November 18, 2011

Long Week


I'm so happy that the past two weeks are over. My endless painting to do list (front porch, doors, treehouse, trim, master bedroom, sitting room, hallway and entry) all done with the exception of a second coat on the outside front door.


The feeling of relief is overwhelming. My motivation was the promise of a rare treat mani/pedi next Friday and the promise of a holiday season without the weight of my to do list hanging over me. The bonus is that this place feels more mine every day.


Now I'm ready to think about Thanksgiving next week and the company we have coming in town. I'm ready to finish up some knitting projects and spend more time with people (and critters) I love.



I'm ready to tackle that stack of presents that is waiting to be wrapped, that pile of magazines and books waiting to be read and sit in front of that sewing machine that's been gathering dust. I'm ready to let the fun begin. Guilt free.

26 comments:

  1. Wow, you've earned a nice rest. Have a wonderful holiday season!

    P.S. Your kitties are adorable!

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  2. impressive Jen, my to do list only seems to grow I think you may have given me the motivation to tackle some of my home projects.As soon as
    I get the other 3 flats of pansies in
    the grown.

    absolutely cannot wait to see your progress.

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  3. Um you forgot how you're ready to bake Sarah something yummy. I must have missed that when I was reading this post.

    Also what is Em knitting? I'm intrigued...

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  4. Good for you Jen. Now you can really enjoy the holiday season. This is my last weekend to finish up whatever loose ends I can and then I'm in holiday mode through the first of the year. I plan on savoring every moment, not over scheduling and being available for any imprompu visiting that may arise. Enjoy your company! Patty

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  5. You got a lot accomplished! Enjoy next week.

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  6. I had to laugh because I had two cats that looked just like these..they used to sleep all curled up together like this too. :D

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  7. Your critters sure are cute. Sounds like you could use a bit of quiet time. Make that sewing machine hum. Knit in comfy, cozy silence and page through those books/magazines. Enjoy the moment. :) And have a great weekend. Tammy

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  8. I love that aqua door. Love it. Good job on tackling all those tasks. I have been in a running mode to get things done for a couple of weeks too. Not time to sleep. I am ready to be enjoying the Christmas movies and music, do some baking and lots of family time.

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  9. It is wonderful you have put your on mark on your new home. Now relax and enjoy your treats. Happy weekend. Bonnie

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  10. So very proud of you. Now you deserve a rest and some enjoyable relaxing.

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  11. You sound like you have been doing alot.
    Not only painting but shopping. You are alot farther down on the To Do list than I am.
    Every year I try not to stress and I admit it does get easier.
    Glad your house is feeling like a home.

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  12. That sounds completely blissful!
    I am in love with the colour of the ornate door in your first photo.
    Your critters are pretty cute too!
    Jacqui

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  13. That sounds completely blissful!
    I am in love with the colour of the ornate door in your first photo.
    Your critters are pretty cute too!
    Jacqui

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  14. What a great feeling when all is done! Congratulations and enjoy your down time.

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  15. Well done! Now you deserve every bit of enjoyable moments and things you can soak in!
    Enjoy~
    xo~Jill

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  16. Enjoy your leisure activities, you certainly earned it with all your hard work painting.

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  17. Enjoy every minute of it! ;)

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  18. Good job on getting everything done on your to-do list! I have such a long list that I can't believe it...and NO hope of getting it done before Christmas. I am proud of you! xo Diana

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  19. Ok, how did you do all that AND get your Christmas shopping finished?

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  20. WOW!! That's a lot of painting!

    I love your kitties :)

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  21. You impress me to death. You must be a machine. And lots of years younger than I am! I cleaned ALL DAY, yesterday, and am hurting today. sigh.
    xo, Cheryl

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  22. You impress me to death. You must be a machine. And lots of years younger than I am! I cleaned ALL DAY, yesterday, and am hurting today. sigh.
    xo, Cheryl

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  23. Just "found" your blog the other day and really adore it!!!
    LOVE your blue door!!!
    I also really like the sound of your meat loaf... I would like to make it for dinner soon but there is no oven temperature...
    I looked up meatloaf recipes on the internet and the temperature seems to change with each recipe!
    Could you please let me know....I would really appreciate it!
    Thanks!

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  24. taking a quick break from packing to say happy thanksgiving! off to my sister's (300 miles) for my all-time favorite meal.

    big pats on the back for all you're accomplishing! a mani-pedi sounds like the perfect treat! think i'll add that to my to-do (er, wanna do) list!

    xo
    elyse

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