Friday, December 19, 2014

Organizing help

Good Morning!

I'm still sporting my Seahawks blue cast. The next step of a removable cast got delayed due to an insurance snafu. But it'll happen soon - can't wait!

In the meantime I've been busy Christmas shopping and enjoying times with friends. It is a whole different December without baking, cooking, putting up a tree, etc! I ordered lefse from the Midwest that arrived freshly made & tastes just like the family recipe. Hubby is happy :)

Yesterday, I lunched with Joy of Joy Thomas Design We met through my oldest son when he lived in San Diego. Now Joy & her family have relocated to the PNW. She is continuing to build her business as an interior designer, home stager & organizing specialist. 

That brings me to our lunch conversation - the chaos that remains in the living room. She asked me some good questions including what was stopping us from getting that stuff put away. I've pondered that ever since. I told her of many of the emotional obstacles that come with sorting/decisions. One of her recommendations was to tackle one bag or box a day. Aha! I don't want to give away her tips but she knows of what she speaks having just done major purging & a major move.

I came away encouraged. Once hubby gets the new bookshelves built & I get a cast free stronger arm, watch out! Things will be happening again around here!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Doing well

Thought I'd one-handedly type an update to let you know I am doing really well. My wrist is healing just like it should without any need for surgery, yay!! I have a shorter cast which allows for more arm movement & allows me to drive.

My spirit stays positive despite all the things I won't be able to do this Christmas ~ rolled/cut-out cookies? Um, nope. Thankful for new DILs to take the reigns.

The Spare Oom is all freshly painted! We ended up needing the painters to do a whole second coat on the walls. We had used left over paint from another project for the walls and had to buy more for the touch-ups. The paint formulas have changed in recent years so any touch ups weren't working. The closet shelves are done, too, so we are beginning to put things away.

The stairwell also got painted and is done! I will get photos up of these areas when I am able. I may need the real photographers in the family to help with that, heheh.

I am very thankful to my hubby for taking on mundane household tasks that I've normally tackled. I am a "hold down the fort" type, happy to be home. He will be glad, I'm sure, when things get back to normal.