Wednesday, March 30, 2011


This remodeling thing is either the best idea I've ever had, or the worst.  I am not sleeping well, and I think the initial rush of adrenaline has worn off and now I'm just annoyed.  I'm learning all kinds of things about building codes and how my house doesn't meet them and I'm really afraid that after all this hope, my plans will be dashed by codes and permits and I'll be stuck using tongs to reach my food in the upper cabinet where it lives for the rest of my life.  I'm very grumbly.  And tired. 

Today is Home and Hearth Day, which is my euphemistic way of saying my house is a complete mess, there are a pile of bills that need to be paid and laundry that needs to be folded and groceries that need to be acquired.  No pencils and tracing paper, no decorating shows, no trips to cabinet show rooms, none of it. 

You know what's great about unpaid bills?  For a brief period, there's a lot of money in my bank account just sitting there.  It makes me feel like I could go shopping and get new plates or something.  Its like a little fantasy lottery win.  And then I pay the bills and the money is gone and the fantasy is crushed. 

Can you tell I'm crabby?  But spring seems to be here, and I have marigolds to plant, and I bought some strawberries to eat so maybe things will look up.  I have to go to bed earlier, too, that would help...

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