What a crazy week this has been! Monday was our normal busy day. Tuesday, my kids had a 2-hour early release from school, and it started snowing pretty much the second my oldest got home. We only got about 2 inches of snow this time, but was enough that they were out of school on Wednesday. Then despite the majority of the roads being totally fine, they are out again today for the extremely cold temps. It is currently a balmy 12 degrees with a wind chill of 5 degrees but was even colder earlier this morning! You all know that I love the cold weather, but what I don’t like is the crazy wind with the cold weather that we have been having the last couple of days. I swear that the winds were so strong yesterday that it sounded like things were flying through the air hitting my house. If I didn’t know better, I would think it was a hurricane out there. As I was driving my daughter to practice yesterday (no snow days from gymnastics and cheer), it looked like there were mini snow tornados spinning in the air from the wind. After I dropped her off, I went to the post office to mail a few things, and it felt like the wind was going to knock me over as I walked from my car to the door. It was so crazy!
I did enjoy sleeping in the last two mornings, though. For some reason I have been staying up pretty late each night this week which is very unlike me. It’s almost like I have been getting a second wind around 9:00. The good news is that I have gotten a lot of work done between the hours of 9 PM and 12 AM, but I really hope that this isn’t a new trend because I won’t be able to sleep in once they are back at school. I have got to make myself go to bed earlier tonight.
We close on our new house tomorrow, which is very exciting. I only wish that we were moving into it tomorrow as well. The current owners are going to be renting it back from us for a couple of months as they are in the process of buying a new house, and we couldn’t get out of the lease at our current house this early. I am so ready to move so we can finally be settled! One thing I am super excited about is my closet! You guys know that my closet is probably the most important room in the house to me. If you remember from a post a while back, having his and hers closets was a huge priority on our (mainly mine) must have list. The new house does have the two closets, but mine is not big enough for me. Luckily there is a small sitting room right off of the master bedroom kind of tucked away in a corner just past the current 2 closets. We will be turning that little room into my closet. We have someone coming out to the house on Saturday morning to design it!!! I am so freaking excited! It is going to be amazing! I cannot wait to see what they come up with based on my needs and desires! My very own closet designed specifically for me is like a dream come true! I will definitely keep you all up to date on the progress.
There are a few other improvements that we (I) have in mind for the house as well. Of course there is no way that we can do them all right away. I have resigned myself to the fact that I am going to have to wait. I had to choose what my priorities were in relation to renovations and my closet wins every single time! The other project that we will be doing fairly quickly is the floors, and I am pretty excited about that too. There is a huge spot on the hardwood in the sunroom that is messed up so the floor in there has to be refinished. We have decided, though, that since we have to do that, we might as well stain all the hardwood throughout the main level of the house to the color that we want. They are currently stained a light shade and we both prefer a darker wood. It’s going to look amazing. We are hoping to have the closet and floors done before we move in. One of the projects that has been pushed to the back is the kitchen. I absolutely hate the countertops. They are an ugly grey granite that is just not my style at all. The picture doesn’t really show the exact shade of grey. Eventually I would like to paint or stain the cabinets, add a different backsplash, and replace the countertops. Unfortunately, it will be a while before we can do that, though. Another project is the fireplace. It currently has green marble tile around it that I also hate and totally clashes with my stuff. It also has some gold trim that I am not fond of. I feel like that is an easy fix and am trying to convince my husband that he can probably redo it himself. He’s not convinced, though. The final project is another one that I am super excited about…my office. I have never had my own office. Our office has always really been my husband’s office and trophy room for all his Navy paraphernalia, and I have always had to keep all of my crafting stuff in the guest room and my work stuff spread throughout the house. In the new house, there is a huge room in the basement that is the current owner’s woodworking shop. Our plan is to turn that room into my office/craft room. I will be starting with a completely blank slate and my ideas are running rampant in my brain. I’m picturing built-ins with tons of storage, a desk, a worktable, and a cute little Anchored Piece by Piece sign on the wall. It is going to be amazing. Of course, that is not going to all happen right away either, but I cannot wait!
Buying a home is always scary, but I love moving into a new house and getting to decorate it and set up with all my things. For the next few months I will continue to daydream about where I am going to put everything and all the changes that are on my wish list. My Pinterest boards are exploding with ideas. It’s like a new beginning each time we move into a new house. It’s scary and exciting all wrapped into one. I. CANNOT. WAIT!
Anchored and Dreaming,