June 03, 2011

Consolation Prize


I have been a naughty blogger. I know. Feel free to give me the verbal spanking I so deserve. In my defense, let me say that getting a house cleaned, unpacked, arranged, painted, weeded, mulched and fluffed in 6 weeks time is a huge undertaking. The end of the school year is always such a hectic time but throw in a graduation and company 2 weekends in a row and you have a recipe for insanity. On top of that my danged 'ol family expects me to cook and clean. Hello??? What are they thinking?


Now I've gotten to the point that I always get to right before company gets here where I just have to let it go. I can only do what I can do. I am just one woman and without benefit of superpowers, it is not all getting finished.


 I have a bathroom with unpainted walls but freshly painted trim, a front porch with one coat of white paint covering the deep green window trim and freshly installed stairs that have been neither caulked nor painted. Life will go on. Always one to look on the positive side, I am choosing to focus on what we have been able to accomplish which is really an astonishing list for such a short time.


Our Summer vacation doesn't officially begin until next Wednesday at which time I am going to become a blogging fool. I have so much to share. I'm going to blog so much that you will get tired of me and beg me to stop. Until that time I leave you with these hastily snapped, unstaged photos to quiet those of you that feel a need to complain about my lack of updates. That means you Michelle Skinner.


29 comments:

  1. What?? You can't get it all done?!! Seriously though, I totally get it - you want to do all of these things but there is only one of you and only so much time and energy. I think most of us can relate to that! Everything looks really nice so far and I love your living room wall color. You should feel proud of all that you have accomplished. And I know, it is really inconvenient when the kids and hubby still think there should be something to eat and clean clothes to wear! : }

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  2. I think your company will be astonished with what you have accomplished. Enjoy your time!

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  3. You installed new stairs? Must know more! Was it just a ladder before? A make-shift elevator???

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  4. Lovely! I can't wait to see more! Sounds like you are a busy girl!
    Michelle

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  5. We're all here waiting to see all your projects, re-do's and plans for the new house.
    Have a nice weekend and don't despair!

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  6. Cannot wait to see more! Of course everything so far is looking fabulous... love the new stairs, painted or not.

    And I can't believe you've accomplished all of what you have in only 6 weeks!

    ~Chris

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  7. The stairs and the wall going up the stairs look awesome! Sooooooo much better sister!

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  8. I LOVE your stairwell post - it's so cute! And that daybed is so cute too - looks like the perfect nap spot :)

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  9. looking forward to your post-palooza, sweetie pie! until then -- no guilt!

    loving the pics so far ...

    xo
    elyse

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  10. Amazed you got
    all that done in
    six weeks with what's
    on your plate. Kudos
    to you; it looks great!
    xx Suzanne

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  11. I love the little peeks of the new house! It looks so comfy.

    Wait, did you say graduation? Somehow I missed that your daughter was graduating this year. How are you doing with that mom??

    BTW, you are a wonder woman to have accomplished what you have in such a short time.

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  12. I can't wait to read your posts! Looks like you've got a lot done so far.

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  13. That out door bed is the sweetest.As for finishing up you will get there when you get there. Sometimes life calls.I will keep checkin back for your progress.

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  14. I think you are doing great. I am anxious to see pictures! I am loving the stairs painted. And your swing is begging me to sit and read!

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  15. Thank for the Cottage fix. Just enough to hold us over for a week. It looks beautiful so far. Super powers or not, you've already got it looking like home. Can't wait to see more. Enjoy your company.

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  16. Please...no worrying about blogging with all that wonderful chaos going on around you...we all get it! What you've done so far deserves a medal so be very, very proud and relax & enjoy!
    xo J~

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  17. Cooking, I don't mind. It's the cleaning, the daily upkeep that doesn't even include the deep cleaning that gets on my nerves. Dirty dishes continuously appear in the sink no matter how many times I wash them. Dust bunnies are a constant. :/ You've accomplished much. No one will even notice the rest. Best wishes, Tammy

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  18. how dare they expect you to cook. looking great so far.

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  19. You've accomplished so much, Jen! I love what I'm seeing. Don't stress, don't worry about us and I'll be looking forward to your updates.
    xo
    Claudia

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  20. (sigh) what can I say? Everything you do is lovely, lovely, lovely!

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  21. omgosh... I found moving/settling in to take years!! so many little things to fix/tweak to you liking...it has been exhausting, so no neet to apologize to me!!
    just happy you are "home"!!

    happy weekend!
    joan

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  22. Such wise words. I, too, always wish I had superpowers and could do it all. All looks great, and you've accopmlished MUCH progress!!! Hope you had a good time with your family. I got my hair cut in the village on Saturday and had some time left to meander. It had been a while since I usually have my little one with me. I came upon the pastry shop that opened up in January. OH MY GOODNESS!!! Everything made my mouth water! I tried the chocolate eclair and am in trouble...I'm addicted! I drove down some of the streets trying to find your new home to leave a little something on your doorstep, but had no luck. Would you be willing to share your address? I promise I won't stalk you! :) joelnkelly at hotmail dot com.

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  23. It's gorgeous, JJ! It
    looks peaceful and serene and it's just how your cottage nest should be.
    Love the stairs. And the porch.
    Love it all!
    You are a homemaking wonderwoman!

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  24. i love the stairway too, the newel post is so beefy and the white paint so crisp. And your daybed is so very cottagey. There are few things so rewarding as creating a nest. So happy for you. Lookin cozy.

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  25. I feel dizzy just thinking of all you have going on! I hope you can enjoy the process of the next few weeks, and breathe girl...breathe! You are home. : -D

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  26. Your house is totally beautiful Jen. I love it! Wanna come here and "not get it done"? Hee hee!!

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  27. Listen you, what you have accomplished is amazing.. got it!
    And.. I want your Banister!!!!
    xo Jeanne.
    http://beeskneesbungalow.blogspot.com/

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  28. oh my, those stairs and that post are a dream. please just keep it all white. no runner. just white. it's gorgeous! i would trade my dog for that post and its beautiful etchings. no, i wouldn't, i just said that for dramatic effect. :) but you are a lucky girl!

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