i have a bee in my bonnet.
i've been terribly 'flicted with the SADs this winter, and i am positively FROTHING for spring and warm weather and longer days and making my house look less disagreeable to me. topping the list of things-i-can't-stand-to-look-at any longer include: our master bathroom, the outside of the house in general and specific, the basement and our 2nd guest room which is a glorified closet for brian meares.
our master has one measly pedestal sink, and nary a bit of storage. nothing. and while i'm a fan organized clutter on say, a bookcase, i can't deal with mess everywhere in the bathroom. i need a nice civilized vanity with storage underneath (could possibly be a piece of furniture i turn into a sink) and a medicine cabinet on top. and i need this in there. bad.
outside. ergh. where to start? we've tried to grow grass twice as year for at least a full presidential term now, and it just won't take. so it's mostly a lawn of dirt. the porch is saddened by a lack of fresh outdoor pillows, in need of power washing, sanding and re-staining, and the plants are in varying states of death. the windows need painting, the shutters are chipping, and the shrubs look like tara reid. we are getting mulch delivered this weekend, which i'll spend sunday schlepping around - so hopefully that will help.
the basement. we put down a slate floor and added wainscoting and grasscloth about two years ago. i think that was the last time i went down there. we have a monstrous basement with all of the nice updated items, a nice view, ceiling fans, new windows and other delights and we never ever use it. woe. do you have rooms in your life you can't seem to work into your flow? how do you make the shift in your life to live according to the blueprint you have, and take advantage of it, rather than wishing for something you don't have? i'll daydream about what i'll do when i get to build the 'perfect house' and in the meantime let the house i have go to crap. what gives?
brian meares' room: full of car parts. he thinks this is reasonable. i ask you - how many of you have rooms in your house full of ... parts? i wagered to brian not many. these items go in a garage. a basement. a shed. but he likes them where they are accessible. so what could be a cozy study with built-ins and a sleeper sofa and furry pillows is full of doors to land rovers.
full disclosure: there have been no budgetary allowances made for any of the above. so. good talk yal. i'll change some pillows out and move on.