Fair is over and though I’m glad to have one more thing behind us, we had a lot of fun. It was exciting and motivating to see all the 4-H exhibits and all the possibilities of things Faith can do, and it made me wish I could do it all over again! She was so inspired to sew after watching the fashion revue last week that I picked up a little pink sewing machine at a garage sale. I had to learn all over again how to thread it, and thought I had it figured out but we weren’t getting stitches. #backtothedrawingboard We had to put it away for another day, but I’ve been wanting to sew some things for around the house for…oh, you know…YEARS…so we’ll be attempting again very soon.
In the meantime it’s project wrap-up time at home. The kitchen has been unfinished now for a couple months and I find myself getting more frustrated and less motivated. We just haven’t had the time this summer to do
everything anything, so when I can’t actually DO, I PLAN. I plan what I’m going to do to Faith’s room and contemplate a new living room color…and oh yeah, I was going to redo the bathroom… That is probably the worst thing I could do, because it means that I am not giving my full attention to one project. It makes the whole thing overwhelming and frustrating, and I feel like I’m just spinning my tires. Don’t do this to yourself! I’ve been trying the last couple of days to only thing about one room (the kitchen). #easiersaidthandone
With school quickly approaching I also have plans to get things organized for that, which then leads to wanting to redo Faith’s room, as I mentioned…and on and on it goes! So tonight we’re going to work on the kitchen. I’m going to scrub the woodwork, and I’m hoping that Brad will be able to fix the broken cupboard door corner. I still need to paint the new baker’s rack but haven’t settled on colors, so I think the kitchen walls will get painted first. Fortunately I’m pretty sure I have enough paint in the right color to do that without having to buy more. (Pretty sure.) I also have label plans for the fridge and freezer that I haven’t gotten done yet. Aaagh!