I can’t count the number of things running through my brain these days. It’s the new year so it’s the time where everyone wants to to do everything. And do it perfect. I’m not alone in this. Everything I read is “eat this, 10 minutes to better abs, clean the house in just 10 minutes.” The list goes on, but you get my drift. With a full time teaching career, two dogs, two cats, the hubby, and a new-old house I feel overwhelmed with where to put all of my thoughts.
Do I want to eat everything right, get abs in just 10 minutes a day (yeah right), have an immaculate house, take the dogs for a walk and play ball, fix a 5 course dinner for my husband (after I come home from a full day of work), and be able to dedicate 90% of my time to my house? FOR SURE! But, I have to continue my time in reality.
The last two days of work ended up being snow days, right at the end of the winter break. (I will accept all high fives from the teachers out there for this one!) Anyway, in the two extra days I had off I got a small look at what life could be like if I just had the time. I cleaned, fixed my 5 course meal (okay 2 and course number 1 was a beer <–but he liked it!), and got to work on the house.
Today I came home from work and told myself I’d write for 30 minutes while I eat a snack and drink some coffee. Otherwise, this little ole blog is not ever going to go anywhere. I’ve got to be more intentional about how I’m spending my time.
The last two nights I’ve worked on our closet revamp. We used the Algot system from IKEA. In my opinion it was super easy to put together and I think the hubby would agree. I know I’ve seen some people out there, in my research of whether or not to install it, that had a little harder time. Having married someone in the construction industry (that is super handy) I feel lucky because we had two levels in the house which I feel was key! There are a couple of other tricks I picked up along the way that I will go into in detail with some pictures, but for now, I’m working on making it look good which meant MAKING Zach go through his closet and purge. And by purge I mean you’d think I was pulling teeth to get him to do this! Does anyone have any tricks for getting their husbands to get rid of things? All I heard when we were moving was, we have too much stuff (<–not the word he used ). Apparently what he meant was that I have too much stuff. I’ll let you decide when I post the closet pics!
So the process has begun! Hopefully I can get it completed this weekend and put up the final touches!