feeling like Autumn (this week?) & get back to regular posting.  Happy Fall!


Davis Family said...

Hey Amym I just want you to know that I'm thinking about you... I hope you're week will be full of happy moments! - Jill

Ashley said...

I can't even handle fake spiders. Gross. So the big ones on your porch are giving me the creeps. But I can't wait to see the bathroom "reveal"!

sarita said...

I really do want to hear about your organize/grocery/clean/laundry routine---I'm in a rut and trying to figure out how to fit it all in in one day and still keep my sanity. Is that possible? After the bathroom, will you post on how you get it all done? Pretty please?