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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

"Sounds Like Life to Me"

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

As I sit here writing this post, I am reminding myself to try to maintain an attitude of gratitude.  The guys are working on finishing up the ceiling and wall repairs, and we have insurance, so yay for all that.

Still, I am so, so tired of having our living room torn apart!  We are working on a month-and-a-half since we discovered the leak, and I am very irritated about the lousy feng shui going on around here.   For those of you who know me know that I always keep the living room picked up and looking nice.  Other rooms suffer, but not it, usually. This is what or living room and dining room are supposed to look like:

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

This is how things have been looking recently:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

I forgot to take a picture for this post, but our guest room is filled from floor to ceiling with chairs, end tables, wall hangings and the like. 

So, what's a girl to do?  In just a couple of days, we should be able to put the furniture back into place.  Shanna (my sweet step-daughter) has offered to come from Washington to help me paint.  She and Cheri will pick the colors.  Yay, no more white!   I figure if I want our house to look anything like theirs, then I need to let them choose for me, because they are the pros.

It has been a very busy and expensive couple of months around here, to say the least.  Now I may have to get a job, since business has slowed down so much at our company.  Also, I need to do the following:  a) set up an Etsy shop, b) figure out how to sell my stuff, c) get into posting my stuff on Pinterst, d) reorganize the sewing and writing areas around here so like things are alike and e) start transferring my articles into books and onto my other blogs.  What a deal!  I hope that my energy will return.

Any suggestions or tips on those there things listed from a-e? 

Thanks, you guys, I really do appreciate all of my readers.  Hope that your week is going awesome!

Kathy M.

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Lisa Ricard Claro said...

You don't need advice from me. You're the Energizer Bunny, remember?! I've no doubt you'll pull it all together spectacularly.


Boy, have I lost touch ...been way too long since I've been here. Looks like your life [living space] has been in an upheaval. My goodness. I bet you WILL be glad when all's back to the norm and living can be smooth again.

Grammy Goodwill said...

Oh, my goodness. I'd be lucky to get one of those things done on your list. Don't wear yourself out.

Arkansas Patti said...

Just think how nice it will be when you are all finished. It really will happen.
Take a tip from the dog who looks quite comfortable.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

It's tough to work--or think--when your space is in disarray. Getting it all back to normal will certainly help with your energy level. As for advice, haha, the only thing I can suggest is to pick a project and break it down to baby steps. Break things down to smaller tasks and you'll plow through! Good luck! (Oh, yeah, and make sure you take time to pet that sweet dog...good for the blood pressure and mental outlook!)

Lynn said...

Hi Kathy, I've learned the hard way in overdoing so you might want to be careful. My daughter has an Etsy account, if you want, I could ask her about any tips. And you can look at the mess as one less room you have to clean up! Ha. Good luck with it all.

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