I guess the Blog Honeymoon is definitely over for us, dear readers. It used to be that if I was gone, even overnight, you would worry about me and leave sweet comments asking me to please come back to you.
Not that I don't share the blame for the stalled relationship - I mean, I left without even leaving a Post-It note, much less an explanation of where I'd be or when I'd return.
If it makes you feel any less abandoned, I did think about you (a couple times)during my absence. And it's not like I was two-timing or anything. I just needed some space. I needed to see other people (mostly my kids and their homework.)
Really, I just think our relationship was going too quickly. It was the Every Dayness that started getting to me. It felt forced and predictable.
I liked the spontaneity we used to have when we first began. The surprise element.
Would I post or not? Would you comment or not? Would I move furniture around and take a picture of it, or not?
And BTW, since we're back on good terms, I would just like to make a little confession to you. (It's a death wish for a connubial friendship when you start keeping secrets. Trust me.)
I did indeed move some furniture around while I was away from you.
I'm sorry. I know this is a problem area for me and I plan on getting help. Later today, or tomorrow at the latest, and for sure before the end of the month. I'll look in the yellow pages for Furniture Movers Anonymous and find out when they meet (if they haven't relocated ....ha!ha!)
In the mean time.....You should see how great everything's looking around here!
My cozy kitchen "office" has resumed its previous function as a breakfast room. In my usual selfless manner, I once again put my own wishes and desires on the back burner (way....back....as in Not Even On the Stove Anymore), and realized my family needed a table in the kitchen. It's just better for everyone (else)this way.
And it certainly didn't hurt that I saw an adorable picture in Cottage Living magazine of a breakfast room strikingly similar to ours, with a cute hutch, a round table (with a laptop open on it, to give the impression that the round table was a table/desk duo), and three glossy black ladder-back chairs. So I simply duplicated it in my kitchen.
Out went the comfy floral chair, Out went the french looking white desk, Out went the perfect black patio table that the HOH thought was uncomfortable to eat at - and In came the round table from the Foy-A, and In came the newly spray painted ladder back chairs.
Decorating is as simple as that. You just decide the best thing to do, get the paint out, spray away, take two ibuprofen, and start moving heavy objects - by yourself or with a friend. (Personally, my friends feel they're enabling me if I ask them to pick up one end of a couch...)
The not so simple part was moving another table into the Foy-A, moving the old island into the dining room to be used as a sideboard now that the round table is in the Foy-A, then moving my bedroom around to make up for the missing sideboard.
Oh, and while the ibuprofen was at it's maximum efficiency, I also moved the living room around One Last Time. Man, it looks good. Even better than the last time. Or the time before that. I'm (almost) 100% sure it will stay this way.
So, that's basically what I've been up to during my Unannounced Blog Sabbatical.
Anything going on in your life?