In case you ever had any doubt that an organizer’s good life is always put together and polished, let me reassure you that it is not. Life happens to us too and sometimes we get a little frazzled as well. Luckily all seasons come and go and I think I might be on the tail end, FINALLY. Let me catch you up.
Since I’m not one that likes to complain, I feel it’s only appropriate to start with the good because the good is oh so great. My parents and my in-laws as well as my daughter are coming to visit at the end of the month to celebrate my middle son’s highschool graduation. How exciting is that! I love having family come to visit, it makes me so happy. I love making them feel special and loved on while they are here. I love setting their rooms up so they have everything they need to feel comfortable and relaxed.
More good news includes the fact that our kitchen is done, whoot! We replaced the counters, back splash, light fixture, pulls and painted all the walls. I couldn’t be more happy with how it all turned out. I’d show you a picture but I’ve still got some organizing to do before it’s camera ready. Here’s a quick sneak peak though.
Good news also includes my pretty PurpleTrail planner (affiliate link) that is helping me stay on top of ALL THE THINGS. I’ll tell you more about this later when I have more time because it’s really awesome.
Well unfortunately not all the renovations are finished. We started back at the beginning of April and today, just 11 days out, my house still looks like this.
Yep and this is what I know for sure. I will never ever buy another home with vaulted ceilings again (they go up higher than you can even see in the photo). Seriously, what a pain! This is the last of the painting though. I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
We also have only the beginnings of deck hand rails installed.
And…I have a sun shelter sitting in the box on my deck waiting to be put up.
Is there such a thing as a sun shelter fairy? I could totally use one. Did I mention we only have 11 days and my husband is out of town for three of those days? So essentially we have eight days. EIGHT DAYS! Deep breath Laura.
Remember I told you I’m growing my grey hair out? It’s been six months now and I’ve hit the awkward ugly in between stage where people can’t help but stare because it’s just so obvious. I’ve had many people tell me I’m crazy and they can’t understand why I’d do this to myself. I get it, I’m only 45 and my hair is coming in pretty grey although quite honestly I thought it would be more white. So the salt and pepper is a bit of a welcome surprise that I’m not minding at all. It’s the line that I really don’t love but my hair isn’t that long so slowly but surely it’s getting there. Sarah Mae puts into words, better than I ever could, the fears we face in going against cultural standards and why she too is taking on the challenge of growing out the grey. I’m pushing myself to face those fears head on (haha, see what I did there?) and we’ll see where it takes me. Anyone else want to join in?
And just because I know some of you might want to see, here’s a picture I took this morning of where I am in the process. Oy!
Oh and in other ugly news, stress makes my autoimmune disorder act up and reoccurring sciatica pain is making walking somewhat difficult.
But other than all that, life is great! :) No it really is though. Soon I will be hugging the necks of my people and all the work will be so worth it. I can’t wait to get the party started! Hard to believe I have kid #2 graduating, wow. So glad we’ll have kid #3 home for another six years to keep us company and do all the cooking. Oh I kid he won’t have to keep us company all the time :)
Have a great day everyone!
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